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David Leonard Moves Up At DDB Canada

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DDB Canada has promoted David Leonard to president and COO. He was previously president of DDB Canada's Toronto office.

In this new assignment, Leonard will continue to manage DDB Canada's Toronto operation and will oversee the management of the agency's Edmonton and Vancouver offices. He will also work closely with Palmer to develop new business and help steer the agency's overall business strategy.


Leonard first joined the agency in 1994, when it was known as Palmer Jarvis and over a period of seven years worked his way up to Senior, VP, Group Account Director. He was part of a remarkable, successful team that revolutionized "PJ" and helped transition the agency when it merged with DDB Worldwide in 1999.

Leonard left DDB in 2001 to gain valuable leadership experience as president and CEO of Arnold Worldwide in Toronto. When the opportunity arose in 2005, he returned to head up DDB Canada's Toronto office. Under his direction, the Toronto office has continued to grow and significantly contribute to the overall success of DDB Canada. Producing award-winning work for clients such as Subaru, Capital One and Canadian Blood Services, the Toronto office has played an important role in DDB Canada winning Strategy magazine's 2007 and 2009 Agency of the Year competitions.
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