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Publicis’ strong Q2 driven by data, DTC and digital media

The company’s financial measures have returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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Acast adds Crooked Media podcasts

Through the deal, Acast can connect Canadian advertisers and sponsors to popular podcasts like Pod Save America.

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Announcing the 2021 MIAs jury

Eleven jurors will put this year’s MIA entries through their paces after a year-long pandemic-fuelled hiatus.

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Pointsbet taps Scott Vanderwel for CEO

Hiring the former Rogers exec paves the way for Pointsbet to start offering single-sports betting service in Canada once Bill C-218 is official.

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Blue Jays bolster Rogers’ Q2

Sports programming and Blue Jays baseball attributed to an 84% increase in media revenue for the quarter.

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Euro Cup finals take the top TV spots: Numeris

TSN and CTV coverage of the Euro 2020 finals dominated TV screens across the country, and multi-day viewing kept the Stanley Cup Playoffs in contention.

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IPG reports 19.8% organic growth in Q2

The holding company reported strong organic growth compared to both pre- and mid-pandemic quarters.

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Virgin Plus taps into the Olympics for high visibility

The brand is trying some new tactics for broad, yet more targeted reach at the same time.

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Optable links up with Sharethrough to focus on first-party data

Sharethrough is promising publishing partners next-generation data connectivity technology to help them leverage first party data safely.

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Automotive dominates radio for the week: Media Monitors

Volkswagen led in Toronto, with car categories making up most of Montreal’s rankings.

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Indochino partners with NBC Olympics for Tokyo 2020

The Canadian fashion retailer is tapping into the hopeful 200 million viewers, spanning 17 nights of Olympic coverage on NBC.

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Anticipating post-pandemic consumer behaviour: study

The IAS U.S. study foresees a slight uptick in spending on social activities, while convenience is still a priority.

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Automated planning drives revenue growth for AcuityAds

The adtech company’s Illumin platform triggered a 135% increase in client acquisition compared to the first quarter this year.

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Vistar’s recent funding fuels DOOH accessibility

A $30 million raise is positioned to further develop software and tech.

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ICYMI: Publicis Groupe buys CitrusAd

Plus, Twitter shuts down Fleets and Netflix tops SRG’s report.