People Moves: Doane named CBC Indigenous advisor

Plus, Matthew Logue and Matthew Klar announce what's next after leaving MKTG Canada.
Robert Doane

CBC appoints first ever Indigenous advisor

Robert Doane (pictured above) has been named CBC’s first Indigenous advisor after working with the public broadcaster since 2006. Doane, a founding co-chair of CBC’s All Nations Employee Resource Group, has worked as a producer, reporter and a host of Daybreak. In his new position, Doane reports to Nick Davis, director of engagement and inclusion.

“The Indigenous Advisor position, which supports ongoing and increased Indigenous representation and the amplification of Indigenous voices at CBC, is crucial to the organization’s overall strategy of building a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace,” says Davis, in a release.

Former MKTG execs open The Greater

Two former execs of Dentsu’s sponsorship agency MKTG Canada, Matthew Klar and Matthew Logue, have struck out on their own, launching The Greater. Klar was with the agency for three years, most recently as its VP of strategy, and left in November. Logue departed the agency in January 2019 after more than 10 years with the company and its predecessor, S&E Sponsorship Group.

The Greater is billed as a strategy consultancy that focuses on helping brands do good in the world. “We will be focused on building purpose-led strategies, advising brands on taking a strategic approach to CSR, philanthropy, and social impact activities,” Klar tells MiC.

Narcity expands social content team

MaxRosenbergNarcity Media, the Toronto- and Montreal-based publisher targeting millennials, has hired Maxmillien Rosenberg (right) as its director of social publishing. Rosenberg has managed social media for the Toronto Argonauts and the CFL, and is now charged with growing both Narcity’s social audience and its social content output.

Narcity also recently announced the hiring of Owen Leitch as its newest executive producer. A former senior producer at CBC, Leitch will “lead the video department to expand news content and original series for all Narcity Media platforms in North America,” according to a release.