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Media agencies blowing up on the AToMiC shortlist

Five media shops are in contention for work across beer, CPG, automotive and airline brands.

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Reaction to Google’s ad block research debacle

Buyers aren’t worried that Chrome’s supposedly coalition-backed blocking guidelines were developed with the ad giant’s own research.

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How Canadian brands got in on NBA All-Star action

The game is in L.A., but advertisers used social, digital and point-of-sale campaigns to align with the league and build affinity.

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ICYMI: Restructuring leads to 80 job losses at Global

Plus, CSA hosts announced, and a new chatbot tool from Adobe.

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People Moves: Sportsnet says goodbye to Jerry Howarth

Plus, Noise Digital adds four and Media IQ hires Simon Tray.

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Sun Life’s Ella expands with Google Home

The financial services brand expands the digital tool’s potential reach as it readies for AI integration.

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Media trust has increased in Canada

Edelman’s 2018 study still places Canadians among its “distruster” nations.

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Global shifts Instinct premier, reveals Timeless’ return

The Corus-owned broadcaster tweaks its winter schedule ahead of a new series’ premier.

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Agencies and brands expect digital spending to rise: survey

But Warc’s 2018 toolkit report suggests trust remains a tripping point between media agencies and their clients.

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Rouge Media expands its presence at U of T

The university’s new Student Commons will open with digital and traditional ad spaces from the media company.

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Torstar trims costs to offset ad declines

Full-time staff will see a reduction to their travel, freelance and periodical budgets, and internships are ending.

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Borrowell picks TV for trust

Usually active in digital channels, the fintech company seeks credibility through a mass play.

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The Super Bowl takes the week: Numeris

Pre- and post-game coverage generally out-performed the big game regionally.

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DHX revenues up, but ad dollars drop

But ad revenues decline as company struggles with scale across its for family-themed specialty channels.