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McEwan Setting New Standard for Downtown Urban Grocery The McEwan Group is changing how the downtown crowd does their grocery shopping. The store opened on July 15 and is located under the TD Tower along the P.A.T.H. McEwan serves up 6,000 square feet of fresh, grab & go...

On June 3rd 2015, the LCBO recognized outstanding performance among their trade partners in the 21st annual Elsie Awards. The Elsies (so named as a cute play on LCBO) was held in Toronto and recognized 27 businesses and individuals in partnership with the LCBO who...

Do you enjoy the Bloor / Yorkville part of Toronto? Do you grab a coffee and stroll mink mile? We are currently looking for 3 lifestyle Toronto-based Influencers (Social Media Trend Advisors) to participate as the living and entertaining expert in our CITY GUIDE PROGRAM. The...

Offering an environment just as inspired as the restaurant's well-travelled chef, ViaVai gives diners an authentic taste of Italy.   ViaVai, Toronto's newest Italian pizzeria and wine bar, opened its doors on the 23rd of April, 2015. Enclosed entirely in glass, the restaurant has a ceiling that spans 4 stories,...

Feel the speed as you watch the world's fastest equine athletes soar to the finish line. Ajax Downs is heading into its 46th Quarter Horse racing season and 7th year on its new state-of-the-art track. The season includes 28 live race days, with their opening day set for Sunday, May 10th. Every Sunday...

Today's young people are the most informed generation ever -- no product goes unreviewed, no meal un-Yelp-ed, and no candidate hired before a good thorough Twitter lurk. Businesses are constantly turning to young people who understand the importance of social marketing for insight, because no...

It's no secret that the team at Branding & Buzzing loves their beer. Our love of beer extends from local craft to international brews and everything in between.  Recently Canada has been seeing a massive cooking with beer trend. Our first cooking with beer recipe...

On Thursday, March 26th, 2015, Pay Chen, TV & radio host, writer, and producer, collaborated with Rock Lobster Food's Chef Matt Dean Pettit to host the first Canola Eat Well Culinary Workshop. The event marked the launch of a six-part series of Canola Oil inspired farm to food...

Terroir Symposium announces collaborative dinner series  generously supported by Samuel Adams Brewery The Terroir Symposium (www.terroirsymposium.com) — Canada’s leading hospitality industry symposium, which brings together the elite of Canada’s culinary industry — is pleased to partner with Samuel Adams Brewery (www.samueladams.com) to launch a series of four collaborative...

Pinterest was started in 2009 and is a key social media channel for the food industry. It is one of the most used photo sharing sites online. Pinterest hits 10 million unique visitors faster than any other social platform to date. Users can upload, save, sort,...

On March 1-3, 2015  we had the chance to take part in Canada's largest food service event of year at the Restaurants Canada Show, formerly known as the CRFA Show. The show was jam-packed with over 12,000 industry professionals, 1,200 exhibit booths, dozens of chef demos and celebrity...

Taste Canada and Food Bloggers of Canada have partnered up for the Food Writing Awards 2015. Online foodie personalities are invited to submit their top blog posts to the 2015 Food Blog Category: Best Post. These submissions can be a restaurant review, food experience or...

Facebook - the juggernaut of SOCIAL MEDIA. It is one of the oldest social platforms that most of us are still members of. In the marketing circle many SOCIAL MEDIA professionals are questioning the value of Facebook now that it has moved into a pay-to-play space...

Moms are constantly forced to balance what I want my kids to be eating and what they’ll actually eat. This was the impetus for Thai Kitchen Canada’s 2015 Recipe Challenge, and with help from five mommy bloggers, the hope is to introduce Canadian moms to...

  We are currently looking for 3 food-savvy Toronto-based Influencers to participate as the host in our CULINARY NETWORKING EVENT SERIES curated by TV Personality & Celebrity Chef Christine Tizzard.   The events are inspired by Bonne Maman and their time-honored traditional French preserves and jellies. They are...

The Food & Beverage industry has been one of the most active presences in social media since it became a viable marketing medium ten years ago, and if you haven’t jumped on board yet, it’s not too late. But with the all the available channels,...

The relationship between Social Media and your TV grows more and more everyday. Live events on TV are the perfect opportunity to feel connected using Twitter; we often follow along on and comment with our opinions. For brands it is a great opportunity to connect...

The NEW YEAR typically brings NEW YEAR resolutions filled with foods we promise to stay away from as we shuffle our routines and sign-up for gym memberships.  It also brings a lot talk about 2015 food trends. It’s about this time of year when we start...

We worked with Trattoria by Mercatto, a traditional Italian restaurant located in the heart of Toronto's largest shopping destination, Toronto Eaton Centre, on a social media blogger program to create an afternoon affair with antipasti and cocktails that reflected authentic Italian cuisine. We invited 11 bloggers to come #ToTheCity and escape...

 Abbey's Kitchen Stadium (AKS) is a celebration of Toronto's vibrant food culture that brings together the city's hottest restaurant chefs in a weekend long cooking competition.   Throughout the three day event, 8 top Toronto chefs from DaiLo, Home of the Brave, Hudson Kitchen, Parts &...

Showcasing over 200 exhibitors and 50 live cooking demonstrations our taste buds were definitely “buzzing” at this year's Delicious Food Show.  From educational workshops to Celebrity Chefs appearances including Mario Batali, Tyler Florence and Nadia G. we had our mouths full with all things food....

We are an agency that understands the value of being engaging and looks for unique opportunities to work with Bloggers to participate and share their experiences with our clients’ products. The result, a perfect opportunity where people who love social media can share their stories...

Every year we hear another buzzword in Marketing. The latest thing the clients are looking for is Native Advertising. Before you dive into a full blown Native Advertising campaign ask yourself do you know what is it? Do you know what it will do for you?...

We develop and curate unique In-Real-Life experiences for Social Influencers to talk about and share with their online communities. Whether it's recipe creations, themed parties or shopping excursions, once your brand is placed into the hands of Social Influencers, the possibilities are endless! [Brand-In-Hand™ is a B&B Original]  ...