Industry Moves

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Fuse hires new creative director

Former Draftfcb VP/CD Patrick Weir joins the independent Toronto shop in the same role, bringing with him Dima Zelikman and Heather Kinoshita as his first hires.

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Cossette’s hiring spree, including two Toronto CDs

Sean Barlow and Joe Piccolo join the Toronto office to helm the McDonald’s account, while the agency’s Vancouver location picks up 10 new staff.

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Sid Lee wins Luxury Retreats

The agency is tasked with developing a new communication platform for the full service villa rental company.

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Blast Radius wins BRP

Bombardier’s power-sports products arm has brought the WPP-owned agency on board as global digital AOR.

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Simon Duffy joins Innocean

After freelancing for the agency since November, the new CD joins the shop full time, working with co-CD Nelson Quintal.

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Match Marketing acquires SVM

The shopper marketing agency has also hired Greg McDonald, pictured, as VP of shopper strategy to help net new business.

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DentsuBos wins Staples Canada

The win comes following a North American review for creative, media and PR.

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MasterCard Canada appoints new marketing head

Milos Vranesevic has been promoted to the role of senior business leader and Canadian head of marketing at the company.

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Reaction to A.G. Lafley’s return to P&G

Fomer P&Gers, Rob Linden at SampleSource and Robb Hadley at PepsiCo, react to the return of the man who once brought much-needed innovation and thought-leadership to the company.

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Dominique Trudeau leaves Taxi

The agency’s former Montreal ECD confirms he’s no longer working there.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo hires six

The hires come after the Toronto agency picked up the Interac account in April.

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Fiona Stevenson moves to Hotspex

The former new business lead at P&G takes on the role of director of innovation at the Toronto-based agency.

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Y&R adds five to its creative team

The Toronto agency has brings in two new creative directors, an art director and another two copywriters.

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Dare Vancouver appoints new CDs

Former ACDs Addie Gillespie and Mia Thomsett were promoted into the roles following the departure of Rob Sweetman and Bryan Collins in January.

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Capital C’s Bennett Klein steps down as partner

The creative planner will continue to work for the agency as a consultant on brand development and strategic planning.