Up to the Minute: NABS’ mid-career workshop

Plus: More business for Faulhaber Communications and other news you might have missed.

Hires, promotions and other news

Kathy Murphy has joined marketing firm Republic as president and partner. Murphy was most recently head of communications for Kraft Heinz Canada. Prior to that, she held roles at Labatt Breweries and Rogers Communications. Republic’s client roster includes Muskoka Brewery, Everest Funeral Planning and Concierge Service, Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am, Giorgio Armani, Town of Bracebridge, Canada Company, Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, Lawrence Plaza, Staffy and Weston Brain Institute.

Global Public Affairs has added to its team, bringing on Andrea Ellison as vice president, national communications and Andrea Chrysanthou as senior consultant, public relations. Ellison will coordinate and lead Global’s national communications practice and be responsible for new business development initiatives, while Chrysanthou will provide public relations and external communications counsel. Both positions will be based out of Global’s Toronto office. Ellison was most recently SVP at Mansfield Inc., while Chrysanthou joins from Travelzoo.

Don Jarvis has joined Edelman’s Ottawa office as a strategic advisor. Over the past 13 years, Jarvis served as the president and CEO of the Dairy Processors Association of Canada. Prior to that, he’s held several roles related to government and public affairs. Edelman opened its Ottawa location last October.

Vapor RMW has added voice director Karen Goora to its team. With more than 15 years of experience in the business, Goora spent over a decade at Toronto-based audio house Grayson Matthews, along with a stint at Disney. Goora has worked alongside various celebrities, including Meryl Streep and The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright, with her work leading to numerous awards.

Dentsu Aegis Network Canada has announced an official partnership with Pride at Work Canada, a non-profit supporting the LGBT community in workplaces. The partnership will include posting job opportunities on Canada’s largest LGBT career site and providing access to good practice seminars and forums.

The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) has introduced a two-day workshop specific for mid-career professionals. The NABS RIPE Workshop will be held in Toronto in September, aimed at helping industry professionals 45 and older who have lost their jobs or are contemplating a career move. NABS worked closely with career coach and speaker Julia Moulden to design the program after holding a successful pilot session last fall. Applications for the program are due Aug. 26.

Fresh Intelligence as announced that Nick Drew has joined as vice president of insights and strategy. Drew was previously SVP, research and analytics at FleishmanHillard. Prior to that, he held various roles at Yahoo Canada and Microsoft, among others.

New business

Lifestyle PR and marketing shop Faulhaber Communications has partnered with Me to We for the organization’s Holiday 2016 campaign. The project will include a launch event and strategic media relations centred on Me to We’s range of socially-conscious products.


GroupM media agency MEC has won the business for Hertz in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. The win covers the company’s Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands.

Instagram debuted a familiar new feature this week, looking to stay competitive in the increasingly crowded social space.

Karine Courtemanche, president of Touché!, is taking over as chair of the Canadian Out-of-Home Measurement Bureau (COMB), with outgoing chair Dave Petryna remaining a director.