Editorial

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Focus and context are the new art and copy

Our Next Big Thing issue points the way to the future of advertising and marketing.

Upfront

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Shifting focus for back to school

Retailers like Best Buy, Staples and Walmart are targeting students head-on.

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The odd couples

We take a look at three unusual brand partnerships and why they worked.

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Stunts with legs

Strategy takes a look back at two summer stunts that reaped impressive returns.

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Coast Capital likes social

The brand’s first Facebook contest, developed by Rethink, let Canadians pick their own prizes.

Creative

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Arby’s gets political

Homestyle fries and curly fries face off in an election-themed campaign.

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Ikea tugs at the hearth-strings

The first effort by newly minted AOR Leo Burnett turns the focus to improving home life.

Deconstructed

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Mucho Burrito bows spicy ad

The QSR’s first Canadian ad campaign doesn’t shy away from controversy.

Exit Interview

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An exit interview with Tim Penner

Strategy met with Procter & Gamble’s Canadian president on the eve of his retirement to review his three decades in the biz.

Forum

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The obsolete in reverse

Columnist Will Novosedlik speculates on the future of marketing.

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Capitalism with a Capital C

Columnist Tony Chapman argues that it’s time for Canada to create a sustainable new economy.

Back Page

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Not-so-big ideas

Radar DDB presents 11 next big things that never really lived up to the hype.

B!G Awards

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B!G Awards 2011

Taxi, Sid Lee and BBDO prove that thinking beyond the ad formula pays off.

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Gold B!G Award: Taxi and Canadian Tire bring it home

The brand’s House of Innovation took Gold in this year’s B!G Awards. Find out why.

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Silver B!G Award: Sid Lee Architecture floats to success with Bota Bota

A floating spa in the old port of Montreal earns Silver in this year’s B!G Awards.

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Bronze B!G Award: BBDO & Shaw drive togetherness

Shaw Cablesystems G.P.’s new brand identity and charitable effort takes Bronze in this year’s B!G Awards.

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B!G Awards: The process

Find out how we determine the winners for our annual B!G Awards.

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B!G Awards: The Jury

Meet the marketers and agency personnel who helped decide this year’s winners.

Next Big Thing

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Next Big Thing

From talking to your TV to paying with your phone, Strategy unveils what everyone is (or should be) talking about.

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Next Big Thing: Adapting a digital experience

Forget about four walls and a bit of signage, the latest brand experiences are pieces of digital, adaptable art.

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Next Big Thing: The NU world of TV advertising

Microsoft Advertising is about to change television as we know it. So what does this mean for our industry?

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Next Big Thing: Phoning it in

R.I.P. QR codes. The next evolution in mobile marketing and commerce is almost here

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Next Big Thing: Virtual bounty

The best things in life (and now from brands) are free, as consumers get rewarded for social WOM, or just for being their game-playing, entertainment-loving selves.

Media

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Taking the content lead: Mighty morphin’ media agencies

People’s media habits have been drastically altered, forcing media agencies to evolve. Meeting an increasingly convergent world head-on requires operational and structural change.

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