5 reasons ability not location should decide your agency of record

by Steve

Us Yukoners are a proud bunch. We’re proud of how we have been able to survive out here on the wild frontier…or so we like to tell ourselves. The truth is today’s “frontier” doesn’t look anything like it used to. Technology has changed the agency landscape to the point where…

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Top Super Bowl Ads

by Eleanor

In case you missed the game yesterday – or if you're like me and you take your breaks during the football while being glued to the commercials — and you missed a few, Business Insider has helped us out by listing their top five Super Bowl commercials. Below are two…

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#optoutside - The value of authenticity

by Steve

For all the outdoor junkies and gearheads getting their fix from REI, you’ll have to look elsewhere to find your Christmas deals this fall. The company’s twitter feed has been abuzz with news features and a video announcing that they have decided to close all 143 stores this Black Friday…

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Learning from American Apparel’s mistakes

by Eleanor

Today I learned that American Apparel — best known for it’s sexually provocative advertising and its controversial founder — has filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection. Business Insider makes the case that their downfall was becoming less provocative. This got me thinking about the difficult decision to take a marketing risk in…

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Bland or Brilliant?

by Krysten

Have you heard of the little town called Okotoks? I have. It’s where my family lives – just a few short minutes outside of Calgary. There are many things that come to mind when I think about Okotoks. The stunning Sheep River, the quaint little coffee shops, the picturesque mountain…

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Industry

09.02.2015 1 comment

Google search: modern logo

by Eleanor

There have been seven versions of Google’s logo since it was first conceived in 1998. In it’s recent update, Google has made a significant change by finally letting go of the serif – you know, those little feet on the bottom of letters. If you’re thinking about updating your visual…

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A rainbow of questions

by Eleanor

Last month your Facebook friend list was likely flooded with rainbows after the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage. What happened? Aside from this historic court ruling, Facebook was flooded with people showing their rainbow coloured support for marriage equality. In three days the app that made…

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Industry

05.26.2015 1 comment

This one’s for the ladies

by Krysten

Let me just say this. Lululemon is all kinds of brand smart. It’s Saturday afternoon, and I’m in downtown Vancouver for the first time. Naturally, my first stop is the infamous Robson Street. My eye is quickly drawn to a sign with that big red circle and white horseshoe most…

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Industry

04.22.2015 1 comment

Responding to Responsivity

by Steve

Spring’s here and you’ve got some time to kill in the waiting room so you pull out your phone and start browsing around for some new clothes. You access your favourite store’s site but you have to squint to see the item you’re looking for. You zoom in and end…

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