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2019 PR AOY Gold: Narrative’s creative bravery

How the PR shop is getting brands and their marketers to adopt greater “creative bravery.”

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2019 Digital AOY Bronze: Zulu Alpha Kilo goes deeper on data

Data and creativity play nice at the Toronto agency, where strategy and facts are seen as “creative jet fuel.”

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2019 Small AOY Bronze: Arrivals + Departures takes off

The shop is working with startups to explore the ins and outs of building a brand from the ground up while also pushing into health and wellness.

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2019 Small AOY Silver: 123w pitches its best players

How a top-heavy creative director structure has helped the Vancouver agency hit major runs with clients big and small.

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2019 Small AOY Gold: Target stays on its mark

The east coast shop finds success in not being a carbon copy of larger agencies and sticking to what it does best.

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2019 Design AOY Bronze: DDB brings design to the forefront

Going far beyond visual graphics, the agency is now more deeply involved in the strategic development of branding projects.

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2019 Media AOY Bronze: Touche!’s people-based planning

How the media agency is using its data source platform Omni to change the way it looks at media.

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2019 Media AOY Gold: Initiative flips the script

How the shop is rejecting traditional adversarial relationships with media companies to create more collaborative programs.

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2019 AOY Bronze: John St. is an Agency of the Year

The agency “brand thinker” is also collaborating with clients in a new rapid-fire creative process.

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2019 AOY Silver: BBDO dissects creativity

How the Toronto shop is inspiring creativity via a “Factory” workshop to come up with work that uniquely addresses business challenges.

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2019 AOY Gold, Design Gold and Silver Digital: Rethink rethinks its future

The 20-year old shop, which bagged three awards for work across disciplines, is gearing up for a future without its founders at the helm.

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AOY Silver and Design AOY Bronze: John St. bundles up

Facing an industry in flux, the agency refocused its attention on its approach to working with clients.

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AOY Gold and Design AOY Silver: Cossette VS. everyone

The agency’s third consecutive Gold win comes as it evolves to become a strategic business partner to clients.

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Design AOY Gold and AOY Bronze: Zulu Alpha Kilo’s big design ideas

The proud indie is staying true to its roots.

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2017 Agency of the Year winners

A look at the insights that drove success for this year’s top shops.