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Growing network facilitates brand reach in local communities

Montreal’s Eat it Up Media built a network to deliver small town Canada in one buy

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Strategy’s most-read of 2020: Shopper Marketing Report

The year’s most eye-catching stories included No Frills’ gammified flyer and answers to all the questions about shopping in a pandemic.

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Heinz By Nature welcomes the first lockdown babies

The relaunched Kraft Heinz baby food brand is giving out COVID-inspired merch to stand out in a category with no clear leader.

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2020 Brand Holiday Ads: Part Two

WestJet makes a “miracle” from its in-flight inventory, Stella gives a family a taste of home and Coors builds a “beerman.”

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Air Miles prepares for takeoff with new agency roster

Broken Heart Love Affair will lead brand strategy, with Fuse Create, Media Experts and Ogilvy on experiential, media and PR.

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What Mondelez Canada learned this year

From the C-Suite newsletter: President Martin Parent on what is shaping the CPG co.’s marketing and product innovation.

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K-shaped recovery and a city exodus: The outlook for 2021

Here are the key trends identified by RBC Economics that business leaders should monitor heading into next year.

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Canadian brands unite to move the needle on sustainability

A pledge to fight climate change and a coalition to reduce plastic waste are among new initiatives being led by major CPGs and retailers.

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2020 Agency Holiday Cards: part two

Another dose of holiday vibes courtesy of ad agencies Pound & Grain, Klick Health and Jan Kelley.

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How agencies are adopting a distributed workforce

As borders blur in the age of virtual everything, Sid Lee and The&Partnership are drawing on global expertise from across their networks.

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SAAQ changes its tune

Not one to shy away from shock tactics, the Quebec Crown corp decided to tone down its marketing in respect to recent events.

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Harry Rosen and Masai Ujiri team up

The brand responds to calls for retailers to diversify their shelves with a capsule collection alongside the Toronto Raptors president.

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The Hive grows by three

The Toronto shop bolstered its content, experiential and activation teams as it builds on its “valuable encounters” positioning.

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Did the Reese Society reach cult-like status?

The brand was so pleased with the program’s results that it erected a fan-created oil painting of its cups on a billboard to say thanks.

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The 2021 AToMiC Awards co-chairs announced

Canadian Tire’s Eva Salem and NFA’s Jordan Doucette will lead the jury to award work created during the most challenging of years.