Impact of COVID-19 on consumer behaviour in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in many ways. Our purchasing habits, media consumption, travel plans and of course our overall lifestyle have all been impacted. The RTS survey allows us to look at all these areas across Canada and see the differences over time and by different regions [...]
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Why radio should care about CRTCs future policies

In my previous posts, I talk about the future of radio and various opportunities I see for its growth. Some of these are somewhat dependent on the CRTC’s upcoming review of the commercial radio policy framework. Many of the rules and regulations first outlined decades ago are still in place and [...]
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Kids media and technology use: insights from MTM Junior

Approximately 20% of the Canadian population are children under the age of 18. MTM Jr. looks at the latest technology and media trends shaping the lives of 2-17 year olds today. Understand how they consume and engage with media and the different types of devices they prefer through their annual [...]
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New Canadians: technology ownership and use

With a country that is more diverse than ever before, understanding how ethnicity impacts technology use and media consumption is a key component to any media plan. According to the 2016 Census, over one-fifth (21.9%) of Canada's total population were foreign-born and this number has been steadily [...]
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Radio advertising during COVID-19

We've all heard how important it is to focus on brand building during COVID-19. Experts across the globe have shown us historical data supporting the fact that brands that invest during difficult times are more successful in the end. ThinkTV and RadioConnects have done an amazing job at curating [...]
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TV advertising during COVID-19

We've all heard how important it is to focus on brand building during COVID-19. Experts across the globe have shown us historical data supporting the fact that brands that invest during difficult times are more successful in the end. ThinkTV and RadioConnects have done an amazing job at curating [...]
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Impact of COVID-19 on radio listening

Since mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak has radically changed where and how people work in Canada, as well as where and how they get news, entertainment and music.
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What do these emerging technologies mean for radio?

Technology continues to innovate at breakneck speed. For the radio industry, broadcasters are looking to expand their platform footprint ensuring they are available on every application, mobile device, in-home smart speaker, and connected car, just to name a few. If executed effectively, emerging [...]
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Impact of COVID-19 on TV viewing

Unsurprisingly TV viewing in Canada has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the beginning of the initial lock down it grew for a number of reasons. A need for news updates on the pandemic along with increased availability to view with more people at home meant that average hours viewed per [...]
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