#FAKENEWS and the online impact – Part 1

In honour of World Press Freedom Day today, we are uncovering everything you need to know about everyone’s favourite topic: fake news. In this three-part series, we will delve into the definition of fake news, where it came from and how you can prevent falling victim to fake news. Part 1: An overview of fake news… Continue reading #FAKENEWS and the online impact – Part 1

Metro Ottawa goes #Klingon for #StarfleetOTT

Ottawa was in for another Trekker surprise on Tuesday, April 26, as the front page of popular commuter newspaper Metro Ottawa was published in glorious Klingon! This was, of course, another surprise element of our advance buzz campaign for Canada Aviation and Space Museum’s Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. The Klingon front page, with… Continue reading Metro Ottawa goes #Klingon for #StarfleetOTT

More Canadians were Ready to Vote in #elxn42!

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!

Helping you be Ready to Vote on October 19 #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

In #elxn42, Thanksgiving weekend is also time for advance polls!

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!

What’s a Voter Information Card? Our new #elxn42 ads explain

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

Helping Canada get ready to vote in #elxn42

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

Want to go viral? #doitonthebus

Yesterday, our campaign for Halifax Region’s Metro Transit went live. Themed “Do It On The Bus,” it speaks to the many leisure and work activities you can do as a transit rider that you can’t (or shouldn’t) as a driver. This morning, Metro Transit announced the campaign on its Twitter feed, and included the hashtag… Continue reading Want to go viral? #doitonthebus