Articles Tagged ‘ICA’


Resolution in ACTRA-ICA dispute pushed to 2023

The OLRB has split the case in order to first deal with the ICA’s argument about proper jurisdiction.


“It’s terrifying”: As ACTRA and ICA dispute continues, actors feel the pinch

With union gigs drying up and savings dwindling, some performers still worry about a “race to the bottom” for commercial work.


ACTRA stages protest outside of Cossette

This is the latest direct action the actor’s union has taken during what it has described as a lockout by several ad agencies.


ACTRA begins targeting agencies over labour dispute

The actor’s union staged protests outside of agency offices in a bid to have them be part of negotiations for a new agreement.


ACTRA alleges ICA bargained in bad faith by demanding opt-out clause

A complaint claims the organization representing Canadian agencies is now engaged in an unlawful lock-out intended to break the actor’s union.


ACTRA and ACA tentatively reach a new commercial agreement

The ICA will no longer be a co-administrator as the remaining parties look to modernize the NCA to better meet the needs of the industry.

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ICA picks new chair and rebrands to reflect its goals

Ira Baptiste will chair the organization now known as the Institute of Canadian Agencies, which has also added several new staff.


Industry associations come together for WFA’s global diversity survey

A group led by the ACA will work to drive participation in a first-of-its-kind look at DEI at a global scale, with results published in strategy.


In Brief: Cheekbone and Sid Lee win first IDEA Award

Plus, Edelman wins AOR duties for Sol Cuisine and Match Marketing names new business development lead.


Up to the Minute: The French Shop hires new ECD

Plus, the GDC teams up with seven agencies on a BIPOC scholarship program and the ICA adds to its training resources.


APC updates agreement with francophone artists union

In addition to changes taking effect Feb. 1, the groups have established a committee to improve production in the province.


Are agencies ready to move away from the rate card?

A report from the ICA shows that while billable hours are still the norm, there is a desire for models tied to client success.


Sid Lee wins Grand Effie at Effie Canada

Ogilvy took home the most trophies at the first Canadian edition of the show recognizing marketing effectiveness.

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A misguided response to a long-standing problem

Consultant Stephan Argent questions whether “naming and shaming” clients is the best route to fixing the RFP process.


ICA calls for boycott of Canada Post RFP

The industry body points to requirements it says are unfair to agencies, though the Crown corp maintains it is a fair process.