Interac Corp. Royal Bank Plaza 200 Bay Street, #2400 Toronto, ON Tel #: 416-362-8550
Learn how brands and retailers are tapping into shifting consumer expectations by embracing the next wave of disruption, innovation and game changing technology. Branded content connects and with target consumers and helps to build a community of loyal brand advocates. This conversation will take a deep dive into Walmart and Interac’s partnership in bringing a branded series to life, Upstairs Amy, managed to merge the digital and physical touchpoints of today retail world to connect with the millennial shopper.
129 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5V 2L3
T: (416) 348-7397 F: (416) 593-6656
Contact: Dave Mathews, Managing Director / Partner
Prospect Media is leading print & digital media optimization and integration for national retailers. Consumer analytics drives it all, bringing the perfect mix of targeted print and digital tactics to reach your preferred audience. It’s the smart way to find, segment and profile customers, target valuable prospects, and measure your campaign ROI.
Contact Prospect Media today to learn about our innovative approach to reach current and future customers through analytics-driven, optimized and integrated print & digital marketing solutions. We like to say we’re right on target, right on strategy, right on budget -- every time.
10 Bay Street, 4th Floor
Toronto ON, M5J 2R8
Salesforce is the world's #1 CRM company and a single Intelligent Customer Success Platform to connect and engage customers across Sales, Service, Marketing, Communities, Analytics, Commerce, Internet of Things and custom Applications. With more than 13 years of amazing growth and innovation in Canada, Salesforce has seen tremendous customer success with many of the country's most exciting and successful brands. Salesforce was recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the last two years and one of the top five Best Places to Work in Canada according to Glassdoor in 2016. For more information visit www.salesforce.ca.
SAS Institute (Canada) Inc.
280 King Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 1K7
Tel #: (416) 363-6565
Contact: Katherine Nash
Learn the following at our session:
• Actionable, best practices for building an analytic foundation to tackle any sized business problem
• How to uncovering hidden customer insights from data, leading to more personalized and optimized customer engagements
• Examples of organizations who are utilizing analytics to revolutionize customer experiences in retail.
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
Top Drawer Creative Inc.
2216 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 1E9
T: 416-462-1570 F: 416-462-1689
Contact: Howard Chang
1. Learn techniques to uncover your true value proposition
2. Learn key storytelling techniques to create better brand stickiness
3. Hear from a top retailer how storytelling changed business
The AdMill Group 42 Dufflaw Road Toronto, ON M2A 2W1 T: (416) 789-0789
Contact: Arthur Winiarczyk, Vice President, Sales
AdMill Distribution, provides premium delivery services to households within Toronto, Ottawa and all surrounding urban and rural areas, utilizing both our Private Carrier System and Canada Post. Delivery modes include the AdMill Bag, Door Hangers, Samples and Stand Alone delivery. AdMill Packaging & Bindery services are provided from two locations. Our newly acquired Tip Top facility provides an array of bindery services including saddle-stitching, folding, tipping, post-it notes and many other specialty services. From this facility we also provide addressed mailing and inkjetting. Our AdMill Etobicoke location offers high speed mechanical and specialty manual product folding, poly-bagging, inserting and Canada Post fulfilment. Our dedicated and professional staff will ensure a streamlined, cost effective solution for all your bindery, packaging and distribution needs. As your true and valued business partner our mission is to deliver your advertising or publishing project on time, on target and on budget.
Black Press Group Limited
5460 152 St Suite 309
Surrey, BC V3S 5J9
T: (800) 363-2232 F: (888) 870-4469
Contact: Sue Borthwick, Vice-President, National Sales
Founded in 1975, Black Press is based in British Columbia and is home to some of the oldest, most established newspapers in B.C. and Alberta and market by market these are the leading newspapers in their respective communities. In the United States, Black Press operates Sound Publishing with 49 titles in Washington’s Puget Sound region; in Hawaii with Oahu Publications; and in Akron with The Beacon Journal and Ohio.com. In print and online, our urban, suburban and rural newspapers provide clients a superior blend of localized news coverage and unmatched integrated marketing solutions. We invest in relevant journalism that affects the communities we serve. And we strive to meet the marketing needs of our clients with a strategic blend of print, online and mobile marketing solutions. The magazine division publishes monthly magazines in English and Chinese and serves Vancouver, Victoria, Okanagan and mid-Island communities. Black Press now publishes more than 170 titles in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington state, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser, Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal and San Francisco (Calif.) Examiner daily newspapers, plus 15 printing operations in North America.
