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Mediabrands drives strong growth for IPG in Q4

Strong performances from Mediabrand, FCB and McCann helped the holding company finish 2019 on a high note.

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Introducing Media in Canada’s 2020 advisory board

The eight-member editorial board will serve as a resource for MiC and help shape coverage throughout the year.

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Amazon Music racks up 55 million users

The tech embarked on rare move releasing metrics for its streaming service which has grown by 50% year-over-year.

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ICYMI: CBC switches up The National, Uber hires new global head of media

Plus, Sportsnet ratings increase at midseason and Now Magazine ups editorial staff following Media Central acquisition.

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North American social users are more about friends than brands

Even with 95% of North Americans using social media, a new study by GlobalWebIndex shows that they might not necessarily be as engaged.

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Rebranded Rakuten.ca makes a big buy for the holidays

It’s first national campaign includes a series of OOH, brand spots and partnerships with HGTV Canada and Hallmark movies.

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ICYMI: A new CEO for ComScore, a new image for Facebook

Plus, senior journalists in Canada shuffle about as Andrew Coyne leaves Postmedia and Don Martin announces his retirement.

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Bell Media gets exclusive rights to HBO Max programming

The play gives Bell Media the flexibility to bring programming to both its linear network and its Crave SVOD.

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GroupM looks to the future in Canada

Is Canada’s TV market ahead of other countries? And is there really potential in TikTok to grow?

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WPP records first growth since 2017

Although specialist agencies continue to struggle, wins such as eBay have powered the holding co’s return to growth.

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ICYMI: New editorial leadership at National Observer, Stingray moves into Brazil

Plus, a digital map from Nextdoor helps narrow down the Halloween hunt

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Publicis revenue slips in Q3

Canada fared better than some other markets, but it didn’t make up for losses in traditional spending, media and business transformation.

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The Media Kitchen mourns the loss of Luc Harvey

Harvey, who served as associate director in Montreal, passed suddenly Sept. 24

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ICYMI: Metrolinx pulls back curtain on GO sponsorships

Plus, Postmedia refinancing officially closes and Friends of Canadian Broadcasting call on leaders to change tax act.