Josh Kolm

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Most-read of 2021: Brands

The restructurings, executive appointments and new agency assignments that got the industry’s attention this year.

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Boston Pizza prints its own holiday catalogue

Featuring 20 pizza- and partner-inspired products, the restaurant is trying to build a stronger association with the season.

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Why brands need to be laser-focused on innovation

With the traditional levers of consumer relationship building disrupted, Dentsu lays out what needs to be done in 2022.

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Most-Read of 2021: C-Suite

This year’s top stories included restaurant disruptions, marketing execs returning to Canada and a legacy retailer succeeding thanks to digital investment.

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Edelman hires Brent Nelsen in global strategy role

The former Leo Burnett and Publicis exec is also tasked with leading an effort to build trust into its offering and strategic approach.

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Scotiabank merges Scene and Scotia Rewards

The new Scene+ program lets over 10 million members earn and redeem with Expedia, Rakuten, Best Buy and Apple.

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Angry Butterfly adds senior strategy expertise

Kristian Visconti is bringing the agency’s headcount over 20 after one year of operation.

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ZGM takes Best of Show at Anvil Awards

The “United Apart” campaign helped the agency pick up 15 awards at the show recognizing the best of Western Canada.

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The Garden wins TG Appliance Group

The company, which operates 14 Tasco and Goemans stores, wants to create more differentiation in appliance retail.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo is the top Canadian agency at Epica

Rethink, Cossette and McCann were also among the 11 agencies that won at the awards decided by the industry press.

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Tank names new leadership team

The promotions come after a year in which the agency has grown by 130 staff.

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Kraft Heinz to combine Canadian and U.S. regions

Details about how the marketing function will be impacted will be revealed in the new year.

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Social Impact Report: Walmart ditches plastic bags

Plus, Cogeco plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and Gordon Food Service creates new unit for sustainable packaging.

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Corner Office Shifts: WestJet names new exec to lead loyalty efforts

Plus, Balzac’s taps a CPG vet as its CEO and Co-operators hires a new CIO.

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The digital divide is narrowing at big businesses

From the C-Suite newsletter: SAP also finds fewer businesses have strategies for large-scale transformation.