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Topic: Canada

Target's Exit From Canada Isn't a Failed Expansion. It's a Botched Invasion

Chain moved too fast and never bothered listening to the locals

The news that American big-box giant Target is throwing in the towel on its Canadian operations—shutting down 133 stores, laying off 17,000 employees, and writing down a $5.4 billion pretax…

Ad of the Day: Life Isn't Easy for a Man Made of Skittles in Candy Brand's Mockumentary

Struck by a rainbow

The best Skittles advertising has always been about anatomical oddities. The examples are endless: the sheepboys, the guy with the living beard, the man whose touch turns everything to Skittles,…

Canadian Regulators Back Off Plan to Impose a 'Netflix Tax'

Streaming service won't have to subsidize TV productions

Canada’s equivalent of the FCC has backed off trying to regulate Netflix by dropping a proposal that has become known as the "Netflix tax." The move could have significant implications for…

Kraft Is About to Make Over Local Hockey Rinks in the U.S. Too

Partnership with NHL, NBC and others migrates from Canada

Hockey is part of the fabric of Canada where for the past eight years Kraft has spent $1.6 million to refurbish local rinks and turn them into showcases for televised,…

Kin Community's Rosanna Pansino

YouTube Network for Women Raises $12 Million

Kin Community eyes Canada for expansion

The YouTube women's network Kin Community has raised $12 million through a Series C funding round, and it will use the cash to hire more talent, add sales staff and…

Why Disney and Others Are Wary of Canada's Plan to Unbundle Cable TV Subscriptions

Content creators, cable companies face the prospect of less revenue

U.S. content providers are warily eyeing efforts by Canadian regulators to unbundle Canada’s cable TV industry, a move that could eat into the profits of companies like Disney and Comcast…

Publicis Groupe Buys Canada's Nurun

Pays $115 million for 14-year-old tech firm

Paris-based Publicis Groupe has acquired digital agency Nurun from Quebecor Media in a $115 million deal. Since its inception in 2000, Nurun has swiftly grown into one of the world's leading…

Ad of the Day: Bissell Cleans a Grimy Subway Floor, but That's Not the Crazy Part

Down and dirty product demo

Ravi Dalchand really, really believes in his product. The senior brand manager at Bissell Canada demonstrates the effectiveness of the new Bissell Symphony All-in-One hard floor cleaner (it vacuums and steams…

Canada Is Getting a New Video Streaming Service

Television industry responds to competitive threat from Netflix

Two of Canada’s largest cable television companies are putting their differences aside and joining forces to launch a new video streaming service as the industry responds in kind to competition…

Ad of the Day: WestJet Surprises a Hardworking Dad With the Sweetest Gift for Father's Day

Impeccable customer service

Even on Father's Day, advertising has plenty of fun at Dad's expense. But Canadian airline WestJet has just raised the bar with a Father's Day ad that captures everything we…

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