Christopher Lombardo

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Articles by Christopher Lombardo
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Why Loblaw is avoiding the hard sell in its new content series

New videos on the PC Insiders Project are focused on engaging consumers and loyalty members around subjects they care about, like sustainability.

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Team Canada suits up with Lululemon as its new official outfitter

The activewear brand takes over from Hudson’s Bay, which had handled these duties since 2005.

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Aldo leans more into digital to change millennial perceptions

The second edition of the shoe retailer’s digital-first campaign is continuing a strategy of meeting customers where they are.

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Publicis names David Rusli chief strategy and data officer

The agency has combined its data and strategy capabilities as one business function to take a more human view on analytics.

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IKEA focuses on visibility for season two of its web series

Trailer promotion, higher impact placements and snackable content seize on an opportunity to extend the consumer journey.

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Bell Media develops social opps for back-to-school and holiday shopping

It’s looking to leverage Twitter Spaces as a way to mention products through live audio conversations with its show hosts.

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Media operating revenue jumps at BCE

The company reported a 30% spike driven by increased advertiser spending, as well as gains from Noovo, more Crave subscribers and a record-setting sports broadcast.

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WPP reports solid Q2 growth

The Canadian market was one of the company’s strongest, with GroupM performing particularly well during the first half of the year.

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Olympic talent outdraws variety show talent, at least in the GTA

Tokyo 2020 opening ceremonies captures the attention of viewers in the east, as conventional news gathers steam in the west.

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Goodfood returns to top Toronto airwaves: Media Monitors

Meanwhile, the Government of Quebec continued to purchase the most radio spots in Montreal, while McDonald’s activity surged in both markets.

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Corus extends a digital content partnership into linear TV

Appleton’s “Hidden Gems” series is not only running on male-centric Complex, but broadening its reach with programming blocks across three Corus networks.

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Publishing heavyweight Future is opening a Canadian division

The owner of 160 titles, including Marie Claire, Guitar Player and Tom’s Guide, is looking to provide more opportunities for local brands in response to high Canadian readership.

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How Popeyes is hyping chicken nuggets in Canada

Compared to the big, buzzy launch of its chicken sandwich, the QSR is focusing more on social and specialty TV.

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Ecommerce and online video will drive ad spend recovery this year

Zenith’s latest Advertising Expenditure Forecasts also reveals that social media will overtake paid search for the first time.

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Optable links up with Sharethrough to focus on first-party data

Sharethrough is promising publishing partners next-generation data connectivity technology to help them leverage first party data safely.