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A Guide to finding a Marketing/Advertising Job in Canada

There are a lot of great guides and discussions on landing a Marketing/Advertising job, switching industries, finding the best type of job. I felt there’s a gap in guides for new graduates and/or recent immigrants with experience. I have two goals here: Help recent graduates from university/college programs with 0 experience in the marketing/advertising industry Help international students/ new immigrants …

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Small Business Survival: The Essentials

SMB’s have been decimated with the current economic conditions. How can small businesses survive? they can recover by learning from the bigger companies, doubling down on what makes them unique, embracing digital technology and marketing, and of course, never losing focus. The exact number of small businesses that have permanently closed is 40%. Unlike large businesses, SMB’s don’t have large …

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Dan Loeb Activist Investor Letters

Why I read activist investor letters? Activist investors are known to put mismanaged companies “in their place”. They are very interesting from a business strategy perspective. If I were an “owner” I would definitely be addressing employee’s who mismanaged my company in a similar method, but on the other hand as a business operator these letters give a good perspective …

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List of Mergers and Acquisitions by Big Tech

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and other big technology firms have benefited greatly from very strategic mergers and acquisitions. These companies have strategic MOATs that drive valuation The Network Effect. The network effect is one of the most powerful competitive advantages, and it is also one of the easiest to spot. The network effect occurs when the value of a particular good …

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Palantir’s Marketing and Growth Strategy, the secret to 15 Billion Dollar data firm.

Some of the most interesting and underrated businesses operate in industries that are unknown to the mass public. Palantir Technologies was the brainchild of Peter Thiel and some members of the Paypal mafia. They went public on September 30, 2020, valued at 20+ Billion dollars. So how did this relatively unknown company achieve such a high valuation without being known …

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News Media and Big Tech – the ultimate frenemies.

It’s not hidden knowledge that big tech companies were once the presses star child now turned frenemy. In the early 2000s big tech companies were held in high regard by media organizations (for the most part), their data, privacy and monetization practices were not questioned but their success stories were flaunted by News organizations. Executives and management at these news …

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Importance of Newspapers and how newspapers changed the world

Imagine living in rural city in 1945, people you know have gone to war – you wake up in the morning and find out everything that happened by reading the local newspaper. It was the Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google of the time, newspapers were the life blood of society. There are, of course, still newspapers in circulation today, but …

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Web Stories the new format for all sites, increase revenue and engagement

Stories the future of the web. Another major tech company introduces “stories” to their mix of formats. Linkedin, the Facebook of the business world. It’s become a spot for humble bragging, shallow thinking, ego stroking – basically a professional version of Facebook.  The story was first popularised by Snapchat, and the quickly “adopted” by Facebook (Instagram) and everyone else. Stories …

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