People Moves: Torstar picks a GM for Marketing 360

Plus, Samsung Ads hires new lead for Toronto and Chicago sales teams and Sports-Media Marketing brings on a new senior client lead.

Torstar names permanent lead for Marketing 360

Jeremy Dupuis has been hired by Torstar to be the general manager for Marketing 360 in Canada.

Created after a partnership with Chicago-based software company Madwire last year, Marketing 360 is an “all-in-one” platform for SMBs, providing them with services like CRM, reputation management, payment processing, search and social.

Dupuis joined Torstar last year on a contract basis to lead the launch, and has now joined in a full-time capacity to lead the offering going forward.

Samsung Ads names new sales manager

Samsung Ads Canada has promoted Allysa Abad to manager of client solutions, overseeing sales planners in both Toronto and Chicago.

Samsung Ads is the company’s audience platform, providing advertisers with access to audiences across smart TV, mobile and desktop platforms. Abad was among the first Samsung Ads staff when it launched in Canada in 2019, bringing experience from IAS, Freckle IOT, BrightRoll and Quebecor.

Sport-Media Marketing hires new senior rep

Sport-Media Marketing has brought on David Trépanier as its senior account executive for both local and national accounts.

Sport-Media Marketing specializes in brand activations around sports through things like static and digital displays, sponsorship, digital marketing and large-format displays. Its network of sports venues include over 250 in Quebec and 1,500 across Canada, ranging from local arenas and to large sports centres. The company’s network also covers 84% of the sports market in Quebec’s major cities.

In his new role, Trépanier has been tasked with growing the company’s business by building new client relationships and sparking interest in Sport-Media Marketing’s offering. He brings over 20 years of experience to the role, including at The Canadian Traffic Network, Global Eagle, Globe Media Group and MeteoMedia.