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A night of celebrating communications excellence

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By: Miranda Germani

The ACE Awards, held on April 24 at Arcadian Court, truly lived up to its namesake of Achieving Communications Excellence. Fantastic examples of excellence were celebrated throughout the evening, with top campaign honours going to two particularly outstanding campaigns.

Winner of Best PR Campaign of the Year was Argyle Communications and Free for All for their “30% off Ontario Tuition” campaign.

“Receiving this honour from CPRS Toronto not only makes Argyle Communications and its clients feel proud, but also tells us that our professional peers believe we set and achieve high standards,” said Argyle Communications president Daniel Tisch.

“PR is at its best when practised in the public interest,” said Daniel, speaking to the importance of Argyle’s campaign. “The Ontario government had made its ‘30 per cent off tuition’ a priority, and needed support to get the message to students. PR was critical in getting this done. Like every great PR campaign, there were barriers to overcome, and a creative strategy was critical to success.”

The other star campaign of the evening was Strategic Objectives and Mondelēz Canada’s “100th Birthday of Oreo” campaign, which took home the award for Best Creative PR Campaign of the Year. Judy Lewis, Strategic Objectives co-founder and executive vice president, enthusiastically affirmed that winning the award gives her team the inspiration to continue to develop the most creative, breakthrough, and effective PR campaigns.

These two campaigns particularly epitomized achieving communications excellence for 2013. Who will win next year? The countdown begins now, so be sure to get ready to compile your amazing work into a submission for the 2014 ACE Awards.

Photos from the CPRS Toronto 2013 ACE Awards now available

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This year’s ACE Awards gala was, as promised, a night to remember! Well, now you can reminisce as much and as often as you like because the pictures are available through CPRSToronto’s flickr.

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Wednesday, and congratulations again to all of this year’s winners.

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Congratulations to the 2013 ACE Award Winners!

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The 2013 CPRS Toronto ACE Awards gala was an unforgettable celebration!  On April 24th, CPRS Toronto welcomed over 350 of Toronto’s PR elite to acknowledge and honour the best communications campaigns in the city.

ACE Awards are given to organizations and individuals who have positively influenced the Toronto PR industry, as determined by a judging panel of seasoned communications professionals. Winners left the gala with more than a trophy – being recognized with an ACE Award is a symbol of quality and mutual respect amongst Toronto’s PR community.

Congratulations to the 2013 ACE Award recipients!

Best PR Campaign

  • Argyle Communications and Free for All – 30% off Ontario Tuition

Best Creative PR Campaign 

  • Strategic Objectives and Mondelēz Canada – 100th Birthday of Oreo

Leadership Awards

  • Lois Marsh Award: John Muldoon, APR
  • PR Professional of the Year: Cathy Cowan, Cowan & Company Communications Inc.
  • Volunteer of the Year: Heather Agnew, RBC
  • CPRS Toronto Young PR Professional of the Year: Adrian Seeley, PRAXIS
  • CPRS Toronto Public Relations Student of the Year: Hannah Sunderani, Centennial College

Media Relations – Budget Over $50,000

Gold

  • Strategic Objectives and Mondelēz Canada –  100th Birthday of Oreo
  • Argyle Communications –  The Canadian Pain Summit

Silver 

  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  MiO Trick Squirts
  • Revera Inc. and Environics Communications –  Thought Leadership – The Revera Reports
  • LOFT and Edelman –  LOFT Canada Launch
  • Novo Nordisk Canada and GCI Group Canada –  Igniting the VA Dialogue
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  P.F. Chang’s Canadian Launch
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  Capital One Credit Education Week
  • DDB Public Relations –  autoTRADER.ca: The Most Cars in One Place
  • Shaw Media and Edelman –  The Real Housewives of Vancouver Campaign
  • APEX Public Relations and George Brown College –  George Brown College Waterfront Campus

Bronze 

  • APEX Public Relations, Morin Public Relations and Walmart Canada –  Mom of the Year Award
  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  John Frieda Precision Foam Colour
  • Environics Communications –  The Talk
  • Citizen Optimum / Future Shop –  Future Shop Holiday 2012
  • eBay and Edelman –  eBay Canada 2012 Holiday program
  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  Kraft Food for Families
  • NATIONAL Public Relations and Direct Impact –  Ford of Canada Power of Choice Campaign
  • Argyle Communications and PC Financial –  PC Canadian Family Finance Series

