Mobile

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Spotted! Interac embraces a sense of play

The financial services brand is targeting young people with a game to show them how easy it is to split the bill.

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Ad opportunities are big in mobile gaming, but are they effective?

A new study by Walnut Unlimited shows that reward videos are the most common type of ad developed. But the jury’s still out on which formats are worth the spend.

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OTT exhaust, retailers becoming platforms and other 2020 predictions

Forrester Research also ponders Tik Tok’s next move, the potential for the podcast industry and more.

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TTC wifi logins are up, but is that a win for brands?

Mindshare CEO Devon MacDonald and Havas Village CEO Alex Panousis on why nine million impressions doesn’t necessarily mean customers are engaging with ads.

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Does viewability translate to effectiveness?

A new study by Kargo found that just because an ad has all pixels on screen, that doesn’t mean all eyes are on the ad.

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Record quarter for ads, users at theScore

The mobile sports media company is diving deep into sports betting, but its ad business continues to grow.

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Snap revenue up by 50%

The company expects to break even on an adjusted EBIDTA basis next quarter.

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Are marketers ready for WhatsApp ads?

Popular with Canadian newcomers, the app is also largely used as a business tool internationally, says one agency leader.

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ICYMI: New editorial leadership at National Observer, Stingray moves into Brazil

Plus, a digital map from Nextdoor helps narrow down the Halloween hunt

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Chameleon and FrontRunner strike mobile data partnership

With mobile polygon technology, FrontRunner can now offer clients mobile location-based data.

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Is OOH still relevant?

A panel discussion during The Ad Club’s OOH Day finds the medium is embarking on a period of growth, as digitization forces the industry to redefine itself.

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CBC goes all-in on audio with new app

CBC Listen will include access to live radio, playlists and podcasts.

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DAZN integrates ads in Canada with Cue Digital

A partnership to launch advertising will be the first for Canadian brands to work with the OTT sports streaming platform.

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ICYMI: Cineplex strikes a U.S. deal, Snap rolls out new originals

Plus, YouTube partners with Ticketmaster, Eventbrite to make ticket purchasing easier for Canadians.

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Messaging apps to reach 2.52 billion people this year: study

WhatsApp is driving global growth, while the app remains niche in Canada.