Thomson’s Koven to helm Enterprise

Mary Koven has taken over as president of Enterprise Advertising of Toronto.Koven replaces John Clinton, who moved to Enterprise sister agency J. Walter Thompson this past February as president and chief executive officer.Clinton took over from Andy Krupski, who is now...

Mary Koven has taken over as president of Enterprise Advertising of Toronto.

Koven replaces John Clinton, who moved to Enterprise sister agency J. Walter Thompson this past February as president and chief executive officer.

Clinton took over from Andy Krupski, who is now president of Prism Communications.

Koven’s new position marks a return to the agency business for her.

She joined Toronto-based Thomson Newspapers as vice-president and director, product development in 1992.

Koven and Michel Frappier, who is working with mdc of Toronto, were casualties of Thomson’s closure of its new products division earlier this year.

Before joining the newspaper giant, Koven spent nearly two years as general manager of Foster Advertising after six in senior positions with sister agency, McCann-Erickson Advertising.

Meanwhile, at J. Walter Thompson, restructuring of the creative department has resulted in promotions, departures and the search for new members.

Derek Chapman, creative director, has been named vice-president executive creative director.

Co-creative directors

The creative team of Marci Rubie and Shelley Ambrose have been promoted to co-creative directors of the Toronto office.

Clinton says the new assignments will allow Chapman to hand over some of the administrative responsibilities so he can concentrate on giving strategic creative direction and help the creative department get closer to clients.

Clinton also says some of the creative teams have been rearranged, and the agency is in the process of hiring new people.

Over the past two months, four creatives have left the agency: Brad Monk, Gary Holmes, Doug Bramah and Su Bundock.

Monk, senior writer, has moved to Henderson Advertising in South Carolina as associate creative director.

Holmes, senior art director, is now at Chiat/Day Toronto working on the Shoppers Drug Mart business.

He will be teamed with a yet-to-be hired copywriter to replace Philippe Garneau, who left for Vickers & Benson Advertising in July.

Bramah, former creative director, joined Gee Jeffery & Partners of Toronto in July as vice-president, creative director.

Bundock, who is now freelancing, was with jwt for 10 years, most recently as vice-president, group creative director. PS