PR and Design Agency of the Year shortlists are in

Here's who still has a chance to collect the top prizes at the November gala.

After two weeks of poring over Canadian agencies’ best PR and design work, our juries have submitted their marks and we’ve narrowed down the field. Below are the shortlists for the 2017 PR Agency of the Year and our first Design Agency of the Year.

The awards will be handed out at a gala in Toronto on Nov. 9, along with the prizes for top digital, media and creative agencies. Those shortlists will be released later this week (Media on Wednesday, Digital on Thursday and Agency of the Year on Friday).

For tickets and information, visit the website or contact Joel Pinto at or 416.408.1376. You can read about previous winners here.

Here is the 2017 PR Agency of the Year shortlist:

Citizen Relations

Cohn & Wolfe

The Colony Project


GCI Group Canada

High Road

Hill + Knowlton Strategies

MSL Group

North Strategic


Veritas Communications

Here is the 2017 Design Agency of the Year shortlist:

Bruce Mau Design

Cleansheet Communications




John St.


Leo Burnett


One Twenty Three West


Sid Lee

Twice and the DDB Canada network

Zulu Alpha Kilo