Around the web in 60 seconds

From Morning Filter (May 5, 2014), Marketing‘s daily morning newsletter Health ties into loyalty at Loblaw Buy granola bars in bulk and get some bonus rewards points. Buy milk on a certain day and earn some extra points. Take the stairs and rack up a few more points. Wait, what? Loblaw Companies Ltd. may start […]

From Morning Filter (May 5, 2014), Marketing‘s daily morning newsletter

Health ties into loyalty at Loblaw
Buy granola bars in bulk and get some bonus rewards points. Buy milk on a certain day and earn some extra points. Take the stairs and rack up a few more points. Wait, what? Loblaw Companies Ltd. may start rewarding members of its PC Plus loyalty program with points for exercising and showing healthy behaviours. Executive chairman Galen G. Weston explains how the idea is logical coming from Loblaw.
[Read more via the Toronto Star]

A look back at PayPal’s logos
E-commerce giant PayPal has introduced a new logo as part of a global marketing initiative that revolves around what it calls “the people-powered economy.” PayPal last changed its logo in 2007. Company president David Marcus said it was time to change the logo to reflect the number of new services PayPal has added over the last few years.
[Read more via Mashable]

Google’s massive markup on Google glass
Google Glass goes for $1,500 via an exclusive program offered to select consumers rather than the open market. But a website that dissembles consumer goods and analyzes their value says its only worth about $80, 18 times less than the selling price. Click through for the breakdown of costs.
[Read more via the Daily Dot]

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletters for twice-daily updates from around the industry.

Brands Articles

Time for marketers to abandon the safety of the high ground (Book excerpt)

Engagement in the age of tribes means engaging face to face – and pissing the right people off on purpose

Subway Canada gets crafty with new ad campaign

The quick service restaurant touts the art of crafting the perfect sandwich

Crafting small market identity with big market marketing

Shock Top captures a little craft beer identity in a bottle

How to break blind brand loyalty

A new study unveils how brands can disrupt tech habits and win new consumers

Campbell Company of Canada names new president

SC Johnson vet Ana Dominguez takes the helm, replacing Philip Donne

Watch This: Canadian Tire talks to parents about back to school

Moms and dads share a few thoughts (and a few tears) on their kids' first day of school

Ottawa Senators make headlines with new CMO hire

Longtime newspaper executive Peter O’Leary starts his new position Sept. 22

Scotiabank’s Tangerine brand gets a PHD in media

Tangerine CMO Andrew Zimakas on why PHD won the account