On the Move: Agencies

Peter Turner has joined the Montreal office of Rubel & Schwab Advertising as general manager.Turner has been running his own importing and distribution company in Florida for the past three years. He left the advertising business when his agency Media Advertising...

Peter Turner has joined the Montreal office of Rubel & Schwab Advertising as general manager.

Turner has been running his own importing and distribution company in Florida for the past three years. He left the advertising business when his agency Media Advertising was bought by Grey Canada and renamed Grey Healthcare.

Before starting his own agency, Turner was on the client side in various sales and marketing positions with Bristol, Smith Kline, Astra and Searle.

- Loring Phinney has been promoted to vice-president after a year as senior consultant with Cormier Communications of Vancouver.

Phinney’s eight-year marketing and public relations career has included stints as b.c. press secretary at the prime minister’s regional office in Vancouver, and director of marketing for the Ottawa Rough Riders football team.

- Christine Lunshof has moved to McCann-Erickson Advertising, Toronto as media partner responsible for strategic media planning for TD Bank, Unilever, McNeil Consumer and MuchMusic.

Lunshof comes from Prism Communications, and, before that, worked at Axmith McIntyre Wicht and BBDO Retail.

- Larry Oxenham has joined Toronto business-to-business agency Howard Promotional and Marketing Group to head up its new MediaPlus promotions unit.

For the past 25 years, Oxenham has worked on the agency and client side in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, most recently with a Toronto sales promotion firm.

- Howard Bloom has signed on as manager, sponsorship programs with Delta Media of Ottawa.

Bloom previously held marketing and sponsorship positions with the Ottawa 67s Hockey Club, Basketball Canada and Bretton Woods Entertainment.

- Robert Brown has joined Cossette Communication-Marketing in Toronto as an account media manager from Young & Rubicam, also in Toronto.

Brown has also worked at Media Buying Services and American Express Canada.

Also in a new role at Cossette is Pam McWilliam, who has been promoted to supervisor, media. McWilliam was a media planner in the Toronto office.

McWilliam will manage such Cossette accounts as General Motors, PLAN International and L&F Canada.