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Vision7 sold to BlueFocus for $210 million

Mill Road has confirmed the sale of the holding co, which owns Cossette, to the Beijing-based marketing and communication firm.

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Advertising made simple

Leo Burnett’s Thomas Kenny has some lessons on simplicity from music types.

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Get schooled by 123W

The Vancouver shop is launching a mini bootcamp for advertising and marketing students, partially as a scouting tool.

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Trio of new titles at Zulu

The agency promotes a creative pair as its new ACDs and brings in a veteran design director.

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Judy John named Direct Lion jury president

The Leo Burnett CCO is the first Canadian female creative to lead a jury at the international creativity award show in Cannes.

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Bottling optimism

Do you see opportunity, or uncertainty and despair? Tony Chapman on how to find your “O Factor.”

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Cheerful creatives making holiday cheer

A round-up of season’s greetings from ad land to you.

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Red Lion wins iTravel2000.com

Differentiating the travel site in a crowded market will be the biggest challenge for the new partnership.

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Zulubot: coming to a screen near you

How a four-year-old’s robot sketch inspired Zulu Alpha Kilo’s new content division.

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Hacking campaigns clean up at the CMAs

Ubisoft and Publicis, and TSFC and Saatchi & Saatchi, cleaned up at the show with hack-inspired creative. Who else won big?

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OgilvyOne recruits on Instagram

Can you give feedback to a creative idea in less than 15 seconds? Then the agency wants you.

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Weekend reading: JWT’s nod to the past, eyes to the future

On the eve of two major anniversaries, the agency looks ahead to a new strategic direction.

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Advertising Against Humanity

Juggernaut’s offensive pack of cards is for all you horrible ad people.

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DDB Montreal names VP/CD

Etienne Bastien joins the new office to lead the Volkswagen creative, while Monique Brosseau comes on board as the VP managing director.

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Food Basics names new AOR

Metro’s low-cost grocery store has picked Toronto-based Open to handle its marketing efforts.