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Creative, editorial-driven and entrepreneurial are words used to describe APEX Public Relations (www.apexpr.com) by both clients and its staff. A high-performance, high-energy communications agency  fueled by innovation, strategic collaboration and senior-level involvement, APEX has won dozens of category leading national and international awards including Mid-Size Agency of the Year by IABC/Toronto and PROFIT Magazine’s list of Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs for the past twelve years.

An independent, partner-managed agency, APEX has cultivated a deep understanding of a variety of audiences with a specific focus on moms, boomers, households, small business and mobile millennials.

Actively involved in the community, APEX founded On Your Bike (www.onyourbike.com) over 10 years ago, a foundation that distributes bikes to underprivileged children.  Additionally, APEX’s CEO Pat McNamara launched Ignite Capital (www.ignitecapital.ca) to provide aspiring start-ups, who have limited access to funding, the opportunity to compete for a start-up grant of $20,000 and participation in a one year mentorship program.

As an agency with impeccable editorial chops across all channels APEX launched ruckus in 2013, a content division focused on owned and paid channels. Building on APEX’s DNA, ruckus offers clients a full 360’ strategic editorial offering of traditional media outreach, events management, experiential, digital and social innovation programming and intertwines those efforts with paid solutions, inbound marketing and community building.


Argyle helps major brands and respected organizations build and strengthen their relationships with the stakeholders who drive their reputations, brands and business success – across Canada and beyond.

For almost 40 years, Argyle has been chosen by some of the world’s biggest brands, put big ideas onto the public agenda, and become one of Canada’s largest independent communications firms. The firm’s specialty practices include corporate communications and reputation management, public affairs and public engagement, health communications, consumer marketing, digital communications, branding and design.

Argyle was named Mid-Sized Agency of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 by the International Society of Business Communicators.

Website: www.argylepr.com


Founded in Montréal in 2001 and with offices in Toronto and affiliates across the country, is an independent public relations consulting firm that helps clients accelerate business success through communications. Its Québec heritage inspires a deep understanding of cultural and language differences resulting in unique and highly effective communications strategies.

With its professional development centre, CASACADEMY™, its exclusive and systematic approach STRUCTURAL PR™ and its manifesto that elevates the value of public relations, CASACOM goes further. Its team helps business leaders and managers leverage the full potential of public relations to put their organizations on the path to strong, structured, sustainable growth.

Founded in 2001 in Montreal, CASACOM covers all of Canada with its Toronto office and collaborators across the country. The firm has carved out a leading industry role with its stellar reputation, numerous awards and ambitious campaigns in business communications, public affairs, and marketing communications. Built on values of integrity and humanity, CASACOM is home to talented, ambitious, dedicated staff focused on results. Its team takes particular pride in making a difference each and every day for their clients. CASACOM enjoys the support and assistance of over 140 partners worldwide through the Worldcom PR Group, the biggest international network of independent public relations firms in the world.


Citizen Optimum is the Canadian Division of international PR group Citizen Relations. An award-winning PR agency, Citizen Optimum offers strategic PR advice and counsel to industry leading brands, corporations, governments and not-for-profit organizations, designed to contribute to the business success of our clients through effective and innovative communications.

Citizen Optimum has more than 50 team members across four Canadian offices. As former journalists, clients, political staff, civil servants and consultants, our team is committed to delivering exceptional client service, infusing programs with creativity, insight, passion and energy.

Citizen is the amalgamation of Optimum PR in Canada with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Quebec City, Band & Brown and Brando in the UK with offices in London, and Paine PR in the USA with offices in Los Angeles, Orange Country and New York.

Citizen Optimum is a wholly-owned member of the EDC communications group – which also includes agency partners Dare, Elvis and Jungle Media. As such, Citizen Optimum is able to provide clients with an integrated communications offering extending beyond PR alone – to also include branding and design, advertising, media planning, direct and interactive marketing.


Cohn & Wolfe builds brands and corporate reputations by captivating, engaging and motivating stakeholders to act. We do so through an uncompromising commitment to creativity.

By providing seasoned perspective, counsel and services, and a strategic approach based on fresh, relevant insights, we strive to be seen as an integral part of our clients’ teams and a valuable contributor to their successes.

Backed by the experience, insights and support of a global network, Cohn & Wolfe has provided expert communication services in Canada for over 20 years. With strategically located offices across Canada, Cohn & Wolfe has a proud Canadian history and employs dozens of the country’s most creative thinkers.


