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The duopoly grows, but TV will return to growth: report

Traditional media combined will grow by 1.5%, its biggest lift since 2011.

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Organic revenue growth continues down at MDC

However, the declines are slowing and the holding company is pointing to several signals that could lead to improvements in the year ahead.

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ICYMI: A bleak fate for this year’s F8, OMD gets global recognition

Plus, a popular Canadian podcast is going to TV.

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Cottage Life goes off the grid with Life Below Zero

New eight-episode docu-series captures the hardscrabble lives of four people living in Canada’s North.

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Would Uber’s auto advertising be popular in Canada?

In the U.S., the company has struck a deal with adtech provider Adomni. Is there an appetite for something similar here?

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WPP returns to revenue declines in Q4

The North American region and specialist agencies were particularly weak, though CEO Mark Read is optimistic for the future.

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Two new chairs named at the ACA

Privacy and cross-media measurement are just two of the issues on the table.

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People Moves: Innocean, GroupM and more

Kingstar promotes a media director, while specialty network Sport-Média adds a new national account manager.

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CHFI embarks on biggest media spend in 60 years

The Toronto radio station has launched its biggest campaign ever, with multiplatform ads running through to late November.

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Revenue down 14% at Torstar

While digital advertising revenue in the dailies segment rose slightly, digital advertising overall was down 7%.

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How V grew its audience

The Quebec conventional network has zeroed in on young people, and upped its programming spend on “brand-friendly” reality shows.

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What Google’s removal of 600 apps means in the context of ad fraud

Experts say that while this is a drop in the bucket as far as ad fraud is concerned, it could spark more vigilance from advertisers.