Exclusive Agreement with Captivate Media Inc. Includes Vast Network of Office Tower Digital Elevator and Lobby Screens VANCOUVER, BC – OCTOBER 15, 2018 – Western Media Group (“WMG”), the Canadian supplier of trusted independent media solutions, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Captivate Canada (“Captivate”), a leading provider of Digital Elevator and Lobby displays in commercial real estate properties in key Canadian and United States centres. Western Media Group will represent all of Captivate’s inventory to Western Canadian advertising agencies and their clients. Captivate delivers 12,000 top-tier elevator and lobby displays located in 1,600 premier office buildings across North America. “If you work or visit one of these buildings, the Captivate screens become part of your daily life. The […]

  Vancouver, British Columbia – June 12, 2018 – Western Media Group (WMG), one of Canada’s largest independent providers of digital audio advertising and marketing solutions, has expanded its SPARK Audience Platform to include direct and dynamic ad insertion in podcasts across Canada through a Western Canada representation agreement with The Podcast Exchange. “WMG is a pioneer in programmatic advertising, with years of experience in both display and audio. The addition of The Podcast Exchange’s inventory gives advertisers access to an even larger audience” said David St Laurent, President of Western Media Group. “It’s an ideal association for brand advertisers with TPX’s exclusive podcast audience, especially now that the category has matured to provide detailed metrics for our clients.” According […]

During a conference call last week, someone asked if it would be possible to run their YouTube ads on television. Specifically she wanted to run an ad on 60 Minutes. Interesting question. Let’s look into that. But first — if you don’t mind me asking — why in the world would you want to run your YouTube ad on Television? “Lots of reasons. Before I got here we used to do television. Then we tried YouTube. It was cheaper. Times were tough. But people don’t remember seeing the YouTube ads as much as they remember TV ads. The thing now is that management is telling me that TV worked a lot better. So we may do both. So, how do […]

Look What The Cat Dragged In To This Year’s Radio Budget Streaming audio is as old as the iPhone, but recent announcements from Google Home (and others) have created a new line item in the radio budgets of media buyers. “From what we saw in the UK and the United States, we knew [streaming audio] would be popular with agencies and advertisers. What we didn’t account for was the tremendous pent up demand waiting for the service. For brands looking to connect with Canadian consumers in every market, this feels like a whole new game,” says the CEO of Western Media Group, David St Laurent. "Voice is the new touch" – Pandora smart speaker listening up 282% | via @RainNewsRD […]