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ICYMI: Facebook’s rocky week continues

Plus, Scott McGillivray launches a podcast and Gameloft debunks gamer myths.

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Can advertisers fare without Facebook?

A boycott of the company could prompt change, and industry insiders believe it might convince other media platforms to amp up their attribution game.

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Should brands get in on the Houseparty?

The video chat wars are heating up – is Houseparty worth diving into even without traditional ad placements?

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Snap rolls out new map, AR lenses and actionable units

Some of its new features will put a spotlight on local businesses as they prepare to re-open.

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ICYMI: Broadsign lends media, Toronto Ultra inks sponsor deal

Plus, Twitter asks you to read before you Retweet, and Toronto’s Call of Duty franchise gets a new sponsor.

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Twitter prepares for its return to live sports in Canada

A new feature will allow simulcast commentary from celebrity and media partners.

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IGTV revving up to chase mobile ad dollars

Canadian buyers and content agencies see value in the proposition, which will see ads placed between a preview and a longer video.

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Epic Games uses an epic buy to attract casual gamers

The partnership features a first-to-market execution with TheScore, being the first brand to partner with the brand on TikTok.

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Bell Media strikes broadcast partnership with Pinterest

The new collaboration opens the doors for brand broadcast or social media opportunities.

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ICYMI: Tim and Sid are back

Plus, Murdoch Mysteries will return, and Facebook has reached a settlement to help moderators experiencing trauma.

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Kruger uses “Rolling it Forward” message to expand on NHL partnership

The CPG giant didn’t initially have a paid media campaign for its NHL sponsorship this year, but now it’s seized the opportunity.

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Pinterest looks to seize on increase in ecommerce activity

A new integration with Shopify will allow merchants to upload their catalogues through Shopify, expanding Pinterest’s advertiser base to smaller brands.

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ICYMI: Alex Panousis joins NABS national board

Plus, Pinterest ups its functions for boards and Twitter asks users to re-consider their language.

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Late March saw Twitter ad rev fall 27% year-over-year

Users surged for the platform, but the income generated by ads ran almost inverse to this lift.

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Facebook posts Q1 results, gives early peek at Q2

Revenues for April are relatively unchanged, indicating that flat might be the new up for the pandemic.