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Fellows of the ICA (FICA)

 

A Fellow of the ICA is an honorary position conferred on those who have served with distinction either the ICA or the advertising industry.  Fellows are awarded a solid gold pin and are entitled to use FICA after his or her name.

New Fellows as of November 2015


Andrew Bruce, CEO, North America, Publicis Worldwide
ICA Board of Directors Chair 2012-2013

Andrew Bruce

Andrew Bruce is CEO of Publicis Worldwide’s North America region and a member of the Global Management Board.

Andrew joined the Toronto agency in 1999. What followed were fourteen consecutive years of growth. Driving the evolution of the agency into the digital age, he and his team built one of the country's largest digital operations, embedded in one of Canada's fastest growing communications companies. While at the helm, Andrew earned the trust of a client roster stacked with iconic brands such as Rogers, WestJet, The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Canada Post and Chrysler. Andrew instilled an entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative culture that made Publicis Canada the best place to work in the entire network, as evidenced by their internal global employee satisfaction survey.

In December of 2013, Andrew was asked to lead Publicis North America in the role of CEO. In the two short years that have followed, the agency has undergone a major transformation and stands today as the fastest growing region within Publicis Groupe.

 


Claude Carrier, President and CEO, DentsuBos
ICA Board of Directors Chair 2010-2011

Claude Carrier

Claude is a tried and true advertising man. A world traveler, amateur photographer and chef, Claude thrives on exploration: new ideas, concepts, places, points of views, and cultures. This constant curiosity pushes him to seek the less obvious paths and help clients take their brands to higher ground.

As a well-seasoned holistic communications executive with over thirty years of experience, Claude plays a key role in the agency relationships with the senior management of its clients, he mentors the next generation of professionals at the agency, and is an active participant in the advertising industry.

His extensive experience covers both B2C and B2B. After starting his career on the client side at Provigo, he quickly moved to Cossette in the early 80’s and contributed to prestigious accounts like McDonalds, Nike and Coca-Cola. Claude then became a partner at Bos in 1998. He started the agency in Toronto, developed a National presence and helped clients like Fido, Monster, Honda and Syngenta.

In 2012, he and his partners sold their agency to the world’s largest agency brand, Dentsu. After overseeing a successful merger of Dentsu and Bos in Canada, Claude is now President and CEO of DentsuBos, which beyond the core agency includes: healthcare agency Antibody, Dentsu media Canada as well as 360i Canada. The 300 people strong group with offices in Toronto, Montreal and now New York, handles prestigious clients including Lexus, Manulife, Fido, Hitachi Global, Uniqlo, Novo Nordisk and many more.

Claude believes strongly in the need to invest in the development of the marketing-communications industry; as such he was a director of the Institute of Communications Agencies for seven years, was it’s Vice-Chair in 2010, Chair in 2011, and Chair of the Board of Governors in 2012. During his tenure at the ICA, he co-founded and chaired Advertising Week in Canada, the largest and most important industry event in the country from 2009-2011.

He also shows his support for the community by taking an active role in helping CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and the cause of mental health, as well as his Alma Mater, Université Laval, where he is a Governor of its foundation since 2011. Earlier in his career, he showed his commitment to the arts as a board member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Théâtre Français de Toronto.

Claude has been married since 1981 and has a twenty six year old daughter practicing law in New York.

 


Arthur Fleischmann, Partner and President, john st.
ICA Board of Directors Chair 20103-2014

Arthur Fleischmann

Arthur has come a long way from the streets of Queens, NY. His career includes stints in sales (Xerox) and marketing (Kraft/General Foods), before moving to Canada in 1989 and deciding on a life in advertising which he began at Bates. Then in 1994, Arthur became employee number 10 of start-up Ammirati & Puris, eventually rising to President of the then 135-person shop in 1999.

But the entrepreneurial itch was too strong.

In starting john st. in 2001 with partners he met while at Ammirati, his goal was to create a “creative collaborative” without the silos or bureaucracy or territorialism he’d seen in his previous lives. He believes creativity is a powerful business tool and has led his team to win more advertising effectiveness awards than any other agency in the last decade.

