Agencies

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Former Cossette VPs launch new shop

Nick Richards and Ute Preusse have started their own creative agency in Vancouver.

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Taxi VP launches new content company

Cynthia Heyd’s new shop will focus on delivering affordable content for brands.

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Sid Lee dives into data with new partnership

The agency is working with Dive Networks for data visualization screens, and applying the numbers to its future Axe campaigns.

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What’s buzzing at Blue Hive?

The Ford-focused shop’s new ECD Serge Pennings on the need for a unified voice, and positioning the brand as a Canadian favourite.

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Up to the minute: Union Montreal fills up, a Canadian Clio president

The hires, wins and media news that might have flown under your radar this week.

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Publicis Montreal hires veteran CD

Former Palm+Havas and Ogilvy Montreal CD Francois Vaillancourt returns to full-time agency life.

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Serge Rancourt leaves DS+P

The partner has sold his shares in the agency to pursue other opportunities outside of advertising.

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Bob finds its new CD

Former Tank CD Stephane Jean will lead creative at the agency, bringing a mix of design and digital expertise.

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Taxi Vancouver wins craft beer business

The win is the first agency arrangement for B.C.’s Phillips Brewing Co.

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Back page: Finding the viral unicorn

Every brand wants it, but how do you snag one? Leo Burnett shares its secrets.

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Branded music content rises

Rise Branded Entertainment brings Universal Music Canada’s artists and resources together in a new full-service agency.

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Cundari boosts account team

Five new hires and six promotions boost the agency’s capabilities in response to new and growing business.

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John St. hires three, with more to come

The agency hires JP Gravina and Simon Craig from BBDO, as well as Tom St. John to the growing digital team.

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Up to the minute: New agencies for L’Oreal, new work from P&G

Check out the news you might have missed this week.

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Want to get to Cannes? Work under the radar

The National Advertising Challenge wants new work – so you may have to avoid your resource manager.