Introducing the PR Agency of the Year shortlist

These are the finalists for strategy's PRAOY award, to be handed out at a Nov. 8 gala in Toronto.

After two weeks spent reviewing dozens of cases from Canada’s top PR agencies, our jury has selected the finalists for strategy‘s PR Agency of the Year. The award will be handed out at a gala in Toronto on Nov. 8, along with awards for the top digital, media and creative agencies.

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The shortlists for Agency of the Year and Media Agency of the Year were announced earlier this week. The finalists for Digital Agency of the Year will be revealed on Thursday.

Here are the 2016 PR Agency of the Year finalists:

Citizen Relations



GCI Group

Media Profile


North Strategic

Paradigm Public Relations

Veritas Communications

Here are the judges for this year’s awards:

Deborah Adams, SVP, managing director, Harbinger

Adrian Capobianco, president, Vizeum

Shannon Emily Davidson, VP marketing, National Public Relations

Pascal De Decker, co-president and ECD, Taxi Montreal

Jason Doolan, director of marketing, General Mills

Sabrina Duguay, VP, Cohn and Wolfe Montreal

Marie-Josée Gagnon, CEO, Casacom

Frederick Lecoq, SVP marketing and ecommerce, FGL Sports

Connie Morrison, COO, Chudleigh’s (formerly SVP of marketing at Maple Leaf Foods)

Daniel Shearer, EVP and general manager, Cossette

Robin Shimkovitz, VP, Environics

Alison Simpson, SVP of marketing and customer experience, Holt Renfrew