Industry Moves

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Johnson & Johnson conducts global creative review

JWT, Taxi, DDB, Lowe Roche and Proximity could be affected by Johnson & Johnson’s reshuffling.

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Digital agency 58Ninety acquires Due North

The pair will become One., a new integrated agency, as former Due North CEO steps down for retirement.

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Canada Post launches RFP

The Crown corp. is looking for up to two ad agencies for a three-year period starting later this year.

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair names Grip new AOR

The agency’s social media expertise and past experience with the Royal Fair helped win the account.

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DDB named AOR for Milk West

The new western Canadian association of dairy farmers names DDB’s Vancouver office as agency of record.

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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.