Category Archive for: Technology

The Revenge of Analog (Redux)

The Revenge of Analog (Redux). So I introduced you to this one back in the summer, and I hope you’ve had a chance to read this book on a topic that has sparked much contemplation – David Sax’s The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter. This week’s cool update is that I just had…

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Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door

Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door. Yes, you heard that correctly. When I talk to people about this new Amazon innovation – that tackles the last mile of the delivery dilemma – they are wildly polarized. “Not at home? Not a problem,” says Amazon. “As a Prime member, get your Amazon packages…

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Next Generation of Education

As we learn more and more about what kinds of educational platforms will best serve our kids (as they head off to get jobs in a future we cannot quite envision yet), several interesting and innovative platforms are emerging. We know we need to make a radical change in the way we prepare our youth…

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Hello, Print in a Digital World 2018

Hello, Print in a Digital World 2018. Last week we launched our latest greatest trend report at Canada Post’s 10th annual Think INSIDE the Box event. In constructing our recent trend report, we quickly came to realize a new reality has now taken hold – the way consumers engage with brands has dramatically morphed. They can…

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Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley

Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley. In May, I wrote about Toronto as a Future Forward Cityscape, and it seems we are now officially well on our way. Toronto is moving towards being the next global tech hub… and moving at a ballistic pace, I might add. As a matter of fact, Forbes now ranks Toronto in its Top 5 of cities (along with…

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The Rise of the #Selfie Museum

The Rise of the #Selfie Museum. Yes, you read that correctly. Our social media crazed world and the need for the perfect “selfie” is turning things upside down, sideways and maybe a little oblong. Want to sit on a unicorn, dive into sprinkles, submerse yourself in yellow plastic balls, or perhaps float on a cloud surrounded…

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Is it time to be Killing Marketing?

Is it time to be Killing Marketing? Killing Marketing, a new read penned by content marketing aficionados Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose (of the Content Marketing Institute), delves deep into this question and takes it to an ultimate conclusion. Now… this dynamic duo is by no means instructing us to dilute or reduce our marketing efforts…

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X Marks the #AR Spot for Apple

X Marks the AR Spot for Apple. I was in the brilliant city of Chicago last week to deliver the opening keynote at Print 17 – giving audiences a sneak peek of our next Print in a Digital World trend report. As it happened, it was the very same morning that Tim Cook would, for the first time,…

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Data is the New Oil

Data is the New Oil. It isn’t surprising that we are awash with data. What is shocking is the volume of data, as the “global datasphere” is expected to balloon to 44 zettabytes (that’s one trillion gigabytes!) by 2020, and 163 zettabytes by 2025, which marks a tenfold increase over what was created in 2016 (according…

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Facebook #WATCH makes a play for Google’s YouTube Audience

Facebook #WATCH makes a play for Google’s YouTube Audience. Facebook is launching a new video platform that allows their oodles of users to consume video content – chatting, sharing and discovering the relevant videos around which their friends are engaging, along with a gaggle of newly produced video series. In truth, they do this kind of…

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