Interac Corp. Royal Bank Plaza 200 Bay Street, #2400 Toronto, ON Tel #: 416-362-8550
Learn how brands and retailers are tapping into shifting consumer expectations by embracing the next wave of disruption, innovation and game changing technology. Branded content connects and with target consumers and helps to build a community of loyal brand advocates. This conversation will take a deep dive into Walmart and Interac’s partnership in bringing a branded series to life, Upstairs Amy, managed to merge the digital and physical touchpoints of today retail world to connect with the millennial shopper.
Black Press Group Limited
5460 152 St Suite 309
Surrey, BC V3S 5J9
T: (800) 363-2232 F: (888) 870-4469
Contact: Sue Borthwick, Vice-President, National Sales
Founded in 1975, Black Press is based in British Columbia and is home to some of the oldest, most established newspapers in B.C. and Alberta and market by market these are the leading newspapers in their respective communities. In the United States, Black Press operates Sound Publishing with 49 titles in Washington’s Puget Sound region; in Hawaii with Oahu Publications; and in Akron with The Beacon Journal and Ohio.com. In print and online, our urban, suburban and rural newspapers provide clients a superior blend of localized news coverage and unmatched integrated marketing solutions. We invest in relevant journalism that affects the communities we serve. And we strive to meet the marketing needs of our clients with a strategic blend of print, online and mobile marketing solutions. The magazine division publishes monthly magazines in English and Chinese and serves Vancouver, Victoria, Okanagan and mid-Island communities. Black Press now publishes more than 170 titles in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington state, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser, Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal and San Francisco (Calif.) Examiner daily newspapers, plus 15 printing operations in North America.
SweetIQ Analytics Corp.
615 Rene-Levesque West, Floor 10
Montreal, Quebec H3B 1P9
SweetIQ is an industry leader in local search marketing, helping F500 brands convert online searches to in-store shoppers. Our analytics and automation platform delivers local search results for national brands and their marketing agencies. Since 2010 we’ve been helping our clients grow their sales by increasing their online findability and giving them the tools they need to manage their online presence. The company has offices in Montreal working with clients across North America.
TC Transcontinental Print
Canada's largest printing company!
Founded in 1976, TC Transcontinental Printing has grown steadily over the years to become the largest printer in Canada and one of the largest in North America. In the last few years, we have invested heavily in our printing network to ensure we provide the latest in available technology. Our services include a wide array of options for our customers, including premedia, printing and distribution solutions.
Top Drawer Creative Inc.
2216 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 1E9
T: 416-462-1570 F: 416-462-1689
Contact: Howard Chang
Top Drawer celebrates 25 years of helping specialty brands grow share through marketing. Founded by successful retailers, this mid-sized integrated ad agency has worked with some of the top retail brands in North America. Top Drawer’s specialty is marketing innovation and technology that leverages compelling storytelling, across all platforms, to ensure brands live where their customers spend their attention.
The AdMill Group 42 Dufflaw Road Toronto, ON M2A 2W1 T: (416) 789-0789
Contact: Arthur Winiarczyk, Vice President, Sales
AdMill Distribution, provides premium delivery services to households within Toronto, Ottawa and all surrounding urban and rural areas, utilizing both our Private Carrier System and Canada Post. Delivery modes include the AdMill Bag, Door Hangers, Samples and Stand Alone delivery. AdMill Packaging & Bindery services are provided from two locations. Our newly acquired Tip Top facility provides an array of bindery services including saddle-stitching, folding, tipping, post-it notes and many other specialty services. From this facility we also provide addressed mailing and inkjetting. Our AdMill Etobicoke location offers high speed mechanical and specialty manual product folding, poly-bagging, inserting and Canada Post fulfilment. Our dedicated and professional staff will ensure a streamlined, cost effective solution for all your bindery, packaging and distribution needs. As your true and valued business partner our mission is to deliver your advertising or publishing project on time, on target and on budget.
1210 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 500, Toronto Ontario M2K1E3
Tel: (416) 492-3214 ext 6385; cell 647-986-4352
Contact Name: Kimberley CarreraDAC Group is one of the largest independent digital marketing agencies in North America, with a growing international footprint in the US, Canada and Europe. It specializes in the localization of campaigns, creative, content and calls to action and uses strategic insight, performance marketing, proprietary technology to optimize campaigns for enterprise-scale brands at the hyper-local level. DAC Group was founded in 1972 and operates 11 offices in six countries. Localization and personalization are the key pillars of our performance-driven marketing approach. From local listing management to SEO, SEM, proprietary landing pages and reporting tools, DAC Group helps companies reach the right customers with the right content at the right time.
