Hires

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Proximity Canada adds two VPs

Proximity Canada announces Tyler Turnbull and Jacob Ciesielski have joined as SVP, head of planning and VP, data integration technologies, respectively.

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MDC Partners adds a chief growth officer

Chad Saul will be working with the network of agencies to identify and attract new clients.

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Cossette Vancouver adds two hires

The additions are part of a long-term expansion plan for the west coast office.

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Sears Canada selects Unitas as AOR

The Toronto-based agency will provide internal and external advertising, branding and reputation services.

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Art Director’s Club hires new executive director

Ignacio Oreamuno, founder of ihaveanidea.org, becomes the first Canadian and youngest person to serve on the board for the organization.

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Taxi West hires new ECD

Kevin Barclay will lead the Vancouver-based office.

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The Hive hires Neil McPhedran

The former Tribal DDB managing director joins the Toronto agency as VP digital.

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Cossette grows by six

The hires, including CD Chad Borlase, are a diverse group spanning levels of experience, according to co-CCOs Matt Litzinger and David Daga.

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New frontiers

We caught up with a few folks who recently left the comfort of their previous posts, and asked them about their new gigs and future plans.

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Secret Location expands with key hires

The interactive agency has tapped Graham Budd as director of business development, along with five other new employees.

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Shaw appoints Jim Little as CMO

The former chief brand and communications officer at RBC takes on the role effective April 26.

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Hiring expected to increase this spring

Twenty-two percent of ad and marketing execs plan to hire in the second quarter, according to a survey by the Creative Group.

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Cheil hires a dozen

The agency has made additions to its creative, client services, production/studio and digital teams.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo hires two senior creatives

Jon Webber and David Adams join the agency as creative director and design director, respectively.

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Maria Kennedy joins Grey Canada

The former Karacters president and CD is joining the agency as its new national design director, as well as managing director of Grey Vancouver.