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Beakbane is a Toronto branding agency. We specializing in brand strategy, communications, and graphic design in print, web, and package design.
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Advertising that’s good for the agency but not the brand

The high profile advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky has parted ways with Burger King after seven years. Over that period CP + B have created advertisements that have been edgy and creative including, “Whopper virgins” and “Subservient Chicken,” which was one of the first mainstream...

How can Small to Medium Sized Businesses use social media effectively?

On February 17th, the American Marketing Association held a round table discussion on creating maximum social media impact for Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs). I attended the lively discussion and took away a lot of insightful advice from the panelists. I’ve outlined some of...

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Last night (Dec. 7th, 2010) the Marketing Planning Group of the American Marketing Association hosted a networking and learning event called Deciding the right mix in a new world of exploding choices. The fundamental question was this: how can marketers balance new and old media...

Deciding the right mix in a new world of exploding choices

The American Marketing Association is hosting a networking and learning event in Toronto on Dec. 7th. In the world of old connections determining the right marketing mix was more certain. Marketers had more control, understood the costs and could predict the impact of a campaign. However, social...

Satisfying when it all comes together

There are few markets as brutally competitive as automobile retailing. There is excess manufacturing capacity with too many retailers selling identical products and fighting over easily aggravated consumers. This is an ideal testing ground for fresh and more disciplined approaches to marketing communications. The president of...

Strategic repositioning results new business

Stereotypes are attractively dangerous, so let's start with two. B2C organisations understand the value of branding, positioning, promotions, etc B2B organisations call this "the fluffy stuff". Actually these stereotypes are not always, even often, true. Tehcna Thermoplastic Innovations (formerly Tehcna Manufacturing Inc.) is a B2B injection molding...

Genuine caring happens all the time.

For most of Canada October is the month for breasts, and November is the month for prostates. Mul-T-Lock Canada is taking a different approach. November is the launch of their Breast Cancer awareness campaign, and will run through select dealers until the end of the year....

Mindcamp

Mindcamp is an annual get-together for creative professionals held just North of Toronto. This year I facilitated a collaborative workshop on creative video to encourage participants to learn how to capitalize on this rapidly advancing mode of communication. We created this short video that answers...

Take satire seriously. It influences.

Imagine this was written about your store experience: customers “can find plenty of sales associates who either don't know or don't give a shit.“ Or, “floor staff were not adequate to fully ignore the influx of customers… cashiers to resentfully process returns.“ The Onion News has...

Friendly reminder from Google

Today Google changed the background of their home search page by including professional photographs. Their blog cites increased personalisation as the reason behind the move (ultimately users could have used their own images). Google received a lot of criticism because the change was seen as...