Industry Moves


Former Bleublancrouge exec named Jet Films GM

Benoit Hogue is now managing the Montreal-based advertising film production house, effective immediately.


Rethink hires Aaron Starkman as partner and CD

The agency’s new stakeholder, who will be based out of its Toronto office, talks to strategy about his big move.

Kestin & Vonk

Kestin & Vonk: pooled talent is better than one

As the internationally renowned duo venture into new waters with Swim, strategy reflects on their impact on the biz.


Rethink promotes two

Pema Hegan and Caleb Goodman are both getting new roles at the Toronto office.


Wasserman + Partners adds five

The company makes new hires across the board following a streak of wins and renewals.


Honda Canada motorcycle and power equipment searches for new AOR

Honda has narrowed down its search to four agencies.


Rob MacLean gets on the CP railway

The former VP of PR and corporate comms for DDB Canada is CP’s first director of customer and integrated communications.


Dave Sylvestre joins McDonnell Haynes

The former group creative director at Organic joins the agency as CD, interactive.


Grey’s new CCO comes with his own company

Birthplace founder Patrick Scissons joins Grey Canada, which absorbs his shop into its new downtown digs.

Swim team

Vonk and Kestin go Swimming

Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin leave Ogilvy to start their own creative leadership training business.


Ian MacKellar joins Ogilvy Toronto as CCO

The former Bensimon Byrne executive CD joins the team following the departure of Vonk and Kestin.

Swim team

Vonk and Kestin go Swimming

The award-winning duo give details about their new venture, Swim, after leaving their posts as co-CCOs of Ogilvy.


Yum! appoints new CMO

David Vivenes is promoted to the role, which handles KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.


Bell Media appoints CMO

Steven Bickley, who has been with the company for six years, takes the marketing reins.


Cossette Toronto names Andrew Bergstrom as managing director

The new EVP takes over the position previously held by current Cossette president and CEO Brett Marchand.