Canadian Digital Media Trends by the Numbers for May 2012
By Andrea Wahbe on May 22, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News, Featured
Here’s a look at some of the key trends and numbers that are impacting the five key themes that were discussed at CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 including: Access to Capital, Talent, Productivity, Connectivity and Content:
Access to Capital
New developments in access to investment capital and Canadian digital media company growth trends.
- $500 million – the current valuation of Vancouver social media monitoring platform HootSuite.
- 45 – the number of Canadian startups who will receive seed round funding and mentorship through the Communitech HYPERDRIVE and MaRS JOLT accelerator programs combined per year.
- 10 – the number of nodes (focused on helping Canadian startups to commercialize and access investor capital) that are now part of the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) – thanks to the recent addition of the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ).
Talent and Productivity
How the Canadian digital media sector is creating new jobs and fostering new talent.
- 450 – The number of jobs created so far through Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) incubator program.
- +191 per cent – year over year employment growth of Systems Security Analysts working in Canada (from Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2012) to protect a company’s reputation from negative publicity – stemming from brand hijacking, product counterfeiting, network intrusion, industrial espionage, domain name abuse and more.
- 47 – The percentage of Canadians who use their own smartphones with e-mail capability at work, according to a Randstad staffing agency study.
Connectivity and Content
Statistics and trends related to accessing digital content and connectivity.
- 10 MHz – the portion of the 700 MHz broadband spectrum that will be allocated for Canadian public safety use (i.e. police, firefighters and paramedics).
- 39.1 per cent – the amount that digital music album sales increased in Canada in 2011, whereas physical CD sales decreased by 38.6 per cent.
- $2 Billion – the amount that TELUS is investing over the next 3 years to support significant economy and community development in Alberta.
For a summary of what Canadians said about these themes at CDMN Canada 3.0 2012, please read our breakout session stream highlights. Have a hot tip on new data or stories for our newsletter? Please send it to info@CDMN.ca.