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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

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

2018 Facebook Summit Recap: #SheMeansBusiness

Posted by Nataly Khansryri on Apr 16, 2018 3:44:06 PM

I had the pleasure of attending the #SheMeansBusiness workshop at the 2018 Facebook Summit. Professional women were able to share encouragement for one another not only in the work environment, but also showing each other emotional support.

The workshop stressed that as women, our greatest challenge is our internal critic. Lisa McCarthy, CEO of Fast Forward Group, had the female attendees perform exercises in order to help us manage our inner critics.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Social Media, iNvolvedMedia, facebook, women in the workplace

RCC Retail Marketing Conference Recap: Voice Search

Posted by Christine Lako on Apr 13, 2018 11:08:06 AM

With voice activated devices such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home becoming increasingly more prominent, retailers have a great deal to consider when incorporating this medium into their retail marketing strategies.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Retail Marketing, marketing, voice search, technology, AI

2018 Facebook Summit Recap: Boost Brand Session

Posted by Nataly Khansryri on Apr 11, 2018 4:07:41 PM

At the 2018 Facebook Summit, I attended the Boost Brand session. It focused on how to understand business, brands, and people. People are moving at a faster pace than businesses, which can be a problem if you are stagnant in the way you do business. However, it can be an opportunity if you are able to embrace and adapt to the changes within your environment, especially if you can do it faster than the competition.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Social Media, iNvolvedMedia, facebook

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

Top 2017 Digital Marketing trends you can exploit by trading up

Posted by Esther Tak on Jun 22, 2017 9:18:38 AM

With the new digital age come new media trends and shifts. Staying aware of emerging opportunities will allow marketers to exploit them and stay ahead of the game. 

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Corporate Trade, Digital Media