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Bell Media banks on podcasts as it expands distribution

With the company’s podcasts now on Spotify, Rob Farina tells MiC it’s time to look at the potential of podcasts becoming a serious revenue driver.

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AcuityAds’ revenue impacted by removed partners

The Toronto-based adtech company is still adjusting after removing partners it said did not meet its quality standards.

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Jennifer Bidwell joins Astral

Bell Media’s OOH operation wants leaders from diverse media backgrounds as it expands into the digital and programmatic space.

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Pattison Broadcast Group acquires Fabmar Communications

The purchase adds four new Western Canadian FM stations to the company’s 47 radio holdings.

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Amazing Race Canada holds the lead: Numeris

The Canadian reality show is on a three-week streak.

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Vice unveils refreshed money vertical sponsored by Stack

The new fintech company will sponsor the next iteration of Vice’s Money platform, previously sponsored by BMO.

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TLN makes its biggest investment ever in Serie A deal

Network president Aldo Di Felice said the partnership “bucks the trend” of putting soccer behind paywalls.

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Lise Watier makes a national play with Fashion

The St. Joseph media brand created a branded print feature, with supporting influencer content, for the beauty company’s Haute Nature product launch.

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Subway hunts taste trends with Tastemade

The new partnership will tap the media company’s network of tastemakers to innovate the QSR’s menu.

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GO Transit takes Toronto, CTV tops Montreal: Media Monitors

There were four new entrants in Toronto’s top-10 last week.

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Millennial Esports creates new advisory group

The new group, Spectrum Esports Advisors, will help companies carry out major e-sports related projects in Canada.

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People Moves: M&K Media, Jungle and more

Plus, Kijiji staffs up both its display and auto teams.

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ACA tells members to only buy ads from ads.txt sites

The fraud-fighting tool has proven effective, and the association wants the industry to take the next step.

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Social strategies may not align with users’ priorities: study

Sprout Social looks at what it takes to connect with users on social networks.

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Meet the 2018 Agency of the Year juries

Here are the five jury panels for this year’s competition, with the shortlists to be announced August 21.