Author Archives: Amber Mac

Responsible AI: What Canadians Want in Banking

There is a lot of talk these days about the responsible implementation of artificial intelligence technology. Businesses across all industries are working hard to figure out how to reap the benefits of AI while identifying the inherent risks of automation. In the financial services industry, this is especially true. Many… Read More

Back-to-School Tech: 6 Smart Picks

I just wrapped a week-long media tour for back-to-school tech. I travelled across the country showcasing these six innovative picks, which will help you have a more productive, creative, and safe September. Deco M5 Whole Home Wireless Mesh System (3-pack) by TP Link $279.99 – Available at The Source and other major… Read More

Marketing Disrupted 07: What Does It All Mean?

In the final episode of Marketing Disrupted, Amber and Brent talk to Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author, marketing guru, and former Apple executive, about best practices for marketers today, and what he learned working with Steve Jobs: that the message hasn’t changed, just the means of delivery. As well, Jeffrey Hayzlett,… Read More

Marketing Disrupted 06: The Little Companies That Could

In this episode, Brent and Amber speak with Christopher Riccobono, Founder, and Aaron Sanandres, CEO and Co-Founder, of UNTUCKit, a company that solved a little-discussed problem most men had: finding perfect length shirts. UNTUCKit is part of a new wave of consumer disruption brands, like Warby Parker and Endy, that… Read More

Marketing Disrupted 05: Walking the Walk

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have in any marketing strategy. Brent and Amber talk to Brian Solis, author, speaker and Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group, about the role that CSR plays in reinforcing brand purpose, employee engagement and how to embed CSR in an… Read More

Marketing Disrupted 04: The Art & Science of Marketing & Gaming

Brent and Amber talk to Randy Weyersberg, VP, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Enterprise Brand and Marketing, about everything from how he helps OLG get out the word about the big jackpots, to partnering with sports teams and live music to engage customers, and why OLG is betting big on technology… Read More

Marketing Disrupted 03: Brands online: Marketing, Tech & Social Media

Brent and Amber lead a feature interview with Lara Skripitsky, VP & Chief Technology Officer at McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, on all the ways technology and digital tools are helping the world’s most iconic brand enhance its customer experience. She talks about everything from mobile apps to touch screen kiosks,… Read More

Marketing Disrupted 02: Balancing Data & Desire

Amber and Brent talk to Justin De Graaf, Head of Ads Research and Insights at Google, about how the tech giant makes its money and drives the global economy. They ask him a simple question: How should marketers best use Google? Justin shows them how data can be used to… Read More

Marketing Disrupted 01: Who is the new CMO?

In this inaugural episode, some of the giants of the industry talk to Brent and Amber about the changing face of marketing and the new responsibilities of CMOs: to evolve and adapt to ever-shifting marketing models. Jeffrey Hayzlett, CEO of The Hayzlett Group and Chairman of C-Suite Network, discusses why… Read More

Marketing Disrupted

My new podcast series with Brent Chaters explores the evolving demands for CMOs and their organizations to thrive in the age of digital disruption. Below are the episodes so far and you can find more details on Accenture’s page for the podcast and… Read More