Industry Moves

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New owners take over Trigger’s marketing division

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins take over the Calgary agency’s brand work, splitting off from the growing financial division.

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Wax staff ‘blindsided’ by agency closure

After a lack of communication and an office lockout, more than a dozen staff are out of work in a challenging job environment.

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Nissan Canada rotates leadership positions

Steve Rhind will become managing director of Infiniti, while Adam Paterson will become director of marketing on the Nissan brand.

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Up to the Minute: Critical Mass names its next CEO

Plus, Zulu hires a new co-lead for its design practice and Mint wins Corby’s experiential work.

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GTB Canada appoints Mike Flynn as president

Global CEO Robert Guay says experience in consumer engagement will be “critical” to the agency’s work with Ford going forward.

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Thinkingbox continues to grow by acquiring Aarra

The digital and experiential studio’s latest acquisition establishes a presence in New York and further develops its capabilities.

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Passing the torch at Kruger

Strategy speaks with retiring CMO Nancy Marcus and her successor, Susan Irving, about transitioning into a new chapter.

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Denise Rossetto and Todd Mackie to leave BBDO

The creative team is leaving for a new venture, with CDs Derek Blais and Chris Booth leading the department in the interim.

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Forsman & Bodenfors hires strategy, client service leads

Head of strategy Andrew Carty is one of the new additions, joining following the closure of Send+Receive late last year.

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Cortex acquired by Nventive

The innovation firms have combined to better reach their shared goals of leading transformation for clients and creating digital experiences with “market impact.”

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Up to the Minute: Cossette names new business lead

Plus, Strategic Objectives and Cohn & Wolfe both win two AOR assignments.

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Jordan Doucette to join No Fixed Address as partner

Leo Burnett Chicago’s CCO is joining the agency to help scale its offering and expand across North America.

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Swoop hires new head of commercial

Bert van der Stege will oversee several areas, including marketing, to drive growth and revenue at the ultra low-cost carrier.

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Braque launches new content marketing division

Matrice creates a dedicated unit to answer demand for standalone services, with a focus on small business and startups.

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Martin Sansregret retires from Tam-Tam\TBWA

The Montreal agency announces a new leadership team as its long-time president transitions out.