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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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McCann Canada hires new CSO

Amanda Jones brings global perspective to the agency, having previously led the strategy department for its European hub.

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Up to the Minute: Taxi adds two ACDs in Montreal

Plus, Argyle sets up shop in the U.S. while Your Brand lands a new “gin” account.

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Kit and Ace mails a dose of optimism to shoppers

The brand tries to soften recent blows to the apparel sector with a new “Amplify Optimism” direct mail program.

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Nissan opens a virtual showroom

So many eyeballs were lost to cancelled auto shows and closed dealerships. The digital hub is the brand’s way of taking back control.

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Why did Alfa Romeo pair up with Cheryl Hickey?

Because the SUV segment in Canada is cooking and the sports car brand wants a bigger piece of the pie.

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Stephanie Yung returns to Zulu Alpha Kilo

The new head of design left her NY post to rejoin the agency and take it into the world of human-centred products and experiences.

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2020 Brand Holiday Ads: part one

Tim Hortons, Canada Post and Hemisphere address diversity, human connections and the holiday “high.”

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IBM links up with Air Canada

Aeroplan becomes more intuitive and flexible in response to many being irked by user-unfriendly loyalty programs.

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Leo Burnett takes action with five micro-actions

President Ben Tarr shares the little-big things the agency is doing to move the D&I agenda forward.

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What drives grocery loyalty online?

Caddle examines consumer preferences across major online players and explores how they can win over consumers in ecomm.

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Snack bar hopes its launch in Canada will bear fruit

LA-based That’s It is coming to grocery and aims to differentiate by promoting products that are “free from the top 12 allergens.”

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Impulse buys are still vital to the future of snacking

Euromonitor explores ways snack brands can continue to drive spontaneous purchases in an online world.

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Sampler and Men’s Health launch a sample kit

From the SMR newsletter: The publication’s readers handpick CPG samples that best match their lifestyle.

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Bob’s Your Uncle to launch influencer collaboration hub

Cora Brady, who stepped in as president this week, will lead the development of a platform that connects brands with creators.