The HR department at MacLaren McCann‘s Toronto office was busy over the summer, hiring a number of new creatives into fairly senior roles.
The newest additions to the team are art director Mike Lee (who arrives from Grey Canada, which he had joined just this past June) and writer Jonathan Careless (formerly of Juniper Park).
The two award-winning creatives assume group creative director titles and will report to senior vice-presidents and co-creative directors Sean Davison and Mike Halminen. Lee is to work on the MasterCard and Lotto 6/49 accounts, while Careless will lead Wind MObile and Lotto Max.
They join a team that has seen a lot of flux since May. Senior copywriter Erik Dela Cruz, who most recently worked at BBDO on the Lay’s account recently joined, as did senior art director Mike Nitsopoulos, art director Chad Burnie, junior art directors Robin Soukvilay, Erikson Melton and Steffi Raike, and junior writer Mitch Robertson.
“We are really excited to welcome this talent to our team,” said Davison and Halminen in a joint release. “These guys represent a nice mix of seasoned, proven top performers and young blood. All great talents that will surely help us deliver the kind of work we want to produce for our clients.”