Movers & Shakers



Quizno’s Canada Corp., the Vancouver-based company that owns the rights to Quizno’s Classic Subs, has a new president and CEO in Mark Laramie. Formerly operating officer with master franchisor Quizno’s Corp. in Denver, Colo., Laramie will also oversee the company’s U.K. business. He replaces Chris Moradian, who becomes Chairman of the Board.


David Cairns has resigned as president of Toronto-based media management company Carat Cairns, a little more than two years after Cairns’ own firm – David Cairns and Company – joined the global Carat network. Cairns says he plans to take an extended vacation, after which he’ll unveil a new consultancy. Patrick Walshe, Carat Canada COO, will assume Cairns’ responsibilities.

Marianne Jensen is the latest addition to Wasserman Interactive, the interactive division of Vancouver-based Wasserman and Partners Advertising, where she will fill the newly created role of Web designer.

TBWA/Chiat/Day has a new group account director in Elizabeth Jackson. Jackson, who comes to Chiat/Day from Grey Advertising, where she was director of client services, will head the Toronto-based agency’s Shoppers Drug Mart account.

Ammirati Puris has lured a creative team away from Ogilvy & Mather. Writer Denise Rossetto and art director Robert Kingston will work on some new business from Sears. At Ogilvy & Mather, they worked on Zellers.


Conrad Black has been appointed publisher of the National Post as part of a reorganization triggered by the sale of the bulk of Hollinger’s Canadian newspapers to CanWest Global Communications last summer. Black will replace National Post publisher and president Don Babick, who will join CanWest as president and COO of Southam Publications.

Meanwhile, Peter Atkinson, an executive VP at Hollinger, has been named the daily’s associate publisher and executive VP; Gordon Fisher has been promoted to associate publisher and COO from assistant publisher and will continue as VP, editorial of Southam Publications; David Swail, previously VP of operations and planning, becomes the Post’s senior VP and GM; and Ron Clark, formerly senior VP of sales and marketing, has been appointed head of Aditus, which handles advertising sales for Southam Publications as a whole.

Mark Prasuhn joins Vision TV as VP of commercial ventures and revenue and general manager of Wisdom: Body, Mind & Spirit, the specialty channel’s new ‘category one’ digital service that will launch next September. Prasuhn was COO of Regina-based Minds Eye Pictures.

Alan Donegan has been appointed national account manager by TDI Canada, the out-of-home media supplier that handles advertising sales on behalf of the Toronto Transit Commission. Donegan hails from Harrison, Young, Pesonen & Newell, where he was an account manager.

Eller Canada has hired Freeman White as its business development manager, electronic media. White, formerly senior VP of the Pixelboard Network, will lead the out-of-home media company’s expansion into four-colour-video outdoor displays. Eller, which already operates such a display at Lester B. Pearson International Airport, plans additional displays throughout Canada, including a technologically advanced version on the Atrium Media Tower in Toronto’s Dundas Square.

Richard Alstedt, formerly VP of national sales with DMX Music, has signed on as Montreal-based Pixel Systems’ new VP, sales and marketing. Pixel Systems operates PIXNET, an integrated delivery system that transmits digital content and ads to electronic displays in retail and outdoor environments.


Jim MacLeod has been appointed president and CEO of the BBM Bureau of Measurement, a non-profit, tri-partite organization that provides radio and TV ratings information to broadcasters, advertisers and agencies. MacLeod comes to BBM from Telemedia Radio, where he was senior VP. MacLeod replaces longtime BBM head Owen Charlebois who recently joined the Arbitron Company in Maryland.