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Canada’s digital ad spend surpasses time spent: study

Ad spend is on target for digital, but print, radio and television still see problematic proportions.

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Audio, smart speakers and OTT all on the rise: report

Music and video streaming are the standard for more than two-thirds of the country, according to the latest MTM Sneak Peek Report.

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What will the duopoly look like in 2023?

Amazon and other players could slowly, but surely, disrupt the duopoly, according to Juniper Research.

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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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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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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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Tablet ownership peaks as market saturates: study

Users still love tablets for video, but less so for audio and news.

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Breaking down Canada’s drive-to-store ad spend

Nicolas Rieul of S4M says advertisers might be putting too much spend behind “pushy” ads.

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How peak internet penetration affects devices, ecomm and ads

Bond Capital’s Mary Meeker has issued the firm’s annual report, which identifies what’s driving online dollars, and what’s stagnating.

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Canada’s TV stable: GroupM

Even amidst digital gains, TV will see a stable two years – with digital playback a major driver.

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How fake news affects Canadian media trust

A new study from Ipsos declares fake news a ‘global epidemic’ as Canadians fix blame on Americans.

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Despite digital growth, TV holding steady in Canada: report

Meanwhile, the average Canadian only reads seven minutes of print news per day.

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OLG edges into top spot: Media Monitors

Numerous new buyers moved into the Toronto top-10, while Bell Internet-TV held on in Montreal.

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GroupM on top globally, Omnicom in Canada: RECMA

Meanwhile, IPG Mediabrands has seen a momentous rise both globally and in Canada.

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Radio One takes Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary: Numeris PPM

Most adult contemporary stations with all-Christmas strategies didn’t carry that momentum into the New Year.