Agencies

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Alain Tadros appointed COO of Publicis Worldwide Quebec

The former president of Montreal’s BCP will assume the newly created role overseeing the provincial network today.

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Agencies Y&R and KBS+ land BMO accounts

The former shop will lead the bank’s brand and retail business, while the latter will oversee marketing for its wealth management division.

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Doug & Serge adds creative duo

Art director Danny Bang and copywriter Kelly Uman will start at the Toronto shop on Dec. 9, reporting to CD Ian Schwey.

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Montreal agency Blue hires Normand Miron

The new executive VP arrives at a time when the agency is gunning for more digitally-infused creative solutions.

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Dominique Trudeau launches his own shop

The former Taxi Montreal ECD has kicked off Couleur Locale with an inaugural client list that includes Monsieur Felix & Mr. Norton and Raymond Chabot.

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AMG launches Shopper Solutions North America

The company says the move addresses a growing trend of retailers driving customer-centric shopper marketing programs.

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Dare takes double Lotus Best of Show, Rethink wins most hardware

Other big winners at the Vancouver awards include Spring, DDB Canada and One Twenty Three West.

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TrojanOne launches WonderMakr, hires creative technologist

The experiential agency is spreading its wings with the launch of a digital technology subsidiary and has hired Garret Reynolds to support new research and innovation.

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Squareknot expands and delves into research

The loyalty and direct marketing shop launches a new 10-person market research department to provide deeper planning and insights for clients including Air Miles.

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PostMan and Target win big at the ICE Awards

The Halifax-based post-production studio picked up Best in Show and a Gold at the Atlantic Canada awards show, while agency Target picked up five Golds.

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Grey and DDB receive top honours from the ADCC

The shops took Agency of the Year and Interactive Agency of the Year, respectively, while Tribal Worldwide and Leo Burnett were also among the gala’s big winners, and Paul Lavoie’s career was honoured.

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Thomas Lecordier joins Ogilvy Montreal

The Quebec agency’s new VP of strategic planning and integration brings digital experience to help the agency better develop its offerings.

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Agency of the Year: watch the videos

Missed the show last night? Check out some of the hilarious showreels from John St., Rethink, Leo Burnett, Taxi and more shortlisted candidates.

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Editorial: No more laurels to rest on

Managing editor Emily Wexler on the need for agencies and corporations to mix in education and exploration initiatives to keep up in a fast-moving world.

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Winning clients’ hearts (and business)

Unilever’s Alison Leung on the keys to developing outstanding work from the client’s perspective.