Industry Moves

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Dentsu Aegis’ Isobar acquires Spoke Agency

Founders Jeff Greenspoon and Kai Exos will be staying on as leaders as their shop becomes part of Isobar Canada.

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Why BCP merged with Publicis Montreal

The two Publicis-owned shops didn’t want to be in competition, according to agency execs.

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Taxi to restructure in 2015

The loss of Telus continues to affect the agency, with changes at the exec level that have resulted in the departure of Nancy Beattie.

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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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Who are Lowe Roche’s newest ECDs?

The two new creative heads will work to grow the department with a bevy of hires in the new year.

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Danone names National as PR AOR

The Montreal firm is tasked with boosting the visibility of the brand to help it compete in the crowded yogurt category.

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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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Vision7 sold to BlueFocus for $210 million

Mill Road has confirmed the sale of the holding co, which owns Cossette, to the Beijing-based marketing and communication firm.

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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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Red Lion wins iTravel2000.com

Differentiating the travel site in a crowded market will be the biggest challenge for the new partnership.

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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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Food Basics names new AOR

Metro’s low-cost grocery store has picked Toronto-based Open to handle its marketing efforts.