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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

Canadian Grocer Thought Leadership Conference Recap

Posted by Steve Muscat on Nov 29, 2018 12:14:33 PM

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Grocer Thought Leadership CEO Conference, which is a key event in the Canadian grocery industry. The event brings together leaders from Canada’s food industry to discuss new and innovative approaches that will shape the future of the industry.

A session that stood out from the day’s schedule was entitled “Spoiler Alert: Your Customers are Cheating on You,” featuring Carman Allison from Nielsen. Unsurprisingly, the session focused on consumer disloyalty, much of which is driven by the tendency to shop based on price to spend less money or "loyal to being disloyal." In fact, 70% of customers try to spend less, and are focused on value when they shop.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Retail Marketing, marketing, shopper marketing, e-commerce, conference, consumers, grocery trends, grocery

Marketing Evolution Conference Recap

Posted by Christine Lako on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Last week, two members from Active had the opportunity to attend the Fall edition of the Marketing Evolution C-Suite Summit in Toronto. Karim Kanji, Director, Social Media Strategy, and Steve Muscat, VP, Strategic Partnerships, took some time away from their busy schedules to share some takeaways from the conference. 

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, marketing, shopper marketing, Digital Marketing, e-commerce, conference, consumers

STORE2018 : Conference Recap

Posted by Steve Muscat on Aug 30, 2018 4:47:20 PM

Earlier this Summer Steve Muscat, VP, Strategic Partnerships attended STORE2018 , Canada’s largest retail conference. A 2 day long event consisting of informative sessions lead by industry thought leaders, plenty of networking opportunities, and several interactive idea provoking panels. Steve returned to Active with valuable insight from the conference which was then passed down to the team.

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Topics: Media & Marketing, Retail Marketing, marketing, technology, AI, shopper marketing, e-commerce, conference, sales, strategy

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

Business Insights from China’s Shopping Revolution

Posted by Arujan Ravindran on May 17, 2018 12:08:53 PM

China is changing the future of shopping, and here are five insights from Angela Wang’s presentation at CMDC’s 2018 conference Truth + Purpose.

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Topics: Social Media, advertising, shopper marketing, e-commerce