Publicis Toronto Appoints Two Executives to New Leadership Roles

Brian Kane, President and Tim Kavander, Executive Vice President, Creative Director

Appointment of Bryan Kane:
BryanKaneTORONTO, CA (June 2, 2014) – Duncan Bruce, President & Chief Creative Officer (CCO), Publicis Canada, today announces the appointment of Bryan Kane as President, Publicis Toronto, effective immediately. In his new role Bryan will lead one of Canada’s largest full service agencies, ensuring that talent and resources are in perfect harmony with our clients’ best interests. Bryan takes on this role in addition to his current duties as Managing Partner, Publicis Modem, one of the largest digital groups in the country.

“As President, Bryan brings an outstanding knowledge of emerging media and the ever-evolving digital landscape, well-balanced with years of more traditional advertising experience,” said Duncan Bruce. “Bryan has been part of the very foundation of Publicis Toronto’s success and I’m thrilled we’ll be working so closely together to continue to grow our clients’ businesses, and in turn, that of our agency.”

“I’ve always felt a responsibility to not only bring the very best of what we have to offer to our clients but a responsibility to look forward in search of those ideas, experiences and opportunities as yet unrealized” said Bryan. “The possibilities for our clients have expanded exponentially; a truly exciting time in our industry and for us.

Appointment of Tim Kavander:
Simultaneously, Duncan Bruce announces the appointment of Tim Kavander as Executive Vice President, Creative Director, Publicis Toronto. In this new role, Tim will oversee and direct the creative vision at Publicis Toronto.

TimKavander“Tim’s outstanding contribution to the agency has made Publicis, in many ways, what it is today,” said Duncan Bruce. “He not only possesses a truly inspired creative mind and a track record to back it up but he is one of those rare creative people with solid business acumen and a sharp strategic mind focused on helping our clients build their brands.”

“We have a deep bench of truly talented people on all fronts and we’re well-positioned to ensure our clients are poised for success.” said Tim Kavander. “I’ve personally always felt that art and commerce aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, my goal is to create that intersection because that’s where I believe the magic happens.“

About Publicis Canada
Publicis TorontoPublicis Canada is one of the largest and leading communications groups in the country with more than 500 employees. Publicis Canada is part of Publicis Worldwide, one of three leading advertising groups within the Publicis Groupe. The agency’s client roster includes: Chrysler, Home Depot, Rogers, WestJet, Nestlé, L’Oréal and Bank of Montreal, among others.

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