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Drug Free Kids Canada makes positivity its anti-drug

The non-profit wants parents to have less awkward and better informed conversations with their kids about drug use.

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Leo Burnett Toronto names new co-CCO

Steve Persico is promoted to the role and will work alongside current CCO Lisa Greenberg.

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Why brands need to watch their language

BBR’s Anik Pelletier explains how language, tone and nuance impact the bottom line as much as strategy and design.

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RW&Co. makes a pitch to reach entrepreneurs

The apparel retailer brings two Dragons into its spring campaign to breathe life into a struggling sector.

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How to reach consumers taking wellness into their own hands

Felicity’s Amy Laski explains how brands can have a role in a new wave of DIY betterment.

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Childhood Cancer Canada adds a human touch to clinical trials

The non-profit loses the jargon around new treatments in favour of powerful stories.

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RedHat takes a consumer-inspired approach to B2B marketing

Open-source Linux-based software isn’t the most accessible concept, so OneMethod took a different path to make it understandable for clients.

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Up to the Minute: Venture hires Ed Lee to lead strategy

Plus, SickKids adds to its marketing team and Public Label brings on a new exec to lead growth.

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Canada Games Council wants to spark greatness

A rebrand is meant to inspire more than just the athletes and includes the organization’s first-ever ecommerce play.

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Go RVing brings ‘Wildhood’ to a new generation

The organization shifts its platform to meet demand among younger people who want to keep their adventurous spirit alive during a pandemic.

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Scotts freshens up to reach new green thumbs

The lawncare brand goes into market early to capitalize on unprecedented interest in gardening (yes, even in winter).

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Omnicom reports losses across the board in Q4

CRM and advertising continued to take hard hits at the holding co, while its previously-strong health practice takes a dip.

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Canadian Tire to shutter National Sports banner

The news comes as the retailer’s non-sports divisions report gains in comparable sales and triple-digit ecommerce growth.

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CIBC makes responsible spending more rewarding

The bank tries a new approach to reach cash-back card users, who tend to be more pragmatic than aspirational.