Movers & Shakers

Marketers

Marketers

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, producer and distributor of children’s programming and products, has appointed Roxsanna Mobley as director of domestic licensing. It has also expanded the role of director of North American licensing Sherry Young within the division. Mobley joins Nelvana’s Los Angeles office from her consulting role for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Doug Boyce has joined Bell Mobility as its events and sponsorship manager for Western Canada, based in Vancouver. Boyce brings over 10 years of experience to Bell having worked on both the client and agency sides for a diverse range of companies including Knowledge Network, McDonald’s, Nintendo and Nestlé.

Bridges.com, a Kelowna, B.C.-based provider of career and educational planning solutions, has named Patricia Montgomery as EVP of marketing. She will be based in Palo Alto, Calif. Prior to joining Bridges.com, Montgomery held several senior positions at Apple Computer from 1986 to 1997.

Photographic and digital equipment manufacturer Nikon Canada of Toronto has brought on Sean Williams as national advertising manager. Williams comes to Nikon with several years of advertising experience at agencies such as DCC Communications (a Dentsu Company) and Leo Burnett.

Xbox Canada has brought on Stuart Pollock to head up its strategic partnership initiatives in Mississauga, Ont. Pollock brings 12 years of experience to the job, including a stint as VP of marketing for Famous Players Theatres, Canada.

Agencies

MacLaren McCann Canada, Toronto, has appointed David Kelso to the newly created position of EVP and chief creative officer. Kelso is a 20-year veteran of the ad industry. In addition, David Chant has moved from senior strategic planner to creative director at MacLaren McCann Interactive (MMI) in Toronto.

Toronto-based Spencer Francey Peters (SFP) has hired Dan Stiavnicky as director, digital media. Prior to joining SFP, he spent four years as an independent digital media consultant, developing solutions for a variety of advertising agency customers in the automotive, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors. Previously, he was director of new media for Palmer Jarvis DDB.

Tribal DDB Canada, the integrated digital and interactive marketing division of Palmer Jarvis DDB, has added online specialist Lesley Wheldrake as an account director in Toronto.

Vancouver’s Masev Communications, an experiential youth lifestyle marketing organization, has brought on Derek Mager as director of research.

Brown Communications Group has added Tim Williams as a copywriter in its Calgary office. Williams previously worked at Parallel Strategies and MacLaren McCann West.

Hewson Bridge and Smith (HBS), an Ottawa-based marketing communications company that focuses on technology branding, has hired Lynn Bereza as media director. Bereza, who comes to HBS with 15 years of experience, began her career in media at McCann-Erickson Advertising of Canada in Toronto in 1987.

Blast Radius Toronto has added three new members to its team. Sanjiv Purba, a former director of Microsoft Consulting Services E-Solutions Group, joins Blast Radius as VP of production, while the company’s client strategy group grows with the addition of Mary Joan Walker and Scott Heron.

Media

Alliance Atlantis Broadcast Group has created a new, in-house Advertising & Partnership Marketing Group. Heading up the new group is Jim Johnson, who will assume the role of director, advertising and partnership marketing for all 12 of the company’s 12 channels. Also joining the team is Claire Moran as manager, advertising strategy and Laura Comello as advertising co-ordinator.

Mark Salter has joined news production and distribution service News Canada’s Toronto office as national account manager. Salter brings with him 15 years of experience in the tourism and insurance industries.

Associations

The American Marketing Association (AMA) Toronto Chapter has appointed Jim Warrington to president of the board of directors for 2002/03. Three additional members have also been added to the board, including Randy Fougere of Rand Worldwide, Susan Fraser of Fraser Hecht Communications and Diane Rankin of Brunico Communications.

The Advertising & Design Club of Canada has announced its new board of directors. Doug Robinson, of doug agency, has been elected president. Other new board members include Jack Neary of BBDO Canada, Donna Braggins of Maclean’s magazine and Martha Weaver, formerly of Elm Street magazine.