Isabelle Hudon appointed President of Marketel

    MONTREAL, Oct. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Ad agency Marketel is pleased to
announce the appointment of Ms. Isabelle Hudon as President. She will
officially assume her role on November 3rd. Mr. Jacques L. Duval, Marketel's
principal shareholder, will continue to act as Chairman.
    "I'm excited about this opportunity to lead a top Montreal-based
organization in an industry that not only fascinates me, but is also in
constant evolution," said Isabelle Hudon. "However, what really drove me to
take the helm at Marketel was its reputation as a strategically insightful
agency with a highly talented creative team."
    Isabelle Hudon explains further the reasons behind her move in a short
video available at
    Since October 2004, Isabelle Hudon has been President and CEO of the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. During this time, she has helped
re-energize the Board's activities and provided strong leadership in its
positioning on numerous socio-economic issues affecting Greater Montreal,
Quebec and Canada.
    She previously held influential positions in the communications
departments of Bell Global Solutions, the Canadian Space Agency, and BCE
Media, and for various federal cabinets and departments.
    Isabelle Hudon is currently Chairman of the Board of the Université du
Québec à Montréal, the Société du Havre de Montréal and the Fondation les
petits trésors of the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital. She is also a member of
the Board of Directors of Aéroports de Montréal and Holt Renfrew Canada.
Furthermore, she was part of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 2005 roster, and honored
in 2006 as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100.
    "Being the President of a leading communications agency requires a
thorough understanding of socio-economic issues," said Jacques L. Duval.
"Isabelle's sound judgment and invaluable strategic insight will be
considerable assets to Marketel's clients."
    In his role as Chairman, Jacques L. Duval will devote more time to the
exploration and utilisation of new communication channels that are
progressively changing the ad industry landscape. His work will help keep
Marketel on the cutting edge of marketing communication trends and ensure the
agency's clients stay ahead of the game.


    Founded in 1977 Marketel is a leading, Montreal-based advertising agency.
It offers fully integrated and multi-disciplinary communications services,
including advertising, design, brand planning, promotions, sponsorships, media
planning and buying. Predominantly a Canadian-owned agency, Marketel is
affiliated with the McCann WorldGroup, with offices in 205 cities and 132
countries. Marketel's clients include Air Canada, Bank of Canada, Blue Cross,
Canada Post, the CSST, Elections Canada, L'Oréal, Lavery de Billy, Liberté,
MasterCard, Maybelline, Rogers Wireless, Service Canada, The Solidarity Fund
QFL and Solotech.

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For further information:

For further information: Dyade: Jacques Labrie, (514) 501-0821; Pierre
Nadeau, (514) 554-4557; Source: Marketel,

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