Industry Moves

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Shaw appoints Jim Little as CMO

The former chief brand and communications officer at RBC takes on the role effective April 26.

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Cheil hires a dozen

The agency has made additions to its creative, client services, production/studio and digital teams.

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Giants & Gentlemen opens its doors

Toronto’s newest boutique agency is the brainchild of Alanna Nathanson and Natalie Armata from Taxi 2, and Gino Cantalini from Publicis.

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Rain 43 expands team

The Toronto agency has announced the addition of two new ACDs and a director of media and engagement.

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DDB wins Trader Corporation

The agency and media co OMD Canada are responsible for relaunching the brand’s Autotrader.ca site.

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Maria Kennedy joins Grey Canada

The former Karacters president and CD is joining the agency as its new national design director, as well as managing director of Grey Vancouver.

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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.

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Wasserman + Partners adds five

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