Creativity, passion and strategic persuasive communications – these are just a few descriptors that describe DDB Public Relations (DDB PR). With an unwavering dedication to excellence, the team at DDB PR, under the leadership of managing director, Martine Lévy has created ground-breaking PR programs for both internationally-recognized clients and entrepreneurial ventures.

A boutique-sized agency armed with the resources of DDB’s worldwide network, DDB PR offers clients the best of both worlds with seamless integration and best-in-class services. Named Strategy’s Top Creative Agency in 2011, DDB Canada is the most creatively acclaimed, internationally recognized marketing communications agency in Canada.  DDB Canada’s integrated divisions include: youth marketing, public relations, online and interactive, packaging and design, customer relationship marketing, social media marketing, corporate social responsibility, recruitment marketing and shopper marketing.  With offices in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver, DDB PR’s successes have led it to become one of Canada’s most creatively-awarded PR shops.


Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm, with wholly owned offices in 60 cities and 4,000 employees worldwide. In Canada, we have offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary, and 170 employees.  Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade and one of its “2010 A-List Agencies” and “2010 Best Places to Work;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year” and “2011 Large UK Consultancy of the Year;“ European Excellence Awards’ “2010 Agency of the Year;” Holmes Report’s “Agency of the Decade” and “2009 Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year;” and among Glassdoor’s top five “2011 Best Places to Work.” Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (integrated marketing), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), and MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment).


energi PR is an independently owned and managed public relations, social and digital communications agency. We wouldn’t have it any other way. We focus on our clients, colleagues, and values without answering to a higher power. Being independent means the buck stops with us and we take this responsibility seriously. Because we’ve chosen to specialize in consumer health and wellness, lifestyle and medical communications, how we do our job has a meaningful impact on people’s lives, including our own.

We are all looking for products and services that make our lives better, healthier, and safer, that add enjoyment, even excitement. For more than three decades, energi PR has been the strategy-first agency that makes sense of the science, communicates the complex, translates the technical and articulates the awesome.

energi PR provides world-class insights, local market knowledge, strategy and implementation through public relations and integrated social and digital marketing communications. We are the first Canadian, independently owned national bilingual PR agency with offices in Canada’s two major business centres. We are also the sole Canadian affiliate of GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent consumer health and medical communications agency partnership in the world, with colleagues in more than 40 cities across 6 continents.

Awards and media hits are nice, but at energi PR we focus on putting winning strategies into action. We ask the right questions, deliver honest answers, and move the needle on influence, relationships and trust. Exceptionally executed, this is the power of energi PR.


FleishmanHillard HighRoad (FHR) builds meaningful connections between ideas, people and actions. Our purpose is to provide clients with inspired, integrated communications services from traditional to digital, from brand to reputation, from public relations to public affairs. No matter the industry, channel or business problem, our focus is on building the relationships you need to have with news media, consumers, businesses, partners, or communities to change conversations and behaviours.

We are corporate, commercial and government relations experts, but also creative designers, content producers, UX experts and social strategists. We go where your audience is, with insights and expertise—so we’ll be where you need to be tomorrow. Our team of over 80 is spread across eight practice groups including brand marketing, reputation management, crisis management, research and analytics, media relations, social and innovation, public affairs and strategic integration. We work in a broad range of industry sectors including consumer products and services, healthcare, energy and utilities, manufacturing and industrial, financial and professional services, food and beverage, agriculture, technology and the public sector.

A national and bilingual agency established in 1997, FleishmanHillard HighRoad’s team is based in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Halifax. FHR also operates as part of an integrated global FleishmanHillard network with 85 offices in more than 30 countries.


GCI Canada is distinguished by our long time client relationships with some of the world’s most well known companies and brands.  We enjoy consistently superior client service accolades from our clients. This is driven by our commitment to outstanding client service, practical creativity to drive business or organizational results and nimbleness.

Our motto is “Change Rules”.   We focus on delivering the big (or small idea) that drives change, applying the social media evolution thoughtfully and staying brilliant with the basics.  We offer a full suite of communications services that we execute nationally each day across our public affairs, marketing communications, corporate communications and healthcare specialties.

GCI is a member of the WPP Group.   Please visit our website at www.gcicanada.com and at twitter.com/gcigroup