Ketchum Public Relations

Kodak Canada Inc. has selected the firm as its agency of record in Canada. Ketchum was selected without a competitive agency review process. PR for Kodak Canada was previously handled by Hunter Lavigne Communications for approximately eight years.



John Schoutsen has accepted a new role with the company as vice-president, press and analyst relations. Schoutsen has spent the last 19 years in a variety of senior communications, marketing and sales roles within ACCPAC and Computer Associates, including overall marketing responsibility for Computer Associates Canada, as well as responsibility for ACCPAC’s North American channel sales, the company’s Simply Accounting business, and for the past two years, the company’s PR and analyst relations programs.

Jake Gordon & Associates

The IT event management group has said Allstream has joined IP World Canada 2004 as a Platinum event sponsor. The event will be held in Toronto on October 4-6, 2004.

GCI Group

Lisa Taylor announced her departure. She is moving to Italy to pursue another venture. Taking over her responsibilities at GCI will be Melissa Hoffer.

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