Cossette is proud to welcome the acclaimed creative duo of copywriter Linda Dawe and art director Stéphane Gaulin. With over 25 years’ experience under their belt, they have created several major national campaigns and won many awards, both here and abroad.
“I’m delighted that these two creative powerhouses have chosen to join Cossette. Their extensive experience with integrated campaigns and their passion for the product are exactly what we were looking for. Linda and Stéphane reinforce our already solid crew, not to mention bring a well-stocked background that we can all benefit from,” said Antoine Bécotte, Chief Creative Officer at Cossette.
“We decided to continue our career at Cossette for several reasons. First of all, there’s undeniable optimism reigning there at the moment. The impressive portfolio of clients, coupled with strong leadership, clearly position Cossette as Canada’s industry leader,” said Stéphane Gaulin. “I’d add that it was Antoine Bécotte’s vision and enthusiasm that truly convinced us—he’s a man who firmly believes in the product and the strength of his team.”
Linda Dawe and Stéphane Gaulin have been collaborating for 13 years now. They first worked together at Marketel and then at Taxi, where they spent the past eight years. They produced notable campaigns for clients such as Bombardier, Les Producteurs laitiers du Canada, Air Canada, Microsoft and the SAQ.
“Our greatest strength lies in the fact that Stéphane and I are very different, yet complementary when carrying out projects. There’s no ego with us. We have a single objective: make the brand stand out and produce spectacular results,” added Linda Dawe.
With several nominations for Cannes Lions d’Or and many prizes at the Marketing Awards, New York Festival, London Festival, Applied Arts, and Quebec-based Créa Awards and Grafika Awards, they’ve built a solid reputation within the industry, on both the local and international stage. Stéphane Gaulin was named Best Art Director at the New York Festival for an AIDS awareness campaign created for Quebec’s ministry of health and social services, and Best Art Director at the Créa Awards for an SAQ campaign. Linda Dawe, for her part, serves on several juries, including those for the Créa Awards and Marketing Awards.