The local outpost of Grey Worldwide is one of Canada's biggest advertising agencies, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Active in Canada since 1958, Grey was once one of the country's top agencies. However, performance faltered dramatically towards the end of the 2000s. Stephanie Nerlich was hired from Lowe Roche to become CEO in 2011, and oversaw a steady revival of the business, adding new managers, improving the agency's new business record and accumulating an impressive collection of awards. She resigned in 2016 to join MDC Partners, and has yet to be replaced. Shortly afterwards, Grey Canada's chief creative officer Patrick Scissons also jumped ship to MDC's KBS agency. For now, Grey Canada is now overseen by COO Leah Power. Darlene Remlinger is president of the main Toronto agency. Helen Pak joined from Havas in early 2017 as chief creative officer. The agency expanded its offering at the end of 2016 with the acquisition of Montreal creative boutique Tank. See also the Adbrands profile of the main Grey Worldwide network. Adbrands does not currently offer a business profile for Grey Canada but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information for the agency. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.
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Adbrands Weekly Update 17th Mar 2016: MDC Partners scored something of a coup with the recruitment of Grey Canada's CEO Stephanie Nerlich to become chief marketing officer across all MDC's Canadian agencies. "I am incredibly proud of the success we have had at Grey over the last five years," said Nerlich. "But joining MDC will give me the opportunity to work across 13 agency brands all with amazing strengths." She is not being directly replaced as CEO at Grey; existing managers will take on additional duties, while current managing director Darlene Remlinger moves up to president.
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