Monthly Archives: March 2021

The March 29 – April 11, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Happy Easter!
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: A look at great creative radio
• Canadian currency deemed the filthiest money in the world
• Indian scammers are back after being shut down by police
• Dove actively encouraging other brands to diversify their ad models
• Vinyl records set to outsell CDs in the UK
• Marvel introduces first gay Captain America. Meet Aaron Fischer!
• Male Olympic diving medallist becomes world influencer in… crochet?
• Foodies: There’s a new pasta shape in town. Hello, cascatelli!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 22-28, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Actor who starred in Apple commercials defects to Intel
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Products named after their inventors
• CBC develops website for those with slow Internet speeds
• Sharing your Netflix password with family and friends may soon become a thing of the past
• A new online fad has adults posting selfies while trying on children’s clothing
• Some NFTs are worth millions. Wait… what’s an NFT?
• Patio chairs used in Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan sell out online
• And the Mother from Hell Award goes to… Raffaela Spone
• The Easter Bunny is on his way!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 15-21, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
• Burger King’s attempt at clever social media ruined by out-of-context tweet
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Brand Envy 2021
• Does race play into the appraisal values of homes?
• Zoom fatigue growing as ongoing pandemic takes its toll, but there things you can do to make it better
• World’s oldest known wild bird has yet another chick at 70
• Furniture sales booming while many work from home
• Fans upset over abrupt end to CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience
• Aurora borealis Facebook group gains in popularity during pandemic
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

 

The March 8-14, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because of racial imagery
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Animals in advertising
• Nike executive loses job after her son resells rare sneakers for profit
• Canadian butter is getting harder – and people are noticing
• Canadian Dan Levy starts sweet new tradition between SNL hosts
• Major newspaper conglomerate starting online casino to fund journalism operations
• Canada Post sending a prepaid postcard to every household in Canada to help ease isolation
• What’s on Netflix and Disney+ in Canada in March
• St. Patrick’s Day is on Wednesday, March 17
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 1-7, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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• Vintage Muppet Show episodes given cultural warnings on Disney+
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: The use of skywriting in marketing
• Restaurant owner promotes competition during pandemic
• Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head go gender neutral
• Trouble distinguishing between left and right? Get a tattoo!
• Japanese cabinet now includes a minister of loneliness after worrisome rise in suicide rates
• How to answer the dreaded salary question during a job interview
• Start ’em young! Toddler releases debut album she recorded as a fetus in her mama’s womb.
• St. Patrick’s Day is on Wednesday, March 17
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!