I have somehow become the ‘go-to gal’ of my friends for either restaurant recommendations, unique gift ideas, solutions for everyday challenges, or, more often, how I manage to stay generally positive. Today I thought I’d share with you the top 5 things I can’t live without! A GREAT MORNING ROUTINE I used to get up [...]
DNA STEPS OUT ON THE RED CARPET WITH CHANGE FOR CHIMPS
We couldn’t be more proud of our most melodic client – composer Deane Nesbitt Jr. (www.nesbittmusic.com) – and of DNA’s own Michele Fisher who was Creative Producer on Deane’s recent film, Change for Chimps. DNA was honoured to design the title and credits for the film, along with two of Deane’s album covers. This may [...]
4 Father’s Day Gift Ideas That You’ll Love Giving as Much as He’ll Love Getting!
Sunday is Father’s Day, so it’s time to spoil Dad! That doesn’t mean running out and buying the latest tech gadget. The best gift you can give is the gift of your time (remember Cat’s In the Cradle?) so why not think of ways you can share the day with him instead? We’ve got four [...]
5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home + Printable Worksheet!
When I was growing up, spring cleaning always happened before Easter but for a lot of Canadians, the preferred time to get to work is the May long weekend. According to an Ipsos Reid poll, 82% of Canadians will choose that weekend to roll up their sleeves and deep clean their home. What are Canadians’ [...]
#BeBoldforChange International Women’s Day Is Today (March 8)
The other night on Netflix, I watched Reese Witherspoon in Wild. If you haven’t seen it, make sure you do. It’s the story of Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes an epic 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail as a way to reset her life after a series of tragic events. The trail [...]
To: You From: DNA Be our Valentine!
Who ever decided Valentine’s Day should be held February 14 was a smart cookie. It’s winter, the days are long and dark, and we’re only half way till spring. It’s the perfect time to scoop up the one you love and hit the town for some fun. If you live in Toronto, there’s dozens of [...]
5 Reasons to Work with a Pro on Your Next Media Buy
For a small agency, we’re pretty mighty. There isn’t much we can’t do, but for those areas outside of our expertise, we’ve found great people to work with. One of these professionals is Mike Chornopesky, an independent media consultant who runs Canmedia Planning & Buying. We love working with Mike because he's media neutral. His [...]
Pulse Check: The Importance of a Brand Audit
Imagine walking around not knowing if you’re in good health or bad. You also have no clue about the status of your relationships and are blissfully ignorant about what anybody thinks about you. Oh yes, you also haven’t the foggiest about whether you’re doing a great job at work or if your head’s on the […]
Our Event, “Building Your Brand—It’s Personal” Was a Hit!
Last month, DNA hosted a fun event, Building Your Brand—It’s Personal! We were thrilled to see so many of our clients there and we had a great time mingling and reconnecting. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, we invited executive coach Shoana Prasad of Glenwood Consulting Group to talk about the importance […]
Design, Diversity, and Teens, Oh My!
I have three teenagers. Mostly that means I find it very hard to keep food in the house. But it also means I try daily to respect them as the people they are choosing to be. I was a teen in the 80s and recall it as a particularly ghastly experience. (Does anyone remember being […]