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Edmonton Loses the Indy! (Part 1 of 2)

That’s next year’s headline. I’m calling it right now. No, I’m not an oracle, and no, I didn’t ask Zoltar — but I can show you why we’re going to lose what could be— should be— a world-class Edmonton-based event. Let’s start by looking at the recent Edmonton Sun poll, then we’ll Tarantino this debacle. […]

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A New Twist on Animals in Advertising

Are you as sick of seeing animals in ad campaigns as I am? Usually their presence in ads is completely irrelevant to the product or service they are selling, and generally they’re used as a ploy to distract you from how bad the product or service is. Telus is apparently “unleashing” something new this week. […]

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A Toast to Georgie and Young Edmonton

A couple of Fridays ago I rolled up to a bar I’ve been to many times, and as we rounded the corner from the alley to the front street I proclaimed, “no worries, there’s never been a line up here.” Approaching the door I realized that the abnormally large smoking crowd hovering on the sidewalk, […]

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Vancouver City

A glimpse into the ethereal experience that is Vancouver. This video has it all, beauty, mystery and sensuality. Thank you InnerLife & Linda Ganzini; you’ve inspired me to want to share the beauty of my city.

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Are You a Marketing Hostage?

What is the biggest marketing issue facing companies today? Some might say it’s developing new approaches as the traditional mediums become increasingly obsolete. Others might say it’s demonstrating marketing’s ROI. While others might even say that given the world economy it’s simply a basic need like keeping a job. All of these are great arguments […]

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Battle of the Brands: Apple vs. Everyone Else

Have you ever bought an Apple product? If you haven’t I’m sure you want to, and if you have—did you ever regret it? I know I sure haven’t. I realize some people find issues with Apple, but let’s face it, buying an Apple is an awesome experience. I bought my 3rd Mac last week and […]

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Urban Jungle Shakes the Shackles of the Hourly Rate

Next time you are at the zoo you might notice a 10-ton elephant tethered by a flimsy rope to a 3-foot pole. The elephant has been trained to believe it has no choice about staying in its current position. And so it is with the hourly rate, which marketing firms, law firms, accounting firms, business […]

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Congratulations Advico!

On behalf of the Urban Jungle team I’d like to congratulate Advico Professional Investment Services on the Grand Opening of their new Sherwood Drive location. Advico, a financial advisory representing Professional Investment Services, Austral-Asia’s fastest growing financial services company; officially opened its doors to the public yesterday. We are honored to partner with Advico in […]

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Battle of the Brands: WestJet vs. Air Canada

Which airline do you prefer? WestJet or Air Canada? My preference hands down is WestJet. They are problem solvers. They are built on the philosophy of helping people and making them happy. Air Canada on the other hand seems to cause more problems and headaches than they fix. I have no idea what their mission […]

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