TRAVIS WOOD, Content Producer

TRAVIS WOOD

Content Producer

TRAVIS WOOD

Content Producer

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I began my career filming Timbaland's 3 day wedding in Aruba and it's been all downhill ever since. After landing at Discovery Channel I made headlines by convincing a small island town that lake Ontario had a shark in it. After that I decided to chase mountaineers up glaciers in Peru and near Everest. And most recently I hung out with Serbe Ibaka in Congo while he showed off the Larry O'Brien trophy to his homeland.
CRAIG ATKINSON, Senior Project Manager

CRAIG ATKINSON

Senior Project Manager

CRAIG ATKINSON

Senior Project Manager

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Craig's convinced that oil runs strong through his veins. He has a passion for all things with four wheels and a powerful engine. It started when his Father took him to his first classic car show at the impressionable age of 6 and took a ride in an old T-bucket hot rod. Fast-forward a few decades, and Craig can now be found maintaining an all-original 1940 Plymouth, chasing his wife in half-marathon races, and applying over a decade of talent restoring connections between customers and brands through the power of well-designed digital experiences.
CLAIRE MORAND, Account Executive

CLAIRE MORAND

Account Executive

CLAIRE MORAND

Account Executive

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On a recent European trip, I discovered great a way to meet new people. No matter what country I was in, no matter what language they spoke — I learned how to say ‘Proost’ in Amsterdam, ‘Sláinte’ in Ireland, and ‘Salud’ in Spain. Safe to say, it was a productive trip. No matter where you are, or who your with, cheers in any language has the power to unite us all. Cheers!
ALLISON CLARKE, Account Executive

ALLISON CLARKE

Account Executive

ALLISON CLARKE

Account Executive

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I spelled a client’s name incorrectly on the cover letter that I sent to McCann when I applied. Ever since I realized it, I’ve been waiting for someone to spot my mistake and revoke my offer letter/take away my laptop/block me out of my email/ask me to leave. Whew! Feels awesome to finally get that off my chest. This is such a great exercise! Like my own personal diary. This doesn’t go anywhere, right?
NADINE GAD, Account Director

NADINE GAD

Account Director

NADINE GAD

Account Director

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Born in Abitibi, raised by Egyptian parents, married to a handsome Italian, living in Montreal, studied in Criminology, working in Advertising, love cars. Who am I?
MADDY ORCHARD, Account Supervisor

MADDY ORCHARD

Account Supervisor

MADDY ORCHARD

Account Supervisor

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When I was a kid, I changed the spelling of my name. After months of attempting to master the ability to write the letter E, I determined it was an impossible feat and decided to change my name instead. No notice to my parents, no questions asked. No more of that Maddie nonsense. Stubborn and smug, I thought I’d outsmarted the game. I’ve regretted it ever since. Just how late in life is too late to change your name back...? Sincerely, Maddy with a Y.
OLEG RUMIANCEV, Senior SharePoint developer

OLEG RUMIANCEV

Senior SharePoint developer

OLEG RUMIANCEV

Senior SharePoint developer

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I wanted to either be a software developer or an aircraft pilot when I was in high school. Did you know you need a certain high exam score in chemistry and physics to enroll in aircraft piloting in university? Well, I'm in IT now.
LISA GACEK, Digital Account Director

LISA GACEK

Digital Account Director

LISA GACEK

Digital Account Director

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About 15 years back, after studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, song & dance, I had the unusual job of performing Broadway musicals aboard a cross-continental cruise ship sailing around the world. During this time I swam with sharks in Tahiti, drove around islands in the Pacific, dog-sledded in Alaska and toured the inside of the Pyramids of Egypt. Being a representative of the cruise ship brand and being a face to our customers taught me appreciation for marketing and communications. After that I went into Broadcast Journalism and transitioned into a digital marketing specialization which I’ve been doing now for 10 years.
BRENDAN CRUZ, Digital Strategist

BRENDAN CRUZ

Digital Strategist

BRENDAN CRUZ

Digital Strategist

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Within my first month living in Calgary, I bought the wrong-sized wheels for my car, totaled said car, had my new (to me) car broken into, and got a hockey stick in the face. Silver lining: I now have a pretty awesome driver’s license photo.
EMILY MACLAURIN-KING, Group Account Director

EMILY MACLAURIN-KING

Group Account Director

EMILY MACLAURIN-KING

Group Account Director

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In University I was a photographer and photo editor for the student newspaper. I particularly loved to shoot concerts and sports; there was something about being able to find the little moments and expressions within all that action. Photography has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom had a darkroom in my childhood home and took amazing candid pictures of our life. When you think about it, being able to capture a moment in time and go back to it whenever you want is a pretty magical thing. I don’t spend nearly as much time as I’d like shooting or editing today, but it’s something I always come back to. And yes, I’m one of those people who still prints photos – my condo is full of them.
SERGIO MATOS, Mac Operator

