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TV ad budget will drift to the innovators in Canada, GroupM warns
YOU CAN ALWAYS SAVE money and maximize return on investment in advertising if you refine your target audience and spend money on the lowest hanging fruit – those consumers who represent your best opportunity for driving sales. Read more

COMMENTARY: Influencer marketing is something every media pro must know
THE LAST YEAR HAS BEEN transformative for influencer marketing, with new companies popping up, countless conferences, and everyone with a smartphone trying to become the next YouTube star. Read more

Former Rogers exec Paul McAleese named Freedom Mobile COO as Krstajic departs
CALGARY and TORONTO – Alek Krstajic is stepping down as CEO of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile while Paul McAleese was named Chief Operating Officer. Read more

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CBC defends 'Canada: The Story of Us' amidst claims of inaccuracy
TORONTO – The CBC is feeling the heat from viewers decrying its much ballyhooed docu-drama series Canada: The Story Of Us. Read more

Wireless gains buoy Q2 results at Shaw
CALGARY – New Freedom Mobile subscribers combined with slowing TV, Internet and landline customer losses helped to power Shaw Communications to its best quarterly subscriber performance in five years, the company said Wednesday. Read more

BlackBerry awarded over $814M in patent royalty dispute with Qualcomm
WATERLOO – An interim arbitration decision has awarded BlackBerry $814,868,350.00 for royalty overpayments that it made to Qualcomm Inc., the company said Wednesday. Read more

Stingray sings the praises of rising karaoke video consumption
MONTREAL and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Stingray Digital Group and The Singing Machine Company are celebrating the download of the 1 millionth karaoke video from the Karaoke Store. Read more

RTDNA Canada unveils Prairie region's two lifetime achievement recipients
CALGARY - RTDNA Canada will recognize two individuals in the Prairies region with lifetime achievement awards later this month. Read more

Cogeco’s Q2 revenues, profits, on the rise
MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. Read more

DHX Media’s Wildbrain to manage Larva TUBA YouTube Channel
LONDON, UK - DHX Media's online kids network WildBrain has been named the exclusive global manager of TUBA n Co. Read more

ThinkTel offers integrated cloud calling solution for Cisco Spark
TORONTO – Distributel’s ThinkTel division is providing Cisco customers with the ability to offer Canadian phone numbers provisioned in near real-time. Read more

Telus Health brings cloud-based pharmacy management to future pharmacists at Université Laval
QUEBEC CITY - Telus Health and Université Laval are joining forces to provide comprehensive simulation teaching facilities to the university's pharmacy faculty. Read more

HCE Telecom acquires NET6 Communications
HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton Utilities Corporation subsidiary HCE Telecom has purchased IP voice, hosted contact centre and data centre solutions provider NET6 Communications. Read more

SCTE•ISBE offers technology training to NCTC members
EXTON, PA and LENEXA, KS - The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), said Tuesday that it will offer its industry-leading technology training to the Read more

Heritage searching for two new CMF board members
OTTAWA – The Department of Canadian Heritage said Tuesday it is beginning a Canada-wide search for two new members of the Canada Media Fund Corporation’s board of directors. Read more

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