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Global to bring FBI spinoff, Kids Say reboot for midseason

The midseason lineup will also feature the series finale of The Good Place and a new timeslot for The Unicorn.’

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Verizon Media axes 150 jobs, including Canadian positions

For the second time this year, the global media company has announced layoffs across its brands.

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Lift & Co.’s cannabis data platform goes programmatic

The cannabis website developed a consumer insights platform, partnered with Adobe Advertising Cloud’s DSP for advertising capabilities.

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Is there a ‘Raptor factor’ in Canada’s 2019 ad spend?

The red-hot Raps and a federal election had an impact on ad spending, but can we say the same for 2020?

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La Presse nabs former Torstar director to lead Toronto operations

Media executive Sam Bevacqua will assemble and lead a Toronto team to develop more personalized business for the company away from Montreal HQ.

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Finance Minister confirms plans to move forward on taxing digital giants

Even as the U.S. has threatened to retaliate against France for passing a similar bill, Canada wants big tech to pay its fair share.

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Connected Interactive brings programmatic to the cannabis industry

With Vancouver-based cannabis software provider Buddi, Connected has built an ad platform with real-time sales and customer data.

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How Canada’s ad spend compares to its economic growth

TV is solid, and so is ad spend in general, but does Canada’s market make it an effective place to spend?

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Bay Street Bull lands on the small screen

The Toronto-based media brand has launched three new digital video series.

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What’s driving mobile growth worldwide?

It’s video – not social – accounting for the world’s mobile minutes.

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Ivan Pehar moves to Spotify from Twitter Canada

The company has gradually expanded its presence in the Canadian market, making more ad products available to Canadian brands.

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Cannabis pub Civilized acquired by data company, lays off staff

Following a year of partnerships to expand content, Civilized laid off its staff in New Brunswick and California ahead of deal with D.C.-based analytics company.

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ICYMI: Curling Canada slides into 2019, Instagram asks your age

Plus, Globe and Mail columnist Denise Balkissoon steps into executive editor role at Chatelaine.

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Spotted! Starbucks adds AR magic to Christmas

Building off last year’s tree lighting sponsorship, the QSR paired with Snapchat to bring a magical train through the mall.

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Cottage Life TV debuts Restaurants on the Edge

New exploratory series from Blue Ant Media combines food, travel and entrepreneurship for an adventurous audience.