Agencies

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Editorial: No more laurels to rest on

Managing editor Emily Wexler on the need for agencies and corporations to mix in education and exploration initiatives to keep up in a fast-moving world.

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Winning clients’ hearts (and business)

Unilever’s Alison Leung on the keys to developing outstanding work from the client’s perspective.

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Back page: In Memoriam

Extreme Group’s ode to cherished ideas that didn’t make it out of the boardroom and a toast to the hard work that went into all those that did.

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They’re called commercials for a reason

Dare Vancouver’s Derek Shorkey on the need for agencies to practice creativity that yields business results.

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John St., Tribal Worldwide and OMD win big at Agency of the Year

The three agencies take the titles of top creative, digital and media shops, respectively, while John St. also takes a Bronze in digital at this year’s gala.

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2013 Agencies of the Year

John St., OMD and Tribal Worldwide take home top honours in this year’s awards, plus find out who snagged Silver, Bronze and Honourable Mentions.

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AOY Gold/DAOY Bronze: John St.’s digital school of thought

The agency takes top prize as AOY and gets Bronze honours in DAOY for work with WWF, Zellers, Mitsubishi, Stanfield’s, Carly Fleischmann and Kobo.

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Media Director of the Year and Next Media Star

Karine Courtemanche takes the Media Director of the Year honour, while Jacquie Albrecht is named Next Media Star.

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DAOY Gold: Tribal deepens tech ties

The agency earns top prize as Digital AOY for work for Canadian Tire, BC Dairy Association and the Canadian Tourism Commission.

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AOY Silver: Taxi’s customized ride

The agency claims the Silver AOY prize for work for Boston Pizza, Canadian Tire, Kraft Dinner, Mio and Snuggle.

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DAOY Silver/AOY Bronze: BBDO’s internal community push

The shop takes honours in AOY and Digital AOY for work for FedEX, Skittles, Mountain Dew, Doritos and the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

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AOY Honourable Mention: Leo Burnett struts it stuff

The agency gets accolades for work for AMC, Yellow Pages, Ikea, Raising the Roof and James Ready.

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DAOY Honourable Mention: Ogilvy taps self-starters to deepen digital

The agency snags a Digital AOY prize for work for Dove, Tim Hortons and IBM.

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Agency of the Year: Process & Shortlists

See how we calculated this year’s winners.

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DAOY: Jury

The industry experts who made the selections for Digital Agency of the Year.