Agencies

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Bleublancrouge launches BBR Studio

The agency’s new internal production studio will give it greater control of the creative process.

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Calder Bateman wins Grand Clio

The agency’s provocative “HIV Tonight” campaign was the lone Canadian winner at this year’s Clio Health awards.

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A new leadership team at Publicis Montreal

FCB president Rachelle Claveau and Lg2 creative director Sylvain Dufresne will take the reins at the office.

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Grey adds 11 in Toronto

The agency has a new client services director in addition to hires in creative and production.

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Anomaly’s Franke Rodriguez to lead NYC office

The Toronto CEO will take the reins at the shop’s head office in January.

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MSLGroup acquires North Strategic

The PR agency and its content arm Notch Video now fall under holding co Publicis Groupe.

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Sid Lee wins Canadian Olympic Committee

The shop will act as the new creative AOR through the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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Rob Dembitz on the value of creativity

The global head of innovation at Cannes Lions on the challenges and transformations the industry is going through.

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Cossette Vancouver adds three

The shop has new faces in the creative, accounts and production departments following recent business wins.

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Brian Fetherstonhaugh on retaining young talent

OgilvyOne’s CEO on managing turnover, taking a scalpel to workflow and why culture is about more than ‘Thirsty Thursdays.’

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Up to the Minute: MSLGroup adds Quebec leadership

Plus: Wins for Bob’s Your Uncle and Rock-It, and more news you may have missed.

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One Show announces first round of shortlists

Four Canadian agencies are in the running for Pencils, with the show also revealing a new influencer-focused category.

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Anomaly makes a pair of senior hires

A new head of production and a director of talent and culture join the agency’s Toronto office.

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Tribal adds to its creative and digital leadership

The agency has a new CD, as well as a new VP in charge of growing and unifying several digital practices.

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Interbrand brings on new strategy head

Andrew Martschenko joins the Toronto office after working for the shop in New York and Asia.