Transcontinental buys Tener Solutions

Transcontinental buys Tener Solutions
One of Canada's largest commercial printers has acquired Toronto-based data mining and analytics company, Tener Solutions Group. The new addition will round out the data management capabilities of Montreal-based Transcontinental's interactive marketing sector, which includes Transcontinental's direct marketing capabilities, customer contact centre, e.solutions expertise and data management.

One of Canada’s largest commercial printers has acquired Toronto-based data mining and analytics company, Tener Solutions Group. The new addition will round out the data management capabilities of Montreal-based Transcontinental’s interactive marketing sector, which includes Transcontinental’s direct marketing capabilities, customer contact centre, e.solutions expertise and data management.

Aeroplan travels south of the border

Aeroplan, Air Canada’s loyalty program, is launching a co-branded credit card program in the U.S. this summer with MBNA America Bank N.A. The agreement allows U.S. residents who hold Aeroplan Platinum Plus, Preferred and Quantum credit cards to accumulate Aeroplan Miles.

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Internet actually aids malls

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CMA rolls out marketing courses

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