Top Creative Directors: Ian Grais, Chris Staples, Rethink

Years in the business: 13 and 23, respectively

Years in the business: 13 and 23, respectively

Big clients: A&W, A&P, BC Lions, British Columbia Auto Association, Bell Canada,

Coast Capital Savings, Future Shop, Science World

Which campaign contributed most to netting you top honours in your field and why?

Science World did very well for us this year – boosting attendance and winning awards. It connected because it’s interesting. People love learning something new, especially if it’s presented in an original way.

Are most of your ideas the result of inspiration or perspiration?

In our experience, the best idea is usually our first one – or our 100th. Unfortunately, you can’t tell until you’ve waded through all the mediocre stuff in between. Our mantra at Rethink is: ‘Keep going.’ That means we keep pushing until hours before we present.

If you were betting men, what would you say would be the next hottest trend in

the industry?

Agency leaders refusing to make predictions, since they understand it’s a complete waste of time.

What was your professional highlight over 2005?

Happy clients, a thriving culture, national and international creative recognition, great partners, and a balanced life.

The scores

Chris Staples, Rethink 386

Ian Grais, Rethink 386

Zak Mroueh, Taxi Toronto 336

Alan Russell, DDB Vancouver 331

Andrew Simon, DDB Toronto 234

William Hammond, DDB Toronto 231

Elspeth Lynn, Zig 101

Jack Neary, BBDO Toronto 101

Lorraine Tao, Zig 101

Bill Newbery, Arnold Worldwide 89

Tim Kavander, Arnold Worldwide 89

Donna McCarthy, Dory Advertising 84

Lance Martin, Taxi Toronto 79

Tom Murphy, Target Marketing & Communications 71

Robin Heisey, FCB Toronto 70

Judy John, Leo Burnett 66

Israel Diaz, Leo Burnett 62

Lisa Francilia, formerly TBWAVancouver 58

Roger Gariepy, Bos Montreal 58

Terry Drummond, Grip 54

Alan Madill, Grip 51

Neil McOstrich, formerly ACLC Advertising 48

Ian Mackellar, BBDO Toronto 47

Dan Pawych, Downtown Partners 46

Daniel Andreani, Diesel Montreal 43

Joe Piccolo 39

David Rosenberg 36

john st. 36

Pat Pirisi 36

Martin Shewchuk 34

Ric Fedyna 34

Stephane Charier 34

Duncan Bruce 32

Phillipe Meunier 31

Patrick Scissons 27

Shawn King 26

Martin Beauvais 25

Phil Copithorne 25

Paul Long 23

Laurent Prud’Homme 21

Mike Meadus 21

Patrick Beauduin 21

Steve Williams 21

Nicolas Dube 20

Francois Forget 18

Geoffrey Roche 18

Rick Kemp 18

Hagan Ainsworth 17

Benjamin Vendramin 16

Bill Downie 16

John Farquhar 16

Gaetan Namouric 15

Gilles Dusablon 14

Dominique Trudeau 13

Mark Bell 13

Robert McDougall 13

Jean-Francois Bernier 12

Noel O’Dea 12

Steve Mykolyn 12

Brian Howlett 11

Joseph Nanni 11

Craig Redmond 10

Ralph Dfouni 10

Simon Tuplin 10

Andy Manson 9

Brian Sheppard 9

Kerry Reynolds 9

Lynn Ridley 9

Stew Farago 9

Terry O’Reilly 9

Yvon Brossard 9

Gilles Chouinard 8

Dennis Page 7

Jim Diorio 6

Martin Gosselin 6

Phillipe Hemono 6

Simon Duffy 6

Antoine Becotte 5

Arthur Shah 5

Bruce Sinclair 5

David Adams 5

Dean Hore 5

Fred Roberts 5

Janet Kestin 5

Jim Borwick 5

John Terry 5

Marc Stobier 5

Matt Litzinger 5

Nancy Vonk 5

Normand Vaillancourt 5

Paul Evans 5

Brigitte Ledermann 4

Don Veinish 4

Dre Labre 4

Edd Baptista 4

James Spence 4

Jean-Luc Bouvy 4

Jeff Hilts 4

Kelly Zettel 4

Lara Palmer 4

Les Soos 4

Linda Carte 4

Marc Fortin 4

Marc-Andrea Rivard 4

Michael Paul 4

Peter Gardiner 4

Simon Creet 4

Yves Perreault 4

Brett Channer 3

Chad Borlase 3

David O’Brien 3

Gary Watson 3

Grant Fraggalosch 3

Grip Limited 3

Jeff Lewis 3

Justin Stephenson 3

Martin Cinq-Mars 3

Michael Scher 3

Nicolas Massey 3

Paulette Arsenault 3

Rob Segal 3

Sandra Enns-Arnell 3

Stephane Veilleux 3

Bob Goulart 2

Brad Dykema 2

Brian Hickling 2

Daniel Charron 2

Dave Hamilton 2

Dave Orzakovski 2

David Kelso 2

Heather Chambers 2

Ian Mirlin 2

James Dunlop 2

Jennifer Goddard 2

Jonathan Frier 2

Kerry Oliver 2

Luc Perreault 2

Martin Belanger 2

Matt Gaudet 2

Mike Jones 2

Paul Wales 2

Sean Davison 2

Vessela Brakalova 2

Anders Knudsen 1

Andre DuBois 1

Ben Garfinkel 1

Benoit Lach 1

Bruce Thompson 1

Charles Gagnon 1

Cliff Guinand 1

Cosmo Campbell 1

Danielle Krysa 1

Dean Lee 1

Giles Woodward 1

James Lee 1

Jean-Francois Hogue 1

Jimi Scherer 1

Keli Pollack 1

Kelly Hartman 1

Matti Cross 1

Maxime Turcotte 1

Monique Gamache 1

Nathalie Houde 1

Rita Sasges 1

Stephen Beck 1

Steve Pearson 1

Trent Burton 1