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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

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

Brand Safety: Protecting Your Brand in the Era of Fake News

Posted by Meara Johnson on May 10, 2018 4:29:46 PM

What is brand safety, and what are the costs of ignoring it? Imagine investing a large portion of your marketing budget into a campaign that was served alongside inappropriate, offensive, or simply misaligned content. Not only could a poorly placed ad be a waste of your investment, but it would tarnish the integrity of your brand. This is the reality that marketers and agencies alike are faced with daily in today’s digital landscape.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Agency Perspective, media buying, Digital Media, advertising, Brand Safety, Digital Marketing, IAB Canada