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ICYMI: The Globe’s push for transparency

Plus, Sobey’s complements a national TV buy with a holiday playlist on Spotify.

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Think Mint Media acquired by Elevator

The B.C. media shop’s founder is set to focus on a social media product her company developed for its top client.

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Advil sweats it out with influencers

An MEC-brokered partnership with Vice Media puts personal pain and perseverance in the spotlight.

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Media Lions remain in Cannes festival shakeup

The Media Lions are still apart of Cannes’ grand spectacle, but changes in award scoring and categories are on the way.

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Amazon Marketing Services lands in Canada

The new services are intended to complement the e-commerce giant’s suite of existing advertising services.

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Touche named strategy’s Media Agency of the Year

OMD and Mindshare shared the podium, while Alain Desormiers was named Media Agency Leader of the Year at the annual event.

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ICYMI: Instagram expands branded content tool

Plus, Quebec ready to impose provincial SVOD tax, and cannabis coalition outlines advertising guidelines for recreational pot.

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Aimia reports net loss in Q3

Revenues and billings for the September-ending period were both down year-over-year.

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Spotted! A Union Station murder mystery

Eat It Up Media is leading a “guess the murderer” activation to promote the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express.

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Why HP Canada is venturing into TV advertising

A mobile photo printer is getting a TV buy in Canada only to reach a new market beyond millennials.

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Spotted! A Sam Smith listening party on the rails

A ‘Hush Hour’ takeover in Toronto puts Universal’s music star on streetcars.

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Cineplex lands sponsorship deal with NFL

The three-year agreement marks the media company’s latest efforts to offer sports programming.

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ICYMI: CTV partners with iHeartRadio for The Launch

Plus, Santa Claus Parade marks seven years on CTV and Creative Artist Agency launches new studio.

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Facebook ad revenue crosses $10 billion in Q3

Ad revenue grows 49% thanks to 6 million advertisers, but growth is slowing.

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Ad revenue decline leads to Q3 loss for Torstar

Overall revenue for the company dropped 10% year-over-year.