ClearPier and Cue Digital Media Announce Strategic Media Alliance

ClearPier and Cue Digital Media Sign an Exclusive Agreement Creating One of Canada’s Largest Premium and Programmatic Offerings

Toronto, ON. (October 3rd, 2016) – ClearPier announced today that they have established an exclusive partnership with Cue Digital Media, to represent the company’s portfolio of premium websites in Canada across its Women’s Lifestyle, Music, Video, News, Finance, Sports and Entertainment verticals. As part of the agreement, Cue will leverage ClearPier’s proprietary technology to augment their programmatic, data management and performance offering.

The strategic alliance increases both ClearPier and Cue Digital Media’s presence in Canada across programmatic and premium online media, creating one of Canada’s largest private exchanges across their suite of high profile global publishers.

“Cue Digital Media’s 7 years of integrated media sales experience makes them the perfect partner to represent ClearPier’s high profile publisher offering,” says Sunil Abraham CEO of ClearPier.

“Cue’s existing roster of prestige publishers closely match ClearPier’s group of media companies. Coupled with our expertise in Data and Performance marketing, it’s a perfect symbiotic relationship.”

Sunil Abraham / CEO and Co-Founder

Abraham also added, “Cue’s existing roster of prestige publishers closely match ClearPier’s group of media companies, coupled with our expertise in Data and Performance marketing, it’s a perfect symbiotic relationship.”

“ClearPier’s offering enhances Cue’s existing publisher base increasing Cue’s reach across several new verticals and solidifies Cue’s position as a leader in premium online integrated ad solutions”, says David U.K., CEO and Founder of Cue Digital Media. “ClearPier’s proprietary technology augments our programmatic capability which enables us to provide an additional premium performance offering across our publishers.”

The strategic alliance will offer Premium, Programmatic Guaranteed/Direct, Integrated/Sponsorship opportunities and Private Marketplace (PMP) across ClearPier and Cue’s expansive group of high profile publishers.

About ClearPier

ClearPier is Canada’s leading premium performance marketplace. ClearPier offers advertisers a robust programmatic and performance trading solution through turnkey technology and premium supply. As the exclusive representative of a diverse portfolio of the world’s top comScore publishers across Women’s Lifestyle, Finance, Millennial, Health and Entertainment channels. ClearPier sites reach over 18.6 million unduplicated unique Canadian users each month. ClearPier offers first-party audience data, expansive reach, cross-device presence, superior viewability rates, and complete brand safety, at scale.

Sunil Abraham
CEO, Co-Founder

About Cue Digital Media

Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online news, sports and entertainment media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded content, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands. Cue exclusively represents only select, established, premium online news, sports and entertainment properties in Canada reaching over 19.5 million unique Canadians each month.  Cue represents some of the most recognized, high-profile digital news, sports and entertainment websites.

Cue Digital Media
David U.K.
CEO, Founder

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ClearPier Signs Representation Deal with Penske Media Corporation

PMC Partnership Brings Variety, Hollywood Life, BGR and More into ClearPier’s Offerings

Toronto, ON. – ClearPier officially announced their partnership with Penske Media Corporation (PMC), a leading digital media company and publisher of a leading news brands such as  Variety, WWD, Indiewire, Deadline, BGR, HollywoodLife, TVLine and more.

PMC’s owned and operated brands reach over 147 million visitors each month (comScore, July2016). Among its most popular sites, HollywoodLife boasts over 4.2 million unique Canadian page views each month, followed by TVLine with over 1.2 million monthly Canadian unique views. This exclusive representation deal not only significantly expands ClearPier’s entertainment news audience segment, but also bolsters PMC’s commitment to Canadian audiences.

“We are excited to work with ClearPier given their comprehensive capabilities across standard IAB inventory, programmatic open exchange, PMP, custom units, user data and more.”

Brian Levine / Senior Director, Monetization
Penske Media Corporation

Brian Levine, Senior Director of Monetization at PMC, commented on the partnership stating, “PMC’s portfolio of websites has been growing rapidly and we view Canada as a key market for our brands and readers. We are excited to work with ClearPier given their comprehensive capabilities across standard IAB inventory, programmatic open exchange, PMP, custom units, user data and more.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with PMC as they refocus on their Canadian audience. PMC is a wonderful addition to our premium site-list. This partnership allows advertisers working with ClearPier to reach and even larger millennial audience, which is one of the key consumer demographics driving growth in the Canadian market,” Sunil Abraham, ClearPier CEO, commented.

PMC has a large millennial audience between the ages of 18 and 34 interested in entertainment, tech, and fashion news. A large portion of PMC’s audience also falls within the +$100K HHI range and includes influential thought leaders in the global entertainment and fashion industries. ClearPier’s partnership with PMC significantly expands the company’s entertainment news vertical.


