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What’s trending for 2018?

From penny-pinching to facial recognition, here’s what Mintel sees for next year.

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ASC gives marketers good grades on kids’ marketing

Participating CPG and QSR companies stuck to their commitments last year, according to a new report.

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ICF Olson names new managing director

Daniel Welch gets a promotion and takes over day-to-day operations of the agency’s Toronto office.

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Central Strategy rebrands

Dino Demopoulos and Zach Klein’s consultancy has a new name and focus on bridging the gap between commerce and culture.

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Check it out: Chartered accountants tackle the ‘internet fad’

A new campaign positions CPAs as having a direct impact on future-proofing businesses.

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Up to the Minute: Influence Marketing names new CEO

Plus, National adds to Vancouver leadership, NABS plans a live-streaming fundraiser and more news you may have missed.

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Microsoft launches global AI competition

Venutre.AI will split $3.5 million between four companies aiming to advance the technology.

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Dell creates new IoT division

It aims to provide businesses with faster processing and easier management of data from connected devices.

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La Caisse and Desjardins partner on fintech fund

The sponsors will devote $75 million to help develop fintech and financial AI, both in Quebec and across Canada.

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Tech in Action: KLM uses VR for PR

The airline’s cheeky new experience targets budget travellers.

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Sports Experts enters the ghost business

The Quebec retailer celebrates its 50th anniversary with a touch of the supernatural.

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No Fixed Address gets a CMO

Mark Carpenter joins the growing startup agency’s executive team.

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Quaker embraces the cold

The brand’s new campaign extends the warmth of its product to Canadian newcomers.

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Boston Pizza’s senior marketer named president

Jordan Holm will take the helm at the end of the month as the casual dining chain’s current leader retires.