Patti Summerfield

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Rising young media star: OMD’s Cichon

Curious as to who the mediaverse’s new thinkers are, and what they’re doing, we’ve been canvassing the industry for the top young talent and discovered a baker’s dozen who’ve been instrumental in some breakthrough work. Our ‘Rising Young Media Stars’ series profiles them in strategy and in Media in Canada.

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TV guzzles gas dollars: Nielsen Media Research Spend Trend

Another weekend, another jump at the pumps. But don’t despair – just look at how much money the petroleum companies are putting back into industry pockets.

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RVs and campers by the numbers: BBM Media Snapshot

How many Canadians have RVs, what else do they drive, and which beverage is their fave?

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How do (media buy) gardens grow? – Nielsen Media Research Spend Trend

TV grabs the green.

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What’s up with condo dwellers? – BBM Media Snapshot

Condos and, consequently, condo dwellers are mushrooming across Canada. What should you know about their preferences and habits?

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Home renovation spending continues to build: Nielsen Media Research Spend Trend

Just looking at all the big box hardware and building stores popping up across the landscape makes you realize that this category is big business – and one where ad spending is growing year after year.

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Sticking to hockey: BBM Media Snapshot

Homegrown hockey fans are 80% more likely to have purchased an HDTV in the last two years than average Canadians. What else are they up to?

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Who’s spending what on advertising apparel: Nielsen Media Research Spend Trend

As spring approaches, the fancies of TV and dailies are turning to clothing.

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Shelling out for tacos: BBM Media Snapshot

Canadian taco kit users are into hot snacks. Here’s what else you should know about them.

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Axe media campaign to compete at Venice Fest

The inaugural two-day conference and exhibition will look at how brands, agencies and media owners can create impactful advertising.

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TV cleans up for spring: Nielsen Media Research Spend Trend

Fortunately, heels and pearls are no longer the required attire for spring cleaning in TV commercials.

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Mid-April launch for redesigned Globe properties

The Globe and Mail is gearing up for its biggest change in a decade.

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On the MiC: JumpTV’s Scott Paterson on IPTV’s biz model

Is the world really ready to watch TV over the Internet?

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Shutterbugs prolific in more ways than one: BBM Media Snapshot

Camera-loving Canucks are 2.2 times more likely to be visited by the stork.

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On the MiC with: C Squared’s Charlie Crowe

Which country is leading the pack when it comes to media innovation? Hint, hockey and donuts are among its cultural icons.