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Trump, Baseball, Sunny Weather and Methodology Changes Drive Fall 2016 Shortfalls in Television Viewing for Canadian Suppliers

Trump, Baseball, Sunny Weather and Methodology Changes Drive Fall 2016 Shortfalls in Television Viewing for Canadian Suppliers

The Fall TV Numeris ratings are in. According to Numeris Fall 2016 TV PPM data overall national hours tuned in Canada are down 4% vs the same period in 2015. This is a substantial drop vs the previous 4 years where audience erosion has been less apparent […]

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Is Pick-and-Pay the Cheaper Option?

Is Pick-and-Pay the Cheaper Option?

Due to consumer complaints about the high cost of cable packages, the CRTC mandated that by March 1, cable operators must offer lower cost options. At the time of the announcement it was understood that the lower cost option would include a basic $25 service option, “skinny […]

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Radio Effectiveness and Neuro Science

Radio Effectiveness and Neuro Science

Whenever we can show that media is directly linked to driving business, we get very excited! Yesterday’s presentation from the Canadian Traffic Network on their new Neuro Radio Research Study did not disappoint. Neuro research is becoming a resource more and more for media insight. Neuro is the […]

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Instagram opens its doors to all advertisers in Canada…

Instagram opens its doors to all advertisers in Canada…

With Instagram reaching 30 million monthly users, capturing 20% of all internet users, it is certainly good news for advertisers! It continues to be one of the fastest growing social media platforms, especially among the younger demographic with 44% of users between the ages of 18-29 years […]

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Baby Boomers Still Tuning and Consuming

Baby Boomers Still Tuning and Consuming

This weekend my neighbour happily told me he was 5-1/2! Since I know his birthdate, a quick mental calculation confirmed that by-golly he was absolutely right – up to the very day.  I replied ‘believe it or not, I also was once 5-1/2’, he then asked ‘once […]

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“Pick & Pay” – or just pay, pay and pay?

"Pick & Pay" - or just pay, pay and pay?

Recently the CRTC ruled that Cable TV providers must “un-bundle” station offerings by 2016. Will consumers pick and pay? The current cable business model of offering specialty channels in bundles means viewers are paying for stations they don’t watch. Due to a number of consumer complaints, the CRTC […]

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Are We No Longer Watching TV?

Due to recent dramatic headlines, a number of our clients are asking with concern – “Are we no longer watching TV?” At M&K, we know the true viewing story – yes, we still enjoy watching TV, although our viewing habits are shifting somewhat. The Headlines: “Fewer people […]

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A Snapshot of Instagram Advertising

A Snapshot of Instagram Advertising

Despite becoming available in Canada in November 2014, there hasn’t been a great deal of buzz around Instagram advertising. This may be a result of the exclusivity of advertising on Instagram, with only a few selected brands initially allowed to advertise in Canada. The initial advertisers included […]

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Programmatic TV: A Planner’s Nirvana?

The buzz south of the border these days includes initial learnings related to Programmatic TV (PTV). I have a planning bent (or perhaps I’m a ‘bent’ planner?!) and from my perspective, the opportunities sound exciting! PTV is currently defined as “an automated, technology-driven method of buying and […]

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The Millennial Connection

Millennials are a distinct demographic beyond their love of technology. Let’s look at the millennial connection! First off, to state the obvious, millenials are always plugged in, always! They were born and raised on technology, and because of this, information has always been at their fingertips. Instead […]

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