Agencies

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Red takes off with NewLeaf Travel

The new, low-cost entrant to the air travel category is one of four new accounts recently picked up by the agency.

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Up to the Minute: FCB wins Ontario Tourism (again)

Plus, Media Profile makes a slew of promotions and more news you may have missed.

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The Give Agency pops up in Toronto

For one week in February, the volunteer-based ad agency will provide free services to five area non-profits.

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Juniper Park\TBWA builds its strategy strength

Chief strategy officer Mark Tomblin talks additions to the merged shop’s team.

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McDonald’s starts an existential debate

In a new national campaign headed to the Super Bowl, the brand ponders the presence of bacon in its classic menu item.

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Cossette Health joins forces with Highline Beta

The partnership looks to support the evolving model at the agency’s health-focused division.

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The Hive wins Peroni, Grolsch

The agency is now AOR for Asahi Canada’s key brands, with more likely to enter the fold later this year.

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Here are the 2017 Creative Report Card shortlists

The full rankings will be available Feb. 23, but until then, check out the top brands, agencies, creatives and planners.

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DDB names new leader in Montreal

Jean-Francois Mallette joins as managing director, with a goal of bringing more collaboration to the shop.

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Cheil hires new ECD

Michael Murray takes over the creative department as previous leader Nelson Quintal moves to a global role.

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ICA calls for boycott of Toronto Zoo RFP

Canada’s ad agency association says the non-profit’s search is unfair, but the Zoo says it was caught off-guard.

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Back page: Notes from the headline cemetery

Not every story makes the cut.

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Up to the Minute: New wins for DAC and UM

Plus, Garnier’s new PR shop and more news you may have missed.

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McCann Montreal adds new VP

Thierry Gauthier is the agency’s first major hire since rebranding from Marketel and bringing in a new president.

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Young Lions registration opens

Industry pros under 30 have a chance to compete at Cannes as part of the annual competition.