Agencies

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WPP agencies launch Ford-specific shop

Y&R, Mindshare and Wunderman join forces to create Blue Hive, which will handle all the carmaker’s marcom, following similar moves around the globe.

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Picturing a gender-equal future

Take a peek into an invite-only Cannes session with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, hunting for a way to get more women at the top.

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Blog: Taken hostage in Cannes

FCB’s Robin Heisey on communication lessons from a former hostage negotiator.

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Ten more shots at a Lion for Canada

Red Urban lands on the Film list twice, with JWT, Grey and John St. among the other agencies vying for an award at the Palais.

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The naked truth about trust

More than half of marketing execs think agencies are more interested in selling their work than solving the client’s problem. A new study from RPA unveiled at Cannes today reveals the agency-client trust deficit.

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Cannes blog: Rejoice the return of the big idea

Move over wearables, ideas that stick have reclaimed the Palais, says Rethink’s Aaron Starkman.

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Tam-Tam\TBWA promotes Francois Canuel

The former COO will take on a greater leadership position at the Montreal-based shop as it continues to expand.

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Y&R appoints a new SVP

Gavin Bayley will lead the agency’s BMO account out of the Toronto and Chicago offices.

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Matthew Litzinger to lead Red Lion

The former Cossette CCO will move to the Toronto agency as its president and chief creative officer.

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Bleublancrouge revamps its shop

The Montreal agency is bringing in Jonathan Rouxel to co-lead the team, moving Gaetan Namouric to handle strategy.

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Cannes contenders: 2024

Lg2′s Chris Hirsch and Nellie Kim look at what’s likely to win big at the Palais 10 years from now.

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Eighteen more shortlist mentions for Canada

The Cannes shortlists for Outdoor, Media, Mobile and Press are out, with zero mention of Canadian work in the latter category.

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Three nods for Canada in PR and Creative Effectiveness

Campaigns for McDonald’s, Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and Canadian Tire stand a chance at winning a Lion on Monday.

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To Cannes or not to Cannes

We pit Dare Vancouver’s Shorkey brothers against each other for a smackdown of French proportions.