Agencies

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Human coupons take over the PROMO! Awards

Ikea and Leo Burnett take home Best of Show and two Golds for its store-opening campaign, as the agency collects 17 awards in total.

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OgilvyAction rebrands as Geometry

The name change comes on the heels of WPP’s merger of the global network with JWT Action and Grey’s G2 shopper marketing arms into a single independent agency.

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One Advertising hires two

The agency’s Toronto office welcomes David Rewak and Adam Brain as its new director of strategic planning and director of digital strategy, respectively.

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Executive changes at Grey Vancouver

The president of the agency is retiring from his post, with managing director Maria Kennedy and general manager Neil McPhedran (pictured) stepping in to lead the agency.

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Smith Roberts rebrands as Corktown Seed Company

The Toronto shop has also added new service offerings and is launching a “Cause School” in an effort to become more embedded in the cause marketing space.

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Cossette hires Glen Hunt and Dave Lafond

The agency has appointed the former ECD of DentsuBos as its new chief transformational officer, as well as named the former president of Proximity Canada as president of its English Canada operations.

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MSLGroup names president of Canadian operation

The communications firm has appointed its former managing director Gayla Brock-Woodland to lead the Toronto and Montreal offices.

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Publicis Groupe acquires TPM Communications

The Toronto-based digital agency will be aligned with Saatchi & Saatchi, with president Brian Blair (right) reporting to Saatchi CEO Stuart Payne (left).

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Taxi Montreal hires new ECD

Palm + Havas’ VP/CD Pascal De Decker will join the Quebec shop in September, replacing Dominique Trudeau, who departed in May.

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Pundits weigh in on the Next Big Thing

Industry experts lay out what’s ahead for the realms of advertising, marketing and media – from “full spectrum entertainment” to agile marketing.

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The B!G Awards: Judging panel and methodology

Meet the advertising and marketing executives who helped decide the winners of this year’s B!G Awards.

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Back page: Early engagement

Cundari gives its take on the next big thing in marketing.