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Podcast: Digital News of the Day - Nike Ad and Canadian Senate New Rules

Posted by Karim Kanji on Sep 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Karim Kanji and Ahmed Al-Waili have re-launched the Active International podcast. On a regular basis, these co-hosts will be sharing their thoughts and opinions on recent news related to digital marketing and advertising.

Karim Kanji is the Director, Social Media Strategy at Active and has been with the company since February 2016. In addition to helping clients develop and execute strong social media campaigns, Karim has his own podcast, Welcome!, where he has interesting conversations with interesting people. 

Ahmed Al-Waili joined Active in February 2018 as the Director, Programmatic. He helps educate clients about Programmatic media, and his prior experience on both the buy and sell sides of Programmatic allows him to help clients achieve more with their campaigns.  

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Media Costs & Trends, Digital Media, Social Media, advertising, podcasts, marketing, podcast, digital audio, Digital Marketing, news, digital news

STORE2018 : Conference Recap

Posted by Steve Muscat on Aug 30, 2018 4:47:20 PM

Earlier this Summer Steve Muscat, VP, Strategic Partnerships attended STORE2018 , Canada’s largest retail conference. A 2 day long event consisting of informative sessions lead by industry thought leaders, plenty of networking opportunities, and several interactive idea provoking panels. Steve returned to Active with valuable insight from the conference which was then passed down to the team.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Retail Marketing, marketing, technology, AI, shopper marketing, e-commerce, conference, sales, strategy

Media360 Review: All Things Programmatic

Posted by Christine Lako on Aug 22, 2018 1:03:16 PM

In today's digital media landscape, Programmatic has been changing the way that media is bought and sold. Programmatic is on the rise, as advertisers are continuing to allocate more ad spend to these types of campaigns.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, We love our Customers, media buying, Digital Media, advertising, Media 360, programmatic, Programmatic Media, DSP, SSP, Programmatic Advertising

August Lunch & Learn: Key Account Strategy

Posted by Meara Johnson on Aug 22, 2018 10:49:03 AM

Last week, the team at Active Canada was treated to a monthly ‘Lunch & Learn’ hosted by Steve Muscat, VP, Strategic Partnerships. The team was guided through an hour-long session, covering the topic of Key Negotiation Skills for Sales People & Key Account Strategy. Steve outlined the importance of preparation, presentation skills, and storytelling. The seminar was engaging and thought provoking – which lead to some very valuable conversation amongst the team.

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Topics: Get to know Active, #LifeAtActive, sales, strategy, key account strategy, negotiation

Ad Club's Digital Day Recap

Posted by Meara Johnson on Aug 7, 2018 1:51:07 PM

Our Digital Team members attended the Ad Club's Digital Day event earlier this summer. Jennifer Lee, Integrated Media Assistant and Lisa Martins, Key Account Digital Buyer, shared their thoughts on the event along with a few key takeaways.

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Topics: Digital Media, advertising, Digital Marketing, conference

Influence THIS Recap

Posted by Steve Muscat on Jun 12, 2018 11:31:28 AM

I had the pleasure of attending the Influence THIS conference in Toronto a few weeks ago. Attended by Canada's top brands, agencies, and publishers, this conference was all about connections in the business ecosystem, and how brands can leverage influencers and content marketing in their promotional plans. 

There were many great sessions throughout the day, but a few stood out as particularly interesting and informative. 

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Retail Marketing, Social Media, facebook, marketing, influencers, Digital Marketing, e-commerce, conference

2018 Upfront Season: A Buyer's Perspective

Posted by Meara Johnson on Jun 11, 2018 3:40:55 PM

The two weeks between the end of May and beginning of June are some of the most exciting weeks for the media industry. Broadcasters put on their best performances, to present their new Fall programming and schedules, and share exciting news about their stations. Our Media team at Active attended all of the events, and have shared their opinions on the new Fall lineups.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Agency Perspective, media buying, broadcast, fall buying

motionball Marathon of Sport

Posted by Meara Johnson on Jun 7, 2018 1:28:04 PM

On Saturday, May 26, our team at Active took to the fields to participate, and celebrate in the motionball Marathon of Sport. The weather was perfect, and the day was filled with various sports, friendly competition, and endless smiles. Two teams from Active International Canada entered the event, and each was accompanied by a local Special Olympics athlete who led their teams throughout the fun-filled day.

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Topics: #LifeAtActive, #activecares, Health and Wellness, Marathon of Sport

Media360 Review: Shopper Marketing & Consumer Loyalty

Posted by Meara Johnson on Jun 4, 2018 12:33:18 PM

Consumer loyalty is arguably one of the most important assets a brand can have. In today’s marketplace there is an abundance of options for shoppers when making purchasing decisions. Whether in store, or online there is no shortage of alternatives for not only products, and services; but also consumption channels. Creating a loyal consumer base or “Cult Consumers” is what separates successful brands from mediocre ones. 

Creating repeat customers can be a struggle for many brands, but with the right strategy and a little incentive for consumers, brands can enter into a mutually beneficial, long term relationship with their purchasers. Loyalty programs and shopper incentives are one of the most tried-and-true methods of engaging with a brand’s audience, while also creating a base of loyal customers.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, We love our Customers, Retail Marketing, Digital Media, shopper marketing, customer loyalty, coupons, Media 360