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Hot trends to cool earth

Eco movements, from climatarians to data sustainability and circular luxury, that should be on every marketer’s radar.

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How agencies are rethinking the office

From WeWork offices and hybrid models to whole networks being under one roof, talent will be returning to spaces that are meaningfully different from what they left.

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The rise of ‘calmtainment’

As the pandemic boosts interest in wellness apps and platforms, brands are layering health-focused messaging into their content plays.

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Why grocers and restaurants are teaming up on prepared meals

Retailers are bringing more culinary chops to stores to enhance their meal offerings.

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Will that be cash, credit or pay later?

From the C-Suite newsletter: Pay-later options are helping drive conversion, higher average purchases and premium upgrades.

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Consumer insights via Slack

Agency Juliet worked with Milestones to message consumers on an ongoing basis, using those findings to shape a new platform.

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Indigo gets Thoughtfull about new gifting brand

The retailer’s internally incubated ecommerce site uses its extended product selection to help answer demand for unique gifts.

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Brewers tap into new occasions

How brands are expanding outside of alcohol by courting the sober curious and branching off into non-beer products.

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Catching up with Judy John

The global CCO fills strategy in on how she’s navigating new waters over at Edelman.

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Canadian TV networks dive into streaming waters

How Canadian media companies are establishing their streaming brands to compete with Netflix and Amazon.

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Brands court the modern man

How companies that once contributed to images of toxic masculinity are trying to be part of the solution.

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Retail as a community hub

The strategy behind investments Staples, MEC and Indigo have made to create more experiential stores.

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Canadian Tire’s fancy new range

The retailer is pushing a premium BBQ selection to grow its share of the market and further its exclusive brand strategy.

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Loblaw’s Optimum-ized digital ad approach

How the grocer’s entry into the media space is made more enticing by the promise of first party loyalty data.

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Male grooming is booming

Brands, from global giants like L’Oreal to start-ups like Consonant, are marketing more to men. And it’s starting to pay off.