Biggest ad agencies in Metro Vancouver in 2016

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2016

Published on January 19, 2016. Sources: Interviews with representatives of the agencies below and BIV research. Others may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '16FootnotesCompanyHead office locationTop local executive(s)No. of B.C. staff '15No. of B.C. staff '16
333 Seymour St Suite 1100
Vancouver, BC V6B 5A6
Phone: 604-662-8407
Fax: 604-662-8409
Vancouver Johann Starke (president and CEO); Derek Whyte (COO) 131 131
2 DDB Canada
777 Hornby St Suite 1600
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2T3
Phone: 604-608-4449
Fax: 604-640-4343
Vancouver Michelle Kitchen (EVP, co-managing director); Patty Jones (EVP, co-managing director) 87 90
3 Rethink Communications Inc
470 Granville St Suite 700
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5
Phone: 604-685-8911
Fax: 604-685-9004
Vancouver Tom Shepansky (founder and national managing partner); Chris Staples (founding partner and national creative director); Ian Grais (founding partner and national creative director) 72 75
4 Cossette
1085 Homer St Suite 400
Vancouver, BC V6B 1J4
Phone: 604-669-2727
Fax: 604-647-6293
Vancouver Nadine Cole (senior vice-president and general manager) 70 62
5 Wasserman & Partners
1020 Mainland St Suite 160
Vancouver, BC V6B 2T5
Phone: 604-684-1111
Fax: 604-408-7048
Vancouver Alvin Wasserman (president and partner); Liam Greenlaw (creative director); Karen Nishi (VP); Andeen Pitt (VP and partner); Pauline Hadley-Beauregard (VP) 54 54

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