Movers & Shakers



Tim Oldfield has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at Thrifty Canada, where he will drive the rental car company’s overall sales and marketing efforts, and help strengthen Thrifty’s presence in the corporate and leisure markets. Meanwhile, Sandy Collins joins the Toronto-based firm as manager, travel industry sales.

Burger King Restaurants of Canada has named Patrick Gibbons as its chief marketing officer. Gibbons, most recently senior director of marketing and merchandising at Blockbuster Canada, will be responsible for the fast food chain’s positioning and brand development in Canada.


Less than a month after BBDO Canada appointed Jack Neary its president and chief creative officer, Michael Fyshe, president and CEO, has stepped down to pursue ‘new life opportunities.’ The agency recently lost the Scotiabank account, estimated to be worth $20 million. Fyshe joined BBDO Canada in 1990 as executive VP and COO of BBDO Retail. He was appointed president and CEO in 1997.

Henry Wong has joined Toronto-based boutique agency Campbell Michener & Lee as partner, VP, and creative director. Wong, who walked away from his post as senior VP and creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Toronto, will fill the shoes of Raymond Lee, who has been promoted to executive director of creative services. CML’s accounts include Petro-Canada, Toronto Parking Authority and Hormel Foods.

Leo Burnett of Toronto has hired three new creatives. Art director Dan Tanenbaum joins the shop from Manifest Communications, where he worked on Toronto Rehab and Credit Valley Hospital. He’ll be partnered with copywriter Siobhan Dempsey. Meanwhile, art director Lisa Ruben and copywriter Josh Rachlis have moved over from Saatchi & Saatchi.


Kevin Shea has resigned as president of Global Television Network. Shea, who played a key role in the evolution of Global as a national broadcaster – he spearheaded the CRTC application that led to Global acquiring WIC’s stations in Hamilton and Victoria – says he wants to seek new challenges.

Andre Meurer has been promoted to director of business and product development from senior sales executive with National Post Online. Meurer will be responsible for increasing the site’s traffic and revenue stream, through the development of new advertising and content products, e-commerce initiatives and media partnerships.

Out-of-home media supplier Eller Canada has announced two new hires. Nicole Fler, former national account manager at Report on Business Magazine, joins as business development manager, while Kate Sanderson becomes national account supervisor, mall media.