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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.
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).
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.
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.