Media Relations – Budget under $50,000

Gold

  • APEX Public Relations and Nike Canada –  Sustainable Olympic Track Uniforms

Silver 

  • TD and Paradigm PR –  Credit Cards & You
  • energi PR –  MFPA: Canvassing the Country
  • APEX Public Relations and Nestlé Canada –  Nestlé Assorted Paints the Town Red
  • PRAXIS –  Lifesaving Society: Swim to Survive+
  • Argyle Communications and Staples Canada – Back to School with Staples
  • Fleishman-Hillard Toronto –  One Direction 1D World Toronto
  • SiriusXM and NATIONAL Public Relations – SiriusXM’s Siriusly Sexy Survey

Bronze 

  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  Summer Beauty with John Frieda and Jergens
  • Citizen Optimum –  ACE Bakery Canada’s Best Sandwich
  • TD and Paradigm PR –  TD Educates About Cyber Fraud

Best Use of Special Events.

Gold 

  • RONA Inc. and MSL Canada –  The Nature of Colour
  • DDB Public Relations –  Subaru’s BRZ Scorches the Competition

Silver 

  • Citizen Optimum / IKEA Canada –  IKEA Winnipeg Store Opening
  • PRAXIS –  CCMadMen Event

Bronze

  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  YWCA Facility gets a Makeover
  • PRAXIS –  Dean and Todd’s Banff Ice Party at Blue Mountain
  • PRAXIS –  CARSTAR Dirty Car Art Exhibit

New Product or Service Launch Campaign of the Year 

Gold 

  • Energizer Personal Care –  Launch of Schick Hydro Silk
  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd.  –  Our Food. Your Questions.

Silver 

  • Shaw Media –  Continuum Series Launch Campaign
  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  MiO Trick Squirts
  • Kaiser Lachance Communications –  Sears Canada LOOK! Report Launch
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  P.F. Chang’s Canadian Launch
  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  Bioré Welcomes You (Back) to Your 20s

Bronze

  • APEX Public Relations and Nike Canada –  Measuring Movement to Make Life a Sport.
  • Ketchum PR Canada and Philips Canada – Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Launch

Employee Communications Campaign of the Year

Silver 

  • Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited –  Grow Your Mo’ for Movember Campaign
  • Bombardier – Employee Communications Campaign of the Year Bombardier Aerospace Toronto Site

Community Relations Campaign of the Year 

Gold 

  • Argyle Communications and Free For All  –  30% Off Ontario Tuition

Silver 

  • Citizen Optimum –  Hyundai Hockey Helpers
  • Argyle Communications –  The Crosstown and the Community

Bronze 

  • Ontario Tire Stewardship, OARA and Environics Communications –  Ontario Tire Stewardship and OARA: Annual Tire Take Back Events
  • PRAXIS –  The Courvoisier Collection
  • Environics Communications and Stewardship Ontario –  Make the Drop, Battery Recycling Program

Best Digital Communications Campaign of the Year 

Silver 

  • Energizer Personal Care and Paradigm PR –  Playtex Gentle Glide Communications
  • Unilever Canada and Edelman –  Salty’s Missing Again’s Digital Journey
  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  Kraft Foods DessertCentre.ca Program

Best Use of Communication Tools (Internet, A/V, Research & Measurement, Print and Publications)

Gold

  • Environics Communications and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare –  Advil Nighttime Year II

Brand Development Campaign of the Year

Gold

  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd.  –  Our Food. Your Questions.

Silver

  • Environics Communications – airmilesshops.ca Holiday Campaign
  • PRAXIS –  Canadian Club 2013 Brand Development

Bronze

  • Veritas Communications Inc. –  SUBWAY Restaurants Commit to Fit
  • Environics Communications –  Panasonic Cooking Canada Campaign
  • Randstad and MSL Canada –  Randstad: 2013 Public Relations Program
  • Ketchum PR Canada and Philips Canada –  Philips Consumer Lighting Campaign
  • Citizen Optimum –  ACE Bakery Canada’s Best Sandwich
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  Hankook Tire Canada, The Road to the Top
  • PRAXIS –  Pepsi Ultimate Taste Challenge
  • Real Estate Council of Ontario –  RECO’s Consumer Awareness Campaign

Crisis or Issues Management Campaign of the Year 

Bronze 

  • MAVERICK–  Crisis at Toronto Eaton Centre

Best Student PR Campaign of the Year 

Gold

  • Talk is Cheap 5.0 Team, Centennial College –  Talk is Cheap 5.0

Silver

  • BraveArt Committee, Centennial College –  BraveArt
  • Cheryl, Hannah, Kassandra, Jessica & Brittany, Centennial College –  It’s Your Moment LGFB Fashion Show

CPRS Toronto recognizes the best public relations campaigns at the 2013 ACE Awards

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Toronto, ON, April 24, 2013 – The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Toronto honoured the best in the Toronto PR industry this evening at the annual Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards gala. Held at the Arcadian Court, the ceremony acknowledged and celebrated the accomplishment of PR professionals in Toronto and the GTA.

