Why and how Toronto personalized its communication strategy

Data-based avatars enable the City of Toronto to connect with hard-to-reach parts of the community By Rupen Seoni The 506 streetcar slips through the heart of Little India, grazes the top of Chinatown and breezes past the open-air patios of Little Italy. Diverse scenes are commonplace in Toronto. It not …

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New Nielsen program tracks “behaviour in the digital age”

MARKHAM–Today, Nielsen announced the Canadian launch of the Nielsen Connected Partner Program. The Nielsen Connected Partner Program is an industry first solution that helps companies easily connect their network, discover new Connected Partners, and utilize the most robust measurement data in the world. This data ecosystem allows Nielsen Connected Partners to shift from managing and …

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Making sense of the census for marketers

A growing and increasingly diverse population presents both challenges and opportunities Canadian cites are undergoing rapid demographic shifts that marketers will need to adapt to if they expect to connect with consumers. That’s the message emerging from the 2016 Census. The latest round of data released by Statistics Canada reveals …

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Onosys and LevelUp supercharge new customer acquisition for restaurants

Partnership provides participating brands with instant access to LevelUp and its network of partners BOSTON — LevelUp and Onosys, both leaders in mobile technology for the restaurant industry, today announced a partnership to help restaurants grow their order-ahead sales via new channel distribution partners such as Chase Pay. Onosys provides …

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Five account-based marketing myths busted

  Account-based marketing (ABM) is a buzzword. Admit it. But are real companies thinking as much about their ABM strategy as the thought leaders, social influencers and vendors who are making all the noise? Absolutely. ABM provides a strategy for B2B companies who want to grow revenue by focusing on …

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The connected experience

Marketers have been slow to adapt to a post-campaign world where the old familiar rules of brand building are obsolete. To connect with customers today marketers must not only manage channel complexity, they must make the brand more relevant and central to their lives. In the late 1950s the Volkswagen …

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What personality is that billboard?

Clear Channel develops game-changing approach to selling outside ad space Imagine you’re a media buyer for a clothing store chain and you’re looking to buy outdoor advertising space in downtown Ottawa. You could take the easy route and turn to the usual suspects: well-known neighbourhoods like Sparks Street or around …

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Getting beyond “good enough”: Igniting the power of location for marketing relevance

For several years, Big Data has been touted for its potential to transform nearly every function within the enterprise, including marketing; however, for that transformation to take place the potential of data must be converted into data intelligence—i.e. actionable insights that propel the business forward. For marketers, location data is …

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Car dealer’s digital marketing campaign receives major boost from unaddressed direct mail

Sherwood Chevrolet increases new customer leads by 134% with direct mail complementing its digital marketing strategy Saskatoon’s Sherwood Chevrolet had been experiencing good growth since the economic crisis of 2008 but, like all car dealerships, it recognized that brand loyalty fades easily and competition is fierce. Especially since the quality …

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Unaddressed mail as point of first contact prospecting tool

In this ever-changing world, we continue to see new prospecting tools, but there is a staple that many marketers continue to rely on and that is direct mail. Of course, direct mail takes on different forms, ranging from targeted, unaddressed pieces to parcels that demand attention, simply based on size. …

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