Industry Moves

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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.

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Tank continues to grow

Another 20 employees have joined the booming Montreal agency over the last several months.

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Fuse bolsters content team

New digital strategist Anastasia Tubanos will help lead the agency’s content strategy efforts.

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Central Station caps off a year of growth

A dozen new hires have joined the agency in response to increased client demand.

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Bleublancrouge launches BBR Studio

The agency’s new internal production studio will give it greater control of the creative process.

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A new leadership team at Publicis Montreal

FCB president Rachelle Claveau and Lg2 creative director Sylvain Dufresne will take the reins at the office.

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Grey adds 11 in Toronto

The agency has a new client services director in addition to hires in creative and production.

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Anomaly’s Franke Rodriguez to lead NYC office

The Toronto CEO will take the reins at the shop’s head office in January.

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MSLGroup acquires North Strategic

The PR agency and its content arm Notch Video now fall under holding co Publicis Groupe.

Vancouver New Hires

Cossette Vancouver adds three

The shop has new faces in the creative, accounts and production departments following recent business wins.

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Up to the Minute: MSLGroup adds Quebec leadership

Plus: Wins for Bob’s Your Uncle and Rock-It, and more news you may have missed.

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Anomaly makes a pair of senior hires

A new head of production and a director of talent and culture join the agency’s Toronto office.