NABS names new executive director


Totem VP Manuela Yarhi is taking over from Jim Warrington, who recently retired from the post.

Creatives are hungry for new blood


The Hive’s Simon Creet, Y&R’s Israel Diaz and JWT’s Brent Choi don fat suits for the latest Portfolio Night campaign.

DAC hires John Ozikizler

Agencies / Hires / Industry Moves

The former VP managing director of Publicis Modem joins the Toronto agency as VP general manager.

Global Portfolio: Mark Tomblin

Agencies / Global

The Taxi chief strategy officer and British expat says Canada is years behind the U.K. when it comes to its planning capabilities.

What will become of us?

Agencies / Creative

John St.’s Nellie Kim and Chris Hirsch muse about their place in the new (and crowded) creative landscape.

AToMiC shortlist: part four

Agencies / Awards

In the fourth list of finalists, strategy reveals potential prize-takers for the best digital and broadcast programs.

Modern advertising alchemy

Agencies / Innovation

Dom Trudeau’s essay on the exquisite and extremely delicate art of turning lead into gold.

Where left brain meets right

Agencies / Innovation

Deep Local’s Nathan Martin on the collision of tech and creative, mind control and tactile feedback ahead of his ICA talk this week.

Top Cannes contenders: Titanium & Integrated

Agencies / Awards / Cannes

Strategy is wrapping up its countdown of the campaigns most likely to win big at the Palais this year.

Grey to debut first creative for Volvo

Agencies / Automotive

The Canadian agency is set to bow its first batch of creative for the car co, which it recently picked up as AOR.