Industry Moves

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Hear This launches

Agency Dory’s CD Donna McCarthy and production company Keen’s president Thomas Neuspiel partner in order to up radio’s creativity quotient.

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MasterCard’s Lilian Tomovich appointed SVP, U.S. consumer marketing

The credit card co’s former head of marketing in Canada will take over consumer-facing communication, including all advertising in the United States.

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Havas Media merges MPG and Media Contacts

Kevin Johnson, SVP at Havas Media in Canada, on what the news means for the agencies here.

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Critical Mass names David Jones VP social

The former Blast Radius executive will begin working with clients Infiniti and HP starting today.

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Collins and Sweetman leaving Dare Vancouver

The agency’s co-ECDs intend to start their own business.

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Brent Choi joining JWT

The Cundari CCO is moving to the agency in the new position of chief creative and integration officer at the end of the month.

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Mosaic appoints Jeff Rogers as president

The former senior VP will fill the role as Aidan Tracey moves into the position of president of AMG, which owns the Toronto agency.

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Cirque du Soleil to cut 400 jobs

The job losses follow the Quebec-based entertainment giant cutting five live shows in the last year and launching a content production arm with Bell Media.

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Jeff Harrison leaves Rethink

The creative director and partner will begin a new venture after his departure from the agency on Feb. 1.

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Publicis wins Quebec Press Council

The Montreal agency aims to build public awareness around the press watchdog.

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SapientNitro hires new CD

Alison Garnett joins the Toronto agency after a stint at Critical Mass.

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Venture appoints new president

Jennifer Lightbody, from Seattle digital shop Possible, has been named head of the Calgary-based agency.