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Flexiti Financial appoints marketing, retail experts to Advisory Board

TORONTO, ON — Flexiti Financial today announced that Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), and Rick Padulo, chairman and CEO of Padulo Integrated, a multimedia retail communications company, have joined Flexiti Financial as the first two members of the company’s Advisory Board. Flexiti Financial is …

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Top five marketing skills in demand in 2017

Here is a look at the top five jobs and skills that will be in high demand in the ever-evolving marketing industry in 2017: Paid social Mobile browsing is on the rise. Most consumers are using their smartphones for messaging, email and social media; therefore, a lot of companies are …

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Mastercard expands mobile order-ahead platform for Canadian retailers and on-the-go consumers

Qkr! with Masterpass enters six new markets and introduces “Open Tab” feature Barcelona, SPAIN — At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard today announced that it will expand Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs, to six new markets including Canada and add new functionality to …

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Mobile drives over a third of all email-generated revenue for the first time

New Yes Lifecycle Marketing data reveals the gap between mobile and desktop engagement, conversions is shrinking rapidly CHICAGO — For the first time, mobile accounted for a third of all email-driven revenue in Q3 2016, a milestone in the shrinking gap between desktop and mobile, according to data from Yes Lifecycle …

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Fathom launches enterprise product and platform

Fathom’s high accuracy scalable technology redefines BLE location, context and intelligence VANCOUVER, BC and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Today Fathom introduces its suite of products to the public. Fathom — a hardware and cloud-based software system — has been designed to redefine the beacon and IoT space. Fathom delivers a wide …

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Mastercard and BMO make fingerprint and ‘selfie’ payment technology a reality in North America

New biometric app for commercial use available in the U.S. and Canada LAS VEGAS – Mastercard today announced the North American rollout Identity Check Mobile, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics, including fingerprint and facial recognition, to verify a cardholder’s identity and simplify online shopping. BMO Financial Group (BMO) …

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Mobile payments awareness grows, cash use declines; consumers demand more to make the leap to mobile, Accenture survey finds

TORONTO — Sixty-three percent of consumers in Canada use cash at least weekly to make purchases at a merchant location, down five percentage points from 2015 – the most significant decline in use of traditional payment methods over the past year, according to a new report from Accenture. Awareness of …

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comScore introduces mobile audience campaign reporting in Canada, UK

Launch enables more comprehensive measurement of campaign demographics and GRPs within comScore vCE RESTON, VA – comScore today announced the expansion of its mobile demographic reporting capabilities in validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE®) to Canada and the United Kingdom. Through the addition of demographic data partners, including recently-added Spotify, this latest vCE …

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Pokémon GO: Tapping into augmented reality to drive location marketing

Since launching in July, Pokémon GO has become an international sensation—and has turned its creator, Niantic Labs, into a location marketing powerhouse for businesses that operate brick-and-mortar locations. The free augmented reality game that allows trainers to catch virtual Pokémon around them has become one of the most popular apps …

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Moneris continues contactless payment leadership in Canada as Apple Pay expands

With 25 per cent of payments resulting from contactless transactions today, Moneris expects growth to increase with broader adoption of Apple Pay TORONTO, ON — Moneris Solutions Corporation (“Moneris”), one of North America’s leading credit and debit card processors, welcomes the Canadian expansion of Apple Pay enablement for Interac, Visa …

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