Focus and context are the new art and copy
Our Next Big Thing issue points the way to the future of advertising and marketing.
Shifting focus for back to school
Retailers like Best Buy, Staples and Walmart are targeting students head-on.
The odd couples
We take a look at three unusual brand partnerships and why they worked.
Stunts with legs
Strategy takes a look back at two summer stunts that reaped impressive returns.
Coast Capital likes social
The brand’s first Facebook contest, developed by Rethink, let Canadians pick their own prizes.
Arby’s gets political
Homestyle fries and curly fries face off in an election-themed campaign.
Ikea tugs at the hearth-strings
The first effort by newly minted AOR Leo Burnett turns the focus to improving home life.
Mucho Burrito bows spicy ad
The QSR’s first Canadian ad campaign doesn’t shy away from controversy.
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.
The obsolete in reverse
Columnist Will Novosedlik speculates on the future of marketing.
Capitalism with a Capital C
Columnist Tony Chapman argues that it’s time for Canada to create a sustainable new economy.
Radar DDB presents 11 next big things that never really lived up to the hype.
B!G Awards 2011
Taxi, Sid Lee and BBDO prove that thinking beyond the ad formula pays off.
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.
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.
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.
B!G Awards: The process
Find out how we determine the winners for our annual B!G Awards.
B!G Awards: The Jury
Meet the marketers and agency personnel who helped decide this year’s winners.
Next Big Thing
Next Big Thing
From talking to your TV to paying with your phone, Strategy unveils what everyone is (or should be) talking about.
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.
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?
Next Big Thing: Phoning it in
R.I.P. QR codes. The next evolution in mobile marketing and commerce is almost here
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.
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.