Interactive

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Next Media Stars: Walton and Whiffen’s Young Lions nod

The pair from Media Experts won the Globe and Mail Young Lions honour for their YMCA community-building plan that focuses on face-to-face interaction.

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Microsoft brings NUads to Canada

The advertising division of the software co is now selling the ad platform, which allows gesture and voice interactivity, to advertisers in Canada, the US and UK.

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Michelob Ultra takes to the links

The Labatt brand is targeting high-end golfers by placing interactive ads on golf carts.

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Record-long banners and ads against imitation videos: MiC’s Global Tour

MiC asks Alice DiGiovanni at MediaCom to give her thoughts on the interactive placement of ads on sites in Russia, Sao Paulo and the US.

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Astral Mix choreographs with kids

The Ministere de l’Education in Quebec worked with the media co to promote an active lifestyle with the launch of a youth-targeted dance contest.

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Tetley Infusions fires off a webcast

Firefighters go head-to-head in an online audition that will have consumers choose who will be a part of the brand’s Rescue Squad.

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Stride Gum shows off its playful side

The Kraft brand has launched “Stride High,” an online contest that asks youth to create videos of themselves being creative with their gum.

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ZenithOptimedia launches global rebrand

The media co is changing its focus to real-time with the introduction of “Live ROI.”

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MiC’s Global Tour: Bacon-wrapped websites and pizza-ordering magnets

Tim Beach from Cossette and Meri Ward from MPG give their thoughts on food and drink campaigns from brands in the US, UK and Dubai.

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MediaCom Canada clients get first dibs on Xbox app opps

The deal includes pre-roll and interstitial video ads on newly-launched entertainment apps on the system.

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NABS invites you to have a quickie with an exec

The organization’s second Speed Mentoring event will feature mentors from agencies including MediaCom, Cossette, PHD and Starcom MediaVest Group.

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Ikea wants to get to know you

The retailer has taken to the streets with caffeine handouts to better understand its consumers’ home lives.

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MiC’s Global Tour: social media/interactive

Lucas Steinman at Vizeum weighs in on Coca-Cola’s puzzler in Israel and Brazil’s Facebook-powered car.

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Benefit Cosmetics mixes it up

The beauty brand launches a poster campaign with an added gifting twist.

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Microsoft adds 14 content partners with latest Xbox Live update

Expanded OTT television and video content will be made available to Canadian subscribers, including MLSE sports channels, Rogers On Demand and MSN Canada.