Yearly Archives: 2019

The March 18-24, 2019, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Expect to see lots of social media posts this summer urging people to clean up parks and beaches
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: The brilliance of radio ads and sound
– Is baby powder toxic? Successful lawsuits are pointing that way!
– Companies claiming to have invented a new food product sometimes blur the truth
– Interracial couple emojis coming to the Internet
– Confused by expiration dates on products? Join the club!
– Apple Watch saves man’s life by warning of dangerously fast pulse
– Don’t panic if a hacker claims to have taken over your webcam
– Canada ranks #1 as healthiest country
– Tumblr traffic drops drastically after adult content removed
– Solar-powered Polish bike path goes viral
– Business groups fighting straw-banning laws
– Your next bed comforter may be rented – not owned!
– Next Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, April 8
– Beautiful Dieppe condo: Open house!
– March book giveaway: You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
… and quotes of the week, photo of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 11-17, 2019, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Never mind chocolate! This year, people are giving up plastic for Lent
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Distress purchases
– New Zealand using shocking photos to urge men to wear seatbelts
– Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner!
– Ganong peppermints gone after 130 years
– A store brand of olive oil is lauded for its taste and authenticity. Who knew?
– Pilot project: Hospitals putting Amazon Alexa smart speakers in patient rooms
– Smart garbage cans coming to littered San Francisco streets
– Yet another reboot: Let’s all welcome back Atari Pong!
– Adult Canadian fans of animation rejoice!
– Barbie turns 60 and continues to evolve with the times
– Sick of the twice-yearly time change? Hope is on the way!
– And then there was one… one Blockbuster left in the world, that is
– Next Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, March 11
– Looking for a beautiful condo in Dieppe?
– March book giveaway: You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
… and quotes of the week, photo of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 4-10, 2019, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Martha Stewart partners with New Brunswick firm in food venture
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Using celebrities in marketing without their permission
– Actor apologizes to CBC reporter for creepy face-licking incident
– No, the so-called Momo challenge is not trying to kill your children
– Jazz band revives cartoon music
– Social media networks cracking down on fake vaccine news
– When is the best time to post to Instagram?
– The “beep-beep” sound of Canadian winters may be a thing of the past
– Changes coming to popular lottery
– Is Amazon complicit in enabling the counterfeiting of popular products?
– What to do with the huge amount of waste created by the fashion industry?
– How Canadians can protect themselves from identity theft
– Next Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, March 11
– Looking for a beautiful condo in Dieppe?
– March book giveaway: You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
… and quotes of the week, photo of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Feb. 25 – March 3, 2019, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– YouTube rocked as inattention and hands-off attitude lead to major advertisers fleeing
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Marketing the movies
– Nike continues to benefit from Colin Kaepernick sponsorship
– Disastrous shoe blowout hits Nike in the wallet by injuring star player
– Marie Kondo inspiring people to clean up everything – including their social media
– Incredible! The Simpsons renewed through season 32
– Burger King takes a break from targeting McDonald’s customers to take aim at KFC lovers
– Set sail on a cruise inspired by the beloved Golden Girls TV series
– Business idea: Raid clearance aisles and sell the stuff on Amazon for a profit – it works!
– Beware of callers with low-interest credit card offers
– Mom unexpectedly becomes viral sensation after son posts about her amateur painting
– When is cheese not actually cheese?
– Next Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, March 11
– Looking for a beautiful condo in Dieppe?
– Last chance! Win a copy of Final Report by longtime CBC host Rick Mercer
… and quotes of the week, photo of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Feb. 11-24, 2019, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Two world-famous brands apologize after stunningly insensitive gaffes
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Using brand names in song lyrics
– Instagram bans graphic self-harm images
– Beware of smartphone apps that automatically link to your bank account
– Adam Levine’s shirt gets unexpected attention at the Super Bowl
– Tofu shortage on Canada’s east coast
– Book with racist passage found in New Brunswick schools and libraries
– Try using a password manager
– Coca-Cola invites airline passengers to flirt with others
– A solution to the age-old problem of stolen disabled parking spaces?
– Tim Hortons’ Roll Up the Rim to Win contest reignites recycling debate
– Valentine’s Day is coming!
– Next Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, Feb. 11
– Looking for a beautiful condo in Dieppe?
– Win a copy of Final Report by longtime CBC host Rick Mercer
… and quotes of the week, photo of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Please note: There will be no newsletter published on Monday, Feb. 18, due to the New Brunswick Family Day holiday.