Ad-Spend Tracker Standard Media Index to Launch in Canada


Author: Brian Steinberg
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Standard Media Index, a tracker of ad-spending and pricing data that has in recent years become more widely adopted in the U.S., is set to launch its service in Canada.

“For the first time in Canada, Standard Media Index will provide the industry with a way of monitoring performance of ad spend across all media types on a monthly basis”, said James Fennessy, the company’s CEO.  “In Canada, our products will capture an incredible 94% of all national brand spend. Data collected through Standard Media Index’s relationship with all the major agency holding groups will provide much needed insight into the $7 billion annually that makes up national Canadian advertising spend.”



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