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Meaningful Brands increase Wallet Share by up to 9 times

Meaningful Brands increase Wallet Share by up to 9 times. Did you know that meaningful brands outperformed the stock market by a staggering 206% over the last decade? We know that content must connect, resonate, engage, and provide people with value in order to drive business results. According to Havas’ 2017 Meaningful Brands Global Study, 84% of…

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Wham! Bam! Pow! Batman rocks his content – Lego Style

Wham! Bam! Pow! Batman rocks his content – Lego Style. Walking through a dimly lit room in my home and accidentally stepping on a sharp “mini block of pain” is universal at this point. Yes, Lego, those wee ubiquitous, interlocking, multi-coloured Danish building blocks that have been in our lexicon and a mainstay in children’s play…

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$5 Million ways Google makes an Impact

$5 Million ways Google makes an Impact. Google believes technology can make a better world, faster. As we have seen from their many incredible initiatives, innovations, and moonshots, Google puts their money where their mouth is – they truly walk the walk. The Google Impact Challenge travels the world to different regions, asking local nonprofits…

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6 Key Visual Content Marketing Trends in 2017

6 Key Visual Content Marketing Trends in 2017. The Content Marketing arena has grown by leaps and bounds in only a matter of years. Today, St. Joseph is immersively working with brands looking to tell richer, more vibrant stories, as well as create video and photographic imagery that captures imaginations, cuts through the clutter and…

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Google strikes with ‘YouTube TV’ – 40 Channels for $35

Google strikes with ‘YouTube TV’ – 40 Channels for $35. Just as we released our last Mashup on Amazon succeeding as a major disruptive force, here comes Google – taking a big swing at cable television. YouTube announces that for just $35 a month, they will offer access to live TV from over 40 providers,…

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Amazon A-GO-GO (What else can Amazon disrupt?)

Amazon A-GO-GO. What else can Amazon disrupt? It wasn’t enough that they figured out the world of grab and go, no strings attached, making it super convenient for – you guessed it – consumers. And, it wasn’t enough that they delivered the first products by drone (oh yes, you’ll love this feature when it’s -8…

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Is every day Valentine’s Day for a brand?

Is every day Valentine’s Day for a brand? Coming out of Valentine’s last week, it got me thinking… how tough it is to be a brand these days, with the relentless struggle to connect with and be loved by your public. Social Media has taken what used to be a one-way dialogue (with the brand…

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#SuperBowl as a #SoapBox

#SuperBowl as a #SoapBox. According to Kantar Media, “The average cost of a 30-second ad in the Super Bowl rose to $5 million this year, from $4.8 million last year and $2.4 million in 2007.” And let’s not forget the additional millions brands spend producing, promoting, and feverishly marketing to get their money’s worth. So…

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Top 3 Most Influential Brands are different for Gen Z

Top 3 Most Influential Brands are different for Gen Z. This past week at FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week, Steve Levy (COO at Ipsos), revealed its rankings for Canada’s Most Influential Brands. Not surprisingly, Google topped the list for the fifth year in a row, but what may surprise you is that Gen Z (the…

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My Voice is My Passport

My Voice is My Passport. As I noted in our last Mashup, ‘Alexa’ (Amazon’s new voice activated, intelligent personal assistant), was the clear standout at this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas. But for me, it even gets better than that – Amazon has just brought my childhood (ok, adulthood) sci-fi-junkie self to a…

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