Awards

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2013 Cause + Action awards

Bell tops the list of brands that appealed to micro-givers with programs that call for minimal effort. Read on to hear about all the winners.

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Cause + Action: Overall winner Bell takes mental health out of the shadows

The telco’s “Let’s Talk Day” campaign collected $4.8 million for mental health initiatives in less than 24 hours.

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Cause + Action: Stanfield’s exposes below-the-waist cancer

The underwear company challenged one man to hitchhike across the country wearing nothing but its underwear in the dead of winter to raise awareness for testicular cancer.

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Cause + Action: Coca-Cola helps WWF protect the polar bears’ home

Coca-Cola and WWF brought the fragile arctic ecosystem to Canada via a temperature-controlled and interactive display, asking Canadians to pledge their support to protect the polar bear’s habitat.

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Cause + Action: Koodo incites virtual volunteerism

The telco’s “Koodonation Online Throwdown” challenge raised awareness of its micro-volunteering program.

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Cause + Action: Toys “R” Us helps starlight with personal push

The toy retailer raised more than $1.5 million for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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2013 Cause + Action: Judging panel

Meet the advertising and marketing executives who helped decide the winners of this year’s Cause + Action awards.

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BBDO leads New York Festivals shortlist

Proximity, DDB, Juniper Park, Leo Burnett, Taxi and BlackJet are also in the running at the international award show, to be announced May 2.

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Argyle and Strategic Objectives big winners at ACE Awards

Argyle’s tuition discount campaign for Ontario earns it Best PR Campaign prize while Strategic’s work on the 100th birthday of Oreo wins it Best Creative PR Campaign honours.

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Young Lions and Young Marketers winners announced

The winners of the Globe and Mail-sponsored Canadian awards were announced this afternoon at the CMDC conference.

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AToMiC Awards finalists revealed

Leo Burnett and Ikea Canada take the most nods, with John St., Taxi, Tribal DDB and Zulu Alpha Kilo also earning multiple finalist mentions for the awards, which will be handed out May 23.

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Young Lions and Young Marketers shortlists announced

The final three teams in each category will be announced at next week’s CMDC conference.

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Zulu Alpha Kilo and Grey Canada win Gold at ADC Awards

Zulu also picked up Silver for its “Quattro Experience” for Audi, while Taxi, Leo Burnett and Calder Bateman were among the other Canadian agencies to nab honours.

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Madeleine Saint-Jacques awarded the Prix Hommage

The AAPQ handed out the first-ever award at last night’s CREA awards.

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DDB sweeps the AME awards

The Vancouver-based agency takes home top prizes for its work for the Canadian Tourism Commission, as does its digital arm Tribal DDB for client Best Buy.