After receiving word from our source up north, we can confirm that Ian Schwey, creative director of the last six years at Toronto-based Doug & Serge, has parted ways with the agency and is no on the freelance circuit. Prior to his time at D&S, Schwey served as a creative at the likes of Y&R, JWT and zig. Along with Schwey’s departure, we’ve been told by sources in the know that Challegers BBDO, JWT and Y&R, as well as, incumbent Publicis all pitched Rogers business this week and a decision is expected next month from the telecom giant.
Additionally, sources say that Cheil Canada has hired an art director to replace Jason Partrige who went to Sonic Boom as creative director. We’re checking in on this, please hold the line.