Industry Moves

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Aurora hires new VP of marketing

Gerald Alvoet will help lead a CPG-inspired strategic shift at the cannabis producer.

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Collaborating across borders brings new work to Grey

The agency adds a ‘sizeable’ Pringles remit, after work with its New York office brought in two GSK brands and seven hires in 2020.

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Mosaic hires Jason Dubroy in new omnichannel SVP role

TracyLocke’s former managing director will bring digital expertise to the agency’s work in addition to leading shopper teams.

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Holt Renfrew goes agency-side for new marketing head

Cossette Media’s Wes Wolch will be joining the luxury retailer as SVP, marketing.

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Edelman adds senior talent for global creative hub

Global CCO Judy John explains why she looked to Canadian talent to build the latest piece of the agency’s global creative plan.

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Golin commits to Toronto by promoting key leader

New managing director Lindsay Peterson has been tasked with building the profile of what used to be a “lowkey” office.

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Ogilvy Toronto looks to U.S. for new creative leader

Meg Farquhar joins from Leo Burnett Chicago, bringing global experience to an increasingly globally-minded creative team.

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ZGM acquires app developer Paper Leaf in digital push

The Alberta agency is looking to stay ahead of clients’ pivots by bringing in talent that has a different POV on digital work.

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Juliet expands to L.A. to serve U.S. clients

The Toronto-based agency is looking to serve work from brands including Mailchimp, Jagermeister and Good Goods.

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Edelman hires new strategy lead in Canada

Laura Kim will lead the offering as the firm makes innovation within strategy a global priority.

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Quebecor continues to build its in-house creative studio

Colab Studio hires new creative directors and business leads as it internalizes work for the Videotron and Fizz brands.

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Labatt names a familiar face as new VP of marketing

Andrew Oosterhuis returns to Canada to take over the role from Todd Allen, who is moving into a global position.

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Corner Office Shifts: Flair gets new brand leadership

Plus, DavidsTea picks its new CEO and business shifts prompt exec changes at Spin Master.

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Publicis Toronto promotes three senior leaders

The moves will help build on growth in CRM, data and insights, as well as in its Fiat Chrysler business.

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Colour picks new CEO to lead shift in business

Randy Newman will guide the Halifax agency through a more data- and digital-driven shift in its focus.