Industry Moves

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Mosaic acquires Hunter Straker

The purchase design agency will join the experiential agency, with the aim of boosting its shopper marketing offering.

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Canada’s first digital shopper marketing agency launches

Digital Connect eyes mobile technology to help retailers battle showrooming.

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Bier Markt names Open AOR

The agency is planning radio and OOH for the first campaign for the Toronto restaurant/club.

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Euro RSCG Worldwide network rebranded as Havas Worldwide

The Toronto office is part of the rebrand, which doesn’t affect leadership at the group of agencies.

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Martin Rydlo and Derek Joynt join Infield Marketing as partners

The pair, formerly from Campbell’s and Walmart, will apply their client knowledge on the agency side of business.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo hires Ari Elkouby as CD

Proximity’s former ACD is known for his award-winning work on M&M’s “Find Red” campaign.

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Leo Burnett named TD Bank AOR

The agency takes over from Draftfcb as the bank’s creative agency of record.

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Karo Group hires new VP creative director

Kilpatrick Anderson will fill the inaugural role, overseeing creative direction for Karo’s Calgary and Vancouver offices.

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Could the role of navigator be the next agency revolution?

Ken Wong on the changing nature of media-agency-client relations.

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Sid Lee’s NY office president on the agency’s next move

Will Travis gives the what, where and why of the agency’s launch into New York City.

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Sid Lee opens New York office

The new location will be led by former Dentsu America CEO Will Travis.

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Blammo adds two partners

Christine McNab and Ritchie Emslie join to bolster the agency’s CPG and international accounts.