C-Suite

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Canadian brands unite to move the needle on sustainability

A pledge to fight climate change and a coalition to reduce plastic waste are among new initiatives being led by major CPGs and retailers.

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Why DavidsTea launched a seasonal subscription box

The “Tea Tasting Club” will help the company with sampling, education and community-building as it transitions to a digital model.

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View from the C-Suite: Foot Locker builds community

The retailer’s new “Power” stores will double up as activation spaces and community hubs, says Canadian GM Richard McLeod.

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Banks’ digital pivots have eroded consumer trust

In moving to meet digital banking needs, some organizations have failed to maintain a “human touch,” finds Accenture.

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Corner Office Shifts: WestJet CMO leaves for Rogers

Plus, former Tangerine exec Peter Aceto gets a new gig and Mercedes-Benz Canada names first woman president and CEO.

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Orangetheory Fitness boosts the allure of online workouts

The chain hopes to draw members away from free alternatives with live coaching and a community experience.

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BRP navigates through uncharted digital territory

The launch of a navigational app is the latest step in the company’s five-year strategy to transform the rider experience.

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MES 2020: How to secure resources at a time of budget scarcity

The Bradley Group’s John and Carrie Bradley explain how marketers should measure ROI.

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Canada Goose brings CSR efforts under one platform

From the C-Suite newsletter: The parka maker promises to work at “keeping the planet cold and the people on it warm.”

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Roundtable Pt. 2: Leading amid uncertainty

Our panel of industry experts talks about communication and testing, testing, testing!

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Employee mental health risks return to ‘crisis levels’

But there are simple ways employers can make a difference, according to Morneau Shepell’s Paula Allen.

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Rehearsing for a future you can’t predict

Brand and agency leaders discuss scenario planning amid continued uncertainty in part one of our final roundtable for 2020.

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MES 2020: Championing a culture of inclusion takes time

During a virtual session at strategy’s summit, leaders at Aldo and Shopify explained why it’s better to look within than to other brands for guidance on D&I.

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How brand leaders can implement agile thinking

Deloitte’s latest Global Marketing Trends survey outlines the steps marketers must take to succeed amid lasting uncertainty.

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Avon enters new channel with first ‘experience centre’

From the C-Suite newsletter: How the 105-year-old company evolved its direct selling model to solve expansion barriers.