We’re committed to cultivating our curiosity. As such, we build daring, creative and strategic business solutions by exploring beyond the beaten paths, in order to generate tangible results. We’re reviving the dada movement in our own personal way by giving it a pop and colourful feel. We’re flexible, forward-thinking and determined to always search for the most relevant solutions while avoiding preconceived ideas and showing agility, in regards to both ideas and their executions.
Manon Goudreault is the glue that holds the group together. With more than 20 years of experience in communications, Manon founded dada in 2010 with the desire to create an agency inspired by the irreverent spirit of Dadaism. Her 360-degree approach, her contagious energy and her leadership have enabled her to build a dynamic team that rises to the challenges of developing inventive communication strategies. A generalist, Manon possesses a strong understanding of all spheres of communication, as well as a clear ability to define innovative and efficient approaches to publicity, promotion, direct marketing, special-event management and public relations. In 2007, Université de Montréal awarded her the Young Leader Prize for her outstanding performance at the gala Prix Performance of the School of Management Science. Manon holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, as well as a Masters in Marketing (M.Sc.).
Andréanne is the pillar of our creative team. The proud holder of a Bachelors in Political Science and International Development from McGill, this business woman has taken an unusual career path. This helped sharpen her strategic and creative thinking by bringing different types of expertise into the mix.
Her versatility is astounding. She’s known in her field for her capacity to deliver quickly while upholding the highest quality standards, even on the most ambitious projects. She also sings while driving. Very, very loudly!
While his aunts thought he would be a poet and his parents an architect, Maxime… or Max (he’ll just turn around faster) was meant for a different path. Today, not possessing the writing skills of a poetry, nor the Cartesian mind of an architect (only a Jack of all Trade, Master of None quality on weekends!), he has turned to advertising and design. With a DEC in Fine Arts, 2 years at Laval University in Graphic Communications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design at UQAM, Max is currently building himself a bright career as an Art Director.
He rapidly navigated from multiple roles in his professional journey; from Graphic Designer to Art Director, followed by a specialization as Experiential Art Director and then Agency Director. 14 years have passed since Max first started in the world of design and advertising. In addition to a couple of years as a collegiate football player and a few creative concussions, his personality combines discipline, rigour, passion and delirium (partially controlled!). Whether it’s a pint of ale or a scotch, a chainsaw or a sewing machine, a 2×4 or rosewood, his wide variety of taste assures that his creative quality will suit you brand DNA to its best.
Steven is cold as a cucumber under pressure. He distinguishes himself by his singular creativity, his multiple talents and the passion that he puts into any project. A fanatic of design, he is always looking for new techniques and trends that will make concepts stand out by giving them a unique and original signature. After more than 13 years in the industry, creation and design are no longer a mystery to him.
Charles, Chuck for the intimate, is passionate about arts and sports. Between two football games, he completed a degree in communications, cinema profile at André-Grasset College. Appealed by the “cool” life of an art teacher, he made a brief stint at Concordia to study Art History. Finally, he found himself at the Ahuntsic College in a graphic communications program. Ready to kick in the adult life, he starts day 1 on the labor market.
On his spare time, Chuck can be the geek, the artist, the sportsman or the perfect son-in-law. His versatility and his imaginative way of thinking make him an exceptional designer for any project. Go ahead; we dare you to challenge him!
Lalaina is the living incarnation of enthusiasm and positivism. With a solid backbone, she adds pep to every project she touches and ensures to motivate her team to tackle any challenge that may arise.
Originally from Madagascar, she left her country to continue her studies in France, where she was exposed to the world of marketing, communications and events. There, she continued to gain experience among food corporations and by freelancing in event coordination for young students. Her eagerness to learn and discover the unknown brought her to Montreal, where she built a solid experience in promotion and advertising by managing multiplatform, impactful campaigns. Capable of having a global vision while paying attention to details and of adapting to an ever evolving context, she manages any situation with a one goal in mind: client satisfaction.
The best things come in small packages! This is the motto that Katherine lives by. Always found smiling and motivated, Katherine is passionate about creative, dynamic and thought-provoking advertising concepts.
Pursuing her dream of working for an advertising agency, Katherine obtained her B.B.A from HEC Montréal. Since entering the job market 10 years ago, she has successfully developed her critical thinking, strategic and organizational skills within several major agencies in Montréal. These professional endeavours challenged her to manage large-scale projects, 360 campaigns and budgets exceeding $1M while building and maintaining client relationships based on trust.
In 2017, itching to get out of her comfort zone, Katherine moved to Tokyo for one year. During her adventure, she founded Tokyo Foodie Tours, in order to share her passion for Japanese gastronomy and lifestyle.
With this new life experience under her belt, Katherine joined the dada team to reconnect with her first love: advertising agencies.
Dynamic and full of energy, the tall and spectacled Alexandrine is a Jill-of-all-trades. She’s always ready to jump into a new project or take part in all sorts of activities. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (with a specialization in Management) from Université de Sherbrooke and has participated in various types of projects. Alex also loves theatre, fitness and travel equally.
Graduate in communication, writing and multimedia at Université de Sherbrooke, Charles-Eric aims straight to dada with his degree in hand. Fitted with an insatiable curiosity and a witty spontaneity, this young copywriter dips in every projects with no hesitation. This one is not afraid to get his feet wet!
A true renewable energy source, he binges documentaries to cool off when his energy overflows. He keeps expanding his fields of interests: from astrophysics and samurai to ancient history and neurosciences.
Efficient and multi-talented, Maude is essential for the smooth sailing of the agency. In addition to managing the administrative elements of dada, her hawk eyes and mastery of language are indispensable for our many projects. Always there to lend a strong helping hand, she also oversees the well-being of the entire team. All of this on top of her studies in Anthropology at UdeM!
His passion: books, TV series, newspapers, magazines, and documentaries, newsletters, encyclopedias, thesauruses, blogs… you name it, he is dialled in. François is our human dictionary and the wise man of the group. His pen and his perfectionism make him an invaluable asset for the agency.
France is everyone’s favourite accountant. After finishing her technical certification in administration and finance, France launched her career in accounting. Meticulously organized, she handles payroll and all other financial matters of the agency. This numbers wiz ensures accuracy and professionalism, all the while being pleasant and easy to work with – her contagious positivity brightens everyone’s day.