Agencies

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SapientNitro expands its ranks

Nine new staff members have joined the agency to provide a more well-rounded creative offering to an expanding client base.

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Changes afoot at TBWA

The agency has hired Darrin Patey as its new lead technologist and promoted two others to leadership positions amid a shift in global focus.

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David Leonard leaves DDB for MacLaren

Leonard takes over leadership from the departing Doug Turney, as the president and COO role at DDB is given to Lance Saunders.

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Sid Lee named AOR for Italian Trade Commission

The agency will help the organization promote authentic Italian food and wine in Canada to turn the tide away from imitators.

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Todd Mackie and Denise Rossetto leave DS+P

The partners and co-ECDs have left to pursue other opportunities.

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Dare Vancouver gets busy

The agency has announced over a dozen moves, including a new VP, ACDs and director of client services.

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Sid Lee Labs goes live

The secret’s out: how the experience design arm of the agency plans to create and deliver innovation solutions for clients.

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Bleublancrouge wins Sephora Canada business

The Montreal shop is the first creative agency for the retail brand.

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Leo Burnett, DDB and FCB take Best of Show at the Bessies

The shops each picked up the coveted award for work produced for Always, Netflix and Ontario Tourism.

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Grey wins global tequila account

The agency’s Toronto office will handle all digital CRM and below-the-line marketing for Tequila Herradura.

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Up to the minute: Target Marketing goes back to school

Plus: A new agency for Shoppers and more news you may have missed.

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Taxi 2 wins Leon’s

The agency will handle creative in an effort to evolve the iconic Canadian furniture retailer’s brand, with an eye to business growth.

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Taxi wins Casino Rama

The agency, along with media agency Media Experts, will handle all communications and strategic planning for the entertainment destination.

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Up to the minute: DDB gets more milk

Plus: a new Cohn & Wolfe VP, a global media agency launches, and the other stories you may have missed this week.

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Red Dot opens it doors

The data-minded digital and social agency has set up shop in Toronto and New York.