Colour names Randy Newman, new CEO
January 6, 2021 – HALIFAX
New York-based Randy Newman has taken over leadership of the agency’s Canadian and US operations, signalling the company’s commitment to growth at the intersection of data, technology and creative advertising.
Having successfully navigated through one of the most unpredictable years in our industry, 2021 brings a shift in senior leadership for creative-digital agency, Colour.
Randy Newman joined the agency in 2016 as VP of Media and Strategy and opened the agency’s New York office, responsible for growing practice areas around paid media planning and execution, as well as reporting and analytics. He became EVP in early 2020 and began overseeing people, process and culture across all three offices, in addition to leading strategy for key client accounts.
“It’s an honour for me to take the helm of a great agency with such deep roots as a creative force and digital leader. I’ve witnessed firsthand how the team at Colour has expanded the agency’s Canadian footprint over the past few years and I’m excited to replicate that growth south of the border in 2021 and beyond,” said Newman.
Newman follows in the footsteps of long-term CEO Chris Keevill, who stepped away earlier in 2020 to assume leadership of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Keevill remains owner & chairman of Colour and will continue to advise Newman. “After meeting in New York at an alumni event, we became fast friends. Clients rely heavily on Randy’s smarts. He has a unique ability to simplify the complexity that connects creative story-telling to data and digital media.” says Keevill.
With global economic growth forecasted for this year, Newman maintains an optimistic outlook for the advertising industry as a whole and believes that the agency’s future looks bright. “2020 was an incredibly challenging year for Colour and for many of our clients, but our team persevered through sheer talent and the strength of work that’s been produced over the past few months. After some big wins to close out 2020, it’s encouraging to see us back on a trajectory of accelerated growth entering 2021.”
Colour is a creative-digital agency with expertise in media planning, social media marketing and content production — a combination that contributes to omni-channel marketing strategy and execution that integrates seamlessly across today’s most popular platforms. With offices in Toronto, Halifax and New York, Colour has seen its greatest growth of late in how it brings technology, data analytics and innovation to the forefront of the strategic marketing planning process in the areas of health and pharma, food, and automotive. Colour’s clients include AstraZeneca, Voortman Bakery, Nature’s Way Canada, Hankook Tire Corporation, Argus Insurance, Garrison Brewery, Sol Cuisine, and others.
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