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Kraft Peanut Butter begins bear hug campaign

. Kraft Heinz Canada has begun a national holiday season promotion in support of its Kraft Peanut Butter brand. It takes the form of a "bear hug" that will be passed from person to person. Read more.

Sobeys breaks Holiday Magic campaign

. Sobeys has begun a national marketing campaign called "Create a Little Holiday Magic." It includes television, digital and social media advertising, as well as online videos. Read more.

Walmart Canada hires Barrett and Welsh

. Walmart Canada has retained Barrett and Welsh of Toronto has its multicultural agency of record. The firm specializes in communications aimed at consumers who are visible minorities. Read more.

New chair at Postmedia

. Rod Phillips, chair of the board at Toronto-based Postmedia Network Canada, has resigned from the position to run for elected office in the upcoming Ontario provincial election. Read more.

T-fal conducts online campaign

. Cookware company T-fal has begun an online initiative in support of its Multicook & Grains small appliance. The campaign is aimed primarily at Canadian South Asian consumers. Read more.

STM hires Publicis

. Public transit agency the Societe de transport de Montreal has retained Publicis of Montreal as its marketing agency. The firm won the account in a bidding process. Read more.

FCB Montreal adds two

. FCB Montreal has appointed Marie-Nathalie Poirier to the position of director of planning. She was most recently strategy director at DDB Canada. Read more.

Moody joins Business in Vancouver

. Shirley Moody has joined Business in Vancouver Media Group as a senior national account manager. She will handle accounts for both Business in Vancouver and Glacier Media properties. Read more.

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television hires National

. The Toronto-based Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has retained National Public Relations as its public relations agency for 2018. Read more.


. Canadian Agencies Practicing Marketing Activation, an organization representing 12 brand and experiential marketing agencies, has joined the Institute of Communication Agencies. Read more.

Outfront Media debuts Yonge-Dundas installation

. Outfront Media has activated the first display screens of its digital signage installation at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. The 10-year agreement includes a total of 10 screens. Read more.

Casper to sponsor Maple Leafs

. Mattress company Casper has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs. During the 2017-18 NHL season, the brand will be the official sleep sponsor of the team. Read more.

Juliet launches in Toronto

. A new creative agency called Juliet has opened in Toronto. Its co-founders are head of art Denise Cole, chief strategy officer Sarah Stringer and chief creative officer Ryan Spelliscy. Read more.

Jekyll&Hyde debuts new agency

. Jekyll&Hyde Group of Toronto has launched a new marketing agency called Jekyll&Hyde Brand Builders that will specialize in the cannabis industry. Read more.

New president and CEO at Vividata

. Toronto-based consumer research and audience measurement organization Vividata has appointed Pat Pellegrini to the position of president and chief executive officer. Read more.

Bell Media promotes Jukes

. Bell Media of Toronto has promoted Taylor Jukes to the newly-created position of senior manager of national content at its IHeartRadio division. Read more.

BMO conducts Celebrating Women campaign

. BMO has begun a new advertising campaign as part of its ongoing "Celebrating Women" program. The campaign focuses on women who are successful in their chosen fields. Read more.

Grand & Toy conducts Workplace Heroes campaign

. Office supply retail chain Grand & Toy has begun a new campaign focusing on the business-to-business market. The campaign is aimed primarily at office managers. Read more.

KBS adds two executive creative directors

. KBS has hired Glen D'Souza and Mike Takasaki as executive creative directors. Both were most recently creative directors at JWT, where they worked on that agency's Walmart account. Read more.

ACA selects new board

. The Association of Canadian Advertisers has added five new members to its board of directors. They are Todd Allen, Richard Bartrem, Stephanie Binette, Wes Brown and Mark Childs. Read more.