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Diamond adds new VP of strategy

Jon Crowley joins from Sid Lee to help manage and grow the agency’s team, as well as refine its processes.

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Subaru shows the Impreza as a cure for boredom

The automaker takes a cue from pharma ads as it looks to boost the compact car’s awareness.

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Online habits hold steady despite privacy concerns

Insights from the Digital Marketing Pulse Report reveal consumers are reluctant to change in search of greater online privacy.

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What’s behind Gap’s woes?

From the C-Suite newsletter: The banner may no longer be a powerhouse, but analysts disagree on the cause of its struggle.

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When (and how) consumers will leave their homes in 2020

Demand for convenience and control will lead to multifunctional homes and frictionless mobility, finds a global trends report.

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Bond Brand Loyalty hires new president

PwC’s Brian McLean joins to support the loyalty and customer experience agency’s plans for global expansion.

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McDonald’s restarts debate about the Big Mac Bacon

The QSR aims for a sense of “co-ownership” for its most iconic product with characters that have become faces of the brand.

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Soshal launches digital experience design agency

The Ottawa-based agency bucks the integration trend by launching Craft&Crew as a standalone offering.

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Susan Irving to become Kruger’s CMO as Nancy Marcus retires

The former PepsiCo exec will take over marketing duties when Marcus wraps up 19 years with the paper company.

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RBC picks up the pace of ‘Training Ground’

The bank’s annual effort to find the next generation of Olympians ramps up ahead of this year’s summer games.

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Juniper Park\TBWA hires new chief strategy officer

Dustin Rideout joins the agency from McCann to lead its 13-person strategy and planning department.

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Veritas names GM amid U.S. expansion plans

Nina Kalos steps into a more senior leadership role at the agency as Krista Webster takes on more duties within MDC.

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Budweiser brings back “Whassup” for Canadian Super Bowl spot

Smart home tech recreates the classic ad, delivering a responsible consumption message through a partnership with Uber.

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Sonnet sticks to comparing the old with the new

This year’s edition of a hockey-centric campaign maintains focus on how the game and insurance industry have evolved.