Weekend Essentials

Here’s what we learned this week… Canadians love Poo-Pourri At least, they love the ad. After the homegrown product exploded south of the border, its first big marketing effort (which we loved) ranked as the most-watched ad on YouTube in Canada last month. This ad could have gone in any number of directions (given that […]

Here’s what we learned this week…

Canadians love Poo-Pourri

At least, they love the ad. After the homegrown product exploded south of the border, its first big marketing effort (which we loved) ranked as the most-watched ad on YouTube in Canada last month. This ad could have gone in any number of directions (given that the company makes SKUs called Poo-tonium and Crap Shooter, you can see how corny this could have gotten). Instead, they nailed it with a ‘sugar and spice with an edge’ vibe. Read More

Tims can’t win

One of our commenters, Jason, nailed it: “The golden paradox: Every[one] seems to dislike Tim’s ads. You do something different, and people say it’s not a Tim’s ad.” With a drastically different tone in its latest TV spot, Tim Hortons has certainly opened the criticism floodgates. What do you think of its latest work from JWT? Read More

Social Media is warping the purchase funnel

…or at least jumping down its throat to grab consumers faster. Cameron Wykes from KBS+ shows there are new tools available that redefine who is “shopping.” They don’t have to be in a store or even on a mobile site. Read More

Our industry is full of smart female entrepreneurs

Scanning the Profit/Chatelaine W100 list, there are no fewer than 14 owners, founders, presidents and visionaries running all kinds of businesses under marketing’s broad umbrella. Read More

Advertising Articles

Air Miles focuses on storytelling in new video

Campaign turns user-generated content into branded content

Final 2014 MIAs shortlist announced

Finalists in the Targeted Marketing, and Products and Services categories

Mr. Sub selects Tag Franchise for a brand refresh

The quick-serve submarine chain is ready for change

Cundari named top auto agency by WARC 100

Growing Toronto agency recognized for its work on BMW

Stanfield’s gets cheeky with #StreakWeek challenge

Underwear brand challenges Canada to streak in support of men’s health

Protinis asks Canadians if they’re #BusierThanHayley

Twitter campaign digs into consumer engagement

Argyle Communications launches branding and design consultancy

Creative strategist Jean-Pierre Veilleux to lead new company

PR’s creative expansion (Column)

Why are PR firms reinventing themselves with creative services?