Brand & Mortar is Working Remotely
With growing global concerns around COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and clients is top of mind. With an increase in workplace channels and direct messaging tools available to converse, brainstorm and collaborate from the comfort of our respective homes, Brand & Mortar productivity and performance will remain unchanged across all departments. We understand that a safe, healthy and comfortable workplace contributes to success. As a team, we have decided to work remotely, cancel all in-person meetings and travel plans. Rearrangements have been made and we are navigating our client responsibilities with the utmost care. We want to […]
Brand & Mortar is a 2019 Toronto City Excellence Award Winner!
Brand & Mortar has been awarded a 2019 Toronto City Excellence Award by UpCity. Out of 418 marketing service providers in Toronto, we were selected as one of the top 20 based on our UpCity Rating, which measures digital recommendability by reviews, search score, domain authority and more. By having our services listed on UpCity and featured as one of the top 20 Marketing Service Providers in Toronto, we’re able to cut through the noise, standout and create trust with prospective buyers. It’s an honor for us to be represented on the City Excellence Award List. The infographic below goes […]
What is a Podcast?
There are many blogs that have been created in the past surrounding the idea of podcasting. The approach of this blog is to bring more awareness to what podcasting is and the way it can benefit marketing agencies. Though podcasting today has become a household name, the concept of audio-blogging started back in the 1980s. WHAT IS A PODCAST? A Podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading on computers and smartphones. There are many different styles of podcasts that often focus on a discussion covering a range of topics. Popular formats are information-based podcasts with […]
Top Digital Trends For 2018
2017 was quite an eventful year for the digital industry. We’ve noticed over the last few months that user experience (UX), data and analytics have proven themselves as big players in the business landscape. As we get back to our offices after the winter holidays, we’re taking a look at upcoming digital transformations for 2018. “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” –Bill Gates TREND #3 – INTERACTIVE VIDEOS As our mobile devices become more powerful and social apps seamlessly integrate with augmented reality (AR), virtual reality […]
Snapchat Lenses: An Advertising Goldmine
Snapchat is becoming extremely popular among celebrities, tech-savvy moms, and teens who need another social media account to keep them occupied. But, Snapchat has been on another level lately, as they are sending their app to an alternate dimension in the world of marketing. Recently Snapchat lenses have exploded, and face swaps and rainbow tongues are becoming viral content across other social platforms. Snapchat lenses are really revamping the boring selfie we’re all sick of. Yes—we get it, you’re a good looking model on Instagram…*sigh*. But, Snapchat lenses turn your selfies into face-altered characters, creatures, and comedic videos. Boring model […]
Finding Love in an Ad-Free Place: Ad-Blockers & Your Brand
Ever since the internet was young and innocent, advertisements have cropped up as a way for brands and marketers to get access to the huge amount of people logging on every day. The pop-up has served as the bane of many an internet user’s existence, popping up in more and more frustrating situations and in greater quantities. Nonetheless, users have revolted and used ad-blocking softwares to dispel the efficacy of “traditional” internet marketing — namely, the pop-up window. The era of the pop-up advertisement is all but dead, and it has everything to do with ad-blockers. What is ad-blocking? Simply […]
Influencer Marketing and Your Brand On Vine
The concept of influencer marketing isn’t necessarily new; brands have been using celebrity endorsements for years to convince people to buy their products (think Stephen Curry on a box of Wheaties, or Matthew McConaughey driving a Lincoln). The recent twist in this landscape is the rise of various social media channels, and the influence they have on a company’s brand strategy. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, and recently Vine are being used to target consumers and promote products and services through more nuanced influencers. A site like Vine is the perfect example for a more complex influencer landscape. The nature of the […]