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Happy holidaymakers Cornerstone's list management division has been appointed exclusive manager for the Canadian Holidaymaker database. This list features more than 30,000 Canadians who have purchased one or more package tour vacations to sun-splashed hotspots or overseas destinations. Individuals on the...

Happy holidaymakers

Cornerstone’s list management division has been appointed exclusive manager for the Canadian Holidaymaker database. This list features more than 30,000 Canadians who have purchased one or more package tour vacations to sun-splashed hotspots or overseas destinations. Individuals on the list have responded to a non-incentive customer satisfaction questionnaire. There are a number of selects, including length of holiday, frequency of holidays per year, gender, marital status, income level and others. For more information, contact David Oh at Cornerstone: (416) 932-9555.

Japanese consumers

Those marketers interested in targeting Japanese consumers had better move quickly. J.R. Direct Response International in Delta, B.C., has announced it will be withdrawing its Fuji DM Fan Japan file from the market. The file is one of Japan’s largest consumer databases with more than 3.5 million names. J.R. Direct can accept orders up to March 22. Until that time, minimum order is 5,000 names, with selects available by demographic and lifestyle. According to J.R. Direct, FujiSankei, the Japanese database marketing firm from which the B.C. agency gets its file, will be closing its mail division. For more information, contact Dave Ripplinger at J.R. Direct Response International: (604) 940-0277.

Parents of young


Watts List Management has a variety of selects available for its Gerber Canada list. The list offers more than 112,000 English and 29,000 French parents with children up to three years old. Selects include age range (pre-natal, zero to three months, four to six months, seven to 12 months, 13 to 24 months and 25 to 36 months), recency, gender of parent and telephone number. The list is regularly cleaned. Contact Duncan Palmer at Watts List Management: (416) 252-7741.

Readers of Variety

Want to reach the readers of venerable Hollywood trade magazine Variety? Media Marketplace has several selects, including more than 800 Canadian subscribers, 66,000 active subscribers, 12,000 recent expires, and three- and six-month hotlines. Two-thirds of the magazine’s subscribers are classified as middle or top management, 79% are male, and virtually all of them have a college education. For more information, contact Richard Doan at Media Marketplace: (215) 968-5020.

Corner Officer Shifts: Martin Fecko leaves Tangerine

Plus, PointsBet Canada and Thinkific name new marketing leaders as Lole gets a new ecommerce VP.
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Martin Fecko departs Tangerine 

After roughly two years of serving as Tangerine’s chief marketing officer, Martin Fecko has a new gig. And this time, the financial services vet will apply his marketing leadership to a new sector, having been named CMO of Dentalcorp.

Fecko will lead the dental network’s end-to-end patient journey, support its overall growth, and work to maximize patient experiences across every touchpoint, the company said in a release.

“Martin’s in-depth expertise in engaging and retaining customers through a digitally enabled experience will be valuable in realizing our vision to be Canada’s most trusted healthcare network,” said Dentalcorp president Guy Amini.

Prior to joining Scotiabank’s digital-only banking brand in late-2019, Fecko was country manager for Intuit Canada and spent 10 years at American Express in consumer and digital marketing.

PointsBet Canada nabs former Bell marketer as it pursues expansion

Dave Rivers has joined PointsBet, an online gaming and sports betting operator, as Canadian VP of marketing.

Rivers joins from Bell, where he was most recently director of brand marketing and sponsorship, responsible for driving the company’s national sponsorship strategy and portfolio. He will report to PointsBet Canada chief commercial officer Nic Sulsky.

According to Sulsky, Rivers will “play a key role as we prepare to launch a business that is unique to our roots here in Canada.”

PointsBet has a significant presence in Australia, where it was founded, and in the U.S. In July, it named Scott Vanderwel, a former SVP at Rogers, as CEO of its Canadian subsidiary, one of several hires aimed at establishing the company’s presence locally.

Thinkific names first CMO among other executive appointments

Vancouver’s Thinkific, a platform for creating, marketing and selling online courses, has appointed Henk Campher as its first chief marketing officer as it invests in marketing to support its growth plans. It has also upped Chris McGuire to the role of chief technology officer and moved former CTO and co-founder Matt Payne into the new role of SVP of innovation.

Co-founder and CEO Greg Smith said Campher and McGuire “will play key roles building high-functioning teams around them and optimizing investment as we continue to carve out an increasingly prominent and differentiated position in the global market.”

Campher joins from Hootsuite, where he was VP of corporate marketing. Before that, he was VP of brand and communications at CRM giant Salesforce.

Lolë names new VP of digital omni-commerce as parent company exits bankruptcy protection

The Montreal-based athletic apparel and accessories retailer has appointed Rob French as VP of digital omni-commerce.

French will lead Lolë’s efforts in consumer insights, supply chain-to-consumer models and online customer journeys. In what is a new role for the company, he will also work to grow the company’s retail brand. He arrives with sixteen years experience in ecommerce, having spent the last few years as chief digital commerce officer at sporting goods retailer Decathlon.

In May 2020, Lolë parent Coalision Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, citing several years of losses as a result of a downturn in the retail clothing market, increased competition and excess inventory – problems exacerbated by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of the filing, Coalision was seeking an investor or purchaser of its assets.

It successfully exited bankruptcy protection last year and is currently rebuilding its executive team, according to a spokesperson.