Loblaw Acquires Technology to Strengthen Loblaw Media

BRAMPTON, ON—Loblaw Inc. has acquired the technology and the related team from Eyereturn Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation. The transaction complements and strengthens Loblaw Media, the company’s full-service digital marketing agency launched in 2019. With this new technology and expertise, Loblaw Media can better connect brands and consumers …

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Marketing Agency Republix Launches Brand

TORONTO, ON–Republix, a new marketing technology company that unites top-tier agencies to clients, and clients to predictable results, has officially launched its brand across North America. Created to unite a fragmented service-oriented industry that is rapidly evolving with the post-COVID-19 digital world, Republix connects businesses with the perfect combination of …

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TikTok Launches First-Ever Canadian Ads

TORONTO, ON–TikTok has launched its first-ever ad campaign in Canada, “It Starts on TikTok,” which celebrates diversity, trends, stories, conversations and more that are born and celebrated on TikTok and explode in popularity, delivering cultural and social impact on and off-platform. This multi-channel campaigns span social, digital media, out-of-home, and linear TV …

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IBM Launches Advertising Accelerator with Watson

First-to-Market Advertising Solution Leverages Artificial Intelligence to Predict Creative Elements and Classify Audiences to Help Drive Optimum Engagement for Clients IBM announced the launch of Advertising Accelerator with Watson, a first-to-market offering that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the optimal combination of creative elements to help drive high engagement …

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Touché! and VIA Rail Canada redesign their media buying strategy

The results of the Love the Way campaign show that investing locally can pay off MONTRÉAL, QC–The Canadian media scene may be reaching a turning point, but VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) and media agency Touché! have demonstrated that investing in local media can still yield excellent results, all while …

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Effie Canada introduces trophy holder for ELOC winners (it’s like an EGOT only different)

TORONTO, ON–The entertainment world has the EGOT, the ultimate four-part awards show accomplishment of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Well, now the Canadian ad industry has the ELOC: Effie, Lion, One Show, and Clio trophy. Any agency winning all four in one year will get a special commemorative trophy …

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ICA calls for billable rate cards to be ripped-up as agency payment terms harden

Rate card discount practice works against agencies TORONTO, ON –The billable rate card continues to dominate Canadian advertising, with variable fees based on time billed in use at 79.4% of agencies, according to the new Agency Progressive Pricing Report from the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA). Read the Report Agencies …

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OnDeck Canada Launches Groundbreaking National Marketing Campaign

Powered by Small Business Insights, leading online lender seeks to evolve financing for small businesses MONTRÉAL–OnDeck Canada, a leader in online lending to small businesses (SMBs) in Canada, today announced the launch of a groundbreaking national marketing campaign powered by coast-to-coast SMB research, to highlight the reality of business owners’ …

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New Registry Requirements for Political Ads on Online Platforms

Digital landscape changing the rules GATINEAU, QC–Elections Canada is issuing guidance regarding political ads during pre-election and election periods. The goal of this new document is to help online platforms and advertisers comply with transparency requirements in accordance with recent changes to the Canada Elections Act (the Act) that will …

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Michael Beckerman Named President, CEO of MKTG Canada

MKTG Canada, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, delivers sponsorship consulting and live branded experiences across the world of sports, entertainment, arts and cause TORONTO–MKTG Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Beckerman as President and CEO of MKTG Canada effective May 1, 2019. Michael brings more than …

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