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Dentsu Aegis predicts 3.1% growth in Canadian ad market this year

The ad network’s research points to a strong start to 2017.

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Vice Media nabs $450M investment

The global media brand will invest in more scripted content and announced plans to launch an OTT platform.

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Cannes 2017: Canada shortlisted for seven Media Lions

Touché! leads the way with three chances at a podium finish.

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Virgin Mobile buys the top: Media Monitors

The mobile phone company purchased the most radio ad time in Toronto for the week of June 12 to 18.

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Blog: It’s time for measurement to evolve

Gaggi Media’s CEO says creativity is needed to close the gap between TV and digital while we work out their shortcomings.

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Toyota bolsters sponsorship portfolio

With four new sponsorships including Freestyle Canada and Wheelchair Basketball Canada, the automaker is making its foray into amateur sports for more grassroots marketing efforts.

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Judith LaRocque named interim CRTC chair

LaRocque will head up the commission as its looks for a permanent successor for former chair Jean-Pierre Blais.

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National Post stops the presses on Monday print edition

The Monday paper will still appear in digital form, but SVP Gerry Nott says the strategic decision is a “logical next step” in the transition to a more digital news landscape.

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The Media Kitchen opens Canadian outpost

Jodi Peacock has joined the agency as managing director for the market.

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Spotted! Toronto’s pop-up pasta party

To promote its new Riserva line of pasta sauces, Classico has undertaken its first OOH stunt, making a Midtown Toronto home into an Italian restaurant experience.

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Media Director of the Year nominations extended

Nominate your candidate by June 26.

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Online video penetration flat: study

The number of Canadians watching online video hasn’t changed since 2015, although those who do watch are watching more.

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Last day for early bird entries for the MIAs

Entries for the 2017 show, which has undergone a refresh in judging criteria and added new categories, will still be open until July 14, but entrants today will save on submission fees.

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Metroland Media unveils web rebrand

The site is now optimized for mobile with a focus on story pages as the “new homepage” of local news sites.

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Rodney Perry to lead [m]Platform Canada

The former Xaxis Canada leader has also named the agency heads that will work with him as the division is formalized in the market.