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Inside the Competition Bureau’s focus on digital ads

Influencer marketing seems to be an area due for enforcement action, as are claims related to COVID-19.

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Lessons for brands from sponsorship marketing

Even with events cancelled, MKTG’s Michael Beckerman says Reebok and Chipotle are showing how the practice remains relevant.

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Grocers raise pay and boost safeguards for frontline employees

How the changes fit with priorities currently important to public perception.

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H&R Block pivots with a changing new tax season

The firm’s retail operations and annual ad campaign needed to change in response to COVID-19 and extended CRA deadlines.

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Why ad agencies need to help fix public behaviour

John and Carrie Bradley implore advertisers to use their powers of persuasion now to prevent more draconian restrictions down the line.

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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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How agencies are keeping morale up

As WFH changes the way they work, CloudRaker, Jam3 and Sophomore have devised ideas to keep talent connected.

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More retail categories alter operations

While many stores will close for at least two weeks, others are limiting hours in order to give Canadians access to goods they need.

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Quebecers most concerned about COVID-19

However, a study by Dalhousie University and Angus Reid shows concern levels don’t always correlate with behaviour.

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Nissan Canada rotates leadership positions

Steve Rhind will become managing director of Infiniti, while Adam Paterson will become director of marketing on the Nissan brand.

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CPGs join in circular packaging initiative

Keurig Dr Pepper and Danone are among the companies looking to source reusable packaging consumers have been looking for.

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Premium baby brand Hello Bello comes to Canada

The brand founded by Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard is launching across banners with an all-natural, price-friendly positioning.

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Shopper marketing’s place in a crisis

TracyLocke’s Jason Dubroy breaks down where brands fit with panic buying, supply chain concerns and marketing pivots.