Industry Moves


Cirque du Soleil to cut 400 jobs

The job losses follow the Quebec-based entertainment giant cutting five live shows in the last year and launching a content production arm with Bell Media.

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Jeff Harrison leaves Rethink

The creative director and partner will begin a new venture after his departure from the agency on Feb. 1.


Publicis wins Quebec Press Council

The Montreal agency aims to build public awareness around the press watchdog.


SapientNitro hires new CD

Alison Garnett joins the Toronto agency after a stint at Critical Mass.

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Venture appoints new president

Jennifer Lightbody, from Seattle digital shop Possible, has been named head of the Calgary-based agency.


Match acquires Marketing Drive

The Canadian agency continues its U.S. expansion, picking up the shopper marketing agency and its digital arm.


Cundari acquires Quizative Digital

The Toronto agency will absorb the smaller digital boutique’s staff to bolster its digital offerings.


Tribal DDB appoints Dino Demopoulos as VP strategy and innovation

The former head of strategy at MacLaren/MRM will step into the role responsible for growing the integrated planning department.


ICA announces 2013 board of directors

The new board will be chaired by Publicis CEO Andrew Bruce.

Last year’s winner Mary de Paoli from Sun Life  (right) with strategy publisher Mary Maddever.

Editorial: Finding the sweet spot

Strategy‘s executive editor Mary Maddever on why mass advertising still matters.


Polar Mobile hires two

Former execs Rob Begg and Richard McInnis will now lead the digital marketing company’s marketing and sales efforts.


Real Interactive and KBS+P win World Vision

The MDC Partners agencies will work on a new campaign for the non-profit set to launch next summer.


Anomaly wins Mexx

The agency has been awarded the global business for the retailer, working out of its Toronto and Amsterdam offices.


Ann Bouthillier appointed as the new chair of AAPQ

The association also names Dominique Villeneuve its new general manager.