1210 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 500, Toronto Ontario M2K1E3
Tel: (416) 492-3214 ext 6385; cell 647-986-4352
Contact Name: Kimberley CarreraDAC Group is one of the largest independent digital marketing agencies in North America, with a growing international footprint in the US, Canada and Europe. It specializes in the localization of campaigns, creative, content and calls to action and uses strategic insight, performance marketing, proprietary technology to optimize campaigns for enterprise-scale brands at the hyper-local level. DAC Group was founded in 1972 and operates 11 offices in six countries. Localization and personalization are the key pillars of our performance-driven marketing approach. From local listing management to SEO, SEM, proprietary landing pages and reporting tools, DAC Group helps companies reach the right customers with the right content at the right time.
20 Duncan St., Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5H 3G8
T: (416) 203-7747 (888) 359-3778
Contact: Steve Acland, President
Geomedia is a Store Trade Area Marketing company that specializes in providing retailers with geo-targeted advertising programs. Our service spans consumer and media analytics, store trade area analysis and performance measurement, advertising campaign measurement, and media planning and booking. We work with all media and have a specialization in media that can be planned in geographic increments (print flyer, digital advertising, out-of-home advertising). Our clients are world class retailers and include general merchandizers, grocers, and specialty retailers. We work with chains of 10 to 1500+ stores. For over 20 years we have proven that we are the originators and innovators in the industry. Our progressive culture allows our team of skilled thinkers to create solutions that give our clients a competitive advantage. Print flyers programs: We have set the industry bar for how to manage the entire process from optimization analytics to the weekly procurement including; printer runlists, media insertion orders, manifests, media billing, logistics and troubleshooting. Digital advertising: We manage the entire digital portfolio on behalf of clients. We provide an unbiased consulting practice to review, plan and buy media to maximize results within a Store Trade Area. Our programmatic trade desk is designed for retailers to reach their customers via multiple channels including; display, video, social, and mobile advertising.
TC Transcontinental Print
Canada's largest printing company!
Founded in 1976, TC Transcontinental Printing has grown steadily over the years to become the largest printer in Canada and one of the largest in North America. In the last few years, we have invested heavily in our printing network to ensure we provide the latest in available technology. Our services include a wide array of options for our customers, including premedia, printing and distribution solutions.
75 Bramalea Rd
Tel 905 458 4788
Contact: Sheila Wilson Moodie
C&R Express Limited, of Brampton, Ontario, was founded 1997 is owned and operated by Guido Bucciarelli. C&R Express Ltd. is a dedicated private flyer Transportation Company providing superior delivery to newspaper publications and major retail head offices nationally on a weekly basis. Our success in providing excellent customer service, same day delivery, emergency delivery, seamless delivery of flyers across the country combined with superior customer service has earned the trust and respect of our many clients. C&R Express Ltd. Has grown from operating one truck to owning and operating a fleet of newer 48 trucks. New transport trucks eliminate downtime and are more environmentally friendly. Ownership of the vehicles allows us to fulfill our client’s request at any time of day - 7 days per week – 24 hours a day. As an added bonus you will find our rates are extremely competitive. We invite you to allow us to quote on your freight. Our rates are extremely competitive.
C&R Express Ltd. is a proud, long standing supporter and member of the Retail Council of Canada, Retail Advertising Canada, AdClub of Toronto and the former Flyer Distribution Standards Association.
Colour Innovations (Raining Creative)
161 Norfinch Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3N 1Y2
Toll Free: 1(877) 302-9777
Contact: Dennis Leggett
Colour Innovations is a completely secure, environmentally progressive full-service print facility providing customers with effective print management solutions. We deliver strategic planning, creative execution, and full production services from prepress, print, and finishing through to picking, packing, fulfillment and distribution. As the industry has changed with the introduction of new technologies, CI has evolved into an INTEGRATED PRINT SOLUTION PROVIDER that can work with customers to supply and support creatively-focused marketing campaigns across all media. This reflects our ability to not only provide alternative print solutions but also electronic communications solutions that can be integrated into a coordinated web-to-print or cross-market program. The acquisition of digital colour printing presses as well as full state-of-the-art Lettershop capability allows us to produce Direct Mail programs with quantities varying from several pieces to as many as a million pieces.