SERGIO MATOS

Mac Operator

SERGIO MATOS

Mac Operator

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I have a single on iTunes! When I first started working at MacLaren McCann, I was fortunate enough to work with a musical artist who asked me if I had ever sung. “Only in the shower” I replied. I was nervous when she asked me to come into her studio to do a few trials. We wrote a few lyrics together, and within a few days we were done: I had a single in her album. After the album release we got requests to do a small concert at a local bar/club for about 100 fans. At first I thought “no way,” but after 6 shots and and barely enough breath, I pulled it off! A little later we got another request to perform in front of 2000 fans at the Docks for a summer event. Let’s just say I’m glad to be working here! :)
JULIA POTICHA, QA Analyst

JULIA POTICHA

QA Analyst

JULIA POTICHA

QA Analyst

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I’ve had many pets in my life but my most unusual one was when I lived in Israel. My dad was an engineer for a train company and had found a lost crab in the sand. He brought him home that night and we had an instant bond. We watched the Simpsons together and I would take him out for walks in his bowl. Our friendship was short-lived but he taught me never to be shellfish.
SAMANTHA PONTES, Account Supervisor

SAMANTHA PONTES

Account Supervisor

SAMANTHA PONTES

Account Supervisor

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I've recently returned back to Toronto after spending a year and a half teaching English in Korea. I did/saw/ate a lot of weird stuff while I was there but a truly defining moment for me was being served a refreshing cold soup - with a baby octopus swimming, alive in it. I left Korea learning a lot about myself and a vegetarian.
VINICIUS TYSZLER, Account Director

VINICIUS TYSZLER

Account Director

VINICIUS TYSZLER

Account Director

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Born and raised in beautiful and hectic Rio de Janeiro, Brasil – yes Brasil with an S. Leaves everything behind and moves to a beautiful but cooooold January Toronto. Falls in love with this city at first sight. Gets married, never wants to leave. Leaves. Goes back to Brasil. Unexpectedly thoroughly enjoys the time spent there. Lives and works during/with World Cup and Olympic Games at home – unbelievable! Welcomes two Brasilian/Canadian sons. Comes back home – yes Toronto is home!
VANESSA BIRZE, Senior Producer

VANESSA BIRZE

Senior Producer

VANESSA BIRZE

Senior Producer

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I went to University to study Criminology. I dropped out. I went to College to study Advertising. I dropped out twice. Fast forward a decade (or two) and here I am, Producing. I couldn’t be happier. Although, I’m still intrigued (perhaps obsessed) by true crime and spend a lot of time reading up on serial killers.
MARNIE OSBORNE, Digital Account Supervisor

MARNIE OSBORNE

Digital Account Supervisor

MARNIE OSBORNE

Digital Account Supervisor

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I love to travel, but I also love to eat good food. When planning a trip to a new country, my friends and I sometimes arrive realizing that we've planned out what food we're going to eat and restaurants we're going to hit before we've even decided the sites to see. Priorities.
CORDELL VOS, Media Strategist

CORDELL VOS

Media Strategist

CORDELL VOS

Media Strategist

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A few years ago a friend of mine got me hooked on fancy pens, the kind you have to trek across town to fancy stores to find. In the spring of 2017, I was forced to confront just how obsessed I had become with these pens when, on a trip to Switzerland and Italy, I came home with not one, not two, but three expensive fountain pens and a mountain of accessories. There is a cruel irony in all of this pen collecting. I have terrible, chicken-scratch handwriting.
THEO WOLSKI-DAVIS, Account Director

THEO WOLSKI-DAVIS

Account Director

THEO WOLSKI-DAVIS

Account Director

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I once met Drake at a club in the mid 2000's ie: before he launched his solo musical career but still had swag because he was rolling with Weezy. I was a little tipsy but really feelin' myself. I just KNEW I had to chat with this Degrassi icon. So, I strolled over to him and said, "Oh my God, Wheels! I loved you on Degrassi!" to which he responded "My character's name was Jimmy. Wheels was a white guy named Neil who had a mullet". Crushed and, clearly more intoxicated than I thought I was, I sauntered away knowing that this would be the only time I would ever speak to Drake.
JAMY FERREIRA, Production Coordinator

JAMY FERREIRA

Production Coordinator

JAMY FERREIRA

Production Coordinator

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My 5-year old son is crazy about cars so I took him to his first car show. He loved seeing all the different models and brands and gushed over the big engines, the colours and even the wheels. But the car he was most impressed with was a hearse. “Dad” he shouted, “look at all this storage.”
JEAOUS CHAU, Production Artist

JEAOUS CHAU

Production Artist

JEAOUS CHAU

Production Artist

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My background has included both creative design and production work, allowing me to work closely with creative teams on a variety of diverse assignments – everything from print, ads, web banners, out-of-home and TSAs to direct mail and multi-page brochures. A typical day would take me from layout and prepress work to logo development and hi-resolution photo retouching.
ANNE BERTRAND, French Copywriter

