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Ambit Hires New Executive Creative Director

By Dave Forde / September 30, 2014

Toronto-based Ambit recently expanded the boutique digital agency’s talent roster with the addition of Thom Antonio, who will assume the role of Executive Creative Director. Prior to joining, Antonio was a Partner, Brand Design at Grip Partner of Brand Design steering the creative direction for key clients Lindt, Dare Foods, Stella Artois and Honda.. Over his 28 year […]

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Who Will Head Up Spotify Canada? Short List Has Begun

By Dave Forde / September 30, 2014

As we shared earlier today, Spotify is now live in Canada giving Canadians access to its massive music library of over 20 million songs.  One thing not mentioned in the company’s press release was who will be running Spotify Canada.  Looking at other online music services in Canada, we broke the story about Songza’s first Canadian […]

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Online Music Service Spotify Goes Live In Canada

By Dave Forde / September 30, 2014

For months we knew it was coming, but this morning Canada woke up to the news that online music service is officially live in the country. “Spotify is launching in Canada with a comprehensive catalogue featuring the best local music from every genre, region and generation,” said Ken Parks, Chief Content Officer, Spotify. “This is a […]

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FranWorks Reshifts Its Social Reach With Social Brand Amplifier

By Dave Forde / September 19, 2014

Earlier this week we told you about the latest product to from Toronto-based Reshift Media called Social Brand Amplifier, well it looks FranWorks Group of Companies has integrated the solution into their business.   FranWorks which owns and operates food brands such as Elephant & Castle, Original Joe’s, and State & Main locations across Canada […]

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74% Of Canadians Prefer Webrooming, Showrooming Also On The Rise [Study]

By Dave Forde / September 19, 2014

Just in, some new data from a recent study from phase one of “Citizen Tech,” which is a North American study commissioned by Citizen Relations and powered by Vision Critical’s Customer Intelligence Platform, far more Canadians surveyed say they are comparing products online and then purchasing in store (74 per cent) rather than the reverse […]

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The Future of Sports In A Digital World

By Giles Crouch / September 18, 2014

Guest Post: Giles Crouch is one of Canada’s leading thinkers on issues relating to our digital world including social media and civil society. He brings 20 years experience in the technology industry, including co-founding two software companies; a .com and a Big Data analytics firm.  You can connect with Giles on LinkedIn or Twitter. In a few years, the way […]

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Shaw Media Promotes Barbara Williams To EVP Broadcasting and President

By Dave Forde / September 16, 2014

Shaw Media has just announced the promotion of Barbara Williams to the position of Executive Vice President, Broadcasting and President.  In this role, Barbara will continue to expand Shaw Media’s broadcast division while continuing to evolve the communications company’s audience and advertiser needs. Prior to the appointment, Barbara was Senior Vice President of Content for Shaw Media, overseeing the […]