Industry Moves

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Cossette hires Glen Hunt and Dave Lafond

The agency has appointed the former ECD of DentsuBos as its new chief transformational officer, as well as named the former president of Proximity Canada as president of its English Canada operations.

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Vision7 launches new consultancy

Aperture1 will delve into what influences consumers and will be led by former EVP and managing director of Cossette, Andrew Bergstrom.

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Publicis Groupe acquires TPM Communications

The Toronto-based digital agency will be aligned with Saatchi & Saatchi, with president Brian Blair (right) reporting to Saatchi CEO Stuart Payne (left).

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Sid Lee named AOR for Bombardier’s business aircraft

The agency will be responsible for B2B branding efforts for the group consisting of the LearJet, Challenger and Global aircraft.

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Sid Lee adds three

Dustin Rideout joins as head of strategy from Leo Burnett, Jeffrey Da Silva takes a CD position and Geoff Hardwicke joins as a senior account director from Perennial Design.

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Taxi Montreal hires new ECD

Palm + Havas’ VP/CD Pascal De Decker will join the Quebec shop in September, replacing Dominique Trudeau, who departed in May.

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Meet the new leaders

Q&As with the new head of Twitter Canada, Kirstine Stewart, and Samsung’s new VP marketing, Mark Childs.

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The future of offices

From telecommuting to co-working, companies such as Unilever, Telus and Coca-Cola are part of a trend in corporate Canada toward creating space-saving workspaces.

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Raul Garcia named CD at Capital C

The award-winning creative director previously worked at Cundari.

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Labatt brings Hunter Straker on board

Matthew Diamond, VP business development at the purchase design agency, says it will work on in-store displays, retail promotions and overall shopper experience for all of the beer co’s brands.

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DDB Canada creates new CCO role

Kevin Drew Davis will lead creative for the agency across Canada, based out of Toronto.