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Shane Cameron

Shane Cameron back at OMG as first-ever chief strategy officer

The executive previously had leadership roles at both OMD and Hearts & Science.

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ICYMI: Teads adds local news sites to its portfolio

Plus, Pink Triangle Press continues to add to its senior staff and Vumedia hires a new VP.

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GroupM appoints EVP of performance and innovation

Gautham Pingali will co-lead GroupM Nexus, the agency group’s new performance media organization.

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Dentsu Quebec president Genevieve Guay to depart agency

No replacement has been announced.

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Michael Melling placed on leave from Bell Media

Richard Grey will take over as acting head of the company’s news division in the fallout from Lisa LaFlamme’s departure.

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DAC adds three to Canadian leadership team

General managers Sonia Allard and Adam Luck get new remits, while Fanny Mooijekind will lead operations in Montreal.

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Ipsos CEO Gary Bennewies to retire

Cynthia Pachovski will take over as interim CEO while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

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Tug names new managing director for Toronto

Darra Naiman has been tasked with doubling the size of the agency’s business in Canada in as many years.

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Society etc. hires two new VPs

Cherie Raymond-Hill and Samantha Marion join from DonerNorth to lead further expansion at the indie.

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Lisa LaFlamme let go from CTV

Omar Sachedina will now anchor CTV National News after a “business decision” by Bell Media left the former host feeling “blindsided.”

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The CMDC appoints six new board members

Each new member is a key industry leader.

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Dentsu Media hires Sarah Thompson as president

The former Mindshare CSO joins with a mandate to accelerate the media offering and drive innovation.

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Cairns Oneil hires lead for new ecommerce division

Managing director Seema Shah brings experience from Amazon to lead an increasingly in-demand offering.

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Kinesso and Matterkind round out leadership teams

Christy MacLeod, Erin Rhan and Michelle Primrose will be helping the two teams collaborate and deliver tech solutions in Canada.

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Quebecor Expertise Media adds to Toronto team

Three media veterans have joined, covering the full range of the company’s platforms.