Industry Moves

Jennifer Simpson

TBWA adds Jennifer Simpson as digital director

She’ll head up the new Digital Arts Network, while Tasha Dean, previous digital director moves to the New York office.

Steve Di Lorenzo

Blast hires Steve Di Lorenzo

The former Capital C CD joins the digital agency as a senior CD.

lelzie grossman

Lezlie Grossman returns to Capital C

The former SVP, managing director, BBDO, makes the move after Labour Day.

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Veritas to promote new taxi cab app

The Toronto PR agency will push out the new booking service over social media and traditional channels.

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Draftfcb adds to planning team

The agency has hired Laurie Dillon-Schalk as planning director, digital.

David Leonard (left) and Sébastian Fauré

DDB, Bleublancrouge partner on new Montreal office

DDB Canada joins with Bleublancrouge to unveil DDB Canada Montreal.

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Johnson & Johnson conducts global creative review

JWT, Taxi, DDB, Lowe Roche and Proximity could be affected by Johnson & Johnson’s reshuffling.

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Digital agency 58Ninety acquires Due North

The pair will become One., a new integrated agency, as former Due North CEO steps down for retirement.

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Canada Post launches RFP

The Crown corp. is looking for up to two ad agencies for a three-year period starting later this year.

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair names Grip new AOR

The agency’s social media expertise and past experience with the Royal Fair helped win the account.

Milk

DDB named AOR for Milk West

The new western Canadian association of dairy farmers names DDB’s Vancouver office as agency of record.

Money

Digital Cement shuts down its creative services

The subsidiary of Pitney Bowes has laid off 10 staffers, and will no longer offer creative or marketing strategy.

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Shaw is Rethink’s new client

CD Chris Staples confirms that the agency has won a portion of Calgary-based media and cable company Shaw’s business.