Author Archives: Brian Cormier

The April 6- 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:
– Happy Easter!
– Beware of Zoom-bombers who hijack meetings with profanity… and more!
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Exploring the world of online reviews
– Thinking about moving to an isolated rural area to escape COVID-19? Don’t pack your bags just yet!
– People didn’t always wash their hands – even doctors!
– Dolly Parton is reading children’s books at bedtime on Thursdays
– Museum seeking volunteers to transcribe historical documents
– Jigsaw puzzles make a comeback during COVID-19 crisis
– Leslie Jordan’s entertaining updates will keep you smiling!
– COVID-19 puts a temporary halt to careers of Disney princesses
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 30 – April 5, 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:
– During the COVID-19 crisis, sales are increasing for one particular clothing item at Walmart
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) in marketing
– FBI FitTest app can track your movements
– Internet bandwith overload: Netflix lowers video quality to ease system
– What do you use for toilet paper if you can’t find any after hoarders have picked the shelves clean?
– New Brunswick also largely shut down during Spanish flu pandemic
– America’s Test Kitchen removes paywall on website’s kids’ section
– Infamous news report “star” apologizes after coronavirus remarks
– In times of isolation, virtual happy hours are growing in popularity
– Easter is on its way!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 23-29, 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:
– Coronavirus means no more “finger lickin’ good” KFC ads
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Advertising on matchbooks
– Churchgoers move online for services
– Small industries finding new opportunities in pandemic
– In times of crisis, scams pop up like bad weeds
– Christmas makes spring comeback thanks to coronavirus
– Mass influx of home workers is like Christmas morning for hackers
– Looking for a video conferencing service?
– Are all your Facebook friends making bread all of a sudden? It’s not your imagination!
– Take this down time (if you have some) to learn how to enjoy albums again through “deep listening”
– Easter is on its way!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 16-22, 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:
– Why is everyone stocking up on toilet paper because of coronavirus? Apparently, it’s human nature.
– Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: The business of wedding marketing
– What is this “5G” thing, anyway?
– Security experts: Passwords are out. Passphrases are in.
– When is the best time to retire? One expert says: “Never!”
– Some happy TV shows to take your mind off the awful news lately
– Saskatchewan residents: Cancel your eyeball tattoo appointments!
– Easter is hopping its way here!
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 9-15, 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:
– Eastlink customers being sued for downloading illegal copies of movie
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Airports as brands
– Coronavirus is even affecting movie releases
– BMW updates logo for fifth time since 1917
– Subway must pay CBC $500,000 in damages for failed defamation lawsuit
– The beginning of a trend? Scottish parliament approves free period products for all women.
– Repair Cafés grow in popularity
– Why you need to care about so-called “juice jacking”
– Should you be taking cold showers?
– Monette Gould: Independent certified funeral celebrant
– Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) rolls out new branding
– St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!
– Rotary Trivia Night: Monday, March 9
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!