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Captivate expands to ridesharing with Portl partnership

The network now includes 1,000 screens in Uber and Lyft vehicles.

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ICYMI: Cue the lip sync, Reddit acquires Dubsmash

Plus, Corus announces the team in the booth for Jets hockey broadcasts.

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From CARD: Media’s evolution for 2021

Alex Panousis and Ishma Alexander-Huet offer their view of 2020 trends that may endure into the new year.

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How Rogers thinks 5G will change sports media

A partnership with University of Waterloo offers visions of second screen applications, personal camera angles and loads of real time data.

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Ad spending in Canada dropped 14.1% in 2020: Group M

But digital spend soared past 50% share for the first time, according to the global media agency network’s annual study.

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Do Canadians consume media the way we think?

Research from Ipsos Canada finds those in the industry consume media differently than the general public, and it may be shading their assumptions.

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Obox and Cue Digital team up to expand reach

Cue Digital will rep a French sports vertical in English Canada, and Obox brings several publishers and influencer groups into French Quebec.

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Vivintel offers media snapshot of Chinese Canadians

The internet accounts for a higher-than-average amount of media use in a community with higher-than-average household income.

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Has the pandemic made older Canadians more tech-savvy?

More are engaging in social media, as well as ecommerce, which is predicted to take in $59 billion in ad spend this year.

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Apex Mobile Media opens more seamless in-game ad opps with partnership

Brands that work with the company can now reach gamers through in-game real estate, such as the background of a game.

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Mobile users are opening their apps and sharing location data more often

Good news for media platforms – users are opening apps more frequently and they’re more willing to share.

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Uber Eats launches its first ad format

Although the platform has added a number of marketing tools over the last several months, this is its first foray into paid ad formats.

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Why Facebook is warning developers about iOS 14′s new features

New privacy options mean advertisers could be more limited in how they target via Facebook Audience Network.

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La Presse sets a readership record in July

The digital news provider is still embarking on new techniques to monetize its audience, having been victim to the troubled ad market.

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Is mobile video a bright spot for ad spend?

Plus, buyers discuss inventory shortage and what makes it premium.