Future of real estate, YouTube culture + trends report, fastest growing brands, and more

The fastest-growing brands of 2020

Morning Consult released their list of 2020’s fastest-growing brands, all of which were shaped by changing consumer behavior resulting from the pandemic. Here are their top 10 picks:

  1. Zoom
  2. Peacock
  3. TikTok
  4. Instacart
  5. DoorDash
  6. HBO Max
  7. WhatsApp
  8. Microsoft Teams
  9. T-Mobile
  10. Pfizer


The Future of Real Estate

Free webinar from leading industry experts, January 14, 2021 @ Noon
Zenergy is pleased to be working with the Montreal chapter of the Canadian Italian Business Professional Association (CIBPA) to build awareness for its upcoming webinar entitled Real Estate in the New World. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear from leading real estate professionals who will provide insights into the current state and future outlook of the industry, spanning from office to retail.
Interested in attending this free webinar? Contact us at info@zenergycom.com.

Optimism and Somberness Collide in Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year

Following one of the bleakest years in memory, Pantone has announced its 2021 color of the year. And it’s not one but two colors designed to create the sensation of a fresh sunrise over rocky terrain. The colors are called Illuminating, a yellow that appears like the skin of a ripe lemon, and Ultimate Gray, which resembles wet cement.


Social Distancing Sweater

Home security brand, SimpliSafe, created a Christmas sweater featuring built-in alarms that go off if anyone comes within 6 feet of the person wearing it. The limited-edition SimpliSafe #SocialDistancingSweater is available to people who donate to the NeighborWorks America Rental Resilience Fund. Watch the video.

#FGF Story – ‘Not Amazon’ website seeks to boost local businesses across Canada

Ali Haberstroh founded the website not-amazon.ca, which lists more than 2,000 local businesses across Canada to help drive online sales for shop owners.


LinkedIn Adds New ‘Products’ Tab on Company Page

LinkedIn is helping B2B marketers use their platform as a type of digital storefront with the launch of its Product Pages tab. This new feature lets users showcase key offerings, testimonials as well as ratings. It also has a call-to-action buttons for sales contact or demo requests. LinkedIn will curate the pages for businesses and lets marketers customize their content.

#FunFact – LinkedIn is the #1 channel B2B marketers use to distribute content at 94%. Source: Foundation


What is the Clubhouse App?

Clubhouse is a live audio app that allows people to listen or actively participate in live discussions. They can either enter a room and start listening or host a private room and wait for people to show up. When the room ends, the conversation is gone forever. What makes the app super-sticky is the diversity of well-spoken individuals who host rooms and participate. Currently only available on the App store for iPhone, Clubhouse is an invite-only experience. However, you can still set up an account and someone who knows you can grant you access.

YouTube Culture + Trends Report

YouTube, the Google-owned video site, released its first-ever Culture + Trends Report. Here are some insights from the report:
  • 58% of people are open to watching digital content made by creators of any age.
  • Baby boomer creators surfaced around the world this year, and beauty tutorials were the most popular topic for that age group.
  • ‘Cowatching’ provided a safe way for people to get together for ‘live’ events during the quarantine.
  • Developing new skills helped many viewers weather the pandemic, as videos with ‘beginner’ in the title were viewed over 7 billion times.

E-commerce Retail 2021

E-commerce best practices are quickly shifting from trends to retail staples. Here are a few necessities for 2021:
  • Tech-savvy shoppers appreciate the convenience of mobile payment. The pandemic has made contactless pay even more attractive to mitigate health and safety risks.
  • The marriage of e-commerce and social media into social commerce has created an interactive and exciting online shopping experience.
  • Group-buying campaigns motivate consumers to shop with their online networks, helping them save money and reducing customer acquisition costs.
  • Smashing the silos between physical and digital retail delivers a more seamless online to offline customer experience. Retailers are benefitting by attracting more customers with omnichannel best practices.



#TrendAlert – Pop-Up ‘Window Shopping’

Quick, No-Contact Sales. Dress up vacant windows with products and QR codes for an easy pop-up experience.
Want to host a pop-up window?
Have a window ready to host a pop-up?

Contact us at info@popupgo.com.

PROJEX®  by pop-up go
While pop-up go is dedicated to executing brick-and-mortar activations successfully, our team has developed a complete digital program called projeX® to assist brands in creating online experiences with the same goals in mind. Interested in being one of the first brands on projeX? Contact us at info@popupgo.com.


Looking to pop-up during the holidays?  Let us help you find the perfect space!
Contact us at info@popupgo.com.

Brands Searching for Spaces


A vintage clothing brand is searching for 800-1,000 sq. ft. in the Oshawa area for a two-day activation in January.
A fashion event is looking for a space in Toronto’s Eglinton/Lawrence Park area approximately 1,200 sq. ft. for a two-day activation in mid-February.
A sustainable shoe manufacturer is looking for 500-1,000 sq. ft. space in the Santa MonicaAbbot Kinney and Venice Beach areas for February and March.
A local coffee roaster is looking for 800-1,000 sq. ft. space in central Calgary for winter 2020/21.
A tween/teen fashion brand is looking for a 1,000 sq. ft. space in Maryland’s Bethesda area for a 5-day pop-up at the end of March.
Searching for a large Toronto space, 24,000 sq. ft. with 30 ft. clearance, for a 4-month period starting March 2021 for a digital cultural activation.
A beauty, cosmetic, personal care brand is searching for 10,000 sq. ft. in Calgary.
A colab of ceramic artists is looking for a new venue for their annual spring sale in Toronto’s Ossington area.
A Toronto fitness center is looking for an outdoor space in the Forest Hill, Rosedale neighborhoods, or nearby.
A DIY retailer is looking for a 5,000+ sq. ft. location in and around Surrey, BC.


Let us know if you have a space that fits the bill, and we can bring your vacancy to life with this exciting pop-up activation!  If you’re a match contact us at info@popupgo.com.


Pop-Ups in Action

Read about recent and upcoming pop-ups that we love.


Jewelry showroom Muse has transformed into a pop-up shop in NYC offering a mix of unique accessories, decorative objects and more.
“The Living Room” at Las Vegas’ Gold Spike will transform with holiday decor and festive cocktails as a reservation-only holiday pop-up experience.
Meditations: The Still Lives of Leslie Poole is being featured in The Winter Pop-Up at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, BC in January.
The Nutcracker Extravaganza Pop-Up Shop is opening at the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA.
Danish bike brand Mate.Bike opened a new UK pop-up shop in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping center.
Chicago fashion designer Tania Mackey has opened a pop-up shopNICZKA, in West Town Chamber of Commerce’s new rotating storefront.

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson