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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More