Industry Moves

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Taxi shakes up exec team

Jeremy Gayton moves into the role of chief development officer for North America and Nancy Beattie is named the new president at the agency.

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DentsuBos to lead Hitachi’s global campaign

The recently merged agency in the Dentsu network will head the account alongside offices in New York and Japan.

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Editorial: Diversity – not a black and white issue

Strategy executive editor Mary Maddever on the face of diversity in the Canadian marketing industry, and how it impacts everything from hiring policies to store designs.

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Gougoux sells BCP to Publicis

The owner sold his 100% stake in the agency, as well as his 30% stake in Publicis Canada.

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Dare hires director of technology

The agency has added Cindy Son, who will lead all digital media development.

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Influence Marketing goes beyond store aisles

InField Marketing Group has launched a new company division to provide clients with marketing that reaches consumers beyond retail touchpoints.

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John St. joins WPP

The agency will continue to operate under the same name, with no planned changes to location or structure.

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Diversifying a white man’s world

How does a lack of diversity in the senior ranks impact strategy, creativity and the bottom line? “It’s a brain drain.”

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More craft please

Emma Hancock of Heroes & Villains on why craft in advertising still matters.

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Dare merges with RocketXL

The digital and social media agencies are joining under one roof to better offer business solutions in a digital environment.

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Procurement: The good, the bad and the ugly

DDB’s Frank Palmer reflects on the impact of procurement on advertising agencies.

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JP Gravina and Simon Craig join BBDO

The duo move to senior roles at the Toronto agency from positions as ACDs at Lowe Roche.