2007 Judges


Nicole Dubé

director of marketing,

Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec

Montreal-based Dubé’s marketing expertise spanned the pharmaceutical, pay TV and retail industries before she joined the Fédération in 1984. She is also active in the Publicité-Club de Montreal.

Lawrie Ferguson

SVP marketing, Coast Capital Savings

Since 1990, Vancouver-based Ferguson has developed strategies to enhance the credit union’s position in the industry. Under her leadership, CCS was recognized as Marketer of the Year by the BC chapter of the AMA. She is also on the board of the Surrey Foundation.

Alain Gignac

partner, Saine Marketing

Montreal-based Gignac’s expertise ranges from marketing and graphic design to advertising and database management. He has worked for Identica Branding & Design, Cossette and Blitz Direct, Data & Promotion on brands including Air Canada, Bell, Canada Post and Molson.

Patricia McQuillan

founder and president, Brand Matters

Toronto-based McQuillan started Brand Matters, a leading Canadian brand consultancy, in 2000, following 12 years of brand management with Royal Bank of Canada, TD Waterhouse and Kraft Canada. She also serves as a director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Mike Welling

president and brand strategist, Doug Agency

Toronto-based Welling spent 22 years in the world of consumer packaged goods – mainly with Unilever, where he worked on such brands as Dove, Becel and Knorr – before moving to the agency side a year ago. He also co-chairs the fundraising campaign for the Marketing Communications Education Trust.

Ken Wong

associate professor, Queen’s University

Wong teaches business and marketing strategy at Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, and is co-author of the textbook Basic Marketing. He has also taught at Cornell, Carleton, Radcliffe and Harvard, and is an inductee into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends.