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63 Recession Innovations

From Canada's Recovering Economy to Band-Aid Rings

— June 21, 2010 — Marketing
With the recession supposedly coming to an end, it’s amazing how it is Canada’s recovering economy that is the role model for other countries’ economic conditions. With more than 75% of jobs lost during the recession now recovered, the Canadian economy is the only one of seven democracies expected to return to its natural state by the year 2015.

From $1 Bus Rides to Credit Crunch Caffeine Promos, check out these recession-inspired innovations and see how the world population has adapted through this economic crisis.
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Recession-Affected Pets
Recession-Affected Pets
Owners Surrendering their Pets Due to Economy
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Expat Recession-Beaters
Expat Recession-Beaters
U.S. Grads Head to China to Jump-Start Their Careers
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Economy Crusaders
Economy Crusaders
The 3/50 Project Helps Support Recession-Threatened Retailers
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Credit Crunch Shopping Sprees
Credit Crunch Shopping Sprees
Eagled-Eyed Bargain Hunters Flock to the Unclaimed Baggage Center
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Recession-Inspired Entertainment
Recession-Inspired Entertainment
Hollywood's Movies & TV Shows Reflect Today's Hard Times
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Recession-Era Celebrations
Recession-Era Celebrations
The Unemployment Olympics Will Take Over Tompkins Square Park
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Recession Pizza
Recession Pizza
The 'Leggera' from Pizza Express is a Deceivingly Expensive Meal
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Recession-Proof Flea Markets
Recession-Proof Flea Markets
Troubled Times Make Brooklyn Flea More Popular Than Ever
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Crappy Credit Crunchvertising
Crappy Credit Crunchvertising
Lame Norton Furniture Ad Comforts Those With Poor Credit
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Recession-Busting Parties
Recession-Busting Parties
AIGA Embraces Opportunity at the Design Legends Gala
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Credit Crunch Gambling
Credit Crunch Gambling
Online Poker Booms While the Economy Suffers
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Recession-Proof Romance
Recession-Proof Romance
Matchmakers Are Enjoying a Boom Economy
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Credit Crunch Caffeine Promos
Credit Crunch Caffeine Promos
Tim Hortons Gives Out Free Iced Coffee in Canada
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Economic Crisis Humor
Economic Crisis Humor
'Sad Guys on Trading Floors' Captures the Bright Side of the Credit Crunch
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Recession-Friendly Greeting Cards
Recession-Friendly Greeting Cards
Hallmark Wants You to Feel Better for Under a Dollar
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Recession-Proof Cinema
Recession-Proof Cinema
Box Offices Boom As People Look for Uplifting Entertainment
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Crowd-Funded Startups
Crowd-Funded Startups
Outvesting Helps Irish Companies Using a Grassroots Approach
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Recession-Proof Electronics
Recession-Proof Electronics
The Nintendo Wii is Still the Hottest Holiday Gift
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Recession-Fighting Beer
Recession-Fighting Beer
Howe Sound "Bailout Bitter" Ale
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Credit Crunch Wedding Plans
Credit Crunch Wedding Plans
iPod DJ Fail Proves Gadgets Are Only As Efficient As Their User
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Recession-Friendly Restaurants
Recession-Friendly Restaurants
Potager Natural Cafe Has Mismatched Furniture & No Prices
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Credit Crunch Cycling Promos
Credit Crunch Cycling Promos
Top Shop Rents Out Gratis Bikes & Helmets to Bikers
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Recession-Era Rebranding
Recession-Era Rebranding
Brent Dewar, VP Chevrolet Global, Shakes Up Chevy's Image
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Recession-Induced Infestations
Recession-Induced Infestations
Could the Global Economic Crisis Result in More Invasive Species?
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Recession-Proof Romance
Recession-Proof Romance
Online Dating Websites Not Affected By Troubled Economy
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Credit Crunch Water Promos
Credit Crunch Water Promos
Coca-Cola Enlists Chilli to Market Dasani Brand
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Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Former Microsoft Employees Head Out On Their Own
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Recession-Affected Art
Recession-Affected Art
Artists Dish On How the Economy Affects Their Work
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Recession Board Games
Recession Board Games
“Sorry! You're Fired” is a Clever Take on Traditional Game
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Recession-Priced Cruises
