“Are You Being Served?”: How 3 Century-Old Stores are Fighting to Stay Relevant for the Modern Customer

Here we outline three mature British and North American brands that are living proof of how agility in customer service, and keeping the client and their experience and product desires top of mind, can help a brand squeak past the Century mark, even in the most troubling of economic times. The main takeaway?: There’s a lot of work to do.

Article Snapshot: “Goals: How One NHL Team Scored a Customer for Life”

In my family, the Montreal Canadiens (or, the Habs) are our team. My grandfather would, twinkle-eyed, tell of the thrill of watching hockey on live TV for the first time (and seeing his hero Maurice Richard through the lens of a wavering black-and-white screen), which inspired him to water down the backyard every winter and get his kids skating at “rocket” speed.

Article Snapshot: “Life Lessons: What IKEA Gets Right About Customer Experience”

It’s 2019. It’s nearly March. Clearly, I’ve been busy. But in a good way! Writing, editing, video creation, managing a content calendar, overseeing projects (and a phenomenal marketing team) – these … Continue reading Article Snapshot: “Life Lessons: What IKEA Gets Right About Customer Experience”

#VisualPeople: How Comics and Chronicles Collide in Canada’s Group of 7

This article appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Subscribe or follow along on Instagram. #visualpeople by … Continue reading #VisualPeople: How Comics and Chronicles Collide in Canada’s Group of 7

Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

So happy to see this man, and his principles for kindness, humour, and openness making a resounding comeback in 2018. Made with Adobe Draw on iPad, with the Apple Pencil. … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

Happy Birthday, America.

Red, white and blue is a delicious colour scheme, no? Created with: iPad, Apple Pencil, three colours, and one pen type.

Serious Slapstick: Stephannie Hawkins on the Illusory Art of the Stunt #VisualPeople

This article, Part I of II, appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Subscribe or follow … Continue reading Serious Slapstick: Stephannie Hawkins on the Illusory Art of the Stunt #VisualPeople

Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met … Continue reading Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

Visual Memo: Digital vs. Traditional Part II – “Using Tiny Tools to Reach a Big-League Audience”

This article originally appeared here as part of MOXYPLANET Media’s “Lost in Translation: Digital vs. Traditional” series, which is geared towards traditional producers and publishers who may be allergic to the … Continue reading Visual Memo: Digital vs. Traditional Part II – “Using Tiny Tools to Reach a Big-League Audience”