Agencies

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Global Public Affairs acquires Impact Consulting

The deal expands the government relations firm’s existing capabilities in the Alberta market.

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IKEA reuses a classic spot

A sequel to one of the retailer’s best-known ads brings support to its sustainability programs.

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David Gordon to leave Cohn & Wolfe

The agency’s managing director is going client-side to join medical cannabis company PharmaCielo.

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Giants & Gentlemen bolsters its ranks

A new ACD is among a handful of hires and promotions across creative, digital and account teams.

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Ogilvy adds to Montreal creative team

Three new hires aim to enhance the agency’s digital and design offerings.

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Up to the Minute: ICA names Effie Canada steering committee

Plus, six Canadians make The Young Guns shortlist and BPR expands following wins.

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Muskoka Brewery picks Blackjet as AOR

The agency has also made a number of additions to its team, including former FCB president Paul Mead.

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Notable Life expands its branding capabilities

The media group has bolstered its marketing offering with the acquisition of Toronto branding agency Convey.

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Carle Coppens joins Havas Montreal

Ogilvy Montreal’s former CCO brings ‘experience and personality’ to the agency’s creative department.

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KWT Global acquires Holmes PR

The move expands the Canadian presence of global PR firm, following its rebrand from Kwittken last month.

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Sandbox hires new general manager

Liam Steuart joins from DDB Canada to drive business development and oversee two key accounts.

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Judges announced for 2019 AToMiC Awards

An online jury has been added this year to recognize the most forward-thinking work in marketing and media.

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Shawn King to leave Arrivals + Departures

After 17 years with the agency, the CCO has decided to explore opportunities in the cannabis space.

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The Home Depot picks FCB Canada

The agency will handle national advertising for the retailer, ending long relationships with Publicis and Cossette.

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NFA adds public relations discipline

Sarah Crabbe has been hired as head of PR, making another addition to the agency’s integrated offering.