People Moves

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ICYMI: Farewell to the Farce, Lainey Lui to helm etalk

Plus, CBC names Chris Howden the new co-host of ‘As It Happens’ and Wattpad goes east.

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La Presse nabs former Torstar director to lead Toronto operations

Media executive Sam Bevacqua will assemble and lead a Toronto team to develop more personalized business for the company away from Montreal HQ.

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Ivan Pehar moves to Spotify from Twitter Canada

The company has gradually expanded its presence in the Canadian market, making more ad products available to Canadian brands.

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ICYMI: Curling Canada slides into 2019, Instagram asks your age

Plus, Globe and Mail columnist Denise Balkissoon steps into executive editor role at Chatelaine.

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Quebecor bolsters digital ad team

The promotion of Jean B. Péladeau and Hugo Dallaire a preparatory step as the company expands programmatically, including in OOH.

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IAB Canada names new board of directors

The Globe and Mail’s Andrew Saunders will chair the board, and leaders of specialty councils and committees have also been selected.

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People Moves: M32 Connect, CBC and more

Plus, IndexExchange’s former comms lead has created her own consultancy and Mindshare hires a new account manager.

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Dentsu Aegis Network sees senior shuffle at Vizeum

Genevieve Guay will oversee the agency following the exit of Adrian Capobianco.

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ICYMI: Hasbro/eOne deal under a microscope

Plus, CBC North reverses a controversial radio decision, Rogers Ignite adds Prime Video and more.

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Trudeau appoints rookie Quebec MP as heritage minister

Steven Guilbeault, elected for the first time Oct. 21 inherits the portfolio from fellow Quebec MP, Pablo Rodriguez.

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Scott Stewart moves to Postmedia

The agency veteran has accepted his first sell-side role, and will focus on helping to usher Postmedia into a new digital era.

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GroupM shuffles at the top, makes changes to [m]Platform

After one month on the job, CEO Christian Juhl has instated a refreshed C-suite team.

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People Moves: Horizon, Zoomer and Viral Nation

Plus, the Ottawa Citizen‘s newsroom gets a new leader.

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Rory Capern departs Pelmorex

Former Twitter and Google exec leaves after two years with the Oakville-based weather media company.

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ICYMI: Twitter bans political advertising, Narcity expands stateside

Plus, Blue Ant brings on former Nat Geo exec and the Food Network gets into the holiday spirit.