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Big Bang takes the week: Numeris

Sheldon – both the old version and the young version – topped the charts for the week in every market.

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Visa and Sportsnet pair on live lead-in ad unit

The recent ad unit integrates actual live gameplay with the made-in-Canada creative.

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Francophones lagging in podcast adoption

MTM survey finds lack of French-language content may be to blame.

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Raptors post another kind of historic victory

Kawhi Leonard’s series-winning shot was, in every sense, peak basketball.

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BMO back on top: Media Monitors

Auto industry, both foreign and domestic, continue to top buying categories in both Toronto and Montreal.

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Veteran TV exec Maria Hale departs Corus

Hale’s exit follows a year of massive improvement for conventional network Global.

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Jungle Creations comes to Canada

The social-first content studio is working directly with brands, as well as media agencies.

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KO Media to take ownership of Elle brands

Acquisition said to ‘diversify’ Montreal-based company’s offerings that include VÉRO, di Stasio, Édition Papier and K pour Katrine.

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The New Establishment: Media is back

It’s time to showcase the best and the brightest at media agencies.

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Why Initiative held its own ‘reverse upfront’

Agency president Helen Galanis on empowering media companies to be the experts, the right way to approach data and how to take the disruptors out of the equation.

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Entries are open for the 2019 Media Leader of the Year

Submissions will be accepted until July 8 and winners will be awarded at the Media Innovation Awards gala on Nov. 28.

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ICYMI: Facebook updates ad policies, FEPE International rebrands

Plus, Stingray Radio Inc. enters the Welland radio market with the purchase of Giant FM and Country 89.

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Rogers Media cancels 2019 Upfront

The company called the decision a “difficult, but fiscally responsible” one as it shifts its focus to customized agency presentations.

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CTV to cut jobs in digital restructure

Some existing jobs will be eliminated, but a number of new positions will be filled to support a digital focus.

Big Bang

Big Bang pulls in big numbers again: Numeris

Sheldon – both the old version and the young version – topped the charts for the week in every market.