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JWT Canada promotes one, adds four
JWT Canada of Toronto has promoted Ryan Spelliscy to the position of senior vice-president and executive creative director. Prior to joining the agency 18 months ago, he was co-creative director at Sid Lee. Prior to that, he was an associate creative director at BBDO. Spelliscy has also worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Lowe Roche and MacLaren McCann.
JWT has hired Matt Syberg-Olsen as vice-president and creative director. He will focus primarily on the agency's Tim Hortons account. Syberg-Olsen was previously creative director at Red Urban. Prior to that, he was a freelance copywriter. He was also creative director at Extreme Group, group creative director at Leo Burnett and MacLaren McCann, and associate creative director at Arnold Worldwide.
Gary Westgate has also joined the agency as vice-president and creative director. He will work on accounts including Air Canada, Nestlé and Grand Marnier. Westgate was previously executive creative director at Innocean and creative director at Taxi, as well as associate creative director at BBDO and Ammirati Puris Lintas.
Dean Foerter has been appointed to the newly-created position of vice-president and head of integrated marketing. He was most recently director of brand strategy at SapientNitro. Prior to that, he was vice-president of account planning at BBDO Toronto and a strategic planning director at JWT. He has also worked at The Hazelton Group, Publicis and GJP Advertising.
Craig Hum has joined the firm as director of business insights and analytics. He will work to build JWT Canada's business reporting practice. Hum was previously a senior business analyst at BlackBerry and Telus.