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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.

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Cossette Montreal names new president

Melanie Dunn is promoted to the role at the Quebec agency, while Louis Duchesne also moves up to the position of SVP and GM.

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Anthony Hello headed to Bensimon Byrne

The MediaCom director of content and head of Beyond Advertising will leave the media agency later this month.