Agencies

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MDC Partners launches new health agency

Antidote 360 will include a presence in Toronto.

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New agency to address perceived research gap

Shopper Strategy and Research hones in on the need to distinguish between consumers and shoppers along the path-to-purchase.

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Ariad Communications acquired by U.S. firm

The Toronto agency will be combined with Bluespire Marketing.

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Y&R folded into Taxi

Global chairman Peter Stringham says losing some clients was the main motivator behind the move.

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Agency collective Kyu acquires Sid Lee

The deal will allow the shop to build business in Asia while retaining its name and staff.

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Bleublancrouge adds six new partners

The agency says the addition of two senior-level women will bring positive change to the agency.

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KBS Toronto wins Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation

The shop’s Cause Company division will lead strategy and creative for the organization.

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Thinkingbox hires a CD in Toronto

Christopher Halminen is the digital production agency’s first creative in the city.

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Dare Vancouver becomes Camp Pacific

The Vision7 shop gets a new name and office, but will retain its current client base.

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Canada shut out of Film Craft

Four chances were not enough in the increasingly crowded category, with the Grand Prix going to U.K.-based John Lewis’ Christmas spot.

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No Grand Prix or Canadian win in Creative Data

But the work that did win in the category, as well as in Innovation, offer lessons on where both are headed.

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Cannes 2015: Food for thought (Part I)

What WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell and Vice’s Shane Smith are making time for in Cannes.

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Canada brings in 17 Film nominations

Ten different agencies are in the running for a Cannes Lion recognizing the best work in video.

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JWT shortlisted for new Lion

The “Raise the Pride” activation for PFLAG has a shot at a Creative Data Lion during the new Lions Innovation festival.

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North Strategic navigates to millennials

A new partnership with Ten Thousand Coffees aims to help brands connect better with the sought-after demo.