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AM/FM radio reach almost back to pre-COVID levels

The Radio On The Move survey reports that radio’s reach in Canada is now 93% of what it was in February 2020.

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Bell Media revenue dips 5% to $713M; Crave subs up to 2.9M

The streaming service had its best quarter since the final season of Game of Thrones was on air, adding 139,000 new subscribers in Q1.

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TPX taps Havas MD to take the helm

Lina Kim has been appointed president, and retiring CEO Jean-Marie Heimrath will remain on The Podcast Exchange board.

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Acast launches sponsored content for podcasts

The podcast network blends branded messaging with ad reads to emulate editorial content in a longer format.

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Car brands continue to grow their radio buys: Media Monitors

Government advertisers also maintain strong play counts as well across the board.

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Behind Cogeco’s epic Epico campaign

To cut through the competitive IPTV market, the provider focuses on its regional roots with an integrated mass campaign.

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Active International expands beyond media

The corporate trade media agency partners with media-adjacent providers to add value during uncertain times.

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ICYMI: Corus adds to its podcast lineup

Plus, Spotify sells “Sustainable Sonics,” offsets that will be used to neutralize the impact of an ad running on the platform.

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Numeris’ holistic approach to audio measurement

The company is expected to announce a new streaming partner in the coming weeks.

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CBC gets added support in federal budget

The national broadcaster receives an addition $21 million to help cover shortfalls in ad revenue.

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Governments take top spots in Toronto and Montreal: Media Monitors

Auto advertisers also increased their play counts significantly in both markets.

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Narcity Media adds audio content to the mix

In its efforts towards rethinking local news, the millennial-focused publisher launches its first podcast.

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ICYMI: Ascential buys Perpetua

Plus, Annex Business Media buys a food industry magazine and Stingray invests further in podcast creation and distribution.

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Pattison Media launches dynamic ads for audio

The real-time tool combines the reach of traditional radio with the targetability, scalability and analytics of digital.

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Financial brands forge ahead in Toronto: Media Monitors

Meanwhile, automakers and parts dealers increase play counts significantly in Montreal.