New Creative Hires at DDB Montreal and SapientNitro’s la comunidad

By Patrick Coffee 

DDB-Logo-1-300x195DDB Canada and the agency’s Montreal office announced several major hires.

Monique Brosseau joins the shop as VP/managing director; she most recently spent seven years in the EVP/GM role at ZenithOptimedia Canada, and her 20+ year career includes stints in similar positions at Publicis as well as top PR firm Edelman and cosmetics brand L’Oreal.

Etienne Bastien will be VP/creative director for the DDB Canada organization. Prior to joining the organiztion, he spent more than a year in a creative director position at TBWA’s Montreal office as well as three years as a senior creative at BBDO Montreal. In addition to the general CD role, Bastien will serve as co-creative lead on the shop’s Volkswagen account.


The agency’s Montreal office also announced five new staffers: art directors Arnaud Tartier and Arnaud Deneux, who join from Bleublancrouge and Palm+Havas, respectively; copywriters Emmanuel Chevallier from Marcel Paris and Ben Duquette from Bleublancrouge; and group account director Jacques Blanchet, previously with JWT.

SapientNitro’s Miami-based, Latin-focused unit la comunidad signed Jake Wheeler as its newest creative director.

Wheeler most recently spent several months as an ECD at Grey New York, where he led creative on the Volvo North America account. He’s worked with Sapient before; from 2010 to 2014 he was an ACD/CD splitting his time between Florida and China. Wheeler served as creative director for the Ferrari USA business and played a hand in creating work for clients FIAT, Tag Heuer, Microsoft, Bacardi, Chrysler and Dodge.

He will report directly to co-founders/CCOs Jose Molla and Joaquin Molla.