Time spent with digital media in Canada has surpassed that of traditional media for the first time, and digital ad spending has finally caught up with the changing way in which Canadians are consuming media.
After reaching an expected saturation point last year, daily media time in Canada will climb further this year based on our latest forecasts. COVID-19 has driven up demand for media while people are quarantined at home, which will impact our full-year forecast.
Canadian mobile penetration and bank access have created a high-potential environment for both proximity and peer-to-peer mobile payments. But entrenched payment habits and monopolization have created a slow growth environment that will force providers to adapt.