Angus co-founded John St. in 2001. Under his leadership, the agency garnered awards at Cannes, the Webby's, the One Show, and was Agency of the Year in 2008 and Digital Agency of the Year Top 3 in 2011 and 2012. John St. has produced Canada's best social media campaign for three years running. Last year, Angus was a judge at the film competition at Cannes. He returned inspired and sunburned. Outside of advertising, Angus keeps busy playing sports with his wife and kids who keep him happily exhausted.
Ian began as a copywriter at Cossette some 20 years ago. He moved on to Geoffrey B. Roche and Partners and produced exceptional creative for IKEA, Panasonic, RBC, amongst others. Ian won the agency its first Cannes Lion and contributed to three Agency of the Year wins. He became Associate Creative Director at BBDO in 1998, winning business along with many prestigious, international awards, being named Executive Creative Director in 2008. He moved on to Bensimon Byrne in 2010 and is now leading Ogilvy Toronto as Chief Creative Director.
Mr. Wong is a faculty member and The Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Queen's School of Business. He was also the principal architect of the first private full-time degree program in Canada: A distinction that earned him the cover of Canadian Business. Business Week named the program as number one, worldwide among non-U.S. MBAs. Mr. Wong consults for private corporations and is the Managing Partner, Knowledge Development for marketing consulting firm, Level 5. In 2006, he was inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends.
Although Red Urban opened only three years ago, it has already won awards at Cannes, the One Show, D&AD, and was a finalist for Canadian Digital Agency of the Year. Previously, Christina was Vice President, Creative Director of Lowe Roche, where she helped earn Agency of the Year honours. Prior to that she held the position of Associate Creative Director at BBDO, where she was named one of Canada's "Top 30 Under 30". Christina has won at every major award show for clients like Stella Artois, Pepsi, FedEx and Volkswagen. She has also served as a judge at Cannes, the CLIOS, D&AD and Communication Arts.
In the world of 'What have you done for me lately?', Brent has had a remarkable run of late. He has won two Gold Cannes Lions, Gold and multiple CLIOS, and one of only eleven worldwide Fast Company Innovation Awards. He has been featured on Mashable, Wired, Forbes, CNN, and the Globe and Mail. Brent is the world's #2 ranked Creative Director for his digital work (Big Won Global Rankings), Canada's top five integrated CDs by Strategy Report Card, and helped transform two agencies into "Agency of the Year".
After starting his career on the client side at Provigo, Claude moved to Cossette during the early '80s where he contributed to accounts like McDonalds, Nike and Coca-Cola. In 1998, he became a partner at Bos. He started the Toronto office and helped develop a national presence for the agency while helping clients like Fido and Constellation Wines. He joined the board of the ICA, acting as Chair in 2011 and founding Chair of Advertising week from 2009 to 2011. Claude is now President of DentsuBos Toronto and 360i Canada.
Marketing Magazine has called Mitch the "Rock Star of Digital Marketing" and "one of North America's leading digital visionaries." Mitch is the President of Twist Image - one of the largest independent Digital Marketing agencies in North America. He speaks for groups like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Nestle, P&G, and Unilever, and has shared the stage with Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, and other notable speakers. Mitch is also a columnist for Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post and has written two books: Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete.
Mary leads the content development of multiple media and marketing publications across print, online, awards and events. She is guilty of launching new initiatives that have added to agency entry deadline angst, such as AToMiC and SIA, as well as cross-industry connections like the BCON Expo & Xchange. Mary has been Editor of international non-fiction magazine RealScreen, global kids' entertainment biz magazine KidScreen, and Canada's TV/Film industry journal Playback, all of which have contributed to her deep understanding of branding and building franchises amid new media and regulations.
Simon is a true pioneer in the Canadian Internet marketing and advertising industries. He led the launch of Olive Media in 2006 and was appointed to President in 2008. He has been invaluable in successfully developing the firm and its presence in the online advertising market. Simon's career has seen him launch Canada's first online ad network, open DoubleClick Canada and serve as chairman of the IAB Board. In 2012, Simon was appointed Chief Revenue and Digital Officer of Post Media Network Inc. Simon is currently President of Gesca Media Sales Toronto.
Over the last 19 years, Lance Martin has built one of the strongest creative résumés in the country. His sharp business mind is what really sets him apart. Lance has been integral to creating some of the most storied work in Canada, for brands like Burger King, Nike, MINI, Kraft, Canadian Tire, Viagra, and Koodo. He has been recognized around the world with awards from Canada's own ADCC, and internationally at the One Show, the CLIOs, and Cannes Advertising Festival - including a Cannes Gold Lion for MINI.
Working at agencies such as J. Walter Thompson, BBDO and Lowe Roche, David has helped produce ground-breaking work for international clients such as Hyundai, Sunkist, Discovery Channel, Mercedes Benz, Pepsi, Maple Leaf Foods and IKEA, winning hundreds of awards in the process, including two Gold Lions. While running his own successful advertising agency, he helped found Grip Limited, a fully integrated shop that has been named Agency of the Year, short-listed as Digital Agency of the Year and this year took home two Gold Lions, and one Silver from Cannes.
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Amber Mac is the co-founder of digital marketing agency, Konnekt. She is also the co-host of App Central on CTV and the host of DIALED on Fast Company. Amber started her career at Razorfish in San Francisco during the dot-com boom. She has an undergraduate degree in English and a post-graduate degree in Journalism.