Industry Moves

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Cundari promotes a VP and lands new business

The Toronto agency has moved Jennifer Steinmann into the EVP managing director role, and it will now be handling creative and media planning for two 3M Canada products.

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Twist Image wins mobile business for Montreal Canadiens

The agency will handle mobile application development, with plans for an app to launch at the start of the hockey season.

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BCP appoints Chantal Joly as CD

The former EM creative director will round out the creative team, along with recent new hire Harry Bouchard.

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Jon Toews joins Critical Mass as VP creative

The former Bensimon Byrne CD will be joining the VP ranks along with the recently promoted Shannon McEvoy-Halston as the Toronto agency boosts its offerings.

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TrojanOne hires senior manager of strategy

Amanda Lewis joins the integrated marketing agency from Vibrant Ideation & Marketing to lead the strategic planning and delivery of marketing pitches.

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Hudson’s Bay Company to buy Saks

HBC will acquire the luxury retailer for approximately $2.9 billion and look to introduce the brand to Canada through full-line, outlet and online stores.

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Details and reaction to the Publicis Omnicom merger

Industry member reaction on the mega deal from Pollin8 founder Lauren Richards, MDC Partners CEO Miles Nadal and GroupM president Dominic Proctor.

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Leo Burnett wins Coors Light

The announcement comes after BBDO Canada had to give up the account when its U.S. arm won the competing Bud Light business.

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Dare Vancouver hires three

Creative partners Daivd Giovando and Todd Takahashi will fill the roles vacated by newly promoted CDs Addie Gillespie and Mia Thomsett.

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Loblaw to buy Shoppers Drug Mart

The move expands Loblaw’s reach as it gains around 1,200 of the drug stores.

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Tony Matta joins Kraft as CMO

The former VP marketing at Frito-Lay in Texas returns north to helm the Canadian CPG in the newly created role.

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TBWA\Toronto hires new managing director

George Nguyen joins the Toronto agency after heading up the network’s Vietnam office for four years.

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Colin Bettam joins Kobo as new CMO

As the eReading company prepares to move further into the foreign market, it has hired the former LG Electronics VP of marketing to strengthen its communication arsenal.

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National PR acquires Madano Partnership

Through the partnership, Canada’s largest public relations firm gets a boost in the natural resources, energy and financial sectors.