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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.
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.
At Ketchum, we help brands and businesses understand what people really think and how this connects to our changing culture. We create communication that makes an impact.
We’re equal parts human-centered and business-focused, empathetic and intelligent. As a global communications consultancy, we combine deep industry and specialty expertise with global reach to find unexpected connections that lead to lasting relationships and work that matters.
We bring the resources, specialized teams and delivery of a big agency, with the passion, agility and flexibility of the boutiques. And because we’re multi-disciplinary by nature, you have the ability to flex your Ketchum team depending on the challenge at hand.
Our core expertise is in brand marketing, B2B, reputation management, creative content, digital strategy, research and analytics, media and influencer relations, purpose and crisis management. This work spans across a wide range of industry sectors where Ketchum has particular strength including Automotive, Financial & Professional Services, Food & Beverage, Health Innovation & Wellness, Retail, Technology, and Travel, among others.
Founded in 1923 by George Ketchum, and part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), Ketchum has operated in Canada for more than 19 years, serving some of the most reputable and best-known brands in this country and around the world. In Canada, we are based in Toronto, with an office in Montreal.
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.
With 275+ awards for client work and industry leadership, the independently owned Proof family of companies (Proof Inc., Proof Experiences Inc., Proof Strategies) have over 165 staff members in offices in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Washington, DC. Annual fee income exceeded $30 million in 2017. As a brand steward to some of North America’s most respected and well-known companies, the firm’s strategic approach is guided by data-driven research, deep subject expertise, smart creative and meticulous measurement. Proof Inc. (formerly Environics Communications) was named IABC/Toronto’s Large Agency of the Year in both 2014 and 2015, ranking #6 on the Great Place to Work® 2016 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women, and #13 overall. A corporate leader in the age of climate change, Proof Inc. has been carbon neutral since 2008. Proof collaborates with independently-owned WE Agency (formerly Waggener Edstrom), reaching more than 100 additional international markets.
Veritas walks the line between public relations and marketing to inspire positive word-of-mouth and drive brand preference.
Incorporated in 1993 and headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Montreal and Vancouver and satellites in New York and Los Angeles, Veritas is a full-service communications agency.
Understanding the need to deepen their expertise beyond earned/organic into performance driven influencer content they launched little sister Meat & Produce (M&P) in 2019 as the first-ever agile co-creation content studio. It brings influencers through the process from start to finish, and leverages data and analytics in real time to optimize content that is working, while quickly tweaking content that isn’t.