TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - As Canada approaches recreational cannabis legalization, the Crowns Retail Council is ready to serve cannabis companies who want to build legendary brand experiences.
Led by Crowns Creative, the Crowns Retail Council is a one-stop shop for experts in every aspect of building a new cannabis retail experience: design, regulation, marketing, government relations, branding, and customer experience. From licensing through point-of-sale, the Council is ready to advise the future queens and kings of Canadian cannabis retail.
In an era of transformational marketing and retail, the Council will help brands build authentic, memorable experiences that will become part of the lore of legalization.
"Crowns Retail Council will help cannabis companies seize this historic moment and create brands and retail experiences that will capture the Canadian consumer's imagination from the moment they open their doors," said Rebecca Brown, Founder and CEO of Crowns Creative. "Modular offerings that meet each client's needs is what Crowns has always been about."
Reports that Ontario will soon join Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the territories of Nunavut and the Yukon in offering private cannabis retail is yet another reason to launch the Council now, just 72 before Canadian legalization.
"Our retail team at CCI looks forward to assisting retail applicants that wish to submit applications in Ontario and across Canada. We have had an extremely successful track record of approvals in other provinces that have allowed for applications to be submitted from private retail stores for the sale of non-medical cannabis," said Deepak Anand, Vice-President of Business Development and Government Relations at Cannabis Compliance Inc.
Members of the Crowns Retail Council include:
Crowns Creative — a full-service marketing agency for the cannabis industry.
Cannabis Compliance Inc. — Canada's original cannabis consulting firm.
Jackie Charest - High-end retail expert
Cova Software - Point-of-sale (POS) solution for cannabis companies
James Fraser - President Fraser Retail Strategies
Deb Hall - Dive Networks
Harrison Jordan — Cannabis consultant, commentator and lawyer
Baron Manett - Per Se Brand Experience (PSBX)
Will Novosedlik - Brand Strategist
Kelly Olsen - Principal with Co. Retail Consulting
Paul Rowan - Co-Founder of Umbra
Jonathan Scott - Consultant, government relations expert
Tracie Wagman - CEO of TWRL
Sara Zborovski - Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
For more information, please visit crowns.agency/council/
SOURCE Crowns Creative Agency Inc.
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