Getting to Know… lg2’s Shelly-Ann Scott

—The new vice-president of client services at lg2’s Toronto office once climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is cool. She’s also a fan of the Duke Blue Devils which is, you know, her choice.—

Shelly-Ann Scott has joined lg2 as vice-president of client services in Toronto. It’s a new position at that office, which has grown to 70 people.

“Shelly-Ann is a true strategic partner for her teams and clients. Her reputation is rock solid, and we’re thrilled to see her arrival further enhance and compliment our growing team of talented staff,” said Jeremy Gayton, lg2 partner and president of the Toronto office, in a release.

Scott joins lg2 from Juniper Park\TBWA, where she was led the CIBC business until early 2021, and before that had career stops at Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, and Grey Canada. “I’ve always been drawn to the energy of the agency world and the special collaboration that’s possible with clients. Lg2’s creativity, culture and ambitious vision make it unique,” said Scott in the release.

The Message asked Scott to tell us more about herself beyond the usual business stuff. Here’s what she told us:

About that photo: Me on the morning of my summit of Kilimanjaro. It was a bucket list trip, and I was so psyched that the end, or should I say the peak, was “in sight.”

Favourite TV show of all time and why? Seinfeld, because it depicted the humour in the everyday. There’s almost nothing that can’t be related back to a Seinfeld episode. It’s become an endless source of cultural reference.

Favourite book of all time and why? Eloise. It’s a book for kids and adults. I wanted to be her when I was little, and would still love to live at the Plaza.

Are you a sports fan? Favourite team or favourite player? I am a huge, huge basketball fan. I’ve travelled to NCAA games and coach the Raptors from the rafters when I’m at a game. My favourite NCAA team is Duke (I know people will not be happy with that answer). Favourite NBA team? The Raptors, of course.

Are you a morning person? What time do you set your alarm for? What time do you actually get up? I am definitely a morning person. Alarm is set for 6:27 a.m., and I get up after the news.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I thought I’d be in finance because I liked math. I learned that math is not finance!

Nicest thing a coworkers said to you? “Shelly-Ann has a unique way to make bad news sound good,” from a previous creative director.

David Brown