An Event Centre On the Horizon

WHICH EVENT CENTRE IS THE RIGHT EVENT CENTRE? @cliffnotes I believe Greater Sudbury will hugely benefit from an event centre. That’s it… blog over, lol, jk. There seems to be a few quiet options on the table but I will take a moment to chat about the 2 proposals that are catching the majority of media attention. True North Strong …

Meet Darien – The New Launchpad Tech Geek

<Transmission Start> My name is Darien and I’m the new guy here at Launchpad Creative. I’m the resident geek and tech guy and I’m going to be starting a regular blog post helping keeping you all updated on the latest tech and how it can help you grow as a company… and maybe even as a human. So last week we …

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Kimtern… The Final Blog

Well, here it is, the last Kimtern blog. On one side, this makes me super excited because it means I’m one step closer to finally graduating from my program (YAY). On the other hand, I’m very, very sad to be leaving Launchpad. In my short seven weeks of placement, I’ve learned so much about people, marketing, and business. It’s true …

Kimtern Part Deux

Hello again, fellow creatures, welcome back to the Kimtern, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and didn’t get caught in the rain last night. First, I’d like to say, thanks for all the love and support from everyone reading this right now. Today is national Encourage a Young Writer Day, and I definitely feel the …

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Kimtern the New Intern

Hello and bonjour! Those are the only two ways I know how to say hello. Lesson one – I’m not very cultural. I am, however, very excited to be writing this blog. So, let’s get started! I’m new to blogging, so please bear with me, I swear this will eventually get entertaining! As this is blog number 1 out of …

Five Reasons why you Better Take Another Look at E-Commerce

According to a recent poll 62% of Canadians prefer purchasing from Canadian online companies. This is great news for Canadian companies. Essentially we are looking at a consumer base that has a built-in brand loyalty based on your nationality. Also, consumers want to avoid the complicated shipping costs of ordering from other countries. Pick up locations are popping up everywhere. …

A SENTENCE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL FAILURE

“THAT’S JUST HOW IT’S DONE”   EASILY the worst sentence in the English language. Ok, maybe that’s a HUGE exaggeration but dammit I hate that sentence. It started really burning my soul around 10 years ago when I started my career. I started out at CTV, or as most Sudburians remember it, MCTV. I was classified as a floater. This …

Branding Outside and In

At this point, most of us can agree that branding is absolutely key to identifying your unique value and flavor to the market. Branding is our opportunity to heavily influence the way the public perceives us and whether or not we are memorable. Some companies spend tons of time working on the outside world’s perception of them and simply forget …

Hi, My Name is Sara

Hello, Launchpad Creative friends and family! Let me introduce myself. My name is Sara Bergeron, and I’m so excited to say that I’m the newest member of the Launchpad Creative team. I’ve always been the type of person who’s been excited to see what the future holds. The unknown excites me rather than frightens me. That being said, as a …

A New Era

The light blasted into the media room from two large frosted windows. It was very hot. Ironic because we were in the same building as a giant ice box. The city’s press was there. It felt big, it felt new and old, like the way things once were. In Greater Sudbury hockey is a big deal. We grow up on frozen …

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Choice Over Chance

We’ve all had that feeling. Wanting to have more for ourselves and to have better things in life. Scrolling through social media and recognizing the envy burning in our stomach and that thought in the back of our minds saying. “Why not me?” “Well obviously she’s engaged.” “They always had everything handed to them” “How does he even afford that …

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Don’t Be a Pokémon

I bet you’re trying to figure out how to capitilize on the Pokémon go craze eh? DON’T!   Pokémon Go is not going to go but… what will come next? That is the important question. When everyone is going left the savvy entrepreneur goes right. Why do they do this? It’s simple, they want to stand out from the pack. …

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Advertising Blog – Welcome to My Layer(s)

Welcome to My Layer(s) You might be surprised to hear that people are resistant to change. Actually, everyone is resistant to everything. How about this? Whenever something new comes to us it’s like a Facebook friend request. We either accept, ignore or deny. Cliff, what are you talking about? Sorry, I may have buried the lead here. I want to …

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Web Design Now Available in Local Format!

We Are Better By Design Recently we did a website (web design and development) for a client and this was the response, “Oh my god, I thought you had to go to Toronto to get work like this done”. On one hand I was quite obviously flattered. On the other hand I was kind of disappointed to learn that so …

You Might Be Addicted to Telemarketing

  Telemarketing has snuck its way back into our lives without us even realizing it… this time you’re going to them and not the other way around. Marketers (yes, guilty as charged) have found a way to get in front of your eyes instead of your ears this time. That’s our job. Find your eyes and stand in front of …

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How to Make the Most of Your 2016 Marketing Budget

First, I would like to say that if anyone walks into your office and claims they have the one solution that will blow your profits through the roof, they are lying. So if you’re reading this blog, chances are you probably understand the benefit of getting your business and ideas to the market. Me and my team at Launchpad Creative …