Juggling security and marketing: Q & A with Phil Umrysh of LoyaltyOne

Phil Umrysh has a unique job. As the director of information security and compliance at LoyaltyOne Inc., he’s the head of security in a company focused on marketing – and that puts him

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Candice So

Thirdshelf’s luxury shopping experience of the future

Last week, we had a chance to tour the Retail Collective, a set of startups and technologies for retailers looking to lure consumers back to physical stores, instead of losing sales to e-commerce

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 17th, 2014 Candice So

How you can use big data to answer the big questions

Big data might be a flashy industry watchword, but marketers can make use of it in practical ways – that is, if they pay attention to the “signals of demand.” At least, that’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2013 Candice So

Stick to the basics of marketing, even online

Newsflash - the avenues and methods of marketing may be changing, but what isn't changing is the fundamentals behind it. At least, that's what William Mougayar of StartupManagement.org is saying. He writes right

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

‘Showrooming’ can be defeated by bricks-and-mortar retailers: report

As more than half of Canadians now carry around a smartphone in their pocket, many retailers have bemoaned the accompanying trend of "showrooming" - or checking out merchandise in a physical store, only

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Qoints – how success is measured

Qoints is a startup involved with the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and it wants to help brands understand and measure the success of digital campaigns. Qoints co-founders Harris Maxwell and Cory

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Strum hopes to strike a chord with local businesses

A new Toronto-based social networking app is looking to create stronger bonds between local businesses and their regular customers. Strum, founded by former head of strategy and development for Bell parent firm BCE

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 31st, 2013 Brian Jackson

How Shop.ca tapped an enterprise solution to sell more SKUs than Wal-Mart

On stage at IBM Connect, Big Blue’s marquee social enterprise conference in Orlando, Sandy Carter presents success stories from large enterprise customers using IBM’s WebSphere Commerce solution – the most-used e-commerce platform of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Retail predictions for 2013: what’s next for Canadian retail?

By Robin Copland, Director of Business Development in the SAS Americas Retail Practice In the third quarter of a fiscal year, retailers have only two things on their minds: the upcoming holiday sales season

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 21st, 2012 SAS

$30 million accelerator reveals first 8 startups

A new startup accelerator program in the Waterloo region is out of the gates. Communitech today announced the first round of budding companies it hopes will build themselves up into competitive players with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Starbucks Canada iPhone app launches, shows how to execute mobile payment

Canadians buying eggnog lattes today at their local Starbucks will be able to pay using their iPhone, as Starbucks Coffee Canada launches its mobile payment app.iPhone users downloading the Starbucks Canada app will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadians cautious about mobile payment security

While many Apple observers were disappointed with the debut of the iPhone 4S this week, it’s not the lack of a near field communications (NFC) chip that’s irking Canadians. Many consumers expected a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Don’t let them leave

They are the ones who carry around the experience and the information that makes up your company's lifeblood - its main corporate and competitive advantage. But how do you get this knowledge out

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2007 Gail Balfour