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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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A magical open house

We welcomed friends and clients to our open house to celebrate the season. Dave Grosfield, a big-hearted member of the Beakbane team in the 1990s, returned to entertain us as the professional magician – "Baldini". His personality is as big as ever – but with...

He changed business culture

Six years I wrote a booklet called How to Build Sustainable Value. It attempted to bridge the divide between the mindset of strategists and the mindset of creatives. At the time you either felt like you were a supporter of business school logic and "metrics" or...

Beakbane Field Trip: David Hockney’s iPad exhibit at the ROM

Hockney's Ipad art is currently on display at the Royal Ontario Museum.  The gallery contains art created between 2009 and 2011 in Denmark and Paris using, for the most part, the Brushes Ipad app. The Beakbane team took a little field trip to see how David Hockney...

Lindt

Exceptional design and smart, strategic programs have propelled Lindt & Sprüngli ahead of all their competitors in Canada, resulting in growth in the double-digits....

Mindcamp video project: Does “creativity” drive innovation?

We have been active participants in Mindcamp for close to nine years. It is a conference that attracts all sorts of creativity specialists from around the world. Most if not all the participants are delightfully idiosyncratic. You can get a flavour of this from a...

Campy, amusing communication that works

We have all been subjected to pre-flight safety messages hundreds of times. How many have we actively paid attention to? In my case, none. Here is Air New Zealand's campy, funny version. This is the only one I have ever paid attention to. It is hilarious...

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...

Manage dozens of opinions with an internal communications plan

The land border Duty Free stores are a group of 28 retail entrepreneurs who operate independently of one another. They share the market challenges that most Canadian retailers face, and our marketing objective was to determine the best way to communicate the common benefit of...

Season’s greeting social experiment

OK. In the left corner we have a greying, slightly overweight fighter - his name is Mr. Impressions. In the right corner there's a cocky newcomer. She's clever – maybe too clever for her own good. Her name is Miss Social. At Beakbane we have been...

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...