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#STORE2019 - re-invent the role of the retail store with speed and agility

Posted by Kimberly Presnail on May 31, 2019 9:19:13 AM

Given the radical disruption facing retail, I was curious to hear what message the #Store2019 conference would send to Canada’s retailers this week.

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Topics: Retail Marketing, Active on the road, shopper marketing, Digital Marketing, conference, Media, consumers

Podcast: Advertising Update - Feb 15 2019

Posted by Karim Kanji on Feb 15, 2019 3:37:01 PM

Welcome to the Active International Canada podcast. My name is Karim Kanji. Let's get on with the show! 

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Topics: Media & Marketing, media buying, Digital Media, advertising, podcasts, marketing, podcast, news, digital news, Media, consumers, eSports, snapchat, twitter

Podcast: Advertising Update - eSports (Feb 4, 2019)

Posted by Karim Kanji on Feb 4, 2019 12:05:11 PM

Welcome to the Active International Canada podcast. My name is Karim Kanji. Today I'm pleased to welcome Anne-Amor Nepomuceno and Christine Lako. 

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Topics: Media & Marketing, media buying, Digital Media, advertising, podcasts, marketing, news, digital news, Media, consumers, eSports

Podcast: Advertising Update - Jan 24 2019

Posted by Karim Kanji on Jan 24, 2019 4:23:35 PM

 

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Topics: Media & Marketing, media buying, Digital Media, facebook, advertising, podcasts, marketing, podcast, news, digital news, Media, consumers, eSports

Podcast: Advertising Update - Jan 18 2019

Posted by Karim Kanji on Jan 18, 2019 4:14:33 PM

Welcome to the Active International Canada podcast. My name is Karim Kanji. Let's get on with the show!

 

 

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Topics: Media & Marketing, media buying, Digital Media, facebook, advertising, podcasts, marketing, podcast, news, digital news, Media, consumers, eSports, snapchat, spotify

Podcast: Advertising Update - Jan 10 2019

Posted by Karim Kanji on Jan 16, 2019 2:39:45 PM

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.
www.emarketer.com/content/predicti…2019?ecid=NL1009

- Snapchat reports that teen males on the platform list "gaming" as a top 3 activity.
forbusiness.snapchat.com/blog/looking…ends-of-2019

- Spotify is testing sponsorships of the Discussion Weekly playlist.
rainnews.com/spotify-testing-br…r-discover-weekly/

- eSports will bring in $3B in advertising revenue by 2020.
www.cantechletter.com/2018/11/esport…hris-overholt/

- Drake and Ed sheeran dominated the music streaming space in 2018.
rainnews.com/drake-tops-2018-in…s-canadian-report/

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Topics: Media & Marketing, media buying, Digital Media, facebook, advertising, podcasts, marketing, podcast, news, digital news, Media, consumers, eSports, snapchat, spotify

Podcast: Video Advertising

Posted by Karim Kanji on Dec 6, 2018 3:14:59 PM

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.  

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Topics: Media & Marketing, media buying, Digital Media, advertising, podcasts, marketing, podcast, Media 360, Digital Marketing, news, digital news, Media, consumers, video, digital video

AGENCY WARS VIII Featuring Dustin "The Wind" Metcalf

Posted by Christine Lako on Nov 30, 2018 4:53:15 PM

Friday, November 23rd was one of the most anticipated nights in the Media industry. It was the night of Movember Mayhem, a charity boxing competition presented by Agency Wars and the Toronto Real Estate Rumble. This Las Vegas-style gala supported the Movember Foundation, which helps raise awareness and funds for various areas of Men’s Health, including but not limited to male cancers, mental health, and suicide prevention. On fight night, over 40 men and women from the Advertising, Media, Marketing and Real Estate industries came together to compete in over 20 boxing matches in support of the cause.

In the blue corner, representing Active International, was Dustin “The Wind” Metcalf, Media Supervisor.  Dustin recalled, I chose to participate in Agency Wars as I am always up for any unique challenge that comes my way! Once I first caught wind of this fantastic opportunity, I knew I had to be a part of it. Unfortunately, the timing was never right to commit myself to the 12-week structure… that is, until this year when Agency Wars VIII came along!”

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Work Culture, Active Cares, #LifeAtActive, #activecares, Media

Podcast: #AWNewYork 2018: Day 4 Recap

Posted by Karim Kanji on Oct 5, 2018 9:34:14 AM

As part of their ongoing coverage of #AWNewYork, co-hosts Ahmed Al-Waili and Karim Kanji sat down after the 4th and final day of the 15th edition of Advertising Week New York to discuss a couple of takeaways.

AdWeek is one of the largest gatherings of advertising professionals in North America.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Digital Media, Social Media, facebook, advertising, podcasts, marketing, podcast, digital audio, influencers, #LifeAtActive, Digital Marketing, Media, influencer marketing, authenticity, brands, Messaging, Voice and Audio