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Breaking: GroupM Acquires The Exchange Lab, Aitken Steps Down

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2015

WPP’s GroupM has just announced that it has acquired The Exchange Lab for an undisclosed sum. The Exchange Lab will become a core component of Connect, part of GroupM, to expand its multi-platform (meta-DSP) approach. The Exchange Lab has approximately 130 employees working in offices in London, New York, Chicago, Singapore, and Toronto, serving 700 […]

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Shaw To Acquire WIND Mobile For $1.5 Billion

By Dave Forde / December 16, 2015

For a number of years Shaw Communications has wanted to play in the Canadian wireless arena, and late today that goal came true.  Shaw Communications has announced it has acquired WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion.  Shaw will acquire 100% interest in Mid-Bowline Group Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, WIND Mobile Corp. “The global telecom landscape is […]

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Breaking: Bell Media Appoints Kristie Painting To VP Of Digital Sales

By Dave Forde / December 16, 2015

Bell Media has just announced that Kristie Painting has been appointed Vice-President, Digital Sales, Bell Media, effective Jan. 4. Prior to the appointment Kristie spent the last two years as Vice President of Sales at Checkout 51 which was acquired by News Corp back in July 2015. Before that Kristie was with Olive Media in […]

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Are You Ready To ‘See The Big Picture’

By Dave Forde / December 15, 2015

This morning Cineplex Entertainment (“Cineplex”) unveiled a new integrated brand platform that asks Canadians to ‘See The Big Picture.’   Part of the goal is to help Canadian’s wear their busy schedules like badges of honour and that the need for entertainment and enjoyment is important now more than ever before. Cineplex wants to foster a […]

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David Purdy Exits Rogers, Heads To Vice Media

By Dave Forde / December 13, 2015

VICE Media announced its next hire, and this one is a big one as they have appointed David Purdy to the newly created role of Chief International Growth Officer. In the new role David will focus on growing global distribution for the network network to deliver programming to all screens. David will initially be based out […]

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Craig Saila Exits The Globe And Mail

By Dave Forde / December 11, 2015

Earlier this week we broke the story about Angus Frame quitting his role at The Globe and Mail. We have also now confirmed from multiple sources that Craig Saila has also left The Globe and Mail. Craig was Director, Reader Experience, a role he held for the last 5 years. Much like Angus, Craig played a […]

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Serge Beauchemin Joins TOAST Group As Partner

By Dave Forde / December 10, 2015

Montreal-based TOAST Group recently made a big change to its management team as the company brought on businessman and entrepreneur Serge Beauchemin as a Partner. The Group is beginning its 15th year in business leverages expertise in storytelling and content marketing through video production to occupy a unique position on the market, allowing clients to shape […]

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Breaking: Angus Frame Exits The Globe and Mail

By Dave Forde / December 9, 2015

After 15+ years with the Globe and Mail, Angus Frame has just announced he is leaving the national newspaper organization and today will be his last day. Angus has held many roles with the Globe and Mail over the years, back in 2001 he joined the organization as Editor, globeandmail.com and held that role for seven years. He […]

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Closing The Digital Gap, Post-it Helps Students Get Organized

By Dave Forde / December 9, 2015

As they aim to bring more awareness with post-secondary students Post-It recently rolled out its Post-it Get Organized Campaign, which included a strategy to bridge the divide between their analogue and digital worlds.  3M’s Post-it Brand Tweet Machine was created and used in a tour through six Ontario Colleges and Universities in September and October 2015. Some aspects of the […]

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FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week 2016 – Tickets Now On Sale

By Dave Forde / December 9, 2015

FFWD: Advertising and Marketing Week 2016 returns January 25 – 29, 2016 with industry luminaries like Maurice Levy, Chair man and CEO of Publicis Groupe, Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide, Scott Goodson, CEO and Founder of Strawberryfrog, and Qmany more. An expanded speaker series will include presentations of the 4th annual Ipsos […]