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CP+B Makes Leadership Moves in Toronto

CP+B has undergone a bit of a management makeover in its Toronto office as Subtej Nijjar, or “Sub” as he’s known, has been promoted to president. Nijjar (right) has spent the last year as VP, director of cultural & business insights at CP+B Toronto, though his time there dates back six years when he joined what was then zig Ideas as strategic planner. During the last few years, Nijjar has taken the lead on a variety of CP+B’s North American accounts including Best Buy and Domino’s and played a role in helping the agency win the Under Armour basketball biz.

Along with the Sub bump, CP+B Toronto VP/CD Michael Murray has now been named executive creative director. Murray has spent the last three years as creative director on accounts ranging from Virgin Mobile/Radio to IKEA. Prior to rejoining CP+B Toronto in 2008, Murray served as a senior copywriter at TAXI for two years.

Meanwhile, CP+B Toronto is losing two notable higher-ups including CEO Shelley Brown and ECD Aaron Starkman (who Murray is replacing). Brown was appointed CEO just 18 months ago after spending nearly eight years as president. No word yet on why they’re leaving exactly (though Chuck Porter says in a statement that “We remain great admirers and friends of them both”), but now, the entire CP+B network will be led by one CEO, which of course is Andrew Keller.

 

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Meet Howie Mandel, Comedian, Talent Show Host, Breast Cancer Crusader

So, the Crispin Porter + Bogusky camp swears that this photo-op was not staged and that noted germaphobe Howie Mandel just happened to be taking a stroll along the streets of Toronto when he stumbled upon the topless women you see above. Whatever the case, this past Monday, Mandel encountered an effort from CP+B Toronto to raise awareness for Rethink Breast Cancer and its 10th annual fundraising event.

Crispin’s Canadian branch decided that advertising on women’s breasts might be the ideal medium to promote the event called “Boobyball,” which will take place in Toronto and Calgary on Oct. 14 and Nov. 9, respectively, and will include “cake, cocktails and cleavage.” Sounds like every stereotypical frat guy’s bachelor party, but whatever the case, it is for a good cause and Mandel did tweet out the, um, OOH effort to his 280,000 followers. We can’t snark on that. Click here for more info on the event and peep credits after the jump.

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