Agencies

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Cundari promotes a VP and lands new business

The Toronto agency has moved Jennifer Steinmann into the EVP managing director role, and it will now be handling creative and media planning for two 3M Canada products.

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BCP appoints Chantal Joly as CD

The former EM creative director will round out the creative team, along with recent new hire Harry Bouchard.

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Jon Toews joins Critical Mass as VP creative

The former Bensimon Byrne CD will be joining the VP ranks along with the recently promoted Shannon McEvoy-Halston as the Toronto agency boosts its offerings.

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TrojanOne hires senior manager of strategy

Amanda Lewis joins the integrated marketing agency from Vibrant Ideation & Marketing to lead the strategic planning and delivery of marketing pitches.

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Details and reaction to the Publicis Omnicom merger

Industry member reaction on the mega deal from Pollin8 founder Lauren Richards, MDC Partners CEO Miles Nadal and GroupM president Dominic Proctor.

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JWT hires five design and digital creatives

Brent Choi continues his hiring spree, having added a total of 12 new creatives since joining the agency in January, including a new head of art role for designer David Taylor.

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Dare Vancouver hires three

Creative partners Daivd Giovando and Todd Takahashi will fill the roles vacated by newly promoted CDs Addie Gillespie and Mia Thomsett.

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TBWA\Toronto hires new managing director

George Nguyen joins the Toronto agency after heading up the network’s Vietnam office for four years.

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Handsome opens first North American office in Toronto

The design agency, which has one other office in the U.K., will be led by founder and CD Ian Houghton (pictured) as well as Toronto native Kristin Germain as its account director.

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Tommy Perez leaves Tribal DDB

The agency says it has begun recruiting for a new creative director for its Toronto office.

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Fuse hires new creative director

Former Draftfcb VP/CD Patrick Weir joins the independent Toronto shop in the same role, bringing with him Dima Zelikman and Heather Kinoshita as his first hires.

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Cossette’s hiring spree, including two Toronto CDs

Sean Barlow and Joe Piccolo join the Toronto office to helm the McDonald’s account, while the agency’s Vancouver location picks up 10 new staff.

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Sid Lee and Cirque du Soleil announce new venture

The agency’s chairman Bertrand Cesvet talks about the launch of Sid Lee Entertainment, which will be led by Joanne Fillion.

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Simon Duffy joins Innocean

After freelancing for the agency since November, the new CD joins the shop full time, working with co-CD Nelson Quintal.