A recap of who’s headed where in marketing communications.
Rogers Publishing named DEREK DECLOET director of content strategy, a new position within the company. DeCloet was most recently editor at Report on Business magazine. Meanwhile, SANDRA PARENTE, currently publisher of MoneySense and once a general manager of corporate sales for Rogers Media, has been made group publisher of Rogers’ current affairs group, which includes Maclean’s and Sportsnet.
Hill+Knowlton Canada hired CHRIS DAVIES as its first-ever national creative director. He spent the last three years as an associate creative director at Bimm Direct & Digital and three years before that as creative group head at Taxi.
Thinkingbox Vancouver added five members to its team. NATASHA KHATWANI and STEVIE WILD joined the agency the digital production house as digital producers. CODY HART and VIVIAN CHEN joined as junior mobile developer and web developer, respectively, while NICOLAS TORRES joined as 3D animator and motion designer.
Environics Communications added two account coordinators to its Toronto office: LINDSAY BARNES and NIMA RANAWANA. Barnes has held positions with the Toronto Transit Commission and Strategic Objectives. Ranawana, meanwhile, has held positions at Jessica Wicks Communications, Bell and Aecon.
After three and a half years as a group account director with Toronto-based Zulu Alpha Kilo, KATE TORRANCE was promoted to managing director. Prior to Zulu, Torrance was VP account director at BBDO. She was also director on the Budweiser account while at Grip Limited.
Staff Nation, an event staffing agency that’s part of Boom Marketing, hired AVERY FRANCIS as national senior lead of casting and recruitment. Francis joined the Toronto agency from The Creative Group where she was an account executive.
DEBORAH BELCOURT joined A&C as managing director to oversee the agency’s portfolio of consumer brands and lead the team on new business development. Belcourt was most recently vice-president of Siren Communications and prior to that was vice-president of communications at Canwest Broadcasting (now Shaw Media).
Strut Creative in Calgary added four new developers to its technology team: JASON EGGLETON, SEAN FLEMING, KEATON JOHNSTONE and IAN SCHUYT.
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