Industry Moves

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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.

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Joe Amaral joins 5th Business

The VP/CD joins the Mississauga-based agency after more than two years with experiential agency Launch!

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One Advertising acquires Brandworks

The agency now claims to be one of the largest independent shops in Canada with more than 80 staff members working out of its Toronto office.

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Cossette Montreal names new president

Melanie Dunn is promoted to the role at the Quebec agency, while Louis Duchesne also moves up to the position of SVP and GM.

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Vancouver agency 123w launches

The new West Coast shop was founded by Scot Keith, Jeff Harrison, Bryan Collins and Rob Sweetman.

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Anthony Hello headed to Bensimon Byrne

The MediaCom director of content and head of Beyond Advertising will leave the media agency later this month.

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Tribal DDB adds a creative director

Tommy Perez, who is former CD for California-based Juxt Interactive, will begin working out of the agency’s Toronto office, effective immediately.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo lands Interac account

The Toronto agency will collaborate with Montreal’s Tank on the Canadian payment company’s marketing strategies later this year.

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Stuck in a Mad Men era

In part two of strategy’s diversity series, we examine why agencies struggle to get women and visible minorities up the ranks.

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George Brown chooses Cleansheet as AOR

The Toronto-based agency will start its work with the school immediately.

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Miele selects Doug & Serge as AOR

The independant Toronto agency will begin working with the appliance company on its Canadian creative, as well as occasionally handling global assignments.

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Age versus experience

Emma Hancock on striking the right balance when it comes to agency staffing.

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What’s holding the diversity conversation back at agencies?

Blast Radius’ Minda Sherman and The Multicultural Partnership’s Prasad Rao weigh in on what’s keeping creative shops in a Mad Men era.