Given the radical disruption facing retail, I was curious to hear what message the #Store2019 conference would send to Canada’s retailers this week.Read More
Welcome to the Active International Canada podcast. My name is Karim Kanji. Let's get on with the show!Read More
Welcome to the Active International Canada podcast. My name is Karim Kanji. Today I'm pleased to welcome Anne-Amor Nepomuceno and Christine Lako.Read More
Welcome to the Active International Canada podcast. My name is Karim Kanji. Let's get on with the show!
Welcome to the Active International Canada podcast. My name is Karim Kanji. Happy New Year!
In this episode we talk about:
- eMarketer predicts average time on Facebook in 2019 will hover around 40 minutes per day.
- Snapchat reports that teen males on the platform list "gaming" as a top 3 activity.
- Spotify is testing sponsorships of the Discussion Weekly playlist.
- eSports will bring in $3B in advertising revenue by 2020.
- Drake and Ed sheeran dominated the music streaming space in 2018.
Video Advertising is a huge part of the marketing mix for brands. Whether it's YouTube, Facebook, or programmatic, video advertising is not new. However, it can result in huge opportunity for brands looking to build on reputation or drive sales.
Following our most recent #Media360 event, Karim Kanji, who is the Director, Social Media Strategy at Active Canada, sat down with two of the panelists from the event for a quick chat on video advertising.Read More
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Grocer Thought Leadership CEO Conference, which is a key event in the Canadian grocery industry. The event brings together leaders from Canada’s food industry to discuss new and innovative approaches that will shape the future of the industry.
A session that stood out from the day’s schedule was entitled “Spoiler Alert: Your Customers are Cheating on You,” featuring Carman Allison from Nielsen. Unsurprisingly, the session focused on consumer disloyalty, much of which is driven by the tendency to shop based on price to spend less money or "loyal to being disloyal." In fact, 70% of customers try to spend less, and are focused on value when they shop.Read More
Last week, two members from Active had the opportunity to attend the Fall edition of the Marketing Evolution C-Suite Summit in Toronto. Karim Kanji, Director, Social Media Strategy, and Steve Muscat, VP, Strategic Partnerships, took some time away from their busy schedules to share some takeaways from the conference.
There were many great sessions throughout the day, but a few stood out as particularly interesting and informative.