Josh Kolm

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Rogers to acquire Shaw

If the deal is approved, it would provide Rogers with the scale to accelerate the delivery of its nation-wide 5G network.

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Up to the Minute: FCB adds a new creative team

Plus, Innocean has a growth spurt, Diamond picks up a “buzz”-worthy investing client and the IDEA contest is open for entries.

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Kruger picks Broken Heart Love Affair as new agency

As it continues to invest in its brands, the paper company wants to do more creative work that drives business results.

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WPP’s organic revenue was down by 8.2% in 2020

But the holding company’s recent trajectory has it expecting 2021 to be a year of “solid recovery.”

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Up to the Minute: Loblaw brings PC Health to more provinces

Plus, Thinkingbox adds to leadership and NABS partners with a peer support service.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo hires Brian Murray as ECD

The agency adds to its creative leadership group after a year-long search process.

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Up to the Minute: Ryan Timms takes over at McCann

Plus, Faulhaber picks up BSH mandate and Humanity Bakeries sees an opportunity in Quebec’s specialty baking market.

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Retail sales growth ended 2020 at its lowest in over a decade

Ed Strapagiel’s latest analysis shows bright spots and recent rebounds were not enough to offset early dips and sluggish sectors.

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Loblaw’s ecomm sales jumped 160% in Q4

Same-store sales also continue to climb at the company, which is investing into its digital grocery and health offerings.

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Estee Lauder to buy Deciem

The global beauty giant has taken a majority stake in the Toronto beauty company, with full ownership aimed for 2024.

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Up to the Minute: Venture hires Ed Lee to lead strategy

Plus, SickKids adds to its marketing team and Public Label brings on a new exec to lead growth.

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Canadian Tire to shutter National Sports banner

The news comes as the retailer’s non-sports divisions report gains in comparable sales and triple-digit ecommerce growth.

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Hexo to acquire fellow licensed producer Zenabis

The deal would create a “top three” cannabis company with a foothold for expansion in Europe.

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Up to the Minute: McCann hires new head of Montreal office

Plus, BIMM picks up a big project for CAA and Level5 adds to its consulting leadership.

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Organic revenue down by 5.4% at IPG

Despite stumbling compared to the previous quarter, the company anticipates positive growth before the year is out.