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Snap opens the Q3 earnings season on a high note

The first of the major social media companies to report its revenue and users for the quarter did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded expectations.

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Snapchat makes a bang with Sounds

The platform is following in the footsteps of Instagram and TikTok with an official music library to enhance content.

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Shiseido builds a beauty box on Pinterest

As the brand looks to increase its ecommerce sales, it’s seeking skincare-savvy social users.

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Instagram expands shopping across platform

Users can now make purchases with a few taps from IGTV, Stories and Live, with Reels coming sometime in the future.

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The Verdict: How did Taco Bell’s Snapchat buy impact store visits?

The platform helped the QSR look beyond brand lift and purchase intent as proof points for a social campaign.

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What’s different about Pinterest’s Story feature?

Pinterest is a very different platform from Instagram and Snapchat. Will Story Pins help it assimilate, or differentiate?

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Why buyers should use Pinterest to reach men

Between self-care, home improvement, kid-friendly projects and long hairstyles, men have proven that their interests go beyond stereotypes – and so do certain platforms.

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CBC formalizes new branded content unit

Tandem represents a new era of branded content for the pubcaster, with more investment and more defined leadership.

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As a TikTok acquisition inches closer, what’s the brand impact?

While a potential partnership with Oracle would apply only to the U.S., it could affect brand spending at home.

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Amex Canada thinks ‘small’ with new Twitter series

The series is part of a broader campaign by Amex Canada to promote and help small businesses.

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Is Instagram’s home feed change a good call for brands?

The new feature could give brands more opportunities for organic connection, but it could also sour users.

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Exclusive: How do Canadians feel about a U.S. TikTok ban?

In a study provided to MiC, Horizon Media found that a sizeable number of Canadians view the platform as a source of brand discovery and connection.

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Inside Enthusiast Gaming’s big acquisition

The deal with Blue Ant Media to purchase Omnia Media has officially closed, strengthening Enthusiast’s entertainment network.

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Pinterest rolls out new quiz unit, with IKEA Canada first to try it out

With more homebodies looking for at-home creativity and a broader drive toward ecommerce, the quiz is giving Pinners a new way to curate their boards.

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The duopoly is losing share overseas, but could it fare better in Canada?

Could one withstand the ad industry’s widespread softening more than the other?