So Long NAFTA, Hello USMCA

The United States of America, Canada and Mexico on September 30th announced an agreement for an updated NAFTA, under the name of the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement, or USMCA.

The full text of the agreement was made public, triggering a 60-day U.S. requirement for the agreement to be signed on November 30 — the last day Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will be in office.


CEO Activism in 2018: The Tech Effect

As Toronto assumes the North American lead in tech job growth, understanding the value of a CEO taking a stand could make the difference in attracting talent. According to Weber Shandwick’s study CEO Activism in 2018: The Tech Effect, technology professionals find high levels of positivity towards CEOs who speak out on hotly debated current issues.


For brands, fake news is an existential threat

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In the wake of the U.S. election and related attacks on brands such as New Balance, much of the public has become aware that there are consequences to living in the “filter bubble” – a place where anything goes in a sharable universe. As a result, Facebook and Google have come under intense scrutiny. One of the consequences of the filter bubble is the success of fake news, an indication not only of a public shift in the traditional rules of discourse, but also in the degree to which truth is now seen as a negotiable concept.

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