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With ad demand dwindling, could freemium be the future?

Spotify was largely unscathed in Q2 thanks to a stream of income outside of advertising. Experts discuss how the model could work in other contexts.

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What the ISBA’s programmatic study means for Canada

The ACA’s Chris Williams breaks down the numbers in the new U.K. study, which contains some confounding figures.

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Pinterest looks to seize on increase in ecommerce activity

A new integration with Shopify will allow merchants to upload their catalogues through Shopify, expanding Pinterest’s advertiser base to smaller brands.

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Print ad revenue down 16.5% at Postmedia

The company could benefit from the Federal Government’s wage subsidy for up to $15 million.

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Is digital advertising getting back to growth?

While not quite pre-pandemic levels, Index Exchange’s findings show rebounds in some categories, although marketers are thinking shorter-term.

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Now and Georgia Straight get programmatic boost

The alternate media company still hasn’t been immune to current problems in Canadian media, but its programmatic revenue grew nearly 400% in April.

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ICYMI: Alex Panousis joins NABS national board

Plus, Pinterest ups its functions for boards and Twitter asks users to re-consider their language.

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Why Quebecor sped up its music streamer launch during COVID

The company doesn’t see ads in the streamer’s future anytime soon, but is hoping its local-focused offering will attract paid subscribers.

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Print ad revenue for Daily Brands drops 45% at Torstar

Revenues took a pounding across every segment, although digital subscribers were boosted.

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New IPG brand subsumes Cadreon

The new unit, Matterkind, will focus on buying through a “channel-less” approach, optimizing through audience data instead.

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Virtual Roundtable: Finance brands talk sponsorship, spending and more

How leaders at TD, HomeEquity, Manulife and MediaCom are thinking about marketing during COVID-19.

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How Spotify’s first quarter during the pandemic fared

Advertising, particularly programmatic, was hit hard, but the company says its freemium model is a big benefit.

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Could COVID slow smartphone sales, but increase data speeds?

For the first time, Deloitte has altered some of its TMT predictions mid-year. Here are the ones that will affect media.

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Study shows newspaper brands reaching fewer Canadians

Most readers consume their content across multiple platforms, but overall reach is declining very gradually.

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Inside TD’s homebound sponsorship play

Big in-person events are out. Here’s how TD’s evaluating sponsorships going forward.