Author Archives: Brian Cormier

The Feb. 19-25, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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In this week’s edition…
– Fraud alert! Don’t call the number that only rang once!
– This week’s Under the Influence: The wild world of comic book ads!
– Lucky Charms cereal jumps on free publicity bandwagon by retiring of hourglass marshmallow shape
– Sign up for CNN’s excellent Reliable Sources newsletter
– Young Winnipeg mall cleaner’s singing goes viral online
– Win a chance to see and hear world-renowned Dr. Temple Grandin in Moncton!
– Google removes “View Image” button due to copyright settlement
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

The Feb. 12-18, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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In this week’s edition…
– Social media blamed for LL Bean’s surprising returns policy change
– This week’s Under the Influence: Crazy ideas that actually worked!
– New books suggests Germans really know how to parent kids
– Meet Lucas, the new Gerber baby – and the first with Down Syndrome
– So hungry that you’re angry? There’s a word for that!
– Win a chance to see and hear world-renowned Dr. Temple Grandin in Moncton!
– Canadian comedy series Corner Gas is back… but this time it’s animated!
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

The Feb. 5-11, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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In this week’s edition…
– KFC announces newest surprise Colonel Sanders
– Another YouTube star in trouble – this time for assaults disguised as pranks
– Monopoly announced new edition of game just for cheaters
– eBay dumping PayPal as payment service
– Why the avocado industry owes its success to the Super Bowl
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

The Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!


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In this week’s edition…
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence looks at the lucrative world of subscription marketing.
– Crock-Pot dealing with assault on its brand by a fictional TV show.
– Check out the Heart, Soul & Hustle podcast.
– Hawaii’s governor admits he didn’t know how to access his Twitter account during crisis.
– Remember GeoCities?
– Want your print copy of Success magazine? You’d better get it soon!
– How is fluorescent blue lighting cutting down on drug use in public bathrooms?
… and history notes, community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

The Jan. 22-28, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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In this week’s edition…
– The most negative places on Earth, according to Twitter users’ emojis
– This week on CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Initially hated marketing ideas that did A-OK!
– People are being dared to eat a toxic substance on YouTube – and they’re doing it!
– New Brunswick releases social media guidebook for local food and beverage producers
– If you watch TV, it seems like everyone owns a Microsoft Surface
– Don’t stifle that sneeze! Either let it all out or suffer the consequences
– Branch Graphic Design celebrates 20th anniversary
– and history notes, community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!