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ICYMI: Competition Bureau closes Postmedia-Torstar investigation

Plus, iHeartRadio has a new national brand and Quibi’s content may have a home on Roku.

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Torstar and Golf Town partner to buy SCOREGolf

The acquisition will give advertisers greater access to a growing and highly-engaged audience of golf enthusiasts.

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Toronto Star to launch new Sunday section

‘Together’ will focus on the best of the city in response to readers and advertisers’ appetite for more positive news.

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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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Alive partners with Assembly in digital publishing deal

The print publisher looks to grow its digital presence among health and wellness readers

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SJC Media takes over sales for Maclean’s, other mags

After buying the last of Rogers Sports & Media’s consumer titles last year, SJC Media brings direct sales in-house.

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From CARD: Buyers plan to stop the degradation of local media

Will there be a paradigm shift toward creating a more sustainable media ecosystem in the years to come?

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Local papers respond to print disruptions with new sub options

Les coops de l’information publications are promoting new digital subscriptions after weekday news goes online only.

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Postmedia redesigns its community news websites

The update includes new ad inventory and faster load times for a combined audience of 2.7 million Canadians.

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Sing Tao’s digital evolution brings ecommerce success

High conversion rates show a “solution-based model” is reaching the Chinese-language media company’s highly engaged audience.

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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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Amex highlights resilience with Globe series

The content marketing campaign further aligns the brand with small businesses.

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Canadian ad spend to drop 6.2% in 2020: WARC

The international organization says print took a particularly bad hit, while online investment saw increases.

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How national newspapers are filling the ad void

Traditionally big ad spenders have cut back in print, but some categories have stepped up while publishers rely more on non-advertising revenues.

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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.