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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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Harlequin forgoes shirtless hunks to broaden its audience

The romance publisher is looking to get past the cliches of genre to show the positive benefits of its expanding entertainment options.

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What’s in store for click-and-collect?

From retailers like IKEA to restaurants like Freshii, how brands are making sure “BOPIS” options can meet customers where they are.

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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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Dx3 cancels day two, Cannes Lions sets contingency plan

An earlier possible COVID-19 transmission at the venue closes the marketing event early, while Cannes confirms fall backup dates.

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PepsiCo to acquire energy drink maker Rockstar

The deal further diversifies the CPG’s beverage portfolio and pushes more into a growing category.

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The Disruptors: Vancouver’s Monos takes on Away

The luggage brand, which expects to make $5 million in sales this year, is leveraging Away’s awareness and promoting its quality.

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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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Inside Tims’ last-minute Roll Up the Rim shakeup

From the C-Suite newsletter: RBI’s Duncan Fulton explains how the QSR tweaked its biggest promotion in response to COVID-19.

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Belairdirect seeks to simplify insurance with a complicated dance number

The company’s latest cinema-inspired ad zeroes in on customers looking for a greater sense of control over their insurance.

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The 2020 Shopper Innovation + Activation Awards shortlist

See the activations, campaigns and shopper marketing programs competing for the top prize.

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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.