Industry Moves

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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.

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Steve Harmer to lead Wunderman, KBM

The Blast Radius managing director expands his role to work across the three WPP agencies’ Toronto offices.

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Saatchi & Saatchi boosts creative department

The Toronto shop brings in Michelle Orlando as head of production, as well as Matt Antonello and Joel Arbez as creative group heads.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo promotes Mike Sutton to president

The change will free up now-CEO Zak Mroueh from the day-to-day management of the company to focus on the agency’s creative output.

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Sun Life Financial chooses Draftfcb as AOR

The financial services company and the Toronto-based agency will start working on a national advertising campaign set to launch later this year.

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Moving the needle on C-Suite diversity

In part three of strategy’s diversity series, we examine what brands and agencies are doing to address the issue in their senior ranks.

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McLaren McCann creates media innovation role

John Hall has arrived at the agency’s Vancouver office in the newly created SVP and director of media innovation role.

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JWT’s Brent Choi makes two key hires

Ryan Spelliscy joins as SVP, CD while Carolyn Bingham returns to agency as VP, creative operations.

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Creatives’ salaries rising

More than three-quarters of creative industry folks are optimistic about their future, according to this survey by the RGD and Creative Niche.

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Air France-KLM choose Bleublancrouge

The European-based airline group picked the Montreal shop to be its strategic, advertising and marketing agency for Canada

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Padulo lands MiiScan account

The Toronto-based agency will both develop advertising for the mobile commerce company as well as sell the app’s services to current and potential clients.

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Rethink hires two, promotes one

The agency brings in Steve Cousins as CD for its Vancouver shop, as well as adding a new creative and promoting another for its Toronto office.

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Jackman hires four

The retail strategist brings in Arnaud Van de Voorde and Karla Congson (pictured) as VPs, as well as Joanne Balles as a reinvention leader and Amanda Stassen as innovation architect.

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KBS+ promotes two

Annie Aubert and Nick Dean have been named presidents in Montreal and Toronto, respectively.