Loving the haters

Justin Kingsley of Sid Lee PR on why you should let the brand haters hate.


Cause marketing: showing results over showing off

Aldo Cundari argues that agencies can do more than just promote themselves and a worthy cause; they can actually be part of the solution.


Storytelling in an age of fools

JWT’s Tony Pigott reflects on The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, and the role advertising can play in changing the world.


‘Eff you’ pendulum has swung: conservatism is the new cool

At a time when individualism reigns supreme, big brands are losing clout with youth, writes Conversion SVP Mike Farrell.

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Youth marketing is just marketing – on their turf and terms

A broad 18- to 24-year-old target won’t cut it, argues Sid Lee VP Eric Alper. To reach youth, you need to go niche.


Welcome to the experience era

The one-way industrial brand era is over, says Idea Couture’s Will Novosedlik. Now it’s time for the heavy lifting.


Design for the human race

Capital C’s Bennett Klein reveals how user experience principles can be applied to mar-com.


Telling tales: the power of a good brand story

Cleansheet’s Neil McOstrich on how the great brands embrace storytelling.


New proof that clients get the advertising they deserve

Rupert Brendon, partner at Aprais, reveals research that shows that the relationship between client and agency is interdependent.

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The rise (and fall) of the media shop

Columnist Lauren Richards shoots from the hip about media agency independence.


Swimming with black swans

Dean Black, president and CEO of Black and BlackDigital, has tips on keeping up with sudden changes in the market.


What not to wear

Want to turn heads in the supermarket aisles? Take these fashion tips for retail-ready packaging, courtesy of columnist Chris Chan.


Remembering a corporate rebel

Columnist Tony Chapman reflects on what we can learn from Steve Jobs.


Getting along with private label

P&G’s Chris Chan reports that when it comes to working with private label, Canadian marketers could learn a thing or two from Europe.


Recall doesn’t just happen. Remember that!

Columnist Rob Linden argues that if you want to improve ROI, your brand’s recall tool must be an integral part of every ad.