Industry Moves


Ad veterans launch Retriever Sound & Music

Earl Torno and Ramona Gornik-Lee from Wanted Sound & Pictures have started their own audio production company, launching with clients such as Sid Lee, JWT and Taxi 2.

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Engine Digital takes Manhattan

The digital agency wants to be closer to its growing U.S. client base, which includes the likes of MTV, Bravo TV and the NBA.


Back page: Honest business cards for advertisers

Grip Limited on what agency folks really do at work.

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Preventing death by yes

The short-term gain of agreeing to everything eventually leads to mediocrity, writes Nancy Vonk.

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Hear This launches

Agency Dory’s CD Donna McCarthy and production company Keen’s president Thomas Neuspiel partner in order to up radio’s creativity quotient.

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MasterCard’s Lilian Tomovich appointed SVP, U.S. consumer marketing

The credit card co’s former head of marketing in Canada will take over consumer-facing communication, including all advertising in the United States.


Havas Media merges MPG and Media Contacts

Kevin Johnson, SVP at Havas Media in Canada, on what the news means for the agencies here.

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Critical Mass names David Jones VP social

The former Blast Radius executive will begin working with clients Infiniti and HP starting today.


Collins and Sweetman leaving Dare Vancouver

The agency’s co-ECDs intend to start their own business.

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Brent Choi joining JWT

The Cundari CCO is moving to the agency in the new position of chief creative and integration officer at the end of the month.


Mosaic appoints Jeff Rogers as president

The former senior VP will fill the role as Aidan Tracey moves into the position of president of AMG, which owns the Toronto agency.


Cirque du Soleil to cut 400 jobs

The job losses follow the Quebec-based entertainment giant cutting five live shows in the last year and launching a content production arm with Bell Media.