Marketing & Media

Sep 1, 2007
Over the Rainbow
Nathaniel Christopher

It’s a sunny day in the heart of Vancouver’s gay village on Davie Street. Everyone is out in their shorts, shades and running shoes. Men stroll hand in hand with their partners. One strays from the flock to check the...

Aug 5, 2007
Club Penguin Sold to Disney for Big Bucks
Tony Wanless

The trio get $350 million in cash, $350 million in future payments, making a payday for each in the neighbourhood of $115 million. The three will also join Disney as senior execs responsible for the popular (700,000 subscribers, paying from $6 to $58 a year) online Antarctic world in which...

Jul 29, 2007
Aerial Filming: He shoots He Soars
Ken Hegan

Every great film has a helicopter shot. You can look it up. Picture the panoramic opening of The Sound of Music when the camera swoops over the Alps to find Julie Andrews singing her nun heart out. Or James Bond skiing off a cliff in The Spy Who Loved Me. Or that episode in North by Northwest where a low-flying crop-duster terrorizes the normally unflappable Cary Grant. These scenes were all shot from a helicopter, the one indispensable tool of...

Jul 22, 2007
Vancouver Gaming Industry: Digital Warfare
Shawn Conner

It’s an impressive group – including Rory Armes, senior VP and GM of Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. and Kelly Zmak, president of Radical Entertainment Inc. The hot topic they’re here to discuss is “The Future of Gaming, Cinematics and Storytelling in Games.” Most of these senior execs are upbeat, and why...

Jul 1, 2007
Technocrati: Blog On
Valerie McTavish

It’s not that bad an offer if you can convince enough people to pay you for what’s on your mind. Convince 1,000 people a day and you’ve got $10; convince a million people every month and you’ve got a six-figure annual salary. It’s that kind of math that attracts the ambitious to the world of blogging. And with minimal entry barriers (domain-name registration and some free content-management software), it’s no surprise that the blogiverse is growing at a rate of...

Jul 1, 2007
Color Marketing Group: Hue Done It
Jessica Werb

A member of the Color Marketing Group (CMG), Scarlett Ballantyne is part of a global network of designers who predict upcoming colour trends, create new shades and influence everything from the tint of your bedroom walls to the gleam of the car in your driveway.

Jun 27, 2007
BCBusiness wins BC Magazine of the Year
BCBusiness D.B.

BCBusiness magazine won the coveted Magazine of the Year award for B.C./Yukon. The award was presented by the Western Magazine Awards Foundation (WMAF) and announced at the 25th annual Western Magazine Awards held at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver on Friday, June 22nd, 2007.

Jun 1, 2007
How to Score Media Coverage
Jessica Werb

Sometimes, the business world can seem a bit like a schoolyard, where the popular kids get all the attention. Why is it that some companies get featured in magazines, newspapers or TV shows while others, seemingly just as interesting or important, get overlooked? It’s not so mysterious.

Mar 1, 2007
Board Politics
Daniel Wood

For a politician, one of the worst places to be located is in an ironic corner, and on a day in early June last year, West Vancouver’s new mayor, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, found herself in just such a spot.

Dec 1, 2006
Destiny Media: A Penny for your Stocks?
David Jordan

Entering the downtown head office of Destiny Media Technologies, it’s immediately obvious that the company has seen better times. The expansive lobby screams opulence, with its slate-tile floor, its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking West Hastings Street 10 floors below, and the massive boardroom table visible through an aqua-tinted glass wall.

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