Small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners work hard to manage the demands of running a business, not to mention handling the complexities of IT and cybersecurity. Thus, Public Safety Canada created the Get Cyber Safe Guide for Small and Medium Businesses, which provides education on cyber security and practical tips to protect your business. Acart’s… Continue reading Giving SMBs the tools they need to secure the #IoTatWork
Do you have a smart TV, or maybe a smart home assistant? Even if you don’t, you probably know someone who does. But you may not know that these smart devices make up the Internet of Things (IoT). As these devices are becoming more commonplace, Public Safety Canada tasked us with educating Canadians on the… Continue reading Teaching Canadians to #ConnectSmarter with the Internet of Things
Did you know October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM)? CSAM is a national public awareness campaign to help Canadians be more secure online by teaching them steps they can take to protect themselves, their families, and their devices. As part of our work for Public Safety Canada, we helped refresh their CSAM toolkit, which hosts… Continue reading Secure Your Home and Workplace this Cyber Security Awareness Month
Have you ever asked yourself, is my home in danger from overland flooding? Is there anything I can do to protect my property? Will my insurance cover the potential damage? Our latest campaign for Public Safety Canada urges Canadians to learn the answers to these (and many other) questions about flood risks and planning. It’s… Continue reading Helping Canadians be more #FloodReady
THE FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS / LA VERSION FRANÇAISE SUIT The first flight carrying 400 Syrian refugees has arrived in Canada – and the response has been overwhelmingly beautiful and inspirational! Canadians have been taking pictures, sharing positive stories on social media, offering gifts and donations, and volunteering to help welcome the refugees. Welcoming refugees is an important… Continue reading New Digital Campaign Helps #WelcomeRefugees to Canada / #Bienvenueauxréfugiés : une campagne web pour promouvoir l’accueil
It was the longest Canadian federal election in living memory, but we were ready for it. Since being awarded the Elections Canada contract almost two years ago, Acart’s team has been developing the Ready to Vote campaign that was ubiquitous in your mainstream and social media for the past few weeks. From media and communication… Continue reading More Canadians were Ready to Vote in #elxn42!
Elections Canada now estimates that 3.6 million Canadians voted in the advance polls over Thanksgiving weekend — a 71% increase in advance voting over the last election in 2011! Clearly, voters are engaged in this federal election. Current legislation prevents Elections Canada from encouraging people to vote. (That’s up to parties and community groups.) But… Continue reading Helping you be Ready to Vote on October 19 #elxn42
It’s been a long election campaign, but advance polls are almost here! Which means that our Ready to Vote campaign for the 2015 federal election is entering a new phase: Of course, this weekend is also Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada! Traditionally, it’s a time when many post-secondary students who attend school away from their… Continue reading In #elxn42, Thanksgiving weekend is also time for advance polls!
If you live in Canada, or consume Canadian media, you’ve probably seen our campaign for the federal election by now. Following the voter registration phase, we’ve now moved on to informing Canadian voters about the Voter Information Card they should have received in the mail by now. As before, our helpful animated character explains what… Continue reading What’s a Voter Information Card? Our new #elxn42 ads explain
In addition to the mainstream media campaign we’ve developed for Elections Canada in the 2015 federal election, Acart has explored some innovative media opportunities. Perhaps the most unexpected is the commissioning of two “listicles” as native advertising on BuzzFeed. For those unfamiliar with it, BuzzFeed is an American-based media company that has evolved from user-generated… Continue reading Elections Canada is a “WIN” on BuzzFeed! #elxn42
As a Canadian agency, at Acart Communications we’re used to doing things bilingually. So of course when we developed our Ready to Vote campaign for Elections Canada, our anglophone and francophone copywriters developed all messaging in parallel. But in addition to English and French versions of our ads, we also created an Inuktitut language series… Continue reading Informing voters about #elxn42 in 34 languages!
Monday, September 14, marked the official launch of Elections Canada’s Electoral Reminder Program advertising campaign. And we couldn’t be more proud! At Acart, we have been working on the strategy and execution of this campaign for almost two years — from agency pitch, to client consultations, to creative development, to testing, production, and media trafficking.… Continue reading Helping Canada get ready to vote in #elxn42