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CTV brings back ‘American Idol’

The rebooted singing competition will anchor CTV Two on Sundays and Mondays.

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Kijiji adds new auto-focused sales head

After a redesign brought increased interest from dealers, the classified site has hired Darryl Hilton from Infiniti Canada.

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CIBC partners with Buyers Bootcamp

Scott McGillivray is back to help flip houses with the financial institution carrying its five-year HGTV partnership forward.

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Cossette Media defends Quebec government account

The CSPQ again names the agency as the official steward of its $260 million media buying operations.

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Rise arrives on Global’s midseason schedule

The series adds more high school drama to the network’s winter lineup.

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Rogers stays on top in Toronto: Media Monitors

Meanwhile, Casino Montreal was the top buyer in Montreal.

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Food Network goes to Chef School

The Corus-owned specialty net taps its talent for views online.

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Facebook’s Messenger chatbot showcase launches in Canada

The new Discover tab for Messenger highlights brands and publishers that have created chatbots.

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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.