Who We Are

Who We Are

The year was 1976. The Eagles won a Grammy for “Lyin’ Eyes”, Viking 1 landed on Mars and George Lucas was ready to release Star Wars. In Toronto, two retired Cockfield Brown execs named Lester Whiting and Lyle Holmes took on a Galaxy of their own. They started an agency and called it Whiting & Holmes.

Although Lester and Lyle thought self-employment might be a pleasant way to while away the hours, a few new clients had other ideas. Business boomed, the guys made money and life was good.

A decade later, enter a young upstart by the name of Jones. Lyle had thrown in the towel long before and Lester was ready to pass on the scepter. And so it was, that this modern day Luke Skywalker was left to make his own mark on the Empire. The rest, as they say, was history.

Allen ran the company like the Crusader he is: seeking new ground and conquering challenges as they came along. He even invited his first-born to join him in the battle to shape the fate of marketing and take it to a whole new level. And so it is today, almost 40 years later – the Force continues.

Who We Are