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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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Colin Bettam joins Kobo as new CMO

As the eReading company prepares to move further into the foreign market, it has hired the former LG Electronics VP of marketing to strengthen its communication arsenal.

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Emma Fox leaving Walmart

The CMO will head back across the pond to the U.K., where she will work with car and bike retailer Halfords as its commercial director.

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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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SampleSource hires marketing exec for U.S. expansion

Casey Futterer, previously from Nielsen, P&G and Kellogg, has joined the company as its new director of business development, strategy and analytics.

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Giants & Gentlemen hires two creatives

The year-old agency has brought on Dan Bache and Geoff Morgan as its new senior art director and senior writer, respectively.

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MasterCard Canada appoints new marketing head

Milos Vranesevic has been promoted to the role of senior business leader and Canadian head of marketing at the company.

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Reaction to A.G. Lafley’s return to P&G

Fomer P&Gers, Rob Linden at SampleSource and Robb Hadley at PepsiCo, react to the return of the man who once brought much-needed innovation and thought-leadership to the company.

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Saatchi & Saatchi boosts creative department

The Toronto shop brings in Michelle Orlando as head of production, as well as Matt Antonello and Joel Arbez as creative group heads.

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JWT’s Brent Choi makes two key hires

Ryan Spelliscy joins as SVP, CD while Carolyn Bingham returns to agency as VP, creative operations.

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Rethink hires two, promotes one

The agency brings in Steve Cousins as CD for its Vancouver shop, as well as adding a new creative and promoting another for its Toronto office.

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Jackman hires four

The retail strategist brings in Arnaud Van de Voorde and Karla Congson (pictured) as VPs, as well as Joanne Balles as a reinvention leader and Amanda Stassen as innovation architect.

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Joe Amaral joins 5th Business

The VP/CD joins the Mississauga-based agency after more than two years with experiential agency Launch!

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One Advertising acquires Brandworks

The agency now claims to be one of the largest independent shops in Canada with more than 80 staff members working out of its Toronto office.