People Moves

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La Presse hires new programmatic development director

The 133-year-old company is renovating its inventory to offer more to programmatic advertisers.

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CBC ups Gave Lindo to exec director of OTT

Lindo will spearhead the pubcaster’s OTT content strategies and oversee its slate of original digital content for all platforms.

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David Purdy moves to Stingray C-suite

Purdy will serve as CRO as the company aims to diversify and increase its revenue.

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CMDC names Shannon Lewis as president

After Janet Callaghan’s departure, the Canadian Media Directors’ Council communication leader steps forward to give it a single voice in the market.

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Bell Media becomes Vice Media’s broadcast partner in Canada

A new long-term deal sees Vice content come to CraveTV and linear channels.

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Jennifer Bidwell joins Astral

Bell Media’s OOH operation wants leaders from diverse media backgrounds as it expands into the digital and programmatic space.

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People Moves: M&K Media, Jungle and more

Plus, Kijiji staffs up both its display and auto teams.

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Edelman adds new SVP to focus on paid media

Nirmala Bahall says the agency is experiencing more demand from clients to leverage paid media along with earned.

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COMMB names its post-merger marketing lead

Lara Hannaford Menzies will help bring more detailed out-of-home data to buyers and planners.

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GroupM Canada hires first CFO

Heather Baily will head the agency group’s financial strategy and operations as it eyes growth in the Canadian market.

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Former Rogers director joins the Globe to helm business products

Garth Thomas will steer the direction of the company’s business suite, as the verticals become a dominant part of its growth plan.

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Index Exchange hires CFO, general counsel in Toronto office

Neil Dorken and Jason Cicchetti recently joined the growing adtech company.

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Alexandra Panousis joins Havas as president of media

The former Starcom CEO will focus on steering the agency’s media efforts while also driving collaboration.

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Corus restructures its marketing department

The company’s SVP Dervla Kelly will lead a more streamlined marketing and social digital agency department.

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People Moves: District M, Crucial Interactive and more

Plus, one of Addictive Mobility’s former C-suite occupants has moved to an upstart digital marketing company.