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How the Tourism Industry can help Syrian Refugees

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Vanessa Vachet

 

BC's Tourism Industry: Help Welcome Syrian Refugees!

BC’s Tourism Industry: Help Welcome Syrian Refugees!

 

When it comes to the conflict in Syria, you’ve probably heard some of the staggering and sobering numbers. Since the Syrian civil war began, 320,000 people have been killed, including nearly 12,000 children.

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Three of Our Favourite Diwali Commercials

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Vanessa Vachet
Watch the 3 Most Popular Diwali Commercials from 2014 and 2015

Watch the 3 Most Popular Diwali Commercials from 2014 and 2015

 

Diwali is one of the most important holidays in the South Asian community, and this year, it falls on November 11th. Which means, that you should already be seeing some pre-Diwali advertisements, as Canadian brands begin to recognise the buying power of South Asian communities.

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1.2 Million Reasons to Have a Chinese New Year Marketing Strategy Sooner rather than Later

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Vanessa Vachet

 

What's Your Chinese New Year Marketing Strategy?

What’s Your Chinese New Year Marketing Strategy?

 

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the largest celebration in China. In 2016, it falls on February 8th. For retailers, grocers, and of course the travel industry, it often means a sudden boom of purchases, as Chinese families reunite and gather together to celebrate their most important holiday.

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Seattle Marketing Summit & The Latest Cultural Trends – Conclusion of our Valeria Piaggio Interview

Posted on October 9, 2015 by Vanessa Vachet

 

Seattle Multicultural Marketing Summit: Conclusion of our 2-Part Interview with Valeria Piaggio!

Seattle Multicultural Marketing Summit: Conclusion of our 2-Part Interview with Valeria Piaggio!

 

At QEQ, we keep up to date on any new trends, and research, especially when it comes to multicultural consumers. That’s why we love to have our contributors weigh in on the latest marketing debates.

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Seattle Multicultural Marketing Summit 2015, Part 3: Interview with Valeria Piaggio

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Vanessa Vachet

 

Seattle's Multicultural Marketing Summit: Part 1 of our Interview with Valeria Piaggio!

Seattle’s Multicultural Marketing Summit: Part 1 of our Interview with Valeria Piaggio!

 

It’s Part 3 of our extended series on the Seattle Multicultural Marketing Summit . We have an exciting interview with one of the summit’s key presenters: Valeria Piaggio, Vice President and Head of PolyCultural Insights at the U.S -based research and consulting firm, The Futures Company.

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Seattle Multicultural Marketing Summit 2015 Part 2: Interview with Diego Osuna

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Vanessa Vachet

 

Seattle's Multicultural Marketing Summit: Part 2!

Seattle’s Multicultural Marketing Summit: Part 2!

 

In Part 1 of this series, we profiled The Multicultural Marketing Summit, which took place in Seattle, Washington earlier this year. QEQ’s Alisa Choi Darcy was there to join the debate. The topic for this year’s Summit?  

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Diwali Traditions can ‘illuminate your path’ to Better Business

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Alisa
Some Diwali Traditions you may have Missed...

Some Diwali Traditions you may have Missed…

 

In an increasingly multicultural society, many Canadians are now somewhat familiar with the festival of Diwali, or Deepavali, a Hindu celebration in November spanning five days. Translated into ‘row of lights’, Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good versus evil.

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Already thinking of Winter? Why Businesses should be on the lookout for Asian Winter travellers

Posted on August 18, 2015 by Vanessa Vachet

 

The number of Asian Winter Travellers are increasing, especially in BC!

The number of Asian Winter Travellers are increasing, especially in BC!

 

We in BC are lucky. In summer, we see a record number of tourists and travellers. In winter, we see an equally fruitful tourist season. In fact, as the summer days draw to a close, most marketers are already promoting or preparing for their winter season.

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Benefits of Sponsoring an Award Event: It Buys more than it Costs

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Vanessa Vachet
Make your Business Stand Out by Sponsoring Awards!

Make your Business Stand Out by Sponsoring Awards!

 

Acknowledging someone’s contribution to society is always important. It honours the achievements of passionate and hard-working individuals and gives inspiration to those who would follow their example. It is even more important to celebrate the achievements of visible minorities and immigrants, whose victories are not so easily won.

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Seaweed Soup for Birthdays: Celebrating Korean Style

Posted on June 16, 2015 by QEQ Intern

 

1st Birthdays are Huge Celebrations in Korea

1st Birthdays are Huge Celebrations in Korea

 

Have you heard of unusual birthday dishes from other countries? They’re not all cakes and pastries, or the things Canadians typically associate with birthdays. Different cultures have different traditional foods. Chinese people celebrate their birthdays by eating noodles, and in Korea, people eat seaweed soup.

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