“ACE awards are given to those who have positively influenced the PR industry with exceptional communications campaigns,” said Vincent Power, APR, president, CPRS Toronto. “Many outstanding submissions were received this year, and with the help of our judging panel, we were able to select the best of the best in Toronto public relations.”

The ACE Awards concluded with the presentation of the two most prestigious awards: Best PR Campaign of the Year and Best Creative PR Campaign of the Year.  Argyle Communications received top prize of PR Campaign of the Year for the exceptional strategic planning and execution of the 30% off Ontario Tuition campaign and the Best Creative PR Campaign of the Year was awarded to Strategic Objectives for the innovation and creativity behind the 100th birthday of Oreo celebrations.

“The ACE Award recipients are selected by a judging panel of seasoned PR professionals,” said Heather Agnew, ACE Awards chair, CPRS Toronto. “Being recognized by industry peers with an ACE Award is a symbol of quality and mutual respect amongst Toronto’s PR community.”

The 2013 ACE Award recipients include:

Best PR Campaign

  • Argyle Communications and Free for All – 30% off Ontario Tuition

Best Creative PR Campaign 

  • Strategic Objectives and Mondelēz Canada – 100th Birthday of Oreo

Leadership Awards

  • Lois Marsh Award: John Muldoon, APR
  • PR Professional of the Year: Cathy Cowan, Cowan & Company Communications Inc.
  • Volunteer of the Year: Heather Agnew, RBC
  • CPRS Toronto Young PR Professional of the Year: Adrian Seeley, PRAXIS
  • CPRS Toronto Public Relations Student of the Year: Hannah Sunderani, Centennial College

Media Relations – Budget Over $50,000

Gold

  • Strategic Objectives and Mondelēz Canada –  100th Birthday of Oreo
  • Argyle Communications –  The Canadian Pain Summit

Silver 

  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  MiO Trick Squirts
  • Revera Inc. and Environics Communications –  Thought Leadership – The Revera Reports
  • LOFT and Edelman –  LOFT Canada Launch
  • Novo Nordisk Canada and GCI Group Canada –  Igniting the VA Dialogue
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  P.F. Chang’s Canadian Launch
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  Capital One Credit Education Week
  • DDB Public Relations –  autoTRADER.ca: The Most Cars in One Place
  • Shaw Media and Edelman –  The Real Housewives of Vancouver Campaign
  • APEX Public Relations and George Brown College –  George Brown College Waterfront Campus

Bronze 

  • APEX Public Relations, Morin Public Relations and Walmart Canada –  Mom of the Year Award
  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  John Frieda Precision Foam Colour
  • Environics Communications –  The Talk
  • Citizen Optimum / Future Shop –  Future Shop Holiday 2012
  • eBay and Edelman –  eBay Canada 2012 Holiday program
  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  Kraft Food for Families
  • NATIONAL Public Relations and Direct Impact –  Ford of Canada Power of Choice Campaign
  • Argyle Communications and PC Financial –  PC Canadian Family Finance Series

Media Relations – Budget under $50,000

Gold

  • APEX Public Relations and Nike Canada –  Sustainable Olympic Track Uniforms

Silver 

  • TD and Paradigm PR –  Credit Cards & You
  • energi PR –  MFPA: Canvassing the Country
  • APEX Public Relations and Nestlé Canada –  Nestlé Assorted Paints the Town Red
  • PRAXIS –  Lifesaving Society: Swim to Survive+
  • Argyle Communications and Staples Canada – Back to School with Staples
  • Fleishman-Hillard Toronto –  One Direction 1D World Toronto
  • SiriusXM and NATIONAL Public Relations – SiriusXM’s Siriusly Sexy Survey

Bronze 

  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  Summer Beauty with John Frieda and Jergens
  • Citizen Optimum –  ACE Bakery Canada’s Best Sandwich
  • TD and Paradigm PR –  TD Educates About Cyber Fraud

Best Use of Special Events.

