Tidby becomes a Famous Folk
June 17, 2015
Having signed new long-term clients in Halifax, Toronto, and New York City, Famous Folks is entering into a new stage of its lifecycle. With growth on both the client side and operations, the Halifax and Toronto based agency has brought on Clare Tidby in the new role of COO & VP Client Strategy.
“Like a lot of agencies, we’ve grown from a two person start-up where we were hands-on in everything. We’re now at a point where we need to remove ourselves from some aspects of the business in order for it to continue to move forward,” says Jay Dingwall, CEO.
Coming from the executive team at Extreme Group, Clare is also an alumni of Colour and was the Director, Marketing & Sponsorship with the Halifax 2011 Canada Games.
“Clare brings focus, strategic smarts, national experience, and a brain for business that will help us as we continue to grow. Her attitude’s a great fit for us, which is incredibly important to Ryan and I. Splitting her time between client strategy and agency operations, Clare’s presence will mean that we can continue to pursue the vision we have for the agency.”
Since opening its doors in 2006, Famous Folks has grown year-over-year and now has 15 staff. Five additional hires are expected this year. With offices in both Halifax and Toronto, the client roster reaches across Canada and now in the United States.
“Famous Folks has the perfect combination of wily veterans and youthful exuberance,” says Tidby. “The entrepreneurial spirit and optimism here are palpable and inspiring. They’ve been so smart in how they’ve built the business to this point and it’s incredibly exciting to be part of an agency that is really hitting its stride. My hat goes off to Ryan and Jay for setting up all the pins. I’m looking forward to helping to knock them down.”
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