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CASL Compliance Is Not The End Of Marketing

Vahagn Aydinyan | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Vahagn Aydinyan

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was created to protect Canadians from spam. It is the legislation which regulates commercial email, designed to keep unwanted and unrequested electronic messages out of user's accounts. CASL directly affects how businesses market to consumers.

Nothing Has Changed: Public Relations Is Still About Building Relationships

Stephen Murdoch | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Murdoch

Strong relationships have always been at the heart of good public relations. Today, with newsrooms shrinking, relationships are of the utmost importance in telling your story.

11 Ways To Target Canadians On Twitter

Melody McKinnon | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Business
Melody McKinnon

If hundreds of people voluntarily follow you into a room to hear everything your company has to say, it should be easy to work the room and make sales. Twitter is that room, learn how to work it.

Millennials Need Credit (But Don't Have It)

Nick Cowling | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Stats show that millennials prefer to use debit cards to credit cards for their purchases. Millennials are the first generation to grow up with debit cards, which may explain this pattern. Several findings prove that this generation isn't fond of credit products. The reasons for this may be many, but the top may be controlling spending and fear of debt. This lack and hesitance to use a credit card among millennials is causing them more harm than good in the long run.

Scale Your Marketing Strategy With Engagement And Automation

Reggie Ramone | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Business
Reggie Ramone

By creating a strategy that focuses on the needs of your customers, you'll be able to produce exciting content that's share-worthy, and your brand will facilitate even further conversations with your customers, keeping you on people's minds every single day.

How To Shoot Amazing Small Business Videos

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

Even if your small business has access to fantastic video cameras, that doesn't help you if you don't know how to shoot and edit a video! We've got you covered.

Why Digital Music Platforms Are Failing

N/A | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
N/A

When Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal launched, they were hailed as digital prophets that promised new ways to monetize the experience. Thus far, their solutions have fallen short of fireworks. Just slightly over a quarter of Spotify's 75 million active users actually pay for the service. And, as The Guardian UK reports, despite pulling in €1.08 bn in revenue, its losses were €162.3m. So why are all these promising platforms sinking?

How To Create Engaging Videos For Your Small Business Social Media

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

I believe that social media is turning a corner. We are entering an age of authentic communication and exchange online. You can share the very best of your business through videos.

How To Choose The Best Camera For Your Small Business Video

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

In my series on how small businesses can create videos to engage and attract new customers, I have discussed the importance of choosing the best camera for the videos your business wants to make. Let's break down the best contenders!

A Guide To Essential Recruitment Terms For Novices

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

The HR sector, employment and recruiting world are constantly evolving. And so are the terms that define the industry. You have probably already noticed, we no longer speak only of recruiting but also of staffing and talent acquisition.

The Blurred Line Between Advertorial And Editorial

Stephen Murdoch | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Murdoch

There used be a great divide between the advertising and editorial departments of media outlets; they operated in separate silos and never the twain shall meet. But those days are gone. At the end of the day, the media is a business -- and it's a tough business. Revenues are drying up, falling year after year. It makes good business sense to leverage earned media opportunities with a paid advertising buy.

Choosing The Right Memory Card For Your Small Business Video

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

Video takes up a lot of memory. Either when you are shooting video or when it is stored on your computer. I know there have been a few times when I have been in the middle of shooting a video and the caption on my DSLR camera screen says "memory card full."

6 Tools To Improve Your Business Productivity

Madaline Zanni | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Madaline Zanni

Within each work day, there are only so many hours you have to produce your best, which is why it's important to maximize and monitor the time you spend on anything. This of course leads to the difference between working more versus working smarter.

Use Facebook To Build An Engaged Client Email List

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

The good news is yes you can! Right now building an engaged email list directly from your Facebook efforts is one of the easiest things to do. Why ...

What Distinguishes Vancouver From Other North American Markets

Sonny Wong | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sonny Wong

Forget weather, housing prices, lifestyle, green initiatives and other external factors and complaints. Yes, they are all variables but when it comes to consumer spending, there's one big variable driving the market almost to the exclusion of anything else: China and the Chinese.

What You Need To Stop Putting In Your Resume

Peter Harris | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

"Oh gimme a break, not another 'results-oriented, hard-working, team player.'" Self-descriptions like these turn up in so many resumes that they don't serve to differentiate candidates anymore. In fact, they have the opposite effect by making the job seeker appear generic and cookie-cutter. Stop trying to describe yourself.

5 Things Corporate Sponsors Can Learn From The 2016 U.S. Election

Matthew Klar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Klar

Political campaigns are an exercise in brand management. The questions asked inside campaign operations are similar to those asked inside marketing boardrooms: what types of issues should we support? What do we stand for? Is our message digestible to consumers and differentiated from our competitors?

Virtual Reality Is Set To Transform The Travel Industry

Sari Gabbay | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sari Gabbay

VR, or "virtual reality," is the new buzzword in technology and the travel industry may just be one of the first to bring this phenomenon into mainstream marketing. Who wouldn't want a "real life" experience in the Amazon before committing to a $10K-plus investment?

How To Store And Share Your Small Business Videos

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

To find out all the latest tips and tricks on how you can safely store those videos (you will want to keep your video footage, so you can always go back and use previous clips -- no need to reshoot again), I spoke with Kevin Brangan, Director of Product Marketing, Consumer at Seagate.

Top Tips For Making A Video That Will Get Results For Your Small Business

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

To find out all the best tips on how you can make amazing videos, I spoke with Jennifer Kaiser, Communications Manager, YouTube Canada. Jennifer share all the important points for making videos for your small business.

Drew Campbell: Thinking Outside The Pizza Box

Caitie Drewery | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

His work with Boston Pizza has been seen worldwide -- with memorable campaigns like the Pizza Game Changers (which showcased prototypes for 8 Boston Pizza innovations) and The Trophy Model spots. But it's his innovative, creative and "outside the pizza box" marketing style that have helped him stand out from the crowd.

How To Pick The Perfect Bag For Your Small Business Video

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

If you need to go to a different location to shoot a video, you will be surprised how quickly the weight of the gear can add up (trust me having a great bag can make it so much easier and faster to get to a new location and set up quickly).

4 Ways To Learn What Your Customers Aren't Telling You

Ali Tajsekander | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Business
Ali Tajsekander

One of the most pivotal contributions to a company's success is customer feedback. This critical insight gives a company first hand knowledge as to whether it's on the right track, and if not, what can be done to course correct. But often, it can be difficult to understand exactly how a customer is behaving if all you rely on is direct consumer feedback, as the loudest voices heard aren't necessarily satisfied customers, or even customers at all.

Restaurants Can Create A Hashtag-Worthy Reputation

Nick Cowling | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

If there is one thing millennials crave more than anything else, it's a great meal at a hip restaurant. This is one generation that eats out more often than any other. Fifty-three per cent of millennials go out to eat once a week, compared with 43 per cent for the general population. For them it's not about the convenience, but rather the experience. When millennials dine out, they know exactly what they're looking for.

Sound Quality Can Make Or Break Your Small Business Videos

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

Studies show sloppy/degraded video can be tolerated as long as the sound is solid. The converse isn't true. Have a beautiful image but your sound is distorted, echoes or inconsistent? Nobody will watch. Invest in learning how to capture good sound and acquiring the tools to do so.