Outside the office, Arthur is a passionate advocate for children with autism and his best-selling book, Carly’s Voice, has been translated into six languages.

 


Jim Kabrajee, CEO, Marshall Fenn Communications
ICA Board of Directors Chair 2009-2010

Jim Kabrajee

Upon graduating university, Jim was happy to put the books away and started his working career with Gulf Oil Canada in Finance. Finance seemed like a good idea at the time but there was much more learning to come. Lesson one - “your first career choice isn’t necessarily your final one”. Finance was a great life skill to have, but he was looking for something more creative and challenging and he was fortunate enough to be spotted by a senior marketing director at the company and invited to join the marketing department. He happily traded his calculator for an expense account.

Gulf was also important to Jim in another way because this was also where he met his future wife Kathryn, an interning summer student. Lesson two - Dating the daughter of the company’s Executive Vice President is not highly recommended. Lesson three – understand the concept of risk vs reward.

Jim remained in marketing with Gulf for the next three years while Kathryn went on to a career in the advertising agency world. It became apparent to Jim, in the years following, that people in the agency world were having an awful lot more fun, so Jim joined McCann Ericson working on Coca Cola Foods, American Express, Reckitt Benckiser (Boyle Midway) and Texas Instruments Notable milestones were the launch of the AMEX Platinum Card and a new technology called “facsimile” were but they paled alongside the launches of products that turned your toilet water blue and foaming oven cleaner.

A few years later Jim joined Bates advertising working on Nabisco, Warner Lambert, Carter Products and the launch of a specialty cable channel dedicated to sports content called TSN. Margarine, chewing gum, underarm deodorant, condoms and Live broadcasts of Professional Dart championships proved Jim was finally living the dream!

In the late 1980’s Jim and a partner founded their own marketing consultancy and project management firm and for the next six years represented clients in telecommunications, real estate development, sports marketing and aviation manufacturing. 1994 Jim came across the opportunity to acquire a small twelve person agency called Marshall Fenn Communications.

21 years later, Marshall Fenn is a successful marketing and advertising agency in Toronto with a stable of clients focussed in a handful of verticals. Like most agencies, some accounts are truly inspirational and can change our world and some others not so much. But Jim insists that he draws the line at Blue Toilet water – good to know that some ad guys have standards.

Jim is fortunate to be able to enjoy the things he loves to do like flying airplanes across the Atlantic Ocean, golfing while keeping his blood pressure under control and travelling with his family. His daughter Sarah is at Queen’s University majoring in creative ways to tell Mom and Dad that she’s out of money and his son Alex at age 16 is in grade 11 with a freshly minted learner’s driving permit. It’s safe to say that nothing in Jim’s career remotely prepared him for any of this, but he’s finally got a firm grip now on that risk/reward “thing”.

Jim has also been honoured to serve as a director on several boards, notably as Chairman of the ICA board of Directors and Governors and Chairman of the Board for the PGA Tour of Canada. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and went on to achieve an Executive MBA while employed with Gulf Oil Canada.

 


Brett Marchand, President and CEO of Vision7 International and Cossette
ICA Board of Directors Chair 2006-2009

Brett Marchand

Brett is in charge of leading Vision7 International’s ambitious growth plans in North America and internationally.

Vision7 International is a division of China-based BlueFocus International, a top-tier integrated communication and marketing services group with some 5,000 employees globally, and Cossette is Canada’s leading integrated marketing communications agency.

Brett joined the Cossette organization 10 years ago after successful stints as both an ad agency executive and a client marketer. He has been involved in highly acclaimed advertising campaigns that have built brands and driven business results.

Brett has also been closely involved in industry affairs. He was a Board member of TELUS Fund, which finances the creation of exceptional health and wellness content, he sat on the Board of Advertising Standards Canada and Brett chaired the Institute of Communication Agencies for three years.

During his time as ICA chair, Marchand sparked a rejuvenation of the organization, which included the hiring of a new CEO, the launch of Canada’s first-ever Advertising Week, and a landmark new collective agreement with the Canadian actors’ guild, ACTRA.

