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Cannes Lions cancelled for 2020

Organizers decided to hold off after cost-conscious hold cos debated skipping the festival, which was already postponed to October.

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How production houses are keeping busy

Live shoots aren’t an option, so production shops are getting creative while planning for a lockdown-less future.

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How Girl Guides are adapting the cookie fundraiser playbook

Going door-to-door is out of the question, so the non-profit is looking for more retailers like Canadian Tire to provide a new sales channel.

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The lessons SARS offers on how to rebound from a crisis

Peter Shier uses experience helping the tourism industry bounce back to show the approach that will help businesses looking for recovery.

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Five industry veterans launch Broken Heart Love Affair

Jay Chaney, Carlos Moreno, Denise Rossetto, Todd Mackie and Beverley Hammond are partners in a new agency focused on creativity and speed.

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How beer brands are keeping people connected

Steam Whistle, Muskoka and Labatt have been adapting to the shutdown of bars, restaurants, sports and social gatherings.

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The impact of COVID-19 on the future of sustainability

How short-term changes in the name of public health could impact consumer behaviour and habits down the road.

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Non-essential businesses to close in Ontario, Quebec

Here are the businesses and stores that will and won’t be allowed to continue operation in the two provinces, beginning Wednesday.

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Cannabis industry copes with social distancing

There is demand for product, but marketing and retail in the category has been disrupted as much as any other.

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Why Interac is planning for the marketing impacts of COVID-19

Even the payment brand finds itself among those reexamining current advertising efforts and making plans for an uncertain future.

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The impact of COVID-19 on our relationship with food

From Shopper Marketing Report: The long-term changes that could grow from short-term shifts in consumer behaviour.

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How execs are handling a crisis with no playbook

Agency leaders have dealt with recessions and uncertainty in their clients’ business before. Why they think this time is different.

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How airlines can navigate COVID-19 turbulence

From the C-Suite newsletter: Amid industry upheaval, firms will have to cut costs and anticipate an ‘evolving new normal.’

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Store closures put reputation management at the forefront of marketing

GWP’s Philippe Garneau says treating staff well is vital for long-term brand trust.

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How brands should communicate during a global crisis

Meeting demand without appearing opportunistic means going above and beyond and focusing on what would help consumers the most.