A Case of Marketing not Working- Dairy Farmers of Canada

Most Canadians drink milk or eat yogurt or cheese, however, Statistics Canada’s recently released data on retail sales show that per capita consumption of milk in Canada has fallen by 18 per cent to 74 litres a year between 1995 and 2014. Taking into account population growth, Canadians consumed approximately 20 million litres less milk in just one year, between 2013 and 2014. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/so-we-drink-less-milk-lets-understand-why/article26158646/

The decline is so striking that the Dairy Farmers of Canada commissioned a survey to […]


Marketing Strategy and the 2015 Election Campaign in Canada

I always like to take the opportunity to educate readers of marketing during periods when they are paying attention to a specific event. Also, making marketing relevant in something that public sector marketers and communicators in Canada are keenly interested. In Canada right now we are involved with an election campaign. A few years ago I wrote an article on Marketing Warfare and its relevance to election campaigns. So I am updating the article to the 2015 election.

I constantly hear […]


The Legacy of Social Marketing for Attitude and Behaviour Change

I recently read an article by Margaret Wente columnist at the Globe and Mail titled The world’s nicest, most law-abiding generation

It got me thinking about the impact that social marketers have had on society since the early 70’s. I am not suggesting that social marketers can take credit for all the changes we have seen over the past 40 years but there is no question social marketers have made a contribution in changing attitudes and behaviours and contributing to […]


Marketing Articles to Read this Summer

Summer is a good time to catch up on your reading. Here are 11 articles on marketing which should keep you up to date on some very important developments in the world of marketing.  Trying reading them while enjoying your favourite beverage.

4 Tips for Adopting a Customer-Centric Mindset

If you’re taking an integrated marketing approach, your customers need to be driving the decisions your company makes.

Otherwise, your brand could risk becoming irrelevant—or, worse, offensive—to your audience.

When customers are embedded […]