ANNE BERTRAND

French Copywriter

ANNE BERTRAND

French Copywriter

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September 5th of 2015, I am 23 years old and have just moved to Los Angeles to begin a Master's degree in Visual Arts at the Art Center College of Design. One week of classes, two heat waves, an ant invasion in my studio and a broken air conditioner later, I change my mind. My father takes a plane from Florida to join me. We cross the United States in 5 days aboard my 2004 Toyota Corolla (without AC). On October 5th, when I got back home, I realized that maybe it was a little too early to live the American Dream.
SAMANTHA KAMIEL, Digital Strategist

SAMANTHA KAMIEL

Digital Strategist

SAMANTHA KAMIEL

Digital Strategist

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I once climbed a volcano in Guatemala, convinced by a local guide that it would be a fun experience. As soon as we started, I realized we were completely unprepared. We bared had proper running shoes. The one thing that kept me going was the view we were promised at the top. After 12 hrs…we made it! Only to find out that heavy fog had set in and we could barely see our hands in front of us, let alone a view. Our camera picked up even less, so we have zero photos to document the experience.
CLAIRE GUNNING, Producer

CLAIRE GUNNING

Producer

CLAIRE GUNNING

Producer

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I consider myself a pretty active, outdoorsy person who loves a good adventure, so when I had the chance to visit one of the largest caves in the world in a remote part of Borneo – which also happens to be a real life Batcave home to millions of bats – I was all for it. Not surprisingly, the cave didn’t remotely resemble a superhero’s headquarters, and with a broken headlamp and inadequate footwear, I slipped and stumbled my way through complete darkness, in 40+ degree heat, surrounded by cave-dwelling spiders and virtual mountains of guano. Needless to say, when I emerged out the other side covered head-to-toe in the stuff, as well as dozens of scrapes and bruises, I’d learned a valuable lesson that I do, in fact, have a threshold of adventure. I can now strike caving off my bucket list… in permanent marker.
STEVE FERREIRA, VP, Managing Director

STEVE FERREIRA

VP, Managing Director

STEVE FERREIRA

VP, Managing Director

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Here’s the picture: I’m back in High School, Grade 9 gym, swimming module – but I don’t know how to swim. The class had some free time so I was just sitting on the edge of the deep end hanging out when next thing I knew I was sinking to the bottom. After I was pulled up and out I found out who had pushed me in. Turns out, he became my best friend. I guess we forged a long-lasting relationship that day. Needless to say, I still don’t know how to swim.
SOPHIE LAFRAMBOISE, Account Executive

SOPHIE LAFRAMBOISE

Account Executive

SOPHIE LAFRAMBOISE

Account Executive

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Having lived in Montreal, Toronto, Kilkenny, London, Hong Kong and most recently, Copenhagen, I love working with people from all around the world and am continuously inspired by different cultures. Turns out the best way to learn more about yourself is to learn about others!
ED ANDERSON, Sr. Media Planner

ED ANDERSON

Sr. Media Planner

ED ANDERSON

Sr. Media Planner

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I was in Cuba on vacation when the island was hit with a category 5 hurricane. I was in Santa Clara, far from any airport. I got a ride to Cienfuegos in a ’53 Pontiac that had no door panels and one window winder that would be passed from person to person to raise and lower windows. I spent four hours in that car, driving down country roads and navigating around downed trees. At Cienfuegos we discovered that the airport was closed due to hurricane damage. So then we drove to Varadero – same car, same drill. After a total of twelve hours in that car, I made my flight with about fifteen minutes to spare.
MARIANE MISOLA, Executive Assistant

MARIANE MISOLA

Executive Assistant

MARIANE MISOLA

Executive Assistant

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I believed I could, so I did.
VALERIE BESSETTE, Bilingual Copy Editor

VALERIE BESSETTE

Bilingual Copy Editor

VALERIE BESSETTE

Bilingual Copy Editor

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Call me... I'll tell you a story.
GAURAV VASHISHTHA, Program Manager

GAURAV VASHISHTHA

Program Manager

GAURAV VASHISHTHA

Program Manager

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There's something with me, specifically my luggage and Europe! It was 2018 when I was touring the UK for our honeymoon and I had a connecting flight from Amsterdam to London. We reached London alright just to realize that the airline has lost my baggage, which meant I had nothing but the pair of jeans and tshirt I was already wearing. Although I got my luggage in a couple of days but sadly all my photos during those 2 days had the same clothes :( Anyways, when I recently moved to Canada, I had my connecting from Frankfurt and guess what! My luggage was lost again and this time I was without my snow boots, Literally skating my way out of the Pearson Airport.
DOMINIC LASET, Senior Finance Analyst

DOMINIC LASET

Senior Finance Analyst

DOMINIC LASET

Senior Finance Analyst

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When I’m not busy going through Excel workbooks and numbers, you can often find me emulating an episode of Buzzfeed’s series called “Worth It” with my buddies. Weirdest thing eaten to date: Cod Milt and Crickets (not together). On regular days, you can hear people near my desk ask me: “Where’s the stuff??” – Nothing sketchy at all – just happens to be Japanese candy, which I regularly replenish. As long as that gets them through their day, I’m happy.