Social Media

Pinterest Use in Canada is Growing Rapidly (Statistics)

Pinterest Use in Canada is Growing Rapidly (Statistics)

Ahalogy’s 2016 Media Consumption Report was released this month, revealing data about Canadian Pinterest user demographics, habits, and behaviour. The statistics confirm that Pinterest use is growing rapidly in Canada, with over 35% joining the image-sharing social media network last year. Half of Canadian active Pinners use Pinterest 2–3 times per week or more, and […]

15+ Best Instagram Business Tools ©

15+ Best Instagram Business Tools ©

Instagram recently announced the addition of business pages, which should be available to Canadians in 2017. Its 400 million active users (7 million in Canada) are already proving to be a marketing asset for businesses big and small. With the highest engagement rate of all major social networks, brands need to effectively and efficiently reach […]

Canadian Social Media Use and Online Brand Interaction (Statistics)

Canadian Social Media Use and Online Brand Interaction (Statistics)

Canadians love using social media in 2016 and Facebook continues to be the social network they use most, a new survey from InsightsWest has determined. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram use is still growing at a healthy pace overall in Canada, while Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Reddit usage has slowed down a bit. A […]

Canadian eCommerce and Social Sales (Q1 2016 Data)

Canadian eCommerce and Social Sales (Q1 2016 Data)

Online sales in Canada are expected to be stronger than ever in 2016. eTail Canada predicts that eCommerce sales in this country will top $34.04 billion this year. In their Q1 report, Demac Media suggests the typically slow first quarter is the perfect time for businesses to focus on social sales and segments experiencing growth. […]

Canadian Teens Rule Back-to-School Online Shopping in 2015 (Statistics) ©

It comes as no surprise that Canadian teens are taking over back-to-school online shopping in 2015, according to Ernst & Young forecast statistics. This generation has grown up in a digital shopping era where an eCommerce option is as natural as going to the mall. It changes the shopping dynamic when teens hold the credit […]

Spike in Canadian Online Sales and Marketing (Statistics) ©

It has taken a long time for Canadian businesses to start selling online and even longer for most to fully embrace it as a way of life. We face unique eCommerce obstacles in Canada, from a lack of local Internet expertise to high postal shipping rates and inferior (yet expensive) Internet access. More Canadian retailers […]

2015 Canadian Social Media Usage Statistics

2015 Canadian Social Media Usage Statistics

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 […]

Top 10 Online Business Books of 2014 ©

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 […]

November Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

Get Halloween Website Traffic (Plus 2014 Canadian Statistics)

Get Halloween Website Traffic (Plus 2014 Canadian Statistics)

As Canadian businesses begin to focus on the 2014 holiday season, Halloween is often overlooked. It’s a lucrative holiday that warrants more attention than theme sales, however. The opportunities presented by Canadians searching the internet for Halloween topics can make it well worth promoting online, and the earlier the better.  Just about 78% of Canadians […]