Agencies

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Luc Perreault joins Palm + Havas

The former KBS+ VP/CD (pictured top left), joined by new CD Jean-Christian Bizier (pictured top right), will lead all creative output for the Montreal shop.

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Five questions with Phil Thomas

The Cannes Lions CEO on marketers and tech cos at the festival, the challenges with jury selection, and why certain campaigns win big.

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Shikatani Lacroix adds a digital director

Marcos Terenzio, former CD at St. Joseph Communication, joins the Toronto-based agency to lead clients’ digital creative experiences.

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GMR hires a new VP strategic partnership

Christopher Grimston, former VP marketing at Alibi Entertainment and VP creative/partner at The Hive, joined the Toronto agency.

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NABS offers chance for revenge

Back for its third year, ad industry execs, including Brent Choi, Angus Tucker and Christina Yu, will be auctioned as interns to the highest bidder.

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Tribal Worldwide names new CD

Josh Stein, former CD at BBDO Proximity, will lead the digital agency’s Toronto office.

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Leo Burnett hires three

Yusong Zang (pictured), Rica Eckersley and Adam Thur join the agency in senior art director and copywriting roles.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo brings in a creative technology director

The Toronto agency hired Jeff Vermeersch, previously at Proximity BBDO, to help provide technology solutions for clients.

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Taxi launches No Place To Hi.de

CCO Frazer Jelleyman announced at Ad Week that the Canadian agency will launch a crowdsourced initiative taking aim at bullying.

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Jenny Smith launches Ray

The former Target ACD has launched her St. John’s-based agency with clients such as the St. John’s IceCaps and the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation.

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Leo Burnett goes swimming with the Sharks

The Toronto shop was named Agency of the Year at the 51st Kinsale Shark Awards in Ireland last weekend and took home 18 trophies for work for James Ready, Ikea, Raising the Roof and others.

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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.