Josh Kolm

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Aegis Brands sells Second Cup

The company will focus on growing entrepreneurial brands as it hands its legacy coffee chain to Quebec’s Foodtastic in a $14 million deal.

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What it’s like to be BIPOC in advertising, according to the data

POCAM’s survey points to a dire need for mentorship and for companies to take the impacts of microaggressions seriously.

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Newspapers go blank to pressure Google and Facebook

The Toronto Star, National Post and nearly 100 other papers show what might happen if tech giants don’t pay for the content they generate ad revenue from.

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Aurora hires new VP of marketing

Gerald Alvoet will help lead a CPG-inspired strategic shift at the cannabis producer.

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North America pushes Publicis revenue up in Q4

Positive growth in the region leads it to beat estimates, though CEO Arthur Sadoun cautions that the crisis is not over.

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Up to the Minute: High Tide builds its ecomm strength

Plus, The French Shop hires business development lead and IABC Toronto honours Wes Hall as Communicator of the Year.

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Up to the Minute: A new strategy lead at Thinkingbox

Plus, Marketing Hall of Legends plans to retool criteria to improve representation, while Innocean grows by five.

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Indigo opens ‘shop-in-a-shop’ for small kids businesses

The retailer has focused on serving consumer needs by identifying on-trend brands, and it’s bringing that to another of its core offerings.

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Edelman hires new strategy lead in Canada

Laura Kim will lead the offering as the firm makes innovation within strategy a global priority.

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Up to the Minute: Couche-Tard sweetens Carrefour bid

Plus, LP/AD picks up a new rugby client and Shine acquires Rock-It’s influencer agency.

Cannes Lions 2019 : Day Three

If Cannes hosts Lions, will the industry come?

Organizers are confident about an in-person festival this June, but many Canadian agency execs doubt they can send anyone safely.

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Up to the Minute: Burger King goes retro for redesign

Plus, Viral Nation hires a DDB vet and 1Milk2Sugars adds two cruelty-free beauty clients.

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KFC Canada names new CMO

Katherine Bond-Debicki has been promoted, taking over marketing leadership from Samantha Redman.

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Holiday Cards Part Four: The Agency Cookbook

A lot of agencies put out recipes to spark your culinary creativity this holiday season, so we gathered them all in one place.

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Most-read of 2020: Brands

Turning “Haulers” into heroes and bringing competitors together were some of the most popular stories from Canada’s marketers.