Brett began his career at Procter and Gamble where he spent five years developing his strategic and marketing skills. He has also worked on brand marketing at the Campbell Soup Company and Molson Breweries.

While at Molson, Brett was one of the leaders on the marketing team that developed the signature “I Am Canadian” campaign. This insightful advertising was a breakthrough in its category and was credited with leading the Molson Canadian brand’s revival in Canada.

Since his arrival at Cossette, Brett successfully led a restructuring of the company and has helped re-establish the agency’s reputation as a leader in integrated marketing communications.

 


Doug Turney
ICA Board of Directors Chair 2014-2015

Doug Turney

Doug Turney served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of MacLaren McCann Canada. With more than 30 years experience in the marketing and advertising industry on both the client and agency side, Mr. Turney led several blue chip accounts and global brands for multi-national agencies, including Chiat Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Laurie Young, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Toronto
ICA Board of Directors Chair 2011-2012

Laurie Young

I started in advertising right after finishing an honours degree in comparative literature at the University of Toronto. Not the most employment-friendly degree in recessionary times. The only relevant jobs I could find were in media, and I landed one, as a media assistant, at Ogilvy & Mather. My move into account management was at DMB&B, a once great Procter & Gamble agency, but the opportunity to return to Ogilvy a few years later, to work on American Express, was irresistible.

Since then, I have worked on virtually every type of business: packaged goods, financial services, retail, healthcare and B2B. This exposure, and our philosophy of integration have given me deep experience across disciplines -- a valuable asset in helping clients solve their business problems.

I became managing director in 2001, with responsibilities that center on the well-being of our clients’ businesses at the agency: exceptional work, motivated staff and happy clients. To deliver on that, I’ve built a video production capability (before “content” became a deliverable), an agile social discipline, and a behaviourial science practice. I lead the agency’s new business efforts, and oversee the company’s learning and development programs. My industry activities include serving in various capacities on the board of the Institute of Communication Agencies, and chairing Ad Week in Canada. My professional development includes programs at the Rotman Business School’s Leadership for Executive Women, and Queens University’s Finance for Non-Financial Executives.

And personal me? My peeps tell me that they can hear me before they see me. I am bookishly considered the agency guru on grammar and punctuation, yet am also a frustrated athlete: completing a Tough Mudder race last fall was a highlight.

 

Current Fellows


LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

Anfield

Frank

Boden

Ann

Brendon

Rupert

Chadwick

Bruce A.

Cronin

Jack

Daniher

E. Clayton

Duval

Jacques

Greene

Peter

Harrison

David

Lawrie

Rob

Lessard

Claude

McCoubrey

R. Jim

Miller

Tony

O'Malley

Terry

Palmer

Frank

Parrott

Lesley

Reeve

Jim M.

Robertson

Don C.

Saville

Ian

Sinclair

John

Torlee

Liz

Whitehead

William S.

Yeates

Allan B.

 

In Memorium


LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

Anderson

K.G.

Anderson

T.L.

Anderson

G.S.L.

Anderson

James M.

Baker

R.C.

Baker

H.F.

Borra

E.J.

Brown

Warren

Cockfield

H.R.

Collins

Art S.

Eastman

M.

Erskine

W. H.

Foley

Larry

Fontaine

H.

Foster

Harry E.

Geoffroy

C.H.

Hammond

G.C.

Hayhurst

W.P.

Johnson

Elton

Johnston

Bruce F.

Jotcham

T.D.

Karpus

Hank

Kemp

Bill

Longmore

D.E.

MacLaren

J.A.

McConnell

J.E.

McMahon

L.S.

McRobie

D.R.

Milne

John M.

Pearce

C.T.

Rechnitzer

E.V.

Reid

W.H.

Reynolds

C.Warren

Reynolds

E.W.

Roach

H.D.

Ronalds

R.C.

Ross

H.R.

Shoults

A.M.

Sinclair

G.G.

Smith

A.

Somerset

W.B.

Stansbury

J.E.

Thain

J.W.

Turner Jr.

H.M.

Vaughan

J. Bryan

Walker

F. deB.

Wilkes

W.H.

Willoughby

J.

Zarry

Peter T.

 

Updated November 2015