Y&R hires two new associate CDs

Writer Jennifer Rossini joins the agency from John St., with design skills brought by Dave Tupper from Leo Burnett.

Y&R has continued its creative renaissance with the addition of two new associate CDs to its Toronto office: Jennifer Rossini and Dave Tupper.

A self-described ‘pure writer’ who specializes in comedy, Rossini joins the agency from John St., where she was an account lead. She’s worked with clients in categories such as automotive, food, green power and political sectors.

Tupper brings his design talents to Y&R Toronto from Leo Burnett, where his work garnered prestigious awards from organizations including Cannes, the One Show and the London International Awards. His pedigree includes work for clients in the technology sector, media and consumer products.

‘Jennifer and Dave represent the kind of award-winning creative talent that we’ll continue to infuse our Agency with,’ says Israel Diaz, CCO, Y&R. ‘Both come to Y&R with a discipline-neutral, hybrid approach, instinctively mixing digital with communication and design to come up with successful business building solutions for our clients. The fact that they contribute fantastic energy to the revitalized agency culture is a bonus.’

Rossini and Tupper’s responsibilities will include generating innovative, cost-effective concepts and designs for brands including Ford Canada and Hershey’s.