Research

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Which categories pulled the most TV spend?

Plus, who ramped up during March and April and who’s showing signs of bouncing back?

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9-1-1 is number one: Numeris

It was also a banner week for The Rookie, which saw gradual growth all season.

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OOH traffic sees slight lift as vendors try to be flexible with value

Toronto’s traffic remains very low, but there are signs of lifts to come in markets like Vancouver and Calgary.

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Toronto radio sees surge in ads from government, auto and more

Financial services and hardware also drove a big push to radio in Toronto, but Montreal has yet to see a comeback.

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Consumer complaints on the rise according to AdChoices

Among the valid complaints were sites that used sensitive data to target ads.

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Canadians may become more tech-minded even after lockdown

The group behind CES finds that, as Canadians get more used to video chats and SVOD content, their new habits might not be temporary.

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Global’s Survivor takes it: Numeris

The Masked Singer, which aired at the exact same time on CTV, came in a close second.

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Home and hardware retailers’ radio buys increase by 650%

Meanwhile, federal and provincial governments boosted their buys once again.

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Is traffic near billboards increasing again?

There’s a potential rebound in traffic for large format, but data is still well below benchmarks.

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Canadians still big on news notifications, indifferent to ‘Zoom TV’

A need for inexpensive entertainment could put TV in a good position for fall, but Mindshare finds that Canadians are indifferent about “Zoom-style” programming.

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Is digital advertising getting back to growth?

While not quite pre-pandemic levels, Index Exchange’s findings show rebounds in some categories, although marketers are thinking shorter-term.

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Stronger Together is indeed the strongest: Numeris

The concert special broke records for non-sports programming in Canada.

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Could COVID slow smartphone sales, but increase data speeds?

For the first time, Deloitte has altered some of its TMT predictions mid-year. Here are the ones that will affect media.