Industry Moves

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Moving the needle on C-Suite diversity

In part three of strategy’s diversity series, we examine what brands and agencies are doing to address the issue in their senior ranks.

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McLaren McCann creates media innovation role

John Hall has arrived at the agency’s Vancouver office in the newly created SVP and director of media innovation role.

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JWT’s Brent Choi makes two key hires

Ryan Spelliscy joins as SVP, CD while Carolyn Bingham returns to agency as VP, creative operations.

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Creatives’ salaries rising

More than three-quarters of creative industry folks are optimistic about their future, according to this survey by the RGD and Creative Niche.

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Air France-KLM choose Bleublancrouge

The European-based airline group picked the Montreal shop to be its strategic, advertising and marketing agency for Canada

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Padulo lands MiiScan account

The Toronto-based agency will both develop advertising for the mobile commerce company as well as sell the app’s services to current and potential clients.

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Rethink hires two, promotes one

The agency brings in Steve Cousins as CD for its Vancouver shop, as well as adding a new creative and promoting another for its Toronto office.

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Jackman hires four

The retail strategist brings in Arnaud Van de Voorde and Karla Congson (pictured) as VPs, as well as Joanne Balles as a reinvention leader and Amanda Stassen as innovation architect.

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KBS+ promotes two

Annie Aubert and Nick Dean have been named presidents in Montreal and Toronto, respectively.

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Joe Amaral joins 5th Business

The VP/CD joins the Mississauga-based agency after more than two years with experiential agency Launch!

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One Advertising acquires Brandworks

The agency now claims to be one of the largest independent shops in Canada with more than 80 staff members working out of its Toronto office.

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Cossette Montreal names new president

Melanie Dunn is promoted to the role at the Quebec agency, while Louis Duchesne also moves up to the position of SVP and GM.

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Vancouver agency 123w launches

The new West Coast shop was founded by Scot Keith, Jeff Harrison, Bryan Collins and Rob Sweetman.

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Anthony Hello headed to Bensimon Byrne

The MediaCom director of content and head of Beyond Advertising will leave the media agency later this month.