A kid selling lemonade told me to “put my phone away and live my life”

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I went with my dad to the Wolfe Island Music Festival a few weeks ago. The Wolfe Island Music Festival is a small, unpretentious festival off the coast Kingston that always seems to showcase up and coming talent in a charmingly rural, small town setting (in case you’re curious, dad and I agreed that this […]

Watching/Tweeting the #Emmy’s

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Last night, television’s biggest night took center stage in Hollywood, but also took over more than just one screen in most homes. With one hand on the remote, and the other scrolling through feeds on smartphones and tablets, Canadians watching and tweeting about their favourite shows generated 85 million impressions involving the Emmy’s. While the […]

Technological Natives | What they mean for the world of Marketing

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  A couple weeks ago I  had the pleasure of visiting with some friends and their little ones for the weekend, something I always look forward to because I can tap into my inner childhood.  As soon as I showed up at their home, their 6 year old literally ran up to me with so […]

Social Media War Rooms

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Post world cup, it’s official, the term “social media war room” is on the tip of every brand marketer’s tongue. So what exactly is a social media war room? Technopedia describes it like this:   “The social media war room concept is simple: Garner attention by gathering a large group of 10 or more people […]

Copy, Transform, Combine.

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Here in the advertising business, we believe that we can tell, see, and even feel what creativity is. There’s awards shows for it, we have entire departments dedicated to it and we certainly like to pat ourselves on the back when we’ve achieved it.   But what if in fact, by our definition of creative, […]