Agencies

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Tribal Worldwide names new CD

Josh Stein, former CD at BBDO Proximity, will lead the digital agency’s Toronto office.

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Leo Burnett hires three

Yusong Zang (pictured), Rica Eckersley and Adam Thur join the agency in senior art director and copywriting roles.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo brings in a creative technology director

The Toronto agency hired Jeff Vermeersch, previously at Proximity BBDO, to help provide technology solutions for clients.

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Taxi launches No Place To Hi.de

CCO Frazer Jelleyman announced at Ad Week that the Canadian agency will launch a crowdsourced initiative taking aim at bullying.

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Jenny Smith launches Ray

The former Target ACD has launched her St. John’s-based agency with clients such as the St. John’s IceCaps and the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation.

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Leo Burnett goes swimming with the Sharks

The Toronto shop was named Agency of the Year at the 51st Kinsale Shark Awards in Ireland last weekend and took home 18 trophies for work for James Ready, Ikea, Raising the Roof and others.

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Human coupons take over the PROMO! Awards

Ikea and Leo Burnett take home Best of Show and two Golds for its store-opening campaign, as the agency collects 17 awards in total.

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OgilvyAction rebrands as Geometry

The name change comes on the heels of WPP’s merger of the global network with JWT Action and Grey’s G2 shopper marketing arms into a single independent agency.

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One Advertising hires two

The agency’s Toronto office welcomes David Rewak and Adam Brain as its new director of strategic planning and director of digital strategy, respectively.

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Executive changes at Grey Vancouver

The president of the agency is retiring from his post, with managing director Maria Kennedy and general manager Neil McPhedran (pictured) stepping in to lead the agency.

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Smith Roberts rebrands as Corktown Seed Company

The Toronto shop has also added new service offerings and is launching a “Cause School” in an effort to become more embedded in the cause marketing space.

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Cossette hires Glen Hunt and Dave Lafond

The agency has appointed the former ECD of DentsuBos as its new chief transformational officer, as well as named the former president of Proximity Canada as president of its English Canada operations.

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MSLGroup names president of Canadian operation

The communications firm has appointed its former managing director Gayla Brock-Woodland to lead the Toronto and Montreal offices.

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Publicis Groupe acquires TPM Communications

The Toronto-based digital agency will be aligned with Saatchi & Saatchi, with president Brian Blair (right) reporting to Saatchi CEO Stuart Payne (left).