Gold 

  • RONA Inc. and MSL Canada –  The Nature of Colour
  • DDB Public Relations –  Subaru’s BRZ Scorches the Competition

Silver 

  • Citizen Optimum / IKEA Canada –  IKEA Winnipeg Store Opening
  • PRAXIS –  CCMadMen Event

Bronze

  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  YWCA Facility gets a Makeover
  • PRAXIS –  Dean and Todd’s Banff Ice Party at Blue Mountain
  • PRAXIS –  CARSTAR Dirty Car Art Exhibit

New Product or Service Launch Campaign of the Year 

Gold 

  • Energizer Personal Care –  Launch of Schick Hydro Silk
  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd.  –  Our Food. Your Questions.

Silver 

  • Shaw Media –  Continuum Series Launch Campaign
  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  MiO Trick Squirts
  • Kaiser Lachance Communications –  Sears Canada LOOK! Report Launch
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  P.F. Chang’s Canadian Launch
  • APEX Public Relations and Kao Canada –  Bioré Welcomes You (Back) to Your 20s

Bronze

  • APEX Public Relations and Nike Canada –  Measuring Movement to Make Life a Sport.
  • Ketchum PR Canada and Philips Canada – Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Launch

Employee Communications Campaign of the Year

Silver 

  • Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited –  Grow Your Mo’ for Movember Campaign
  • Bombardier – Employee Communications Campaign of the Year Bombardier Aerospace Toronto Site

Community Relations Campaign of the Year 

Gold 

  • Argyle Communications and Free For All  –  30% Off Ontario Tuition

Silver 

  • Citizen Optimum –  Hyundai Hockey Helpers
  • Argyle Communications –  The Crosstown and the Community

Bronze 

  • Ontario Tire Stewardship, OARA and Environics Communications –  Ontario Tire Stewardship and OARA: Annual Tire Take Back Events
  • PRAXIS –  The Courvoisier Collection
  • Environics Communications and Stewardship Ontario –  Make the Drop, Battery Recycling Program

Best Digital Communications Campaign of the Year 

Silver 

  • Energizer Personal Care and Paradigm PR –  Playtex Gentle Glide Communications
  • Unilever Canada and Edelman –  Salty’s Missing Again’s Digital Journey
  • Kraft Canada and Edelman –  Kraft Foods DessertCentre.ca Program

Best Use of Communication Tools (Internet, A/V, Research & Measurement, Print and Publications)

Gold

  • Environics Communications and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare –  Advil Nighttime Year II

Brand Development Campaign of the Year

Gold

  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd.  –  Our Food. Your Questions.

Silver

  • Environics Communications – airmilesshops.ca Holiday Campaign
  • PRAXIS –  Canadian Club 2013 Brand Development

Bronze

  • Veritas Communications Inc. –  SUBWAY Restaurants Commit to Fit
  • Environics Communications –  Panasonic Cooking Canada Campaign
  • Randstad and MSL Canada –  Randstad: 2013 Public Relations Program
  • Ketchum PR Canada and Philips Canada –  Philips Consumer Lighting Campaign
  • Citizen Optimum –  ACE Bakery Canada’s Best Sandwich
  • NATIONAL Public Relations –  Hankook Tire Canada, The Road to the Top
  • PRAXIS –  Pepsi Ultimate Taste Challenge
  • Real Estate Council of Ontario –  RECO’s Consumer Awareness Campaign

Crisis or Issues Management Campaign of the Year 

Bronze 

  • MAVERICK–  Crisis at Toronto Eaton Centre

Best Student PR Campaign of the Year 

Gold

  • Talk is Cheap 5.0 Team, Centennial College –  Talk is Cheap 5.0

Silver

  • BraveArt Committee, Centennial College –  BraveArt
  • Cheryl, Hannah, Kassandra, Jessica & Brittany, Centennial College –  It’s Your Moment LGFB Fashion Show

The Canadian Public Relations Society is a national professional organization focused on establishing and upholding educational and ethical standards in Public Relations. CPRS Toronto is one of the largest local societies with nearly 600 members. For more information, please visit: http://www.cprstoronto.com.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Nicole Laoutaris
Lead, ACE Marketing/Communications
CPRS Toronto ACE Awards Committee
ace@cprstoronto.com

Strategic Objectives celebrates CPRS Toronto ACE Award win for Best Creative PR Campaign

Strategic Objectives celebrates CPRS Toronto ACE Award win for Best Creative PR Campaign

Argyle Communications take home the CPRS Toronto ACE Award for Best PR Campaign

Argyle Communications take home the CPRS Toronto ACE Award for Best PR Campaign

 

 

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CASE STUDY: High Road Communications’ Brighter Life for Sun Life Financial

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By: Miranda Germani

Today’s the big day: the ACE Awards gala takes place this evening! The ACE committee is busy at Arcadian Court rolling out the (metaphorical) red carpet at this very moment. Just like the Oscars’ broadcast rehashes past years’ movies and fashion before the big show, this is the perfect moment for us to take a look into our past with an ACE Awards standout.

