Awards

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Canada’s big winners at the London International Awards

DDB Canada, Anomaly Toronto, Leo Burnett, JWT and MacLaren McCann are among the agencies to take home awards at this year’s show.

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The Shopper Innovation Awards deadline extended

Brands and agencies have until Nov. 15 to enter this year’s SIAs, which will be judged by a panel of experts co-chaired by Capital C’s Tony Chapman, Kraft’s Tony Matta and Best Buy’s Angela Scardillo.

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The ADC launches ‘Let’s Make the Industry 50/50 Initiative’

The initiative, which launches in Canada this week, asks associations to be gender-equal when picking event speakers, award show juries and boards of directors.

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Changes to the Agency of the Year Awards

This year’s show will be at a new venue and will allow the audience to vote for their favourite agency video in real time.

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Five questions with Phil Thomas

The Cannes Lions CEO on marketers and tech cos at the festival, the challenges with jury selection, and why certain campaigns win big.

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RGD calls for DesignThinker of the Year nominees

The prize will be awarded for the first time at the DesignThinkers 2013 conference in November.

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Call for Cannes Chimera submissions ends next week

The Cannes Lions, in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, invites creatives to submit communications ideas that will help eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.

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Leo Burnett goes swimming with the Sharks

The Toronto shop was named Agency of the Year at the 51st Kinsale Shark Awards in Ireland last weekend and took home 18 trophies for work for James Ready, Ikea, Raising the Roof and others.

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Human coupons take over the PROMO! Awards

Ikea and Leo Burnett take home Best of Show and two Golds for its store-opening campaign, as the agency collects 17 awards in total.

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The 2013 B!G Awards: Grip and Kokanee take Gold

Recognizing agencies that go beyond advertising for their clients, this year’s honours go to Grip, OgilvyOne and Taxi for work with Kokanee, Dove and Boston Pizza, respectively.

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The B!G Awards: Grip gives Kokanee the Hollywood North treatment

The agency wins Gold for helping the beer co create a feature film and launch a campaign that boosted brand health, increased market share and exceeded expectations for fan engagement.

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The B!G Awards: Ogilvy/OgilvyOne reignites Dove’s real beauty convo

The Silver winner creates a Photoshop action that reverses the manipulations and cosmetic changes designers make to models to rekindle the conversation around real beauty.

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The B!G Awards: Taxi cooks up a T-shirt line for Boston Pizza

The agency’s efforts to push the casual diner’s improved rib offering results in the invention of an en vogue fashion item and a Bronze B!G award.

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The B!G Awards: Judging panel and methodology

Meet the advertising and marketing executives who helped decide the winners of this year’s B!G Awards.

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2013 Agency of the Year shortlists revealed

Canada’s top creative, digital and media agencies will be recognized at strategy’s annual awards gala in Toronto on Nov. 5.