Agencies

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No Fixed Address names Mark Carpenter as president

The longtime exec takes over the agency’s Canadian operations as Jordan Doucette heads to a CCO role at FCB West.

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Young Canadians very eager to work in creative fields

A survey reveals the vast majority of people under 30 are interested in creative roles, but feel they lack business knowledge.

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Stephanie Small promoted to give Black Taxi full-time focus

What started as an internal DEI initiative has been restructured as its own division, offering consulting and advertising services to clients.

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Qtrade consolidates its assignment with King Ursa

The Toronto-based agency will handle creative and media as the digital investment platform increases its digital spending.

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Government of Ontario puts ad vendors into review

A new RFP will establish a qualified pool of agencies that can enter second-stage pitches for government marketing contracts.

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In Brief: Skip picks another new agency

Plus, Landmark Cinemas creates a multi-tier loyalty program and Jane Gill welcomes a pair of new clients.

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In Brief: Canadian agencies earn global recognition

Plus, Air Miles adds two new VPs and Zak Communications wins a pair of assignments.

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WPP reports solid Q2 growth

The company also saw increasing demand for its PR arm, with nine of its top 10 clients working on purpose-related activities.

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S4 Capital merges MediaMonks and MightyHive

The merger brings together nearly 6,000 people under a single brand and P&L as part of S4′s plan to create “disruptive change.”

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Thinkingbox hires first creative director in Toronto

Ryan Booth joins from Hudson’s Bay to help the collective grow its creative offering.

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Ogilvy PR strengthens its digital expertise

Industry veteran Erin Jacobson will lead and grow the agency’s online advocacy efforts across North America.

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Yes& is focused on project-based strategic planning

The company, founded by Trent Fulton in partnership with Mark Tomblin, envisions itself as a “collaboration platform” for freelancers.

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In Brief: MDC will be no more after Stagwell merger

Plus, 1Milk2Sugars adds to its leadership as client roster grows.

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Wasserman appoints new leadership to help get back to its roots

The agency wants to emerge from the pandemic with a renewed focus on B.C.

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Publicis’ revenue returns to pre-pandemic levels

The company’s Q2 presentation also laid out a strategic direction built around developing digital platforms and data offerings.