Movers & Shakers

Longtime advertising veteran and award winner, Jerry Goodis, has joined the marketing team at Vigil Health Management in Victoria, B.C, a care planning system for sufferers of Alzheimer's. Goodis will provide leadership to develop Vigil's marketing strategy.


Longtime advertising veteran and award winner, Jerry Goodis, has joined the marketing team at Vigil Health Management in Victoria, B.C, a care planning system for sufferers of Alzheimer’s. Goodis will provide leadership to develop Vigil’s marketing strategy.

Days Inns Canada has promoted Melissa Evans from director of marketing to VP of marketing for the Canadian corporate office.


Calgary-based interactive marketing group, RareMethod, has appointed Keith Dundas as VP of marketing. His prior experience includes stints at and videogame publisher, EA SPORTS.

Mike Reneau has joined Young & Rubicam in Toronto as VP, group account director. He previously ran his own agency, Traffic Communications. Also at Y&R, Kate Jamieson has joined from BBDO as account director on the Ford of Canada account, Diane Sciardi has been promoted to account director and Christine McArthur is promoted to account supervisor. Michelle Rosas and Julie Marsh are also promoted to account executive.

Meanwhile, Ritchie Emslie has departed Young & Rubicam to join Publicis Canada as a planning director. He will work with clients including Hewlett Packard and VeriSign.

Grey Worldwide in Toronto has hired Cam Boyd as a copywriter. Boyd leaves his post at MacLaren McCann, where he worked for nearly five years. He will be working with art director Alex Beker at Grey.

David Chant has returned to MacLaren McCann Interactive as a senior strategic planner, after a stint as a freelancer. Jeff Hecker, Tanja Friedrich and Sarah Cole have been promoted to account supervisor at MacLaren McCann, MacLaren McCann Interactive and MacLaren McCann Retail respectively. Philip Vettese is promoted to intermediate project manager at MacLaren McCann Interactive.

Toronto agency Ranscombe & Co has changed its name to One Company, as of Nov. 1. The name change was spurred in part by the recent addition of three new partners to join company founder Jim Ranscombe: Liz MacDonald, Neil MacLellan and Shannon Cullum. In addition, Lisa Wong has just joined as media director.

Chris McGroarty has departed J. Walter Thompson in Toronto to join FCB Toronto as group creative director. FCB has also promoted Brad Monk to associate creative director and Leslie Zink to account supervisor.

Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG has added to its Toronto office. Luisa Raffa, previously with Genesis Media, joins as a media planner and Kelly O’Brien joins as account manager.

Janice Ivory-Smith has been promoted to creative director of Direct & Interactive at McDonnell Haynes in Toronto.

Jenny Smith joins Target Marketing & Communications in St. John’s, Nfld., as a copywriter.

Image Design Communications in Bedford, N.S., names Steve Warburton as brand manager. He joins from the Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Environment.

DCC Communications has hired Kristin Vekteris. She joins the Toronto agency as an account executive, and will primarily work on the Toyota Canada account.


Formula Publications in Oakville, Ont. has appointed Joe Knycha as editor-in-chief of four of its publications; Carguide/le Magazine Carguide, GlobeMegawheels, Journey and Leisureway.

Astral Radio in Montreal (a subsidiary of Astral Media) has appointed Robert Trempe as VP of sales and marketing. He was formerly with Groupe TVA.

Publicis Groupe and Cordiant Communications will call their recently formed holding company The Zenith Optimedia Group. (The company currently owns Zenith Media and Optimedia). A new global management team for the company will include John Perriss (chief executive) and Simon Lloyd (deputy chairman).