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Export Development Canada hires McCann

Export Development Canada of Ottawa has retained McCann Canada as its marketing agency of record. The firm won the account in a competitive request-for-proposals process. The assignment includes brand strategy, creative development, event marketing, direct marketing, digital initiatives and social media activities. McCann will service the account from its Montreal office in collaboration with Media Experts, an affiliated agency which has been hired to manage media planning and buying. Export Development Canada is a Crown corporation that works to assist  Canadian companies sell products and invest in foreign markets.

"The team demonstrated sound strategic thinking and digital acumen, coupled with a creative platform that was simple, agile and highly impactful," said David Aubry, the corporation's director of global digital marketing and acquisition. "The team quickly understood our business challenges and brought unique opportunities and smart solutions to the table along with resources in all of the markets where we operate. McCann's experience in B2B marketing and expertise in data analytics were also very important factors when making our agency selection."

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