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Yellow Pages revenue down nearly 25%

Despite lower revenues in its key YP segment, CEO David Eckert says it is well on its way to “bend the revenue curve.”

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Postmedia offers another round of buyouts in Vancouver

Unclear if layoffs will follow initiative designed to, ‘extend legacy runway, grow digital revenue and align cost structure,’ according to the company

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OTT exhaust, retailers becoming platforms and other 2020 predictions

Forrester Research also ponders Tik Tok’s next move, the potential for the podcast industry and more.

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How engagement differs between content and ads

A study by Totum Research shows that “analog” advertisements tend to be more trusted, but that doesn’t necessarily correlate with engagement.

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Print revenue down almost a quarter for Torstar

Digital revenues also declined modestly, although susbcription is showing growth.

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Digital growth continues to pillar Postmedia

The company’s debt restructuring during Q4 part of other cost-saving initiatives as overall revenues fall more than 8%.

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The Globe brings on EQ3 for design program

Designing Canada is a new ongoing program and will roll out across print, digital and events.

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J.P. Wiser’s goes national to ask, ‘drinks soon?’

The campaign aims to inspire folks to connect more often with out-of-home, dynamic ad insertion, and a special manifesto to help keep your word.

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West End Phoenix goes for broader awareness with OOH buy

The local community paper is aiming to build its brand as a trustworthy source in an age of waning trust in Canadian media.

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News Media Canada’s campaign hits the SPOT

The national print and digital campaign is aiming to increase media literacy, while also promoting the purveyors of “real news.”

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Quebec confirms $50 million plan to support local media

Triggered by the bankruptcy of Groupe Capitales Medias, the support includes a 35% refundable tax credit and will be available to print media province-wide.

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New rev models rising, but display ads still top for publishers

Subscriptions, events, ecommerce and branded content are increasingly important, but donations remain a low priority.

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The Globe launches new national brand platform

‘Report on Business Magazine’ also gets a refresh with sleeker design and content more focused on strategy and executive leadership.

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Pierre Marcoux on his new venture and the future of B2B media

The former TC president of media opens up to MiC on how he knew it was time to go his own way – and how to find sustainability.

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TC sells off a myriad of trade publications

Former company president Pierre Marcoux has established Contex Media to buy the titles and continue growing their events.