Yearly Archives: 2020

The Feb. 10-23, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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– People should stop answering Facebook quizzes because they put your passwords at risk
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Film locations as tourism marketing
– Uh oh! Paper masks are fooling facial recognition security systems
– Tim Hortons returning to its roots in quest to overcome sales slump
– How to spot a fake online influencer
– Easter Peeps candy turns up the heat
– Disney just apologized for chasing down a parents’ group for $250
– Has your favourite TV show been cancelled?
– Happy Valentine’s Day!
– Happy Family Day!
– Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, Feb. 10
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Feb. 3-9, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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– Another batch of Super Bowl ads is set to go down in marketing history
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Album art as marketing – Part 2
– Coronavirus causing marketing headaches for Corona beer brand
– Only one side hustle belongs on your resume
– Which streaming service is best for you?
– Time to get serious about home smart speaker security concerns
– Police chief apologizes for officers’ cruel mocking of homeless
– Saved by the Bell reboot finalizing cast
– Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, Feb. 10
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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– Planters kills off their iconic Mr. Peanut mascot… or have they?
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Using album covers as marketing
– Sobeys plastic bag ban takes effect Jan. 31
– Wearing a luxury coat could endanger your personal safety
– Sweethearts candies return but without their iconic messages
– Man found guilty for scamming people over Humboldt Broncos tragedy
– Who can resist a Golden Girls Chia Pet?
– Minor hockey in Canada changing terms for levels – including one derogatory term for little people
– Growing popularity of almond milk is doing great harm to bees
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Jan. 20-26, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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– Conservative group One Million Moms blasts Burger King for using the so-called “d-word” (“damn”) in an ad
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: How sports teams sell tickets
– Looking for an “edit” button on Twitter? Don’t hold your breath.
– Still running Windows 7? If so, it’s time for a major upgrade or risk your computer system’s security.
– Members of New Zealand’s Coffin Club plan for their demise
– Beware of those uplifting quotes you share online. Actually, they may be from a Russian troll!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Jan. 13-19, 2020, 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:
– A welcome comic strip reboot: The Far Side is returning!
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: First two episodes of new season
– Gift cards have an environmental impact
– Does tilting the toilets in workplace bathrooms increase productivity?
– Close, but no cigar. Errr… cake, I mean!
– Backlash against new Tim Hortons lids lights up again after getting a thumbs down from Justin Bieber
– Ever wonder what happens to the plastic bottles you send to recycling?
– Are mayonnaise and Miracle Whip the same thing? Nope!
– Tantramar Seniors’ College winter registration this week
– Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, Jan. 13
… and quotes of the week, photo of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!