Enablers

2011
Janet Kestin

Ogilvy & Mather


Janet’s life as a copywriter began in Montreal. But French language laws drove her to Toronto, a warmer, less funny climate. She’s worked at Y&R, Leo Burnett and Ogilvy, twice, where she met soul mate, Nancy. Their work has won Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils and Clios, and appeared in Communication Arts and Archive.

Their Dove ‘Litmus’ campaign is used as a case study in a book published by the Harvard Business School.

Janet has chaired the Extras, Canada’s newspaper awards and judged many advertising awards shows, including Communication Arts and the One Show.

She develops advertising training programs, and speaks at schools including University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, Syracuse University Masters of Advertising and Design Program, Ontario College of Art and Design, and VCU Adcenter.

Janet and Nancy have led the Ogilvy creative department for the past 8 years. Their book, “PICK ME”, based on their popular online column, Ask Jancy, was published by Adweek Books in 2005.

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