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Content Strategy: 5 Tips to Direct Your Brand

Content Strategy

January 31, 2018

So you’re ready to re-vamp your content strategy to build your brand but where do you start? What are the current best practices in brand building through content strategy? In this article, we review leading edge content strategy tips and tactics to build your brand more effectively across social media platforms. We assume that you… [read more]

How to Benefit from Brand Disruption

Brand Disruption

November 17, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend a summit hosted by the Silicon Valley think-tank known as Singularity University, or SU. The theme of the conference was about the impact of exponential technology on society and the economy. This included two days of presentations by SU thinkers in a format similar to TED Talks. The following builds… [read more]

The CMO’s Guide to Brand Metrics

Brand Metrics

September 21, 2017

With marketers’ continued investment in digital and social media, CMOs need to pay close attention to brand metrics. This is particularly important when traditional marketing tactics are employed to ensure that your integrated (traditional, digital and social) marketing campaigns  break through the clutter. With this blog, we share the most effective brand metrics to optimize your… [read more]

Digital Marketing Trends and the Importance of Brand

Digital Marketing

July 27, 2017

There are several digital marketing trends underway; some are new and some not so new; the headline is that marketers need to become more effective at content development and stay focused on their brand. Digital metrics can be misleading, look more closely at what digital measures indicate and whether they relate to business performance –… [read more]

4 Guidelines to Achieving Great Advertising Creative

Advertising Creative

April 19, 2017

The importance of starting with brand strategy The conversation with clients about how to get great creative often starts with the client asking something along the lines of “I want a brand and a great video that will be a social media viral success”. The conversation then quickly gets bogged down with executional details. The… [read more]

The Important Link Between Employees and Trust


February 21, 2017

Brand Matters was interviewed by Strategy magazine on the topic of Canadians’ perspective on leadership. This discussion was a build on the results of the annual Edelman Barometer indicating that trust in Canadian business leadership is slipping fast. The results of the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer continues to amplify Canadians’ lagging trust in leadership and large institutions. “People’s… [read more]

Global Branding and Teamwork: Brand as a Bridge

global branding

November 15, 2016

As the founder of a Canadian branding company, Brand Matters, I am participating as a branding expert in a global branding project with the International Standards Organization (ISO). This standards project pertains to the challenging process of evaluating an intangible asset such as brand. The work involves bi-annual meetings and on-going committee work. A central… [read more]

Will Blockchain Unlock Brands and Business?

July 26, 2016

Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, launched a new book entitled The Blockchain Revolution – How Brilliant Technology is Changing Money, Business and the World. I went to hear him speak and what a philosopher he is; I now understand why his books sell so well. The premise of… [read more]

5 Steps to Making Data Insights More Actionable

Digital Marketing

March 31, 2016

I had the opportunity to attend the CMAInsights Conference earlier this month. The conference theme was built around “how true insights express the best of data and marketing”. The following is a summary of key conference takeaways for marketers on how to leverage data and analytics in the development of successful marketing campaigns. An insightful… [read more]



January 31, 2016

Marketing is being remade before our eyes – or is it? The discipline of marketing has fundamentally changed as a result of the massive amount of consumer information now available. Not a new theme but the point is that we now know more about our customers than ever before. The ability to connect the dots with… [read more]

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