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4th February 2014

Canada Media Fund Awards 6.5 Million In Funding To Twenty-Seven New Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media Fund A total of 27 new interactive digital media projects have received a combined total of $6.5 million as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream second round of funding for development and marketing support. Eight of those projects will receive a total of $1.6 million for Marketing Support, while $4.9 million will provide Development Support to 19 game, interactive content platform and social media projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

HootSuite Closes 2013 With Strong Fourth Quarter

HootSuiteSocial relationship platform HootSuite achieved key milestones in the fourth quarter of 2013. More than 75% of Fortune 1000 companies now use HootSuite for social media management, social marketing, social customer service, and social selling. Customers include PepsiCo, Virgin, FOX, Sony Music, and WWF. Roots Canada, Avis Budget Group, Inc., and Allianz Insurance PLC became customers this past quarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th December 2013

Klipfolio Releases New Social Media KPI

klipfolioKlipfolio Inc, an Ottawa-based business dashboard vendor, has released a new category of examples to provide social media marketers with guidance as to which KPIs, metrics, and dashboards can demonstrate social media ROI. Based on extensive research and customer feedback, this new example category speaks to the close relationship between social media and website marketing. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2013

Disney XD Gives Kids The Chance To Help Design New Series Fangbone

disneyxdDisney XD is putting the ‘fan’ in Fangbone by giving viewers the power to call the shots for its latest pilot. The network’s new animated adventure follows the epic journey of a nine-year-old barbarian warrior and is getting an early start on DisneyXD.ca, where viewers can influence the pilot’s creative direction by voting for what they want to hear. Feedback from Disney XD fans on the interactive website will be incorporated into the show ahead of its network premiere in late January 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th November 2013

Eighteen Interactive Digital Media Projects Get CMF Funding

Canada Media FundA total of 18 new interactive digital media projects received a combined total of $10.7M as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream second round of funding  for production support. The 18 new projects are comprised of 8 games, 9 interactive digital media platforms and 1 new social media application. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th November 2013

Sony Music And Kik Launch One Direction Music Marketing Campaign To Unlock Exclusive Content

kik interactiveAs an indicator of the continued growth of messaging apps as a platform across music and brand interaction, IPG Media Lab and Sony/Columbia Records have announced a partnership for One Direction (1D) on Kik, a mobile messaging tool with over 95 million users. The first-of-its-kind campaign will introduce a 1D Kik Card – a shareable mobile experience built on Kik’s HTML5 platform. Today, fans from around the globe will be able to chat with each other on Kik and unlock exclusive One Direction content through a unique group “unlocking” program centered on the band’s new album Midnight MemoriesRead the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2013

Get Customers In the Door With HootSuite’s Foursquare For Business App

HootSuiteAre you using social media to connect with your customers during the holiday season? HootSuite has partnered with Foursquare to provide a venue management solution for businesses, combining the power of customer insights from Foursquare with HootSuite’s social engagement capabilities, and just in time for the holidays! With this new app integration, you can take further control of your business listing on Foursquare. There are millions of business listings on Foursquare, all created by customers who visit those venues. This is a huge opportunity to better understand these conversations about your business and learn how to connect and engage with your customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2013

lineAPP Launches Advanced Customer Service Solution

lineapplineAPP.ca, a Toronto  SaaS-based customer service solutions provider, has announced its newly launched service, lineAPP for iPhone. This free iOS user application, which is already earning positive reviews from both customers and retailers, helps services based business such as restaurants and retailers build stronger relations with its customers. It also helps service providers increase revenue, reduce operating costs and increase customer satisfaction rates. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2013

Prevent The Harm – Protecting Kids From Online Bullying

Ontario-IPCWith more than a million apps available to download from both Google and Apple’s online stores, it is harder than ever for parents to keep up with the latest technologies. This Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, is encouraging all parents to be proactive and make it a regular practice to review their children’s smartphone and app settings. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2013

Seevibes Acquires TvTweet

seevibesCanadian social TV audience measurement company Seevibes has expanded beyond its borders with the acquisition of TvTweet, leader of social television measurement in France, and has also announced the opening of an office in France to jump-start its development in Europe. Founded in Bordeaux in 2011, TvTweet is already present in seven European countries, covering more than 100 prominent media and working with the biggest names in the industry including Orange, TF1 and NRJ12. Read the rest of this entry »

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