Industry Moves

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Former Bleublancrouge exec named Jet Films GM

Benoit Hogue is now managing the Montreal-based advertising film production house, effective immediately.

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Rethink hires Aaron Starkman as partner and CD

The agency’s new stakeholder, who will be based out of its Toronto office, talks to strategy about his big move.

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Kestin & Vonk: pooled talent is better than one

As the internationally renowned duo venture into new waters with Swim, strategy reflects on their impact on the biz.

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Rethink promotes two

Pema Hegan and Caleb Goodman are both getting new roles at the Toronto office.

Peoplemove

Wasserman + Partners adds five

The company makes new hires across the board following a streak of wins and renewals.

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Honda Canada motorcycle and power equipment searches for new AOR

Honda has narrowed down its search to four agencies.

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Rob MacLean gets on the CP railway

The former VP of PR and corporate comms for DDB Canada is CP’s first director of customer and integrated communications.

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Dave Sylvestre joins McDonnell Haynes

The former group creative director at Organic joins the agency as CD, interactive.

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Grey’s new CCO comes with his own company

Birthplace founder Patrick Scissons joins Grey Canada, which absorbs his shop into its new downtown digs.

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Vonk and Kestin go Swimming

Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin leave Ogilvy to start their own creative leadership training business.

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Ian MacKellar joins Ogilvy Toronto as CCO

The former Bensimon Byrne executive CD joins the team following the departure of Vonk and Kestin.

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Vonk and Kestin go Swimming

The award-winning duo give details about their new venture, Swim, after leaving their posts as co-CCOs of Ogilvy.