Vancouver Marketing Consultant & Business Coach Blog | Andrea Coutu

Before & After Model Magazine Retouch

Magazine photos of models retouched in Photoshop — maybe you’ve heard of them. Via Lisa Manfield, my long-time client, comes this before and after reveal of a mock magazine cover. I asked her about the reveal. “I think it’s great that someone has taken the time to really showcase what goes on behind the lens […]

Consultant blog provides business boost

Consultants have much to gain from blogging for business. Calgary’s Rhona-Mae Arca is a great example. After much encouragement (nagging) from me, Arca added a blog to the website for her music consulting business, Musespeak. Six months later, she’s increased her website traffic — “I had to upgrade my web hosting program for more bandwidth!” […]

Wal-Mart Brady Bunch Ad Jingle

Brady Bunch – Wal-Mart commercial song. Wal-Mart’s got a new TV ad series that features a cover of the hit 70s “Time to Change” song by the Brady Brunch. If you’ve long forgotten the song that launched the Brady Six to stardom, here’s a refresher from the chorus: When it’s time to change (when it’s […]

Alexander Keith’s beer character arrested

The man who plays the mutton-chopped, ale-obsessed Scot in the Alexander Keith’s beer commercials has been arrested on charges of child pornography. Robert Norman Smith was allegedly caught in an undercover police sting involving people who were downloading child pornography from the Internet. The accused is innocent until proven guilty. However, Keith’s parent company, Labbatt’s, […]

Canadian Tire Guy’s divorce and forced retirement

The Canadian Tire Guy is gone. Canadian Tire has dropped him their campaigns. According to the Globe, the Canadian Tire Guy — Ted — and his wife — Gloria — will no longer show up in ads. Am I the only one who didn’t know these characters had names? As regular readers know, I’ve written […]

Coal Harbour Community Centre

Coal Harbour Community Centre recently merged its website with Vancouver’s West End Community Centre and Barclay Manor. Up till the merger, you could find the Coal Harbour Community Centre simplying by searching for “Coal Harbour” in Google. Now it only comes up if you search for “Coal Harbour Community” or “Coal Harbour Community Centre” – […]