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OMNI remains a must-carry: CRTC

After examining eight applications for a national multi-ethnic service, the commission said the Rogers-owned service best met its criteria.

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Postmedia stakes claim in The Logic

Andrew MacLeod on Postmedia’s new partnership with the burgeoning media startup, in a bid to build subscription revenue.

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Digital audio growing among Canadians, despite problematic data plans

Smart speakers and podcasts are driving home listening, but radio remains king of the car.

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Talking Talent: Stuart Garvie and Tim Castree on where the gaps are

GroupM’s Canadian and North American CEOs share their thoughts on how to recruit better, foster better talent and build a stronger C-suite.

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Your Agency of the Year submission deadline is approaching

Agencies have until tomorrow to submit their intent to enter the 2019 edition of the competition.

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Adapt Media makes a large format play in Toronto

The strategic location of Yonge and Gerrard will allow heavy foot traffic, but a “greater share of voice,” says Jamie Thompson.

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Federal government takes crucial step in journalism support fund

News Media Canada’s John Hinds on the importance of the program, and what he wishes critics of the funding knew.

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GroupM names new Quebec president

With experience on both client and agency side, Monique Brosseau has the ‘right vision,’ says Stuart Garvie.

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Dove integrates custom print cover

Beyond five unique un-retouched covers, this month’s issue of Chatelaine tapped Dove’s new stock photo library and featured a call for more representation.

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Clif Bar makes its TV buying debut

The snack bar company wants to communicate its brand values en masse.

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Just how much is lost to ad fraud?

The good news: bot fraud is claiming fewer digital dollars. The bad news: bad actors are getting more sophisticated.

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OverActive Media gets into events with new acquisition

The e-sports entertainment company will launch new division, OAM Live, presenting opportunities for brand partnerships and growing its own audience.

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Numeris makes a move for global audience measurement

Four organizations are behind The Global Alliance for the Measurement of Media Audiences, representing 15% of worldwide ad spend.

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BMO decreases its buy count, remains top buyer: Media Monitors

Financial institutions and the auto industry remain relatively unmoved, despite fewer ad buys in both Toronto and Montreal markets.

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Kinetic launches Canadian outpost

Kevin McDonald and Riina Clydesdale are heading up the WPP out-of-home-focused shop.