Agencies

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Union to open Montreal agency

Following a handful of cross-country wins, the shop is opening its first office outside of Toronto, bringing aboard Martin Belanger to lead it.

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Cossette Vancouver bolsters senior ranks

The hires and promotion are a bid by the agency to grow its digital investment in the West.

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Scott Pinkney joins Publicis

With so much data floating around, the agency hired the former BBDO SVP/CD to build out its CRM practice.

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Executive shuffle at Acosta Mosaic Group

Several execs will take on additional roles as Aidan Tracey prepares to depart the CPG- and retail-focused agency.

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Infiniti names Union AOR

The Toronto shop will handle advertising, social media and global adaptation in partnership with sister shop CP+B.

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Genius gifts and creative gestures

Human snow globes (you heard right), ginger-ad men and snoring pups from some jolly shops.

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Happy holidays adland!

Strategydaily is closing shop until Jan. 5, and to bid y’all adieu here’s our holiday greeting written ‘specially for you.

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Why BCP merged with Publicis Montreal

The two Publicis-owned shops didn’t want to be in competition, according to agency execs.

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Taxi to restructure in 2015

The loss of Telus continues to affect the agency, with changes at the exec level that have resulted in the departure of Nancy Beattie.

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Google hires a CD

The tech giant has brought in Michael Halminen, former SVP/CD from MacLaren McCann, to help bolster ties with agencies.

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Who are Lowe Roche’s newest ECDs?

The two new creative heads will work to grow the department with a bevy of hires in the new year.

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Danone names National as PR AOR

The Montreal firm is tasked with boosting the visibility of the brand to help it compete in the crowded yogurt category.

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Cheerful creatives make (more) holiday cheer

Holiday dos and don’ts, history lessons and seasonal playlists from jolly agencies.

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Maverick hires a VP

The Toronto shop has brought in Rick Byun to help grow the business.

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Gifts for the marketer who has everything

Your gift guide, complete with drones and sleep machines, from Lg2′s Chris Hirsch and Nellie Kim.