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Former Shaw exec Paul Burns moves agency side

The former VP of digital media at Shaw Communications has taken a new role with New York City-based Huge.

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Christine Ross departs Spider Marketing

The agency’s co-founder is taking on an SVP role at Free For All Marketing amid the Toronto shop’s hiring spree.

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Union to open Montreal agency

Following a handful of cross-country wins, the shop is opening its first office outside of Toronto, bringing aboard Martin Belanger to lead it.

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Cossette Vancouver bolsters senior ranks

The hires and promotion are a bid by the agency to grow its digital investment in the West.

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Scott Pinkney joins Publicis

With so much data floating around, the agency hired the former BBDO SVP/CD to build out its CRM practice.

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Google hires a CD

The tech giant has brought in Michael Halminen, former SVP/CD from MacLaren McCann, to help bolster ties with agencies.

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Maverick hires a VP

The Toronto shop has brought in Rick Byun to help grow the business.

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Trio of new titles at Zulu

The agency promotes a creative pair as its new ACDs and brings in a veteran design director.

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OgilvyOne recruits on Instagram

Can you give feedback to a creative idea in less than 15 seconds? Then the agency wants you.

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DDB Montreal names VP/CD

Etienne Bastien joins the new office to lead the Volkswagen creative, while Monique Brosseau comes on board as the VP managing director.

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Exclusive: Why Helen Pak returned to agency life

After a short stint at Facebook, Havas’ new president and CCO tells strategy why she was attracted to the revamped agency.

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Canada Goose boosts its exec ranks

Tanya Golesic joins the luxury coat maker as its chief commercial officer ahead of its international expansion plans.

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SapientNitro boosts exec ranks

Andrew Kirby joins the agency as VP client services.

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ConAgra appoints new VP general manager

The food co has done away with the president role, naming Ian Roberts to lead the company in a bid to grow internationally.

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Union fills more desks

Following the agency’s big Kraft Dinner win, the Toronto shop has added six, including a pair of ACDs.