On the Move



Diane Labelle has been appointed director of the Interactive group at Montreal-based ad agency PALM Publicité Marketing. Labelle has spent the past four years at Nurun, an e-business affiliate of Quebecor, where she most recently held the position of vice-president of communications. Previously, at Nurun, she was VP, consulting services and, before that, VP, business development. Prior to joining Nurun, Labelle had run her own multimedia business, called Néomedia.

Also at PALM, Marie-Renée Jacques has been appointed client services supervisor, interactive marketing. Before joining PALM, Jacques, who will be working primarily on the Volkswagen account, was a strategic Web consultant with Cliqkon/Cognicase and Lao Entertainment, both based in Montreal. Her experience also includes three years at Geyser, Cossette’s strategic branding division.

The Toronto office of FCB Direct has added several new faces, including a new account director, art director, account supervisor and copywriter. Rosie Gentile, who was previously senior product manager for Emerging Products with Visa Canada, has joined the agency as an account director, responsible for CIBC Visa. Previously, she spent more than nine years at the Bank of Montreal. Also coming over from BMO, where he was a graphic design consultant, is Asad Azizi, FCB Direct’s new art director. Bonnie Giles, a new account supervisor, moves over from Purolator Courier, where she worked in marketing communications. Prior to Purolator, Giles gained experience in direct marketing at Grey Direct, Rogers Cable and Harlequin. She’ll be working on CIBC Visa. Finally, Matt Hassell joins the FCB Direct creative team as a copywriter, joining the agency after interning at Zeppelin Graphic Design in Toronto.

Former associate creative directors at Toronto-based Vickers & Benson Direct + Interactive (VBDI), Colin Cunningham and Lee Robinson have been appointed associate creative directors at New York-based DirectDeutsch, a large integrated marketing communications agency. Cunningham and Robinson, who both joined VBDI in 1997, will concentrate on the Pfizer, Domino’s Pizza, RCI and Brinks Home Security accounts. Prior to joining VBDI, Cunningham held positions at Chiat/Day Direct and at Ogilvy & Mather Direct, both in Toronto. Robinson had worked for The Cohen Group and with Kinnan Design Workshop, also in Toronto.