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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.
For more than 40 years, Argyle has been chosen by the world’s biggest brands to help them communicate with confidence, and grown to become one of North America’s largest and most acclaimed management-owned communications consultancies.
The firm’s specialty practices include corporate communications and reputation management, public affairs and public engagement, consumer marketing, digital communications, branding and design. Argyle’s clients span many sectors, including finance, technology, education, healthcare, agribusiness, travel, professional services, infrastructure, government, non-profits and many more.
Argyle was named Global Mid-Sized Agency of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 by the International Society of Business Communicators. PRovoke Media, the leading source of analysis and insight on the international public relations industry, named Argyle one of the top five global “fast movers” in PR in 2019, and Canadian Agency of the Year for 2020. 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.
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.
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).
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.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) was founded more than 80 years ago and established in Canada in 1980. Today, we are a network of nine offices from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Victoria and Vancouver. We provide services in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French. We are a multi-specialist agency, offering in-depth expertise in a variety of areas and industry sectors including corporate communications and reputation management, issues management and crisis communications, digital communications, public affairs, marketing communications, public engagement, campaign strategy, financial communications and more.
At H+K, we know that the opportunities and challenges clients face come from different sources – the market, specific stakeholders, the media, the online world and government. Our strength – and our value to you – lies in our comprehensive grasp of the challenges and opportunities you face each business day. We use that knowledge to distill the precise message you most need to communicate, and to deliver that message to the audiences you need to reach – on time and on budget.
Beyond Canada, we have 87 offices in 49 countries across the globe.
Media Profile is one of Canada’s largest employee-owned public relations firm. We’re proudly independent by choice – a choice that has allowed us to assemble the best and brightest practitioners in this country. As an independent firm, we are accountable only to ourselves and to our clients. This means you get a team of professionals that is entrepreneurial, strategic, creative, and absolutely tenacious about building brands.
A full service agency, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, we treat all client relationships as genuine partnerships. The fact that many of our clients have worked with us for upwards of a decade is testament to the success of this approach.
Founded over 25 years ago, Media Profile today is a remarkable balance of cross-sector experience, earned through planning and managing some of the most successful media relations programs in Canada. We employ a multi-layered, inter-connected approach to ensure our deep expertise in traditional public relations is seamlessly blended with focused social media programs, creating extraordinary client campaigns that deliver against solid, tangible business objectives.
NATIONAL’s bold thinkers not only provide our clients with great ideas—but also critical insights, innovative programs and business strategies that address challenges and opportunities with laser-like focus. Where others see challenges, we find opportunities. Where some see barriers, we find compelling stories. Where few see any solutions, we find bold ones. How? By having industry experts on staff, adding dedicated researchers and experienced professionals and being accountable for our results.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a communications services firm that doesn’t tell you that they can do everything. For this, we offer you one piece of advice: ask them to show you. We can. Not only have we succeeded in most sectors, we pride ourselves with having industry experts on staff. Our knowledge is current. Our experience relevant and our expertise is documented. Talk to the experts. We’re ready to help.
Paradigm Public Relations is an independent, full service agency with specialized expertise in brand marketing communications. From food to fashion to financial services, we have worked with some of Canada’s largest companies and brands.
Effective public relations relies on smart strategic thinking, creativity and a focus on producing results that can be measured against bottom-line objectives. We deliver results by understanding a brand’s communications lifecycle and we have the PR expertise to make each stage a success.
The winner of dozens of communications awards for its creative campaigns, Paradigm was ranked on the PROFIT HOT 50 list of Canada’s top emerging growth companies for both 2010 and 2011, as well as on the W100 list of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs.