Vice

Vice Quebec cuts 20 jobs

The company has no plans to squash French-language content, even amidst a global restructure that will see a 10% staff reduction.

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Who is Canada’s mobile-only population?

The population of Canadians eschewing desktop devices is growing rapidly.

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BMW makes a permanent buy on WeChat

Chasing ubiquity in the Chinese-Canadian market, BMW is establishing what it calls an ‘ever-green’ presence on the app.

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Spotted! An outdoor Transition between work and play

Office dwellers were invited to get outside in a bid try on eyewear that combats UV rays and eyestrain from blue light.

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People Moves: Loblaw Media, GasBuddy and more

Plus, content agency Fifth Story hires current AMA Toronto president Matt Chong.

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CBC revenue up in 2018 as private broadcasting slide continues: CRTC

Overall broadcasting revenues in Canada dipped by 1.2%, while CBC revenues jumped to $1.06 billion in its conventional TV business.

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ICYMI: Bob McCown signs off, CBC helps explain gynecology

Plus, new Much doc tackles the HIV stigma, and Littlekenny gives the Letterkenny crew an origin story on Crave.

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Roundel taps Index Exchange for unique data partnership

New tool developed by the two companies gives advertisers access to more customized audiences with the sharing of first-party data.

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Cannes 2019: Inside the new body tackling brand safety

GroupM’s John Montgomery on how (and why) the new Global Alliance for Responsible Media came about.

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Upfronts ’19: Blue Ant partners with Xumo, Diply and more

As linear grows, the multimedia company wants to ensure it’s growing its digital footprint sustainably.

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Weather more popular than social on mobile: study

New study finds communication still the most frequent activity, iPhones the brand of choice.

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Cannes 2019: Canadian agencies win two Media Lions

FCB/Six and Initiative win Silver for “Back to Africa,” while Ogilvy and Mindshare take Bronze for a stunt as part of Hellmann’s “Real Food Rescue.”

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The Amazing Race Canada hits a high for sponsors

The new season will also feature the return of Bell Media’s Super Pods.

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Upfronts ’19: Blue Ant unveils originals

New series will cover some of Canada’s most risk-taking workers and spooky hotels.

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The Raptors rapture continues: Numeris

Games three and four of the NBA Finals drew viewers in every Anglophone market.