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JUST EAT Canada Eats Its Competition, Acquires Orderit.ca

By Dave Forde / July 20, 2015

As they look for further growth, JUST EAT Canada has just announced they have acquired fellow food ordering and delivery platform, Orderit.ca.  JUST EAT Canada’s presence extends across Canada including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal with more than 5,000 restaurants within their system. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Breaking: w.illi.am/ Acquired By Paris’ Valtech SE

By Dave Forde / July 8, 2015

As agency acquisition week continues here (first, second) we now have a third agency in Canada that has been acquired as Montreal-based w.illi.am/ has been acquired by Valtech SE.  w.illi.am/ launched in 2008 and has clients such as Bombardier, Mary Kay, Yellow Pages, back in July 2011 Annie Levesque, Damien Lefebvre were appointed Co-Presidents of the agency. Valtech SE […]

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Taxi Takes Over Young & Rubicam

By Dave Forde / July 7, 2015

WPP owned advertising agency Young & Rubicam (Y&R) is folding its brand under sister agency Taxi Canada, with both agencies operating under the Taxi brand with its office located in downtown Toronto.  Y&R also has offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal will remain unaffected by the change. The move is an attempt by the agency to […]

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High Road Capital Partners Acquires Ariad Communications

By Dave Forde / July 7, 2015

Toronto-based Ariad Communications has been acquired by High Road Capital Partners (HRCP) from Founder, Hugh Furneaux for an undisclosed sum.  Moving forward, Ariad will retain its name in Canada and partner with its US counterpart Bluespire Marketing, also owned by HRCP. “Many of Ariad’s clients have asked us about having a U.S. presence to support their business. We […]

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Sid Lee Acquired By Japan’s kyu

By Dave Forde / July 6, 2015

In ad agency shuffle news, Montreal-based Sid Lee has been acquired by kyu, which is a strategic operating unit of Hakuhodo DY Holdings based in Japan. kyu is a collective of creative companies that operates out of New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sid Lee will continue to operate its Canadian […]

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Diving Deeper Into Content Marketing, ScribbleLive Acquires Appinions

By Dave Forde / April 15, 2015

Toronto-based ScribbleLive was quite for a while, but looks like since their $12M in funding back in October of last year the company is becoming a big more aggressive to gain marketshare. Today, the company has announced it has acquired Appinions, a maker of an influence analytics marketing platform built on patented natural language processing and social […]

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sandbox Expands Into Canada With Merger Of ONE Advertising

By Dave Forde / April 10, 2015

As they look to expand their offering, advertising agency sandbox announced the addition of three advertising agencies to its growing network: McCormick Company, ONE Advertising, and Underline Communications. With these new additions, sandbox will comprise 337 employees with a substantial presence in eight U.S. and Canadian cities: Chicago, Kansas City, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, […]

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Breaking: Mosaic Dives Deeper Into Activation With Acquisition of Launch!

By Dave Forde / February 10, 2015

Acosta Mosaic Group (AMG) North America has just announced that Mosaic has acquired Launch!, a privately owned, Canadian-based experiential marketing and retail activation agency. This is a strategic acquisition which will help arm Mosaic with a broader range of marketing solutions to clients across Canada specifically in the experiential marketing area of business. “Launch! currently […]

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Shazam Selected Tapped Mobile As Canadian Ad Rep

By Dave Forde / December 3, 2014

As music app Shazam looks to expand the company’s revenue, they have announced a new strategic partnership with Toronto-based Tapped Mobile as the exclusive advertising representative for Canada.  The app has been a bit hit as it allows users to immediately connect offline TV and music experience to online, immersive discovery, special offers, and find delightful extras. […]

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Will Kik’s $38.3 Million In Funding Help Kick It Into High Gear?

By Dave Forde / November 21, 2014

Waterloo-based Kick certainly has not had it easy as it continues to fight for space on your smartphone.  There are a number of competitive messaging apps such as Blackberry’s BBM, Whatsapp to name a few, and they were once sued by Blackberry and kicked out of Blackberry’s app store.  This week the company announced it […]

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