Workers produce medical marijuana at Canopy Growth Corporation’s Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, Ont.
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In competing with Canada's black markets, legal cannabis has potential strengths and weaknesses. Most flow directly from governments' policy choices.
This 1980s ad for Lindeman’s Ben Ean Moselle mirrored the shift in Australian wine culture from egalitarian to aspirational.
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Lindeman's Ben Ean Moselle was the ultimate wine for everyone in the 1970s. But as Australia grew wealthier, its fortunes faded in competition with other, 'finer' wines.
The Eagles won on the pitch, but who won online?
Bots, brand jackers, big shots, as well as traditional businesses all bossed the Super Bowl social media space.
Pouring Saison, a classic Belgian farmhouse-style ale, at Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine.
Winemakers call the ecological factors that define their product terroir. By redefining that idea to include history and social ties, New England craft brewers have grown an industry with local roots.
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Brands are notoriously hard to manage and protect from global competition. Here’s how Triumph Motorcycles resurrected itself.
Next generation finance bots are incredibly sophisticated.
While Champagne seems eternal and unchanging, its fame is in fact the product of four founding myths. These have shaped its identity and the images now associated with its consumption.
Big data makes it a bit easier to guess your next move.
Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.
Don’t think, just shop.
Rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it's much easier to understand and work with innate human flaws.
International passengers at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, Indonesia on November 29 th, 2017. Thousands of tourists were stranded and could not go home after Mt Agung volcano erupted.
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Until late November, Bali's high economic dependence on tourism led its Tourism Board to dismiss the dangers of the Mount Agung volcano. This severely undermined the reputation of destination Bali..
Marketing has moved from a focus on the product itself to the consumer, who they are and finally, how they think.
Behind labels’ designs, brand storytellings.
Wine labels feature a seemingly endless variety of images, type and themes. But an analysis shows that two broad themes dominate, each with four subtypes, all to craft stories that appeal to consumers.
With the retail industry struggling, the need to lure people into spending has never been greater.
That looks like a good match.
Nonprofit fundraisers have long relied on matching funds to encourage giving without knowing if they work. Recent research suggests one way to make the most out of challenge gifts from big donors.
Marijuana brand name stickers are visible as customers line up at the counter in CannaDaddy’s Wellness Center marijuana dispensary in Oregon in April.
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There's a strong case for governments to allow cannabis producers to brand their products via packaging and advertising like any other product. It could boost quality and consumer satisfaction.
One happy customer.
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Why do so many people queue overnight (or longer) for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?
The Oluwole Urban Market near Marina in Lagos. Being middle class is more than just being a consumer.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
Behavioural scientists says trick-or-treaters can give us insight into human psychology.
The way children make choices about candy on Halloween tells us a lot about human psychology.
From the sounds of some brands' marketing, you may be forgiven for believing that bespoke shoes are just a footstep away.
Crystal Pepsi, seen here on sale recently as part of a nostalgia campaign, was considered one of Pepsi’s epic fails.
It can be much easier to develop a new product than to actually get people to try it, even for big established brands. Where did launches for products like Crystal Pepsi go wrong?