A 2015 Ipsos / Readers Digest poll surveyed Canadians about the most trusted professions. Canadians gave bloggers 3.2 out of 5 on the trust scale. Traditional journalists were given 4.2. The fact that none of us should trust everything we read online almost certainly impacted this number. If Canadians were asked how much they trust […]
This post was contributed by Robert Matthew. Whether a business is big and booming or small, most companies still have the same goal of trying to obtain more clients than what they currently have. It’s especially challenging for smaller businesses, but it is still not something that is impossible to do. One way a small […]
A 2015 study conducted by Forum Research indicates that Facebook is still the top social network in Canada, followed by LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. The statistics include satisfaction ratings with each network, lead by Instagram. LinkedIn and Instagram usage is increasing, while Facebook and Twitter growth has virtually leveled off. 2015 Canadian Social Media Usage […]
For many years we’ve been hard-pressed to find 10 decent books about online business to share, let alone a list of the best picks. This year we had a bit of a tough time narrowing down our online business book choices! There still isn’t enough truly good information out there to help Canadian businesses as […]
Inbox Marketer has released a whitepaper summarizing the latest trends in Canadian eMail marketing based on their B2C and B2B clients. Canadian eMail Marketing Trends 2014 provides us with a benchmark for our own eMail marketing, along with tips for improving our results.
Business to Business (B2B) marketing is challenging. As Canadian businesses bring their companies online, many struggle to reach their business target market on the Internet. That makes each and every website visit a precious accomplishment. The last thing we want to do is lose these elusive buyers to a bad website experience. In a new […]
A recent Ipsos poll done in cooperation with the BC Association of Integrated Marketers, reached into the minds of British Columbia marketing professionals. The resulting statistics provide insight into the practices, concerns and information sources of these Canadian experts.
Canadian businesses are getting ready to take on eCommerce but the majority of them aren’t there yet. According to Statistics Canada, only 13% of Canadian companies sold goods and/or services online in 2013, totaling about $136 billion (up from $122 billion in 2012). 64% of those companies were larger enterprises, which sold about $87 billion […]
Since eCommerce is relatively new to Canadian businesses, every week we’re asked by our readers for recommendations in one product category or another. A couple of weeks ago, for example, we were asked to recommend all standard issue equipment and software for a startup web-based company. We’ve also received several requests lately from brands and […]
Every statistic and guru prediction has told us Canada is ready to rock online business. They’re slowly putting eCommerce in place, utilizing online marketplaces, participating in online marketing, and getting a grip on multi-channel retail. Businesses are embracing eCommerce with good reason. At the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE 2014 conference, Keith Anderson, VP & […]