Awards

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2020 Small AOY Gold: 123w kicks into crisis mode

The Vancouver-based shop’s commitment to talent helped it rally during the early days of the pandemic.

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2020 Small AOY Silver: Juliet walks like a giant

With new hires and a growing research arm, the Toronto-based agency is gearing up to help clients move further into digital and ecommerce.

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2020 Small AOY Bronze: Two-man Wunder gets scrappy

The Halifax duo aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, whether the work calls for strategic and creative thinking or a clever PR hack.

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Here are the 2020 Media Agency of the Year winners

This year, it’s Touche!, PHD and UM that have earned top honours in the media discipline.

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2020 Media AOY Gold: Touche! is still all about creativity

The agency’s focus has given clients innovative solutions to specific problems.

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2020 Media AOY Silver: PHD taps into the art of science

Under a new global vision, the agency encourages clients to go beyond incremental jumps and aim for “disproportionate returns.”

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2020 Media AOY Bronze: UM proves its worth

To help clients address COVID challenges, the shop expanded its consulting service and developed new forecasting tools.

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Announcing the 2020 Digital AOY winners

FCB joins the list of this year’s AOY winners, as Rethink and Sid Lee return to the podium for a second time.

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2020 Digital AOY Gold: FCB puts creativity above capabilities

The five-time Gold winner believes without effective ideas, everything else is irrelevant.

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Here are the 2020 PR AOY winners

Now it’s The Colony Project, Craft and Pomp & Circumstance’s turn to join the Agency of the Year winner podium.

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2020 PR AOY Gold: As the world changes, so too does The Colony Project

By being nimble and scrappy, the Vision7 agency adapted to the shifting tides of 2020.

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2020 PR AOY Silver: Craft digs its toes in CPG stories

The PR shop works against the grain with a focus on less PR-friendly categories that still have interesting stories to tell.

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2020 PR AOY Bronze: Pomp & Circumstance marches to its own drum

The PR shop has picked up a bevy of clients (and some hardware) thanks to a renewed focus on creativity.

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And the Design AOY winners are…

Rethink, Sid Lee and OneMethod stole the show with iconic designs that touched brands from Heinz Ketchup to the Toronto Raptors to KitKat.

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2020 AOY Gold, Design Gold, Digital Silver: Rethink’s secret sauce

The agency’s tendency to treat everything as experiential paid off when the world became void of physical interactions.