The Sun Life Financial and High Road Communications teams took home an award last year with the BrighterLife.ca initiative, awarded in the Digital Communications Campaign category.

I was pleased to talk to Adrienne Connell, Vice President, High Road Communications before the 2013 ACE Awards officially arrive, about the success of this digital campaign.

Can you tell me about your winning campaign? 

BrighterLife.ca is Sun Life Financial’s innovative digital content marketing platform. It is aimed at helping Canadians answer their money, health, family and career questions in an informal, engaging and no-pressure way. The goal is to add real value to Canadians through the power of relevant, credible, useful content. It’s a revolutionary approach that puts the needs of consumers at the forefront and it’s helped Sun Life to connect with a whole new target audience.

What was the objective and why was it so successful?

Sun Life Financial wanted to engage consumers earlier in the sales cycle, before they had considered Sun Life or were even aware that they had a need that might be met by a financial product. They already had digital marketing platforms to engage both prospective and current customers but needed a way to reach consumers who were just at the beginning of their buying journey. Typically, customers have a trigger event, such as starting a family, changing careers or thinking about retirement.  Enter BrighterLife.ca to engage a wide span of Canadians from young professionals, to young families through to mature families and pre-retirees. It’s been a success because there is an incredible team of individuals behind it that ensure we’re creating magnetic content that is portable, and by that I mean letting audiences consume the content in the channels of their choice, be that on the website, e-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter or RSS. They also make a phenomenal commitment to activating that content across channels leveraging a combination of paid, earned, owned and shared channels.

How did winning an award contribute to the agency’s brand? 

At both High Road and Sun Life we’re very proud to work on this award-winning initiative. It’s an amazing honour to be recognized by our peers in the industry for creating innovative ideas that hopefully inspire other brands and it has helped to solidify our voice as thought leaders in the Canadian content marketing space.

What inspired you to submit?

We are always committed to celebrating our client’s successes, and awards such as this play a key role in recognizing their great work and our continued partnership together.

What were the challenges associated with submitting an award?

While we are always looking at metrics to evaluate a program’s success, distilling those down to the highlights and capturing the essence of what makes a particular effort such as BrighterLife.ca unique isn’t always quick to pull together. It took support from Sun Life’s team and High Road’s to ensure our submission told the story of BrighterLife.ca.

What was a “must-include”in your binder submission?

Creative samples of the writing on BrighterLife.ca and the user experience design of the site. We also made sure we included materials that spoke to the overall strategy and goals. Finally we included materials that illustrated the impact we’ve had with BrighterLife.ca and the vibrant community we have built around the brand.

How did it feel to receive your award at the gala?

Really good! We enjoyed a chance to bring our two teams together for a night of celebration and fun.

What advice would you give to other entrants?

Submit! Be creative in your submission while giving a clear indication of what you set out to do, how you did it and what you ultimately achieved.

THANK YOU TO THE CPRS TORONTO 2013 ACE AWARDS SPONSORS

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By: Natasha Nitsopoulos

The prestigious ACE Awards gala is just two days away. As we’re putting the finishing touches on what promises to be a memorable night, CPRS Toronto and the ACE Awards committee we would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors who have helped make this celebration of communications excellence possible!

On behalf of CPRS Toronto, we appreciate your support and would like to say thank you to:

AVW TEL-AV, a full-service audio visual resource rental company for corporate events, exhibit programs, trade shows and conventions of all sizes.

Marketwired, a customized communications solutions provider, offering targeted coverage across all media and measurement services.

Leger Marketing, the largest Canadian-owned polling, research and strategic marketing firm, with offices across Canada and the United States.

CNW Group, Canada’s leading newswire service specializing in media monitoring, photography and video services, translation, webcasting, conference call services, regulatory filling and measurement.

Canadian Press, Canada’s trusted news leader, multimedia news agency and creator of our favourite book: CP Style.

