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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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Spotify adds targeting for podcast advertising

New podcast listener targeting will reach free users, opening space previously unavailable to marketers.

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Vice focuses on business development with senior sales hires

Eyal Zilnik and Aisling Forkan both previously held media sales roles at several high-profile companies.

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Raptors rake in the views for broadcasters, social media, brands

TSN and other networks broke records with Game 6 audiences, while Twitter and other brands have been quick to activate.

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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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ICYMI: New board members at COMMB, Orphan Black returns (in audio)

Plus, production begins in Toronto on new CTV medical drama, Transplant.

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AcuityAds revenues up by more than 200%

The adtech provider signed significantly more clients, including a global financial corporation, resulting in a huge lift.

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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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Sony, Roku pair to power sponsored ‘streaming guide’

The companies are giving home TV and movie viewers a more theatrical experience to promote the newest Spider-Man film.

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GroupM opens Midas Exchange outpost in Canada

Orion Worldwide’s Boris Cho has been tapped to lead the Canadian operations of WPP’s corporate trade arm.

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RBC ups its sponsorship spend in London

The Ontario city’s convention centre, now RBC Place London, saw 126,995 delegate days last year.

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Spotted! Lush takes a firm stand on shark finning

Lush’s Vancouver HQ was like a scene straight out of Jaws – but it was scary for a different reason.

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Postmedia campaign uses photojournalism to engage readers

Content will be ‘living and breathing’ as the news cycle informs chosen images, specific to each community.

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Pattison taps Broadsign to optimize buys

The partnership will give OOH buyers access to more and better data, says Pattison.

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Dentsu dials back global ad spend forecast, but Canada still strong

The biggest drivers in Canada’s better outlook have been OOH and radio, both of which are growing more than expected.