People Moves: Camden grows its media hub

Plus, Canadian Tire adds to performance team and Sportnet's Jim Hughson retires from the booth.

Three staff join Camden’s Toronto media hub

In the Toronto office – which the Montreal-based agency opened two years ago and developed into a media hub for its network – Camden has hired media planner Joshua Daniell (coming off of stints at Essence, Wavemaker and Nielsen), media coordinator Alexandra Mongeau and client services coordinator Paola Mejia (previously head of marketing at entrepreneurship non-profit Enactus Ryerson).

The media hires are part of nine new additions the agency has made in design, creative and digital across offices in Montreal, Toronto, Lyon and Hong Kong in recent months. Those are the latest in a two-year growth spurt, including additions to the media team earlier in the spring.

Canadian Tire adds two managers to planning and performance team

Cameron Rodrigues has been hired as associate manager of planning and performance at Canadian Tire, joining the company’s internal digital team.

Rodrigues is coming off of more than four years at Dentsu, where he has most recently a digital manager in Toronto and worked with several clients, including P&G.

In the summer, Canadian Tire also promoted Vinicius Xavier, who was hired last year from MediaCom, to the same role.

Jim Hughson retires after 42 years of sports broadcasting

Viewers will be without a recognizable voice in the upcoming NHL season, as veteran play-by-play announcer Jim Hughson retires.

Hughson began his 42-year career in radio, providing play-by-play for Vancouver Canucks games beginning in 1979 before taking on TV duties for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1982 and becoming TSN’s lead NHL play-by-play announcer in 1987. Hughson joined Sportsnet as the main NHL commentator in 1998, moved to CBC in 2005 on Hockey Night in Canada, and re-joined Sportsnet in 2014 when Rogers acquired national broadcast rights for the NHL.

Sportsnet will announce its new national broadcast team in the coming weeks.