Weekend Essentials

From sexism to sensational TV, here’s what we learned this week Burger King is renovating its thinking Part of the fast food chain’s recent agency switch involved a new way of approaching customer communications – shifting from demographic to psychographic targeting. There’s lots of market share for Canada’s fourth-largest burger chain to chase. Will the […]

From sexism to sensational TV, here’s what we learned this week

Burger King is renovating its thinking

Part of the fast food chain’s recent agency switch involved a new way of approaching customer communications – shifting from demographic to psychographic targeting. There’s lots of market share for Canada’s fourth-largest burger chain to chase. Will the new approach work? Read More

Expect more FX

FX Canada wants to bolster the $1.4 million ad revenues it made last year, and strengthen its brand in Canada. It’s meeting with broadcasters to launch a stronger channel presence, and it has the ammunition to make it happen: a strong lineup and, arguably, the best drama on television. Read More

Gender still matters, and often for the wrong reasons

The comments we’ve received from our week-long series on gender issues and equality are a mix of horror stories and inspiration. Women of all ages and from various parts of the industry still experience sexist and uneven reactions from men. But our panel of experts suggests how this could change.

Marketing‘s Gender Issues series
Women in advertising on today’s challenges
• What has changed the most?
• Maddening firsthand encounters with sexism
• Where to from here?
• Important advice from industry leaders

Chunky is getting more manly

While women still decide most of the grocery purchases, Campbell Company of Canada wants to beef up its manly appeal. With new “pub-inspired” soup varieties, it’s put a gravel-voiced, mustachioed “psyguyatrist” at the head of its new campaign. Read More

Brands Articles

Tim Hortons names new president

Sami Siddiqui is promoted from head of finance to president at the coffee shop chain

Sears unveils revamped logo

Developed in-house, it is part of the company's ongoing 'strategic reinvention'

Smart brands are turning retail spaces into playgrounds

Thinking about brands as places may prove to the sturdiest strategy: Bruce Philp

Metro keeps it all white for Diner en Blanc in Ontario

Grocer uses social, influencer tactics and video to amplify sponsorship

Starcom hires Mike Rumble to oversee new integrated team

New unit expected to oversee the agency's recently defended TD Bank Group account

TD goes on another ‘thank you’ mission

New video captures heartfelt moments customers are surprised with gifts

Buy groceries online? Never in Canada! (Column)

Is the grocery industry ready for digital disruption? Maureen Atkinson explains

Square One gets sultry for fall campaign

Flirtatious video features newlywed celebs Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda

Which Olympic ads won with women?

Harbinger study examines what it takes for ads to be memorable