Cision, a leader in public relations planning, media monitoring, reporting and communications analysis.

News Canada, a leading provider of ready-to-use, timely, credible, newsworthy and copyright-free news content for editors, broadcasters, web and video content providers.

Infomart, a division of Postmedia Network Inc., is Canada’s leading media consultancy providing media monitoring services, research, brand solutions and corporate data.

See you on Wednesday for the 2013 ACE Awards gala!! Tweeting at the Awards? Make sure to hashtag #CPRSACE.

Why attending the ACE Awards is a must for Toronto’s PR professionals: Insight from a past attendee

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By: Miranda Germani

Haven’t bought your ACE Awards gala ticket yet? What are you waiting for? The ACE Awards, the Toronto PR must-attend event, is fast approaching. Tracey Bochner, President of Paradigm Public Relations, helps us break down the benefits of attending the gala.

“It is important to support CPRS and the PR industry in Toronto in general, and attending the gala is good way to do this,” says Tracey. “The ACE Awards is a place to recognize the innovative work of the PR industry in Toronto.”

The gala isn’t just a fun event, it’s also a learning opportunity. “The ACE Awards showcases some of the best work being done by communications professionals in the city. Whether the award-winning work is from agencies, corporations, government or not-for-profits, there is always something that we can learn from the creative thinking and success of others,” says Tracey.

It is also a great opportunity for networking. Each year at the gala Tracey reconnects with industry colleagues.

“The ACE Awards is an important night for us at Paradigm PR. My business partner Mike Abbass and I look forward to the gala every year,” says Tracey. “We celebrate with our amazing clients, who give us the latitude to execute creative campaigns, which result in award-winning programs, we recognize our incredibly talented staff, and we connect with colleagues to toast their successes. We never miss it.”

Ready to reap the benefits of attending the ACE Awards? Hurry, tickets are almost sold out. More information is available on the ACE Awards page.

Tweeting about the ACE Awards? Follow @CPRSToronto and use the hashtag #CPRSACE.

Quick! Time is running out to get your CPRS Toronto 2013 ACE Awards Tickets!

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By: Barbara Loureiro

It’s that time of year again – the CPRS Toronto Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards are fast approaching!

On April 24th join Toronto’s top PR practitioners to celebrate the best of public relations and communications. Held at the Arcadian Court, the ACE awards will commence at 5:15 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the award ceremony at 6 p.m. Hosted by Sean O’Shea, award-winning investigative and consumer reporter on GlobalTV Toronto, the 2013 ACE Awards is guaranteed to be a great time.

ACE has always been the hottest ticket in the Toronto PR industry, so don’t miss out. Tickets sell out every year, make sure you get yours now!

Ticket costs:

  • Member: $130
  • Table of 10: $1,250
  • Non-member: $165
  • Student member: $70
  • Student non-member: $85

For more information, and to buy your ticket, visit the CPRS Toronto website.

LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED!

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What better way to set yourself apart at this year’s ACE Awards Gala than by winning an award?

The Leadership Awards nominations window has been extended for ONE more week! This is your chance to nominate yourself, or a deserving peer or colleague for one of these prestigious awards. Please submit your nominations to ace@cprstoronto.com by March 7, 2013.

Entry is free of charge. Winners will be announced and recognized at the ACE Awards Gala on April 24, 2013. Winning an award at the ACE Gala provides valuable recognition in front of a room of PR professionals, industry mavens and communications experts – better than a business card!

Categories include:

CPRS Toronto Public Relations Student of the Year – Recognizing a CPRS Toronto full or part-time student graduating this year who has a solid academic record and has demonstrated interest in professional development. Click here to read about what last year’s Student of the Year is doing now.

CPRS Toronto Young Public Relations Professional of the Year (Under 30 years of age) – Recognizing a public relations professional (under 30 years on March 23, 2013) who has been in the industry for less than three years (i.e., since March 23, 2010) who has made significant achievements in his or her career.

CPRS Toronto Public Relations Professional of the Year – Recognizing outstanding personal achievement within the public relations industry over their career, with particular focus on their successes over the past year (2012-2013).

CPRS Toronto Mentor of the Year Award – Recognizing a volunteer who has served as a mentor to public relations professionals or students in the year of 2012/2013.

CPRS Toronto Volunteer of the Year Award – Recognizing a volunteer within CPRS Toronto during the previous year (2012/2013) year.

Click here for more information about each category, and submission requirements.