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People Moves: Wavemaker, Starcom and more

Plus, new hires on the media side at Global News Radio.

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CBC announces its winter 2018 programming

Legal drama Burden of Truth and Allan Hawco’s Caught are among a trio of dramas joining the pubcaster’s lineup.

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CHFI wins with men and women in Toronto: PPM

David Bray outlines which radio stations pulled in the biggest audiences in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver for the quarter ended Nov. 26,

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YouTube revamps its Ads Leaderboard formula

Organic views now carry more weight to benefit the ads Canadians opt to watch.

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Grey Cup tops the ratings: Numeris

Plus, The Indian Detective enters the top-five.

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HGTV doubles down on Bryan Baeumler

The specialty net will bring back the popular home improvement star Baeumler for a new beach-side series.

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Spotted! A charitable cup of David’s Tea

The retailer opened a brief but noisy popup in Toronto to benefit Kenyan communities and spread some holiday cheer.

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BC Children’s Hospital tosses out a new digital strategy

A digitally automated donation challenge leads a renewed holiday effort.

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CBC launches ad-free and ad-supported TV apps

The app allows for live streaming of the pubcaster’s 14 regional channels, as well as on-demand viewing of its shows and exclusive digital content.

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iHeart on-boards nearly 1,000 new radio stations

Stations across multiple genres and regions now get access to the service’s 1.8 million Canadian users.

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Let’s Talk, Canada 150 are 2017 Twitter successes

Bell’s mental health social media push pays off with a nod on Twitter’s most-tweeted ranking.

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Canada’s economy drives improved ad spend: Zenith

The global media agency networks are in agreement that digital will lead the way on ad spend growth.

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Sunwing flies to the top: Media Monitors

Toronto saw a shake-up in its top radio advertisers last week.

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Corby ups the spend on New Year’s transit campaign

The alcohol brnad is expanding its drinking and driving awareness campaign to a multi-platform, multi-week campaign.

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eOne rebrands its Antica podcast network

With increased visibility, the media company thinks it can benefit from Antica’s strong intellectual properties.