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Canadian retail growth continues to stumble

Uneven sales across categories have led analyst Ed Strapagiel to predict gloomy results for the rest of 2019.

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CIRA brands people without ‘.ca’ websites as traitors

The organization’s first TV campaign leans on national pride to steer business owners away from “.com” websites.

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Up to the Minute: Shelley Brown named CSO for FCB Canada

Plus, NKPR names three new VPs and MacIntyre wins AOR mandate with L’Oreal.

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No Fixed Address adds new CDs, ACDs

Creative directors Rena Hula and Martin Szomolanyi are the latest additions, made in response to expanding business.

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Tech in Action: Using AI to defy biases

To bring food insecurity closer to home, Feeding America turned 1,000 images into a photo of one person.

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L’Oreal releases its UV-tracking wearable globally

A new sensor for La Roche-Posay adds a hardware component to the beauty giant’s brands-as-a-service strategy.

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The big takeaways from Amazon’s hardware event

The company is extending the reach of Alexa and Ring, though new privacy features don’t address some major concerns.

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Leo Burnett Toronto added to Samsung’s agency roster

The agency will begin its assignment by working with fellow Publicis agencies to support the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.

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Advertising Week 2019: MasterCard’s take on ‘Marketing 5.0′

How the brand’s CMO has been building a multi-sensory strategy for the future.

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UNICEF Canada creates a digital Halloween donation box

The organization aims to tap into the affinity parents and kids had for the program in a way that reflects the changing times.

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McDonald’s puts Beyond Meat on the menu

A handful of Ontario restaurants will be the first to test demand for an exclusive plant-based burger.

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Familiprix to cut back sales of plastic bottled water

The pharmacy banner begins rolling out environmental initiatives, saying peoples’ health is tied to the health of the planet.

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Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador bullish about new campaign

The industry group launches first campaign as a local response to declining milk sales.

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Advertising Week 2019: Don’t worry, be happy

How thought leaders are approaching consumers who are feeling increasingly anxious and fatigued in a connected world.