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Canada Time Spent with Media 2023

How Shifts in the Mediascape Affect the Advertising Mix

About This Report
Heavy media consumption in Canada across digital and traditional channels has led to a range of effective ad formats for brands.
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Report Snapshot

Our annual forecast of media consumption in Canada reveals time spent on media in the country is among the highest in countries we track. Average time is now well over 11 hours daily, second only to the US figure of 12:11.

Key Question: How should media buyers adapt to the changing media habits in Canada?

KEY STAT: Daily digital time will amount to 61.7% of total media time this year.

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  1. Report Snapshot
  2. Digital media time shoots past the 7-hour mark daily.
  3. More than a third of media time is mobile.
  4. Connected TV is the hottest format.
  1. CTV accounts for more than a third of total TV time.
  2. Social is a launching pad to most other media.
  3. Audio mirrors video as listeners favor OTT.
  4. There are plenty of options for brands to tap into Canada’s heavy media appetite.
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  2. Media Gallery

First Published on Jun 2, 2023


Paul Briggs


Vivian Dong
Associate Forecasting Analyst
Paul Verna
Principal Analyst
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