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Stingray revenue down 35% after COVID hit

Cost-cutting measures helped offset major damage, while radio appears to be improving on a regional basis.

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Sobeys gets dominant on Toronto radio: Media Monitors

Between ads for the chain itself and its Voila grocery service, the grocer purchased more than 2,000 spots.

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After a hot week, Montreal’s radio buyers cool off

Meanwhile, Toronto continued to see larger media buys in categories like food and beverage, insurance providers and more.

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After four tepid months, Montreal’s radio market takes off: Media Monitors

Toronto also saw a week of healthy increases from the auto category, food and beverage retailers and more.

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Auto explodes on Montreal radio: Media Monitors

Bedding, auto and finance categories are increasing their buys in both cities, marking the first week of significant lifts in Montreal all summer.

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Plus, Metro Morning gets a new host, and the NHL’s return to play could involve as much as six games per day in August.

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As the ad market braces for impact, how will digital fare?

While digital will grow, the pace will be slow – but eMarketer predicts spend will eventually return to double-digit growth in 2021.

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QSR makes a comeback on Toronto radio, Montreal stays tepid

Meanwhile, the provincial governments in both locations took different strategies with their buys.

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Toronto radio market buzzes amidst reopening: Media Monitors

Meanwhile, Montreal’s market stayed tepid.

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Corus revenue down 24%, radio revenues cut in half

Despite engaged audiences, solid subscription revenue and increased interest in its digital product, TV revenues dropped by 21%.

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Finance, auto categories explode on Toronto radio: Media Monitors

Non-government advertisers are almost back to pre-COVID levels.

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Montreal shows first significant rebound in radio buying: Media Monitors

Plus, for the first time in nearly three months, a retailer topped Toronto over the provincial government.

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Hardware stores, insurance providers surging on Toronto radio

Meanwhile, Montreal’s rebound has been meandering.

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Smart speaker ownership passes 25%, AM/FM holds steady

The annual Infinite Dial study showed that Canada is one of the most active markets in online audio listening.

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Stingray radio revenues drop 12% amidst pandemic

The company began implementing cost-saving measures in the early days of COVID, and now says some of those measures will be permanent.