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Media Contact
Jenny Duong
Marketing Manager

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media.  PMC’s owned and operated brands reach more than 170 million visitors monthly (comScore, 2015) and Penske Media was recently named one of the Top 100 Private Companies in the United States and North America.  With the preeminence of its brands, PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital media brands, including its joint venture with ZEE TV in India and Variety Latino joint venture with Univision Communications Inc.  PMC additionally owns and produces more than 80 annual events, summits, award shows and conferences while housing a dynamic research and emerging data business. As of 2016, PMC businesses include: PMC Studios, WWD, Variety Inc.,, Fairchild Media, M,,,, TVLine,, Hollywood Life, Beauty Inc, BGR, AwardsLine, Bollywood Life,, LA411, NY411, Variety Insight, and The company is headquartered in New York, NY and Los Angeles, California with an additional 11 offices around the world. For more information, visit

Penske Media Corporation
Brian Levine
Senior Director, Monetization

American Media Inc. Names ClearPier Exclusive Canadian Digital Advertising Partner

ClearPier Audience Entertainment, Celebrity News, and Health & Fitness Audience Grows

Toronto, ON. – American Media, Inc. (AMI) partners with ClearPier, to exclusively represent AMI’s inventory in Canada. The new partnership adds high-profile publishers to ClearPier’s premium site-list including Men’s Fitness, Flex, OK! Canada, Star, National Enquirer, and Radar Online.

AMI’s Chief Digital Officer, Brian Kroski, expressed his excitement over the deal. Kroski stated, “American Media’s digital business has seen massive growth over the last few years, seeing record-breaking traffic numbers in the U.S. and internationally. We are excited to announce our partnership with ClearPier in Canada as a key step to better connecting our Canadian audience with advertisers.”

The news means immense growth for ClearPier’s audience reach across key verticals including celebrity news, entertainment, and health and fitness lifestyle in Canada. AMI’s digital properties reach an average of 50 million unique visitors and over 350 million page views monthly. AMI’s magazines have a combined total circulation of over 2.1 million and reach more than 37 million men and women each month.

“We’re very excited to be exclusively partnering with a pioneering publisher that has been producing quality content from print to digital for decades. Alongside AMI, ClearPier offers advertisers expansive reach to a loyal Canadian audience through our premium performance marketplace. With our access to exclusive audiences, advertisers will see the results they want.”

The announcement follows recent news of ClearPier landing SheKnows Media and Demand Media.

Media Contact
Jenny Duong
Marketing Manager

About American Media Inc.

AMI pioneered both the celebrity and health & fitness categories. During the 1960s, the National Enquirer was the first magazine to begin publishing celebrity news and gossip on a weekly basis. Weider Publications (acquired by AMI in 2003) launched the very first health & fitness magazine, Your Physique, in 1940.

American Media Inc.
Brian Kroski
Chief Digital Officer
212-339-1933 Signs Exclusive Representation Deal with ClearPier

Stockhouse, Largest Small Cap Investment Publisher in Canada, Partners with ClearPier

Toronto, ON. – ClearPier officially announced its latest exclusive representation deal with finance and investment publisher, The new partnership designates ClearPier as Stockhouse’s exclusive advertising partner in Canada.

As the largest “small cap” investment website in Canada, with over 250 Million page views in 2015, Stockhouse significantly expands ClearPier’s finance and investment audiences. This includes affluent investor audiences who are often interested in using quality finance and wealth management related content, portfolio tools, and online chat to steer their investment decisions.

“This partnership with ClearPier will allow us to keep our focus on improving the user experience while ClearPier focuses on maximizing our online advertising revenue”

Justin Meiklem / Vice President of Marketing

“Over the past year, Stockhouse has invested heavily into several major projects, including new data feed and investor tools to keep us on the cutting edge of the Finance category,” said Justin Meiklem, Vice President of Marketing for Stockhouse Publishing. “This partnership with ClearPier will allow us to keep our focus on improving the user experience while ClearPier focuses on maximizing our online advertising revenue,” Meiklem added.

“Stockhouse is a great addition to ClearPier’s premium sites portfolio, allowing us to further diversify our offerings,” commented Sunil Abraham, CEO of ClearPier. “Stockhouse gives us the opportunity to bolster our finance and investment banking audience offering to advertisers who are looking to target highly engaged, quality audiences. We’re extremely excited to be working with and look forward to helping brands reach the consumers they want.”


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Media Contact
Jenny Duong
Marketing Manager

About Stockhouse Publishing Inc.

