WHEN GREAT BRANDS BREAK OUR HEART

It doesn’t happen very often, but every once in a while, a brand you really love will break your heart. VW and Loblaws are brands beloved by consumers for decades of quality products and services. Also beloved by marketers for decades of great marketing strategy [...]

By |2022-01-26T16:46:00-05:00January 22nd, 2022|Marketing Industry, News, Strategy|1 Comment

THE WORLD’S BEST OLYMPIC STRATEGY

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have certainly been interesting. There were many great individual stories and surprises, but the top 10 medal-winning countries were the usual suspects. Canada came in 11th in total medals. We know who the world’s best decathlete was in Tokyo, Canada's [...]

By |2021-08-11T09:07:13-04:00August 9th, 2021|Marketing Industry, News, Strategy, World|2 Comments

AS THE COOKIE CRUMBLES – Chap 4

The story that started here as GOOGLE’S DÉJÀ VU will have lots of future twists and turns as the (third-party) cookie crumbles. We decided to follow the chapters that we actually understand and think are important in the Marketing Wilderness context: “Google Grants a [...]

By |2021-06-25T12:21:35-04:00June 24th, 2021|Digital, Marketing Industry, Media, News, Technology|2 Comments

AS THE COOKIE CRUMBLES – Chaps 2 &3

The story that started here as GOOGLE’S DÉJÀ VU will have lots of future twists and turns as the (third-party) cookie crumbles. We decided to follow the chapters that we actually understand and think are important in the Marketing Wilderness context. Let’s do this in [...]

By |2021-06-11T09:22:12-04:00June 7th, 2021|Digital, Marketing Industry, Media, News, Technology|1 Comment

ASTRAZENECA’S VERY UNFORTUNEATE BRAND FAIL

From a product development point of view, the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is a miracle. It is the world’s best single hope in defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s also a marketing failure. This is significant because it means people have lost trust in the vaccine, [...]

By |2021-12-22T09:53:58-05:00May 13th, 2021|Marketing Industry, News, World|3 Comments

GOOGLE’S DÉJÀ VU

In January, 2020, Google advised the marketing world that it was doing away with the third-party browser cookie by 2022. Then came the pandemic. So earlier this month, when Google (Alphabet Inc) announced it would not develop its own replacement for third-party cookie data, or [...]

By |2021-06-15T16:04:22-04:00March 17th, 2021|Marketing Industry, Media, News, Technology|1 Comment