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What Twitter has learned from observing the top Canadian brands

From Bell to No Name, #TwitterNext’s Jamie Michaels shares what the top players say about the state of media.

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ICYMI: Curling Canada slides into 2019, Instagram asks your age

Plus, Globe and Mail columnist Denise Balkissoon steps into executive editor role at Chatelaine.

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Spotted! Starbucks adds AR magic to Christmas

Building off last year’s tree lighting sponsorship, the QSR paired with Snapchat to bring a magical train through the mall.

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ICYMI: Fans push back for Anne, social media shopping climbs

Plus, The AdClub’s Magazine Day will honour Beverly Topping as Ken Hunt provides the keynote.

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So.da undertakes its first Slice series, taps IGTV

The 12-part show focused on female entrepreneurs signals the social digital agency’s first original digital series for Slice.

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Snapchat’s userbase predicted to grow by 14%

eMarketer data projects continued growth for the platform through 2023, with some of that coming from the 35 to 64 group.

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Sobeys ventures into IGTV for holiday campaign

As the grocer invests more heavily in mobile and digital video, it’s using IGTV to amplify the reach of its TV spot.

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What Instagram’s removal of public Likes really means

Facebook has positioned the removal as a quest to make the internet a friendlier place. But one buyer says it’s more about the way we now use Instagram.

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Twitter outlines policy banning political ads

Candidates, political parties, elected officials, PACs and social welfare organizations like the NRA are all banned from advertising on the platform.

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Bell Media partners with Facebook Watch

Now available in Canada, the social platform’s VOD service will carry a host of Bell brands in three to five-minute highlight clips.

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How The Discourse reconciles its work with Facebook’s news accelerator

Founder and CEO Erin Millar explains how she expanded her media company’s reach and how she’s passing on the knowledge she gained.

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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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ICYMI: Twitter bans political advertising, Narcity expands stateside

Plus, Blue Ant brings on former Nat Geo exec and the Food Network gets into the holiday spirit.

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Facebook solid in Q3 despite public controversies

The social media platform increased revenues 29% year-over-year as public scrutiny grows over the company’s ethical responsibilities.

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Record numbers of viewers tune into election night coverage

CTV the most-watched linear broadcast of the night while digital platforms draw millions across all major networks.