Agencies

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Who are Lowe Roche’s newest ECDs?

The two new creative heads will work to grow the department with a bevy of hires in the new year.

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Danone names National as PR AOR

The Montreal firm is tasked with boosting the visibility of the brand to help it compete in the crowded yogurt category.

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Cheerful creatives make (more) holiday cheer

Holiday dos and don’ts, history lessons and seasonal playlists from jolly agencies.

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Maverick hires a VP

The Toronto shop has brought in Rick Byun to help grow the business.

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Gifts for the marketer who has everything

Your gift guide, complete with drones and sleep machines, from Lg2′s Chris Hirsch and Nellie Kim.

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Vision7 sold to BlueFocus for $210 million

Mill Road has confirmed the sale of the holding co, which owns Cossette, to the Beijing-based marketing and communication firm.

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Advertising made simple

Leo Burnett’s Thomas Kenny has some lessons on simplicity from music types.

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Get schooled by 123W

The Vancouver shop is launching a mini bootcamp for advertising and marketing students, partially as a scouting tool.

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Trio of new titles at Zulu

The agency promotes a creative pair as its new ACDs and brings in a veteran design director.

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Judy John named Direct Lion jury president

The Leo Burnett CCO is the first Canadian female creative to lead a jury at the international creativity award show in Cannes.

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Bottling optimism

Do you see opportunity, or uncertainty and despair? Tony Chapman on how to find your “O Factor.”

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Cheerful creatives making holiday cheer

A round-up of season’s greetings from ad land to you.

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Red Lion wins iTravel2000.com

Differentiating the travel site in a crowded market will be the biggest challenge for the new partnership.

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Zulubot: coming to a screen near you

How a four-year-old’s robot sketch inspired Zulu Alpha Kilo’s new content division.

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Hacking campaigns clean up at the CMAs

Ubisoft and Publicis, and TSFC and Saatchi & Saatchi, cleaned up at the show with hack-inspired creative. Who else won big?