Karine Courtemanche, CEO of PHD Canada and Touché!, appointed as an independent Director lengthy-standing Director David Colville to retire
HALIFAX, NS, May 19, 2021 /CNW/ – WildBrain Ltd. (“WildBrain” or the “Enterprise“) (TSX: WILD), a world wide leader in kids’ and spouse and children enjoyment, announces that its Board of Administrators has appointed Karine Courtemanche, CEO of PHD Canada and Touché!, as an independent Director of the Business, productive May well 19, 2021. Courtemanche fills a seat on the Board vacated by long-standing Director, David Colville, who in December 2020, announced his intention to retire once a suited replacement could be uncovered to make sure an orderly transition.
“We’re happy to welcome Karine to the WildBrain Board,” stated Don Wright, Chair of the Board. “As a chief of two of Canada’s most outstanding media agencies, Karine has an excellent track record of successes in innovation and strategic setting up in the promotion and electronic media place. We look ahead to benefiting from her skills, which we consider will improve the Board and Enterprise as we accelerate our growth into new places of enterprise.”
Wright added: “The Board would also like to convey its deepest gratitude to David Colville for the beneficial management and oversight he has provided as a Director due to the fact becoming a member of the Board in 2014. David’s steadfast advocacy on behalf of shareholders has epitomized superior governance. We desire him all the finest in the foreseeable future.”
Karine Courtemanche, CEO PHD Canada and Touché!
In January 2020, Karine Courtemanche was appointed CEO of the award-successful media companies PHD Canada and Touché!, equally owned by the Omnicom Media Group (OMG). At Touché!, Courtemanche earlier held the positions of President, from 2009-2019, and Vice President of Method, from 2003-2010. Through her tenure, Touché! has been named Agency of the 12 months four times by Technique Magazine, and Courtemanche herself was named Media Agency Leader of the Yr a few occasions. In 2020, Touché! ranked as the fifth-most awarded media agency in the earth in the WARC 100, an industry benchmark recognizing excellence in creativeness, media and success.
In addition to major these outstanding agencies, Courtemanche sits on the Boards of the Canadian Out of Home Marketing and advertising and Measurement Bureau (COMMB), exactly where she was Chair in 2017, and Canadian Advert Requirements. She has previously sat on the Board of Fillactive/FitSpirit, a Quebec-based mostly non-revenue committed to encouraging ladies find the advantages of remaining bodily active. In addition, Cortemanche has served on the jury of the Cannes Lions Worldwide Festival of Creativeness (2019), the premiere worldwide function for the advertising and marketing and resourceful communications market, and as Chair of the Jury for the Media Innovation Awards (2014 and 2019). Cortemanche also lectures on Creative Leadership for Marketing Communications learners at HEC Montréal.
For much more details, make sure you make contact with:
Investor Relations: Nancy Chan-Palmateer – Director, Investor Relations, WildBrain
Media: Shaun Smith – Director, Corporate & Trade Communications, WildBrain
At WildBrain we encourage imaginations to operate wild, engaging children and people everywhere you go with excellent content throughout all media. With close to 13,000 50 %-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one particular of the world’s most considerable – we are home to this kind of brand names as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Exam and Degrassi. At our 75,000-sq.-foot condition-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce this kind of enthusiast-favorite series as The Snoopy Demonstrate, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Pet. Go! and a lot more. Our shows are appreciated globally in a lot more than 150 international locations on in excess of 500 streaming platforms and telecasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – gives one particular of the premier networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views for every thirty day period from in excess of 150 million subscribers. We also license purchaser items and site-dependent amusement in each key territory for our individual attributes as perfectly as for our clientele and articles companions. Our television group owns and operates 4 household leisure channels that are among the the most seen in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices throughout the world and trades on the Toronto Stock Trade (TSX: WILD). You should visit us at wildbrain.com.
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