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FCB, BBDO and Lg2 top Canadian winners at Epica

Sixteen Canadian agencies were among the winners at the awards judged by the global industry press.

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Klick Health appoints first chief brand strategy officer

Carl Turner will work to grow the discipline, replacing SVP Leslie Jamison, who has taken on a new role within the agency.

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Coca-Cola taps old favourites for big holiday push

The brand is adapting “Share a Coke” and bringing back its iconic winter characters to boost its second-biggest selling season.

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Giant Tiger hosts a holiday party for some familiar characters

The discount retailer builds on its customer-centric fall campaign by taking it into the home and leaning on more digital content.

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Clearly launches AR-powered Facebook ad

From the Tech newsletter: A new try-on tool is the latest way the brand is helping customers reluctant to buy eyewear online.

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Tech in Action: ACE Bakery takes an anti-tech approach

The “Bread Blox” helps consumers ignore their phones, reinforcing a brand positioning based on real-world connections.

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Two announcements marketers need to know from Dreamforce

Expansions of existing Salesforce platforms that focus on CRM and voice stand to have the biggest impact.

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One-third of holiday spending will go to green products

New research shows more consumers are seeking sustainable options, including moving away from quicker delivery.

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Up to the Minute: Frank Palmer establishes creative scholarship

Plus, BonLook announces a new comms AOR and Ketchum adds two VPs.

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Sobeys puts families first for the holidays

The grocery banner continues to focus on the importance of food and family to create separation from its sister brands.

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Simplii looks to smooth foreign currency exchanges

CIBC’s digital banking brand focuses on a service more associated with branches as part of its focus on convenience.

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Tank continues on its growth spurt

A new creative director and several additions to its health practice are among the hires in Toronto and Montreal.

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Hudson’s Bay focuses on little moments in return to mass holiday advertising

The retailer’s new in-house creative director says the campaign comes ahead of more “new and exciting” work in 2020.

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Boston Pizza delivers a caroling pizza box

The latest pizza-related stunt aims to promote delivery during the holidays to stand out from the casual dining competition.