Industry Moves

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Dare hires director of technology

The agency has added Cindy Son, who will lead all digital media development.

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Influence Marketing goes beyond store aisles

InField Marketing Group has launched a new company division to provide clients with marketing that reaches consumers beyond retail touchpoints.

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John St. joins WPP

The agency will continue to operate under the same name, with no planned changes to location or structure.

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Diversifying a white man’s world

How does a lack of diversity in the senior ranks impact strategy, creativity and the bottom line? “It’s a brain drain.”

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More craft please

Emma Hancock of Heroes & Villains on why craft in advertising still matters.

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Dare merges with RocketXL

The digital and social media agencies are joining under one roof to better offer business solutions in a digital environment.

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Procurement: The good, the bad and the ugly

DDB’s Frank Palmer reflects on the impact of procurement on advertising agencies.

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JP Gravina and Simon Craig join BBDO

The duo move to senior roles at the Toronto agency from positions as ACDs at Lowe Roche.

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Blammo names Michael Murray as CCO

The former CP+B VP/CD moves to the Toronto agency after working with it on a CPG client pitch.

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John St. promotes Nellie Kim and Chris Hirsch

The award-winning duo behind Stanfield’s “Guy at Home in his Underwear” are the newest creative directors at the Toronto agency.

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Twist Marketing acquired by Riata Partners

The Edmonton-based outsourcing company has added the Calgary agency to its fold to bolster its marketing offerings.

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Gary Watson joins Capital C

The former DentsuBos CD joins the Toronto agency as executive creative director.