What Do Consumers Really Think? It’s In The Eyes

May 7th, 2018 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

Like with so much of the marketing industry, advancements in technology have brought profound changes and improvements to the field of market research in the past few years. Some of that technology and improvements were the focus of a recent ACA webinar presentation by Aleksandar Simic of EyeSee Research, which specializes in eye-tracking and facial […]

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All Fact, No Fiction: The True Story About AI And Blockchain

April 30th, 2018 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

Much of the business world these days is talking about blockchain and artificial intelligence—including advertising and marketing. And as so often happens with new technology, surging interest has brought a deluge of hyperbole and wild speculation about what the technology can and cannot do. Trying to make sense of the hype was the key motivation […]

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How To Put Canadian Brands Back Among The Most Influential

April 20th, 2018 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

This is the part two in a recap of the Ipsos Most Influential presentation. Our previous post covered the ingredients that make an influential brand, as well as how Samsung rebuilt its brand. How can Canadian brands gain more influence with Canadian consumers? That was the central question tackled by three leading brand builders during […]

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The Magical Mix That Makes These Brands So Influential

April 5th, 2018 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

This is the first of a two-part recap of the Ipsos Most Influential Brands presentation. Next week we’ll cover the unique challenges, and advantages of building brands in Canada, and how Google and Facebook are managing the responsibility that comes with influence. Being leading edge, trustworthy and engaging, having presence and being a good corporate […]

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Infographic: The Top 5 Marketing Challenges for 2018 (and what you should do about them)

March 29th, 2018 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

Worried about digital transparency? Unsure about the customer data you’re using? Wondering if you’re delivering the best customer experience? You’re not alone. Not by a long shot. The online advertising best practice, data and insights company WARC asked 600 agency and brand side professionals about their biggest challenges for 2018. Their answers were distilled into […]

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Disruption In Food Marketing: Here’s How Brands Should Respond

March 22nd, 2018 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

Baby boomer consumers may still have most of the food purchasing power in Canada, but millennials are changing the way we shop for food, cook and eat it. That was the overarching theme of an ACA webinar delivered by Jo-Ann McArthur, president and chief strategist of Nourish Food Marketing, earlier this month. “[Millennials] are behaving […]

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