75 Bramalea Rd
Tel 905 458 4788
Contact: Sheila Wilson Moodie
C&R Express Limited, of Brampton, Ontario, was founded 1997 is owned and operated by Guido Bucciarelli. C&R Express Ltd. is a dedicated private flyer Transportation Company providing superior delivery to newspaper publications and major retail head offices nationally on a weekly basis. Our success in providing excellent customer service, same day delivery, emergency delivery, seamless delivery of flyers across the country combined with superior customer service has earned the trust and respect of our many clients. C&R Express Ltd. Has grown from operating one truck to owning and operating a fleet of newer 48 trucks. New transport trucks eliminate downtime and are more environmentally friendly. Ownership of the vehicles allows us to fulfill our client’s request at any time of day - 7 days per week – 24 hours a day. As an added bonus you will find our rates are extremely competitive. We invite you to allow us to quote on your freight. Our rates are extremely competitive.
C&R Express Ltd. is a proud, long standing supporter and member of the Retail Council of Canada, Retail Advertising Canada, AdClub of Toronto and the former Flyer Distribution Standards Association.
Leger 507 Place d'Armes Suite 700 Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2W8 Tel # 514-982-2464 www.leger360.com
Contact: Sandie Sparkman
WHO ARE WE?
Leger is the largest Canadian-owned research and marketing strategy firm with offices across Canada and the US, and partners around the world. Since its inception in 1986 in Montreal, Leger is dedicated to understanding the consumer, and adapting the way we think, as the consumer evolves.
In November 2012, Leger acquired Leger Metrics. Combined, the companies offer leading-edge customer experience management and analytics solutions backed by a comprehensive suite of quantitative and qualitative marketing research and customer intelligence services. Leger Metrics is one of North America's leading suppliers of Customer Experience Management (CEM) and VoC (Voice of the Customer) solutions. Our solutions and services facilitate the work of managers since they receive continuous feedback about their clients and relevant information about their performance in real-time on a user-friendly web platform. Leading-edge businesses use this business intelligence combined with our consulting services to improve their operations and thereby, the customer experience delivered at their different points of sale. The benefits of our services are manifold, such as the opportunity to quickly defuse customers that are detractors, to strengthen customer loyalty, to maintain a satisfactory customer service, to be aware of a problem and thus be able to rectify it quickly, to motivate employees, allowing you to put concrete profitable actions in place. Conducted by a dedicated team of experts in customer experience, Leger Metrics is proud to serve businesses from different industries such as retail, fast/casual restaurants, automotive, finance, healthcare, and more.
From the newest and most innovative technologies to the most committed and knowledgeable professionals, our priority at Leger is helping our clients find the best business solutions.
Reshift Media 400-49 Spadina Avenue Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2J1 Tel #: 416-616-3046
Contact: Kirk Allen
Major takeaways from our lively and interactive session include:
• A thorough understanding of how the Facebook algorithm works
• Learnings from our experience working with hundreds of brands across 20 countries
• Specific social media strategies your company can implement to drive real-world sales
BRANDSPANK Retailer Marketing
#2057 - 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9
Contact: Andrew Sharpe
As a Retail Consultancy and Marketing Partner we’re able to position brands for future success by making it more relevant and engaging to today’s consumer. Whether it’s establishing a culture of collaboration throughout the organization, via Internal Brand Engagement Training, OR bringing the brand’s story to life at every channel, via Experiential Marketing, we’re able to transform established retailers into modern brands. By incorporating our ‘Building The Brand From Within’ process to ensure a consistent and meaningful brand (and user) experience, we’ve helped dozens of organizations to make themselves more relevant and engaging to the consumer of today… and tomorrow.
CCAB BPA Worldwide
111 Queen St E #450
Toronto, ON M5C 1S2
Contact: Tim Peel, Vice President. Phone: 416-487-2418. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCAB is a not-for-profit, self-regulating organization governed by a tri-partite Board of Directors comprised of advertisers, agencies and media owners. With two fully staffed offices in Montreal and Toronto, CCAB is the leading provider of media audits of Daily and Community Newspaper brands, Business and Consumer magazine brands, Flyer Distribution Centre Accreditations (FDSA), Websites and other media channels. Visit bpaww.com to learn more about CCAB, Division of BPA Worldwide, and gain access to the latest reports.
6500 Trans-Canadian Highway
Suite 400, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 0A5
Tel #: 844.4.RAANGE (622643)
Contact: Matthew Seniuk
Takeaways attendees will receive from attending this Lunch & Learn:
- Methods to accelerate mobile subscriber growth by 20X
- Using data to fuel brick-and-mortar, e-commerce and m-commerce growth
- Next trends in mobile messaging technology