Leger 507 Place d'Armes Suite 700 Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2W8 Tel # 514-982-2464 www.leger360.com
Contact: Sandie Sparkman
WHO ARE WE?
Leger is the largest Canadian-owned research firm with offices across Canada. Since its inception in 1986 in Montreal, Leger is dedicated to understanding the consumer, and adapting the way we think, as the consumer evolves.
The Leger Metrics division offers Customer Experience Management (CEM) and VoC (Voice of the Customer) solutions. Our solutions and services facilitate the work of managers since they receive continuous feedback about their clients and relevant information about their performance in real-time on a user-friendly web platform. Leading-edge businesses use this business intelligence combined with our consulting services to improve their operations and thereby, the customer experience delivered at their different points of sale. The benefits of our services are manifold, such as the opportunity to quickly defuse customers that are detractors, to strengthen customer loyalty, to maintain a satisfactory customer service, to be aware of a problem and thus be able to rectify it quickly, to motivate employees, allowing you to put concrete profitable actions in place. From the newest and most innovative technologies to the most committed and knowledgeable professionals, our priority at Leger is helping our clients find the best business solutions.
PRO Distribution Services Inc.
PRO Distribution Services Inc.
1145 Sutton Drive
Burlington, ON L7L 5Z8
1)Clement Messere, President email@example.com
O 905.332.8000 x 230 I C 905.334.3321
2) Paul Bechard, General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
O 905.332.8000 x 231 I C 905.334.7993
PRO Distribution is an Industry Leader in the Dated Material Transportation Sector. Pro serves some of the largest and most successful National Retailers in Canada. The success and reputation of PRO has been built on meeting deadlines 100 % of the time. Our Core Competency is strictly focused on the Canada Wide Logistics/Transportation of Dated Print material. PRO delivers to over 10,000 Cities and Towns across Canada and the United States. We employ a Proprietary Tracking System that is supported by a computerized content Veri-Check. The System generates Key and relevant Client Reports. e.g. Shipping Manifests, Distribution Schedules, Inventory Reports, Computerized Tracking/Reconciliation of orders, Production Status, etc. All of our Transportation Equipment is meticulously maintained. All Trucks are equipped with PeopleNet software, allowing for fast and accurate GPS tracking of Orders and Trucks. PRO has won five National Safety Awards, for having the Safest Fleet across Canada from the PMTC (Private Motor Truck Council of Canada) We are dedicated professionals, whose discipline and consummate attention to detail as recognized by our award winning transportation team, are what our clients have come to expect. Integrity and efficiency is our commitment to our customers, employees and stakeholders. > Go Pro.
Reshift Media 400-49 Spadina Avenue Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2J1 Tel #: 416-616-3046
Contact: Kirk Allen
Major takeaways from our lively and interactive session include:
• A thorough understanding of how the Facebook algorithm works
• Learnings from our experience working with hundreds of brands across 20 countries
• Specific social media strategies your company can implement to drive real-world sales
207353 highway 9
Mono, Ontario, L9W 6J2
T: 519 938 9986
Providing your brand with a unique way of delivering quality advertising Since 1986
Soft Signs is dedicated to providing your company with custom, highly visible advertising options. Based in Ontario, Canada, we understand the marketing puzzle and we deliver impactful marketing solutions through our range of unique, eye catching products.
For over 30 years Soft Signs has been supplying marketers & advertisers with high quality Inflatables, Flags & E-Z Up Tents. Our culture is driven by innovation & execution. Our commitment to our customers is to provide products that will deliver meaningful results.
BRANDSPANK Retailer Marketing
#2057 - 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9
Contact: Andrew Sharpe
As a Retail Consultancy and Marketing Partner we’re able to position brands for future success by making it more relevant and engaging to today’s consumer. Whether it’s establishing a culture of collaboration throughout the organization, via Internal Brand Engagement Training, OR bringing the brand’s story to life at every channel, via Experiential Marketing, we’re able to transform established retailers into modern brands. By incorporating our ‘Building The Brand From Within’ process to ensure a consistent and meaningful brand (and user) experience, we’ve helped dozens of organizations to make themselves more relevant and engaging to the consumer of today… and tomorrow.
