Taking it to the road

As summer saunters on you might find yourself looking for one final adventure before fall takes hold. The months of June, July and August are peak travel times and boast notoriously high air fare. You might be wondering what you can realistically do with limited time and money…that’s exactly where the road trip comes into…

The power of festival culture

Festival roots go back a long way. Festivals and celebrations are embedded in history as a way of letting off steam and inverting the traditional social structure. The notion of coming together for community bonding after the isolation of winter inspired early summer festivals and speaks to the powerful emotional connection that festivals instil.  …

Diversity in the entertainment industry

So far, 2016 has been a hot year for discussions and news stories around inclusivity, diversity and cultural representation. The entertainment industry is slowly changing its ways and is finally responding to the audience demands for equality to be reflected in all of the content.   In order to be inclusive, the industry must work on…

The Facebook test

So you think you’ve got a story idea? It’s time for the Facebook test. Go ahead and open up Facebook. Take a look at the posts that are taking up space 
on your feed. Which ones have been shared thousands of times over? I’m willing to bet it’s the ones that people care about/have an…

Millennial travel: looking inward

International travel deficit. It sounds economic and high-brow, but all it really means in 2016 is that more Canadians are choosing to travel outside the border of the true north strong and free, than inside it. And it isn’t for lack of beauty, adventure, culture, cuisine or variety. Anyone who’s been to the parks in…

Travel diary: The Greek Islands

Two weeks, five flights, two ferry rides and three islands. This past June one of our Clutch team members set out to conquer the Greek Islands and returned feeling exhilarated, sun-kissed and 50 per cent made of feta. There’s nothing to dislike about the Greek Islands, mainly because there are so many of them, each…

Pokémon Go (and why it works)

Pokémon is back in a big way. The popular Nintendo franchise, which reached its peak in the late 1990s, has returned with an innovative new mobile platform. Pokémon Go is everywhere, but why should you care?   In case you’ve been living under a rock, Pokémon Go uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect…

Turo

Turo shifts the Canadian insurance world into gear

The leading peer-to-peer car rental marketplace in North America adds La Capitale General Insurance and L’Unique General Insurance to its network of approved insurers   MONTREAL (July 11, 2016) — Pioneering car rental marketplace Turo announced today that policyholders of La Capitale General Insurance, one of Quebec’s leading property and casualty insurers, and those of its…

Traditional and contemporary Filipino culture come to life at the 11th annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival

Performances by world-renowned HATAW with food from Filipino-Toronto favourites TORONTO (July 5, 2016) – The Kultura Festival moves to Nathan Phillips Square August 5-7, 2016, bringing Toronto its 11th year of innovative programming. Kultura has captivated the Toronto public for a decade with its groundbreaking blend of traditional Filipino culture and modern diaspora movement. Headlining the festival…

Binge-watching is the new norm

Binge-watching is the new norm. Reading a full book in one sitting has been upgraded to devouring a whole TV series in one day. With the launch of on-demand portals like Netflix and Spotify, consumers have been given the keys to unlimited amounts of content. They can retrieve award-winning shows at their earliest convenience and…

Should you listen to music at work?

Do you listen to music at work? Some find the noise of the music to be too distracting, while others can’t think straight without it. The real question comes down to music’s effect on productivity. Whether or not you enjoy listening to music at work, does it make you more efficient, or is it slowing…

Why do we enjoy being scared?

  Why do we enjoy being scared?   There’s nothing about being scared that should attract us, and yet people constantly line up and pay for that exact feeling. Between horror films, roller coasters, skydiving and everything else that makes your heart beat that much faster, there’s a question that needs to be asked: why…

The digital foodie revolution

It seems nowadays almost everyone is a foodie. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a foodie is a person with an avid interest in food or is a connoisseur of good food. The way we eat and share food has been heightened with the rise of digital platforms. If a meal is eaten in a restaurant…