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 […]

We hosted a listening party with Vancouver media buyers to celebrate the first-ever Canadian Infinite Dial Research from Edison Research and Triton Digital. Hosted at our offices in downtown Vancouver, some of our best friends and colleagues got together to hear the SVP of Edison, Tom Webster, explain his firm’s new research about the digital audio market in Canada. Download the slides here.

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 […]