Industry Moves

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Up to the Minute: Hyundai spins off EV brand

Plus, Pigeon names a new president and Provident adds to senior team.

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Humanity agency gets psychological about its work

Senior staff from T1 have launched an agency with a creative process centred on understanding consumer emotions.

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Corner Office Shifts: Endy CEO parts ways with company he co-founded

Plus, Saje appoints new president as Reitmans eliminates one amid restructuring.

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Up to the Minute: McDonald’s changes its loyalty program

Plus, NFA and Zulu win at AdAge’s Small Agency awards (again) and Wasserman names new CD.

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Canadian Tire names chief brand and customer officer

Susan O’Brien’s promotion follows a mixed quarter, with the sales impact of COVID-19 coming with a 400% growth in ecommerce.

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Lori Davison to join ROM as new CMO

SickKids’ marketing lead will help the museum implement a plan to become one of the world’s foremost cultural institutions.

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Up to the Minute: DavidsTea store network shrinks from 220 to 18

Plus, Pound & Grain adds to leadership with new design lead and Citoyen promotes two.

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Sid Lee expands PR service to Toronto

Genna Alexopoulos has been hired to lead the offering and build on the agency’s integrated approach.

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Andy MacLellan aquires full ownership of Verb

With travel restrictions beginning to ease, the co-founder says the agency has picked up 11 net new tourism brands since the start of the month.

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Campari appoints new VP of marketing

David Allard, a former CMO of Samsung Canada, replaces Chris Staresinic, who moves into a new marketing role at the company.

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Uwe Stueckmann named Loblaw chief customer officer

Succeeding Garry Senecal, the former SVP of marketing takes on new duties in digital, loyalty and customer excellence.

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Up to the Minute: Apex wins Ubisoft account

Plus, Ketchum launches a new cannabis offering and Leger names new lead for Western Canada.

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Corner Office Shifts: John Betts to retire from McDonald’s

Plus, chief executive changes at Andrew Peller, HSBC and Laurentian Bank.

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Kraft Heinz restructures marketing team, again

Former CMO Dana Somerville has left the company as full marketing leadership moves to the chief brand and category officer.

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Why Canada needs its own approach to systemic racism in the industry

Advertisers and marketers tend to see themselves as progressive people in a progressive country. That has made them passive to the experiences of BIPOC talent.