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Newstrike names new marketing leadership

Sylvie Levesque’s hiring as CMO comes among a number of senior appointments at the cannabis company.

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Balmoral makes two senior appointments

The multicultural agency hires a new GM and promotes a long-time staffer to a new VP role.

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Up to the Minute: LP/AD gets a new CD

Plus, 1Milk2Sugars named social AOR for Marriott and The Palmerston Group names director of strategic insights.

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Juniper Park\TBWA strengthens production unit

Lior Etziony is the first executive producer of the agency’s Bolt Content division.

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Gymboree to shutter its stores

Ecommerce operations and all 49 of its Canadian locations are set to wind down amid a new bankruptcy filing.

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Design jurors for the 2019 Marketing Awards revealed

Blok Design’s Vanessa Eckstein and Forge Media + Design’s Stussy Tschudin will lead this year’s panel.

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Canadian Tire touts new products with animated creative

The retailer’s “We Do New” campaign supports a household staple, while reminding customers of its broader product innovation.

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Salesforce debuts personalized shopping tools

The company aims to provide services more associated with ecommerce across different retail channels.

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Idea Rebel builds out its tech expertise

David Rossellat has been hired to lead the practice across the digital agency’s three offices.

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TD rolls out its AI chatbot

Dubbed Clari, the tool helps customers discover insights about their spending through a conversational platform.

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Borealis AI adds to its leadership team

Kathryn Hume will find new uses for the lab’s research within RBC and work to “increase its brand profile.”

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A2C, ICA paint a picture of the year ahead

The associations representing Canada’s agencies state priorities to modernize best practices and drive innovative thinking.

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Cossette names business lead for Walmart account

Shahla Lalani returns to the agency after it was named AOR for the retailer last year.

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New year, new marketing strategies

Associate publisher Lisa Faktor looks back at the year that was, as well as the year ahead.