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JWT boosts executive team

The Toronto agency has brought in three new VPs, including Matt Syberg-Olsen from Red Urban and Innocean’s Gary Westgate.

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123W goes on a hiring spree

The barely-year-old agency has a new VP managing director and a pair of full-time ACDs joining its roster.

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Volkswagen names new AOR

After five years with Red Urban and Palm + Havas, the car company reviewed its options, sought out an agency with boots on the ground across Canada and landed on DDB.

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Being brave without being reckless

Fifteen ways to be a good client, according to Frank Palmer (with lessons from David Ogilvy).

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Publicis acquires Nurun

The holding company picked up the agency from Quebecor for $125 million.

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Lotus Awards called off

A “perfect storm” forced the cancellation of this year’s regional show. Is there hope for an encore?

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Throwback Thursday: strategy in 2002

For our 25th anniversary, we’re travelling through time. In ’02, healthy food was all the rage and Grip Limited was born.

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ACTRA members ratify new commercials pact

Canadian performers voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new three-year deal.

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Chasing the eight ball

We’re talking about an award here. Take a peek into Leo Burnett’s competitive quality-control process, where a billiard ball is the prize.

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Three reasons Bensimon Byrne and Mattamy are together again

The agency eyes more U.S. biz and a big opp in the real estate development space.

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2014 Agency of the Year shortlists revealed

Did your shop make the cut? Check out which creative, digital, media and PR agencies stand a chance at being crowned at strategy‘s annual awards gala in October.

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Former BMO VP returns to Bond Brand Loyalty

Rob Daniel heads back to the loyalty firm after two years with the bank to lead its customer insight team.

Launch! adds retail might to its ranks

The shop has brought in new blood to lead retail strategy and planning for its Dairy Farmers of Canada account.

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The ICA looks for a few good clients

The association wants to show off the best-in-class companies in its inaugural Client of the Year award.

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Throwback Thursday: strategy in 2001

For our 25th anniversary, we’re travelling through time. In ’01, the economy posed a challenge and John St. was born.