Recession-Priced Cruises
Affordable Ocean-Going Adventures
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Recession-Priced Game Systems
Recession-Priced Game Systems
Playstation 2 Drops to $99.99 to Woo New Gamers
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Credit Crunched Toys
Credit Crunched Toys
The Secret Life of Toys Proves That Action Figures Feel the Recession Too
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Recession-Proof Footwear
Recession-Proof Footwear
Shoes for Crews Flourishes During Economic Downturn
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$1 Bus Rides
$1 Bus Rides
Megabus Takes Credit Crunched Tourists from Toronto to NYC (UPDATE)
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Recession Retreats
Recession Retreats
Top 10 Places to Escape The Credit Crunch
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Recession-Proof MP3 Holders
Recession-Proof MP3 Holders
The iPhone Paper Dock is an Easy DIY Way to Grab Your Gadget
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Credit Crunch Sewing
Credit Crunch Sewing
Mini Hand Held Sewing Machine For DIYers on a Budget
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Credit Crunched Designers
Credit Crunched Designers
Dolce and Gabbana Reduces Pricing through Supply Chain Management
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Credit Crunch Grooming
Credit Crunch Grooming
Cash-Strapped Men Bring Beards Back With a Vengeance
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Recession-Defying Film Fans
Recession-Defying Film Fans
"Watchmen" Storms the Box Office With $56MM Opening Weekend
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Recession-Proof MP3 Players
Recession-Proof MP3 Players
Can the iPod Survive the Credit Crunch?
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Credit Crunch Coffee Table Books
Credit Crunch Coffee Table Books
Julien Claessens Captures World of Olivier Theyskens
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Recession-Proof Cinema
Recession-Proof Cinema
Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Madagascar 2
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Credit Crunched Cartoons
Credit Crunched Cartoons
Australian To Replace $25,000 Episodes of The Simpsons
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Recession-Proof Drugs
Recession-Proof Drugs
Sleeping Pills and Antidepressants Are Immune to Economy
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Recession-Friendly Reprints
Recession-Friendly Reprints
Helmut Newton's 'SUMO' is Downsized & Re-Released
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Credit Crunch Tailoring
Credit Crunch Tailoring
Rag & Bone Pants Have Oversized Rear Zippers for a Perfect Fit
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$9 Flights
$9 Flights
Jet America Airlines Offers Credit Crunch U.S. Airfare
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Recession-Conscious Comics
Recession-Conscious Comics
Chris Sims Takes a Look at the Most Depressing Animated Creations
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Recession-Friendly Rooming
Recession-Friendly Rooming
The Unit3 Housing Concept Changes Based on Needs
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Credit Crunch Tourism
Credit Crunch Tourism
Aerial Virtual Tour of NYC Lets You Check Out Manhattan for Free
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DIY Laptop Blankets
DIY Laptop Blankets
Ars Technica Shows You How to Turn Your Favorite Blanky into a Useful Case
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Recession-Proof Fashion Houses?
Recession-Proof Fashion Houses?
Hermes Opens New Flagship in India
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Band-Aid Engagement Rings
Band-Aid Engagement Rings
Declaring Your Love (for First Aid) With Romantic Bandages
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Made-From-Scratch Submarines
Made-From-Scratch Submarines
Chinese Man Creates Homemade Underwater Vessel
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Recession-Proof Jobs
Recession-Proof Jobs
Careers Promising Prosperity and Stability in 2009
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Recession-Proof Workouts
Recession-Proof Workouts
Forbes Riley's Spin Gym is a Fast, Cheap Way to Stay Fit
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Credit Crunch Glasses
Credit Crunch Glasses
Zenni Optical Offers Bargain $8 Frames for 4-Eyed Fashionistas
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Recession-Proof Cars?
Recession-Proof Cars?
Lexus HS250 Hybrid Projected to Sell 25,000 Units in First Year
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Recession Worthy Hotels
Recession Worthy Hotels
The Ace Hotel in NYC Offers Bunkbed Rooms Starting at $99
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Recession-Proof TV Starlets
Recession-Proof TV Starlets
Gossip Girl Blake Lively Dazzles in Designer Garb for Vogue
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Credit Crunch Wallpaper
Credit Crunch Wallpaper
Free Paint Charts Make Brilliant Splash For Interior Design
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Recession-Era Self-Marketing
Recession-Era Self-Marketing
Cardsofchange Emphasizes the Positive Side of Downsizing
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