CCAB BPA Worldwide
111 Queen St E #450
Toronto, ON M5C 1S2
Contact: Tim Peel, Vice President. Phone: 416-487-2418. Email: email@example.com
CCAB is a not-for-profit, self-regulating organization governed by a tri-partite Board of Directors comprised of advertisers, agencies and media owners. With two fully staffed offices in Montreal and Toronto, CCAB is the leading provider of media audits of Daily and Community Newspaper brands, Business and Consumer magazine brands, Flyer Distribution Centre Accreditations (FDSA), Websites and other media channels. Visit bpaww.com to learn more about CCAB, Division of BPA Worldwide, and gain access to the latest reports.
14 – 3600B LAIRD ROAD, MISSISSAUGA, ON, L5L 6A7
Contact Name: David Kurth
About Halo Metrics
5 Actionable takeaways attendees will receive from visiting your booth
• Learn how to use in-store visitor analytics to:
• Optimize labour and increase conversion
• Optimize store layout by understanding the customer journey
• Measure the effectiveness of in-store Marketing Events
• Overall improve conversion and basket size
OTT Pay Inc.
1123 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON
Contact: Michael Peter Morin
How the mobile payment will affect Canadian retail industry
China is at the fore-front of commerce. With over 300 million new families joining the middle-class per year, it is vital that Canadian retailers seize the opportunity set before them in the year of Canada-China tourism. Over 100 million travelers from china are visiting the world. 1.6% of them have chosen Canada in the past and we expect that number to grow.
In offering familiarity to them, retailers will undoubtedly find themselves attracting the world’s largest pool of new consumers whilst offering a welcoming gateway to appreciating the Canadian lifestyle as well as the quality products Canada has to offer to the world. Alipay and WeChat Pay have both already put in place the platform to do so, and in bringing it to Canada, OTT Pay Inc. is helping to bridge Chinese consumers to Canadian retailers.
394 Orenda Rd.
Brampton, ON L6T 1G9
T: 905-799-5920 F: 905-799-5921
Targeo: an integrated solutions for your direct marketing campaigns
Targeo has developed preferred partner status with more than 1250 national, regional and local distributors in Canada. With our extensive market intelligence expertise, we can design distribution strategies using exclusive software that target the segments and markets you want to reach across the country. As your partner, we work with you to develop custom solutions that maximize your ROI providing a range of services such as market analysis, dynamic maps, automated targeting support, profitability analysis, data extractions, client/area profile, segmentation and many more.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
25 St. Clair Ave East
Toronto, ON, M4T 1M2
Tel #: 416-973-7293
Contact: Kate Colterman
5 Actionable takeaways attendees will receive from visiting your booth:
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) oversees compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which sets out the ground rules for how businesses subject to the law must handle personal information in the course of commercial activities. In this digital world where personal information can be collected, used and shared with ease, Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned about their privacy. And more and more, they are choosing to do business with organizations that are sensitive to those concerns and that can demonstrate they will handle personal information with the appropriate level of care.
8000 avenue Blaise-Pascal
Montreal, Quebec H1E 2S7
T: 514-643-2300 F: 514-899-5001
Publisac: a key resource for consumers
Publisac is an excellent preshopping resource. It has been part of the daily lives of consumers for close to 40 years. Publisac puts information that can help consumers make decisions about the purchase of daily items and durable goods right into their hands. It brings advertising into 3.5 million homes and helps more than 6 million consumers make informed purchase decisions. Publisac has become part of the purchasing cycle as 91% of people read it and most of them (86%) consider that it is a good, even the best source of information for finding deals*. Publisac is a vital part of the weekly shopping experience.
6500 Trans-Canadian Highway
Suite 400, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 0A5
Tel #: 844.4.RAANGE (622643)
Contact: Matthew Seniuk
Takeaways attendees will receive from attending this Lunch & Learn:
- Methods to accelerate mobile subscriber growth by 20X
- Using data to fuel brick-and-mortar, e-commerce and m-commerce growth
- Next trends in mobile messaging technology