Industry Moves

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Blammo names Michael Murray as CCO

The former CP+B VP/CD moves to the Toronto agency after working with it on a CPG client pitch.

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John St. promotes Nellie Kim and Chris Hirsch

The award-winning duo behind Stanfield’s “Guy at Home in his Underwear” are the newest creative directors at the Toronto agency.

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Twist Marketing acquired by Riata Partners

The Edmonton-based outsourcing company has added the Calgary agency to its fold to bolster its marketing offerings.

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Gary Watson joins Capital C

The former DentsuBos CD joins the Toronto agency as executive creative director.

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Cundari hires new CCO

Andrew Simon of Blammo Worldwide is joining the agency, taking the spot left vacant by Brent Choi.

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Maxine Thomas joins Rethink

The former Taxi VP joins the agency as head of strategy based out of Toronto.

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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.

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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.