We caught up with a few folks who recently left the comfort of their previous posts, and asked them about their new gigs and future plans.
Chevrolet merges creative teams to form global agency
Commonwealth, formed by Omnicom and Interpublic Group, takes over as AOR for the car manufacturer, saving the company $2 billion over the next five years.
Secret Location expands with key hires
The interactive agency has tapped Graham Budd as director of business development, along with five other new employees.
BCE to pay $3.38 billion for Astral Media
Montreal’s Greenberg family is cashing out after over 50 years of building the Canadian TV, radio and outdoor advertising giant.
Shaw appoints Jim Little as CMO
The former chief brand and communications officer at RBC takes on the role effective April 26.
Cheil hires a dozen
The agency has made additions to its creative, client services, production/studio and digital teams.
Giants & Gentlemen opens its doors
Toronto’s newest boutique agency is the brainchild of Alanna Nathanson and Natalie Armata from Taxi 2, and Gino Cantalini from Publicis.
Agency59 hits the airwaves with SiriusXM Canada
Following the merger between Sirius and XM Satellite Radio, the newly formed company has appointed Agency59 Reponse to help build its subscriber base.
Rain 43 expands team
The Toronto agency has announced the addition of two new ACDs and a director of media and engagement.
DDB wins Trader Corporation
The agency and media co OMD Canada are responsible for relaunching the brand’s Autotrader.ca site.
Maria Kennedy joins Grey Canada
The former Karacters president and CD is joining the agency as its new national design director, as well as managing director of Grey Vancouver.
Charier and Grenier to lead Nolin BBDO
As BBDO Worldwide tops The Gunn Report again, BBDO Canada appoints Stephane Charier and Genevieve Grenier as directors general of the Quebec agency.
Yanik Deschenes moves to Sid Lee
The former head of the AAPQ takes on the new role of VP global communications and PR at the Montreal-based shop.
Deschenes resigns from AAPQ
Yanik Deschenes is leaving to pursue “unique and exciting” opportunities, while the association’s board has appointed Dominique Villeneuve as interim director.
Former Bleublancrouge exec named Jet Films GM
Benoit Hogue is now managing the Montreal-based advertising film production house, effective immediately.