The Township is led by Karen Howe, a globally recognized CD, consultant and keynote speaker. She created The Township to bring the right clients, talent and opportunities together.

The Township will solve your thorniest problems; we build a hand-picked “township" of top senior talent to answer your need – whatever it is. We can help propel your brand, team or company to its fullest potential – whether your need is creative, strategic or inspiration.

Clients of The Township have included Heineken, H&R Block, Goodyear, Fountain Tire, Nike, Apple, Kruger, McDonalds, Scotiabank, Bell, General Mills, Onlia, Manulife, CIBC, Revera, TD Bank, Corus and The Globe and Mail. 

As a former Cannes Lions Judge, Karen now serves on the Cannes Advisory Board. She is an authority on global trends in tech, culture and creativity. Karen speaks to thousands of marketers across North America, to decode the future, and show how those trends will shape business in the year ahead by showcasing some of the most awarded creative in the world. As a frequent industry commentator, Karen appears on CTV, CBC, TVO as well in The Globe and Mail and Strategy.

Howe is also a rarity: a female creative director in an industry where fewer than 10% are women. Count on her for a unique perspective. 


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Karen is a proud member of the
Cannes Advisory Board