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Ed Greenspon on how the news industry can be saved

Public Policy Forum’s report, The Shattered Mirror, included giving advertisers more incentive to place ads in Canadian media and removing the CBC from the digital advertising game.

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Watchdog recommends CRA close online ad ‘loophole’

A new report commissioned by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting estimates that if the CRA were to change a law from 1996, approximately $500 million annually could be brought into the Canadian media industry.

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Spotted! Knix sheds body negativity

The underwear brand is using experiential events to breakout from bigger players.

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Makeful announces mid-season line-up, adds original online content

With subscription rates flat since its rebrand, the Blue Ant Media channel is now aiming to make an impact online.

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Google adds cross-platform ad muting

The update is paired with YouTube changes including a reduction in relying on pixels and cookies as it gravitates to cloud-based tracking.

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Jeff Cole on mobile’s creep factor and TV’s football problem

The thought leader and head of USC Annenberg’s Center for the Digital Future spoke at an annual Mindshare breakfast on what advertisers need to brace themselves for.

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Global News has reporters shape new campaign

In an effort to increase its viewer loyalty in the Calgary and Edmonton markets, the network used social videos in addition to its traditional TV spots.

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Canada gets first peek at YouTube’s new sharing feature

A new chat feature, designed to “reduce friction” in sharing videos, will roll out in Canada first due to the country’s high rate of mobile video sharing.

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TVO takes The Agenda to Twitter

TVO will become the first Canadian media company to broadcast simultaneously on both TV and Twitter.

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More brands tap Canadian influencers as MCN audience soars

Studio71 Canadian outpost has added to its sales leadership, focusing on creating made-in-Canada opportunities for local advertisers with superstars such as Lilly Singh and Matthew Santoro.

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Canadian digital video viewing growth to slow in 2017: report

A maturing market shows signs of only 1.3% growth by 2020, according to the recent eMarketer report.

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Failure not an option for Godfrey

The Postmedia president and CEO said government assistance could provide the “runway” the media industry needs to bridge the gap between print and digital.

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Postmedia revenue down for Q1

A 21% drop in print advertising revenue was the main factor behind the decline.

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Corus posts below-estimate revenues for Q1

The consolidated company’s TV business reported a 5% revenue decline from the previous year.

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Reader’s Digest Canada blows out 70 candles

Publisher Karin Rossi said the magazine’s ad revenue is tracking ahead of plan for the fiscal year to date.