Carl Jones joins Grey Canada as VP/ECD

The industry veteran moves north to the Toronto office from Mexico, where he was the country's most awarded art director.

Effective today, Carl Jones has been appointed VP/ECD of Grey Canada in Toronto, braving the northern cold again after 17 years in Mexico.

Born in Wales and raised in Canada, Jones started his career at Vickers & Benson in Toronto. Since 1993 he has worked in Mexico, where accolades and awards followed him from one agency to another. BBDO Mexico earned four Agency of the Year titles during his 10-year tenure, and Y&R Mexico won its first Cannes Lion under his direction. His Frito-Lay campaign was the first Latin American commercial to be shown during the Super Bowl in 2004.

He has taught advertising in Mexico City and served on juries for Cannes, Clios and the London Advertising Festival, among others.

‘Carl’s valuable global experience and his deep understanding of both the mass and interactive advertising space will translate to a continuation of fresh and innovative perspectives for Grey’s clients,’ Ann Nurock, president and CEO, Grey Canada, says in a release.

In other people moves at the Toronto shop, Charles MacIntyre was promoted from the position of group account director to VP, global business director, and former VP, director of creative planning Harjot Singh moved up to the position of SVP, director of planning.

Updated Jan. 14, 2010