Industry Moves


Dare merges with RocketXL

The digital and social media agencies are joining under one roof to better offer business solutions in a digital environment.

Frank Palmer

Procurement: The good, the bad and the ugly

DDB’s Frank Palmer reflects on the impact of procurement on advertising agencies.

JP Gravina

JP Gravina and Simon Craig join BBDO

The duo move to senior roles at the Toronto agency from positions as ACDs at Lowe Roche.


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.


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.


Twist Marketing acquired by Riata Partners

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


Gary Watson joins Capital C

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


Cundari hires new CCO

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


Maxine Thomas joins Rethink

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


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.

engine digital

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.