With over 1 Million unique visitors a month, is Canada’s #1 financial portal and one of North America’s largest small-cap investor communities. Stockhouse members and visitors are active and affluent investors who utilize the site to discover new investment opportunities and make successful stock buying decisions. Stockhouse programs provide an array of tools to enable Public Companies and Advertisers to raise their awareness and connect with a high net worth and highly engaged community of small-cap investors. With the introduction of the Stockhouse Deal Room, public companies now have a cost effective way to access thousands of new qualified investors to complete their private placement financings. For over 19 years and 900 public companies, Stockhouse programs have been proven to generate results.

Stockhouse Publishing Inc.
Justin Meiklem
Vice President, Marketing

Demand Media Appoints ClearPier as Exclusive Advertising Partner in Canada  

The Partnership Brings LIVESTRONG.COM and eHow into ClearPier’s Offerings, Expands Lifestyle Reach

Toronto, ON. – ClearPier officially announced today that they have partnered with Demand Media to be their exclusive Canadian representative. The partnership brings prominent publishers LIVESTRONG.COM and eHow into ClearPier’s premium site-list, expanding the premium performance marketplace’s lifestyle reach.

“Demand Media is pleased to be partnering with ClearPier. As an innovator in Canada, ClearPier is uniquely positioned to serve Demand Media’s sites well across programmatic, direct and sponsored content channels,” commented Daniel Bornstein, SVP, Media Monetization and Operations.

On the media side, Demand Media owns two highly rated sites; eHow and LIVESTRONG.COM. eHow is a top ranked site for home and LIVESTRONG.COM is a top five site for healthy living. According to comScore, in May 2016, eHow had 18MM unique monthly users in the US and 1.85MM in Canada and LIVESTRONG.COM had 27MM unique monthly users in the US and 3.5MM in Canada. As a leading comScore publisher, Demand Media is a pioneer in the programmatic space and also an innovator in the sponsored content space with its publisher studio (studioD).

“We’re very excited about ClearPier’s partnership with Demand Media,” said Sunil Abraham, ClearPier Co-Founder and CEO. “This partnership is going to offer advertisers the opportunity to reach quality audiences on highly influential publishers, particularly across the health, fitness and lifestyle categories.”


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Media Contact
Jenny Duong
Marketing Manager

About Demand Media

Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD) is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across our media (eHow and and marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. In addition, Demand Media’s custom content (studioD) and diverse advertising offerings help advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers. For more information about Demand Media, visit

Demand Media
Jill Angel
EVP, People

ClearPier Announces Exclusive Canadian Partnership with SheKnows Media

ClearPier Expands Women’s Lifestyle Audience Reach in Canada with SheKnows Media Properties, Including BlogHer and StyleCaster

Toronto, ON.ClearPier, Canada’s Leading Premium Performance Marketplace, announces their exclusive partnership with SheKnows Media, including SheKnows, BlogHer, HelloFlo, and STYLECASTER. ClearPier now exclusively represents these Women’s Lifestyle publisher inventory in the Canadian market.

SheKnows Media is Canada’s number-one multi-platform women’s lifestyle publisher, boasting 5.38 million monthly visitors and unique inventory ranging from rich media offerings, desktop and mobile rising star units, pre-roll, and programmatic.

ClearPier’s partnership with SheKnows Media will bolster the ability of brands to reach the right audience, in the most relevant context through programmatic, direct-sold and most significantly, performance campaigns, at scale in Canada.

“We are pleased to partner with ClearPier to help us navigate trends impacting the Canadian advertising market.”

Samantha Skey /President & Chief Revenue Officer
SheKnows Media

“We have experienced significant international growth over the last couple of years, due in part to our acquisitions of leading women’s lifestyle media properties BlogHer, STYLECASTER and most recently HelloFlo,” said Samantha Skey, SheKnows Media’s President & Chief Revenue Officer. “We are pleased to partner with ClearPier to help us navigate trends impacting the Canadian advertising market, as well as develop key relationships with the brands and agencies that seek to connect and engage with women.”

“We are very excited for this partnership with SheKnows Media,” said Sunil Abraham, CEO of ClearPier. “SheKnows Media is a front-runner in the women’s lifestyle market that provides top quality content and influencer marketing strategies, and we’re honored to be exclusively representing their inventory. Through the partnership, ClearPier will enable brands in the Canadian market to reach women – the most sought-after consumers on the internet – in a premium environment, guaranteeing placement transparency. This is an influential partnership for Canadian Media.”


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Media Contact
Jenny Duong
Marketing Manager

About SheKnows Media

SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with 76 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Report, February 2015, U.S.) and 285 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include,,,, and With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate more than 2 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP and OAS), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.

SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Belmont, Calif. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

SheKnows Media
Jenni Ottum
Public Relations Director