Vonk and Kestin Launch Training Consultancy

Ex-O&M creative leaders fill a void in advertising

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Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin have turned the dearth of training in the ad industry into a business model.

Vonk and Kestin, co-chief creative officers of the Toronto office of Ogilvy & Mather, are leaving the agency to launch Swim, a company that will help train and nurture creative staffers. The business opens next month.

"With agencies no longer investing time and money to bring people along, it's pretty much 'sink or swim,' and a lot of talented people sink," Vonk said in a statement.



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