Canada garners 20 Clio nominations

Seven agencies have a shot at taking home awards in six categories.

Seven Canadian agencies have received 20 nominations for the Clio Awards, happening May 26-27 in New York.

In the Design category, Vancouver-based Rethink received a Corporate Identity nomination for its logo design for Kristy Harrison Wedding Photography, while GJP Advertising & Design got a Self-Promotion nod for Roland Semprie Personal Trainer.

In the Innovative – Automotive category, Taxi got applause for the Mini Canada ‘Hands Up’ execution, and BBDO Canada earned a nomination for its Smart Car ‘Bike Lock.’

Toronto agency Cundari got a nod for its ‘Ad Slider’ for the CMA Awards in the Interactive – Fresh Approach category.

Of the six nominations for Canadians in the Poster category, four go to Toronto’s Juniper Park for the Chicago Tribune single entries ‘Hospital,’ ‘School’ and ‘Shelter,’ and an overall campaign nomination. BBDO Toronto earned a campaign nomination (Public Service) for its ‘Paralympic Heroes’ effort for the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Taxi one for the ‘Calgary Pak-N-Stor Campaign’ for Calgary Mobile Self Storage Business.

In Print, BBDO earned a single entry nod and a campaign nod each for the 2009 Marketing Awards call for entries campaign and the Canadian Paralympic Committee campaign. Juniper Park’s ‘Palms’ execution for Chicago Tribune earned a single entry nomination.

A battle is pitched between erectile dysfunction drug brands in the Television/Cinema/Digital category, as Taxi’s Pfizer Viagra work earns two nominations, and Grey Canada’s Cialis ‘Ode To’ efforts takes one. BBDO’s Paralympic work also earned a campaign nomination in the category.

No Canadians were nominated in the Billboard, Content/Contact, Direct Mail, Integrated or Student categories. The shortlists for Radio and Strategic Communications/PR have not yet been announced. The only Canadian on the Clios juries this year is Stephanie Pigott, director, Pirate Toronto.

The full lists are available on the Clios website.