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New music mag Next reaches out to youth

A new monthly from Michael Hollett aiming to find readers through free home-delivery distribution.

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A glimpse into South Asian Canadians’ media habits

Vivintel provides insights into social and traditional media consumption in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.

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ICYMI: Metroland gets into parcel delivery, Twitter lets Fleets fly

Plus, Instagram’s Reels and Shop tabs get a home and a Bell Media radio station changes the frequency.

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Cook It signs on as Zeste’s first multiplatform sponsor

The meal kit service partners with Groupe TVA’s foodie brand, which has been growing beyond its specialty TV origins.

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Michael Beckerman’s mission to be a better partner

“Brand awareness, to me, is marketing’s fool’s gold,” says Torstar’s new chief client officer, who wants to put away the rate cards and focus on serious new questions.

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Yellow Pages revenue down nearly 20%

Despite the declines, CEO David Eckert described the results as pleasing and “solid.”

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Can intentional investment help media (and do some good)?

Media execs discuss how agencies and brands can help solve the degradation of local news and address systemic inequality through their buying power.

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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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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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Ad revenue steady for TVA Group this quarter, but magazines still down

The resumption of hockey was beneficial – and also expensive – for the company.

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National Bank inks a new sponsorship deal

The bank is the new presenting sponsor of L’actualité‘s annual Growth Leaders 2020.

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Elle Canada shutters Toronto office, eliminates four jobs

The magazine will continue to operate, although editorial will be run out of Montreal with assistance from freelancers.

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Newspaper reach, influence continues to drop

The bright spot is community news, where reach is still strong among all demos.

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Magazines show a notable dip in product influence

Readers are less stuck on print than before, and the desire to purchase featured products might be eroding slightly.

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Postmedia’s revenue still down more than 25%

Print advertising revenue was the most impacted, but circulation and digital were down as well.