Digital

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DTC and ecommerce growth buoy AcuityAds revenue in Q3

Connected TV and self-serve also grew, although the travel and hospitality sector spent less on ads overall.

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Spotify makes another acquisition, this time in podcast adtech

The megaphone acquisition could help Spotify up its game in the eyes of aspiring audio advertisers.

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Raincoast Crisps pair with Ricardo for the holidays

The overall content campaign is focused on pushing sampling and conversion.

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Fuel’s latest win signals expansion in English market

With Anglo representation for Re/Max’s ad inventory, this gives Fuel a national edge in the real estate vertical.

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S4 Capital shows growth against digital media, content segments

The firm run by Sir Martin Sorrell is seeing profits rise quickly in the Americas.

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How Nissan served ads to 150 different audiences

The digital-first strategy, including a partnership with DAZN, helped engaged different targets from stargazers to sports fans.

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Quebecor’s revenue for Q3 is up

The gains came mostly from the telecommunications segment, while media revenue’s decrease was in the single digits.

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ICYMI: Buzzfeed becomes profitable, Food Network Canada gets festive

Plus, as the new hockey season lies in wait, TSN adds a new lunchtime radio show.

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The summertime screen slump didn’t last: study

Due to the second wave, cooler weather and even some difference with reporting – Canadians are upping their content consumption again.

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TV, radio, OOH and digital demand up at Bell Media

The company still struggled with lower ad demand and subscriber revenue, but many improvements were made.

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Revenue down 16% for Stingray

Despite a double-digit decrease, the company saw a marked improvement from Q1, with operating expenses down significantly.

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Heritage minister proposes bill to regulate OTTs

If passed, the proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Act will see vast amounts of new money flowing through the funding system.

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Michael Beckerman lands at Torstar

The former MKTG CEO has a long history with new co-owner Jordan Bitove thanks to their decades in sports industries.

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Reprise launches dedicated ecommerce unit

As shoppers pivot online for everything, the new practice helps brands scale up and operationalize for optimal results.

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Amazon made nearly $5 billion from ads in Q3

While its commerce is obviously benefitting from the pandemic, advertising is also on a major growth trajectory.