Articles Tagged ‘COVID-19’

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Postmedia revenue drops 28.4%, company lifts salary rollback early

Cost-saving initiatives helped Postmedia mitigate loss this quarter, but year-to-date revenue is still down nearly 15%.

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As the ad market braces for impact, how will digital fare?

While digital will grow, the pace will be slow – but eMarketer predicts spend will eventually return to double-digit growth in 2021.

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Summer TV: Slumped or pumped?

Although there are fewer powerhouse programs this year than last, well-loved favourites are still proving to be reliable for viewers.

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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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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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Corus revenue down 24%, radio revenues cut in half

Despite engaged audiences, solid subscription revenue and increased interest in its digital product, TV revenues dropped by 21%.

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Rogers Sports & Media explains its sporty shift

One new original series will come to Citytv this fall, but the media giant’s primary focus is on monetizing its audience of sports fans.

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Global ad spend is down, but it could be worse

Globally, OOH is expected to fall by 25% this year – but it will rebound somewhat next year.

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How should brands re-enter a market with low mobility?

UM, Kinetic and Horizon are advising brands to re-enter the market using a slow and steady regional approach.

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Which categories are increasing programmatic buys?

Several categories are on the upswing, including one that had all but disappeared for some time.

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A group of Quebec dailies will lose their weekday print editions

Publisher CN2i says going digital-only was always a part of the plan, but that COVID-19 accelerated the shift.

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Desire to attend events growing among Canadians

Plus, how do sports fans feel about rooting for the home team when there’s no one in the stands?

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TVA focuses on family-friendly fall season

Some returning shows have been pushed to winter 2021, while one show was cancelled all together due in part to production concerns.

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Streamers are benefitting from lockdown, but will it last?

Buyers and analysts discuss whether or not the upward trajectory is sustainable – and how it will affect planning.

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What does brand safety look like in 2020?

News is controversial, uncomfortable and oftentimes grim – which is why GroupM has updated its brand safety playbook to address how to buy around it.