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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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What’s the state of omnichannel programmatic in Canada?

Data from MIQ shows that, when compared to the U.S. and the U.K., Canadian marketers invest less of their budgets in programmatic channels.

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AGT stays hot, but the summer TV lull looms: Numeris

While the competition powerhouse remains a favourite, some markets opt for news and reruns.

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Major League Soccer is back (and so are brands)

TSN will broadcast 54 matches between July and August.

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Digital spend sees slight recovery, but still well below last year

Ecommerce is helping to drive digital investment upward, but May’s spend was still 41.2% lower than May 2019.

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Cineplex to explore financing options, asset sales as Q1 revenue tumbles

Following the collapse of its $2.8-billion takeover by Cineworld Group, Cineplex said it is exploring financing options including the sale of assets.

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How brands can plan with no fans in the stands

Diamond Marketing Group’s Mike Smith on how brands have to approach negotiations in the new normal.

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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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Toronto radio market buzzes amidst reopening: Media Monitors

Meanwhile, Montreal’s market stayed tepid.

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Doug Murphy on Peacock deal, StackTV growth and more

The Corus president and CEO said the company’s IP ownership and sales strategy has ramped up during the pandemic.

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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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Device and media consumption during the pandemic may have peaked

The outside world is proving tempting – for now – as Canadians start to settle into their own personal new normals.