Industry Moves

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DDB names new leader in Montreal

Jean-Francois Mallette joins as managing director, with a goal of bringing more collaboration to the shop.

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Cheil hires new ECD

Michael Murray takes over the creative department as previous leader Nelson Quintal moves to a global role.

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Up to the Minute: New wins for DAC and UM

Plus, Garnier’s new PR shop and more news you may have missed.

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McCann Montreal adds new VP

Thierry Gauthier is the agency’s first major hire since rebranding from Marketel and bringing in a new president.

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Cundari names new Montreal leadership

Nicolas Lefebvre will lead the office as the agency’s plans for expansion continue to develop.

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Harley-Davidson picks new Canadian leadership

Ignacio Isusi will lead the motorcycle brand’s local operations as managing director, while Jay Owen takes over as marketing director.

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FCB names director of integrated production

Stefan Fabich joins to lead the agency’s evolving production offering after five years at Tribal Worldwide.

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Labatt’s Kyle Norrington heads south

The AB-InBev marketer takes a new role in the U.S., with Todd Allen returning to Canada to take over as VP of marketing.

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Bleublancrouge bolsters content strategy

The hiring of digital- and influencer-focused strategists aims to better inform work on increasingly important channels.

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Grey acquires Tank

The Montreal agency will retain its name as president Marc Lanouette (pictured, right) becomes CEO of the network in Canada.

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Zulu adds seven

The agency ends the year by adding a new creative team and staff focused on strategy, data and innovation.

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Confirming speculation, Blammo and Extreme merge

Dubbed Arrivals + Departures, the new agency is aiming for nothing less than becoming one of Canada’s top indies.

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Tam-Tam\TBWA hires new strategy leadership

Former K-72 head Guillaume Mathieu joins the Montreal agency as director of strategic planning.

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Ian MacKellar heads to JWT New York

Meanwhile, Ogilvy managing director Laurie Young has been appointed CEO for Canada.

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Up to the Minute: Vibrant goes stateside

Plus: Rethink and Leo nab agency of the year honours and more news you may have missed.