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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

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

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

Media360 Review: The Future of Audio is Digital

Posted by Christine Lako on Mar 8, 2018 11:46:39 AM

Over the past  few years, we have seen a consistent increase in digital content, which has paved the way for increased advertising opportunities and spend. It's no surprise that audio has been following the same trend, with digital audio and podcasts emerging as hot topics in the industry. 

In Active's latest #Media360 session on March 1st, a panel of experts discussed how podcasts are reshaping the future of advertising. The discussion was moderated by Active's own Karim Kanji, Director of Social Media Strategy, and also featured the following panelists:

  • Jeff Ulster, Chief Content and Technology Officer, The Podcast Exchange
  • Robert "Bob" Kane, VP Sales, The Podcast Exchange
  • Stuart Coxe, Executive Producer, Entertainment One
  • James Fragomeni, Director of Partnerships, leanStream

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Topics: Digital Media, iNvolvedMedia, podcasts, podcast, digital audio

Podcast: Stephanie Lim and Karim Kanji

Posted by Stephanie Lim on Dec 4, 2017 11:34:16 AM

Karim Kanji has been recently selected as co-chair of the new IAB Canada Audio Committee for 2018.

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Topics: Digital Media, advertising, marketing, podcast, digital audio

Podcast: James Fragomeni of LeanStream

Posted by Karim Kanji on Nov 10, 2017 10:46:58 AM

James Fragomeni is the Director of Partnerships at LeanStream.

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Topics: Digital Media, advertising, marketing, podcast, digital audio

The Canadian Podcast Listener

Posted by Karim Kanji on Oct 26, 2017 4:07:38 PM

Here at Active Canada we strive to offer first in-class media opportunities for our clients and partners. With that in mind we have recently started to offer Digital Audio solutions. We're so excited about this growing medium that we've also started our own podcast!

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Topics: Digital Media, podcast, digital audio

Media360 Review: Under the Influence

Posted by Stephanie Lim on Oct 20, 2017 10:14:20 AM

There’s no arguing that the number of social media influencers have grown exponentially over recent years. The likes of Kylie Jenner, Michelle Phan, Kat Von D and other social celebrities have literally built empires with their abilities to influence others.

Despite all of the hype, some marketers may be wondering why exactly influencers are so important. How much influence do they really have?  

In this session, Amy Laski from FelicityPR, Richard Wong from #paid, and Jeff Roach from Media Nation discuss:

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Topics: Digital Media, Social Media, instagram

More than a smart inventory solution

Posted by Stephanie Lim on Oct 18, 2017 5:52:13 PM

Many consumer brands who first encounter corporate trade tend to use it as a financial alternative to liquidating excess inventory

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Retail Marketing, Marketing on a Budget, Corporate Trade, Digital Media