Industry Moves

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Digital Cement shuts down its creative services

The subsidiary of Pitney Bowes has laid off 10 staffers, and will no longer offer creative or marketing strategy.

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Shaw is Rethink’s new client

CD Chris Staples confirms that the agency has won a portion of Calgary-based media and cable company Shaw’s business.

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BBDO creatives hired by Ogilvy London

Michael Donaghey and Chris Joakim bid adieu to BBDO and head for jolly London after adding two new Bronze Lions to their awards case.

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BC Children’s Hospital appoints Dare as AOR

The hospital has chosen the agency after a competitive review.

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McDonnell Haynes rebrands to become We Are Tonic

In addition to the new name, which represents creatives working in full unison, the agency has restructured its executive team.

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TedxToronto signs on with Rethink

The agency is tasked with expanding the online and demographic reach of the conference, taking place Oct. 26 in Toronto.

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Proximity Canada adds two VPs

Proximity Canada announces Tyler Turnbull and Jacob Ciesielski have joined as SVP, head of planning and VP, data integration technologies, respectively.

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MDC Partners adds a chief growth officer

Chad Saul will be working with the network of agencies to identify and attract new clients.

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Dentsu acquires Bos

The partnership gives Bos access to international markets, while bolstering Dentsu’s reach in Quebec.

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How to win international business

Sid Lee, Bleublancrouge, Juniper Park and Capital C give their do’s and don’ts for winning clients outside of Canada’s borders.

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New spaces: agencies tear down creative barriers

JWT, Grey Canada, Draftfcb and sister co. Rivet have all traded their old-style offices for new homes that provide open-concept workspaces.

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Cossette Vancouver adds two hires

The additions are part of a long-term expansion plan for the west coast office.

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Match acquires Action Marketing Group

The pairing between the Canadian and US agencies will create a North American group with a focus on experiential shopper marketing.