The latest information and updates for the 2022 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards:
IABC/Toronto’s OVATION Awards celebrate the GTA’s top creative talent
TORONTO, June 17, 2022 – The Toronto chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Toronto) celebrated the 37th annual OVATION Awards (#OVATION22) yesterday evening, in a fun-filled evening emceed by Arisa Cox, Canadian Screen Award-winning host and executive producer of Big Brother Canada.
Each year, IABC/Toronto celebrates the talent and creative brilliance of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) marketing, communication and public relations community through the prestigious OVATION Awards. The awards recognize industry excellence across various disciplines, including corporate communications, public relations, media relations, advertising campaigns and more.
Along with OVATION Award winners and the winners of the six awards of distinction, the event honoured the recipients of IABC Canada’s 2021 Master Communicator (MC) Maliha Aqeel PMP®, SCMP®, MC; IABC/Toronto’s 2022 Volunteer of the Year Marian Neglia; and the 2022 Bobbi Resnik Student of the Year Natalie Banaszak.
“Congratulations to all our OVATION Award winners,” said IABC/Toronto President Mandy Gibson. “Our industry-leading evaluators were deeply impressed with the quality of the entries. Close to 170 entries were submitted this year, and we are proud to have been able to come together to celebrate the award winners whose work has been evaluated against the Global Standard of the Communications Profession using IABC’s Seven-Point Scale of Excellence.”
Congratulations to all award recipients.
View a complete list of winners
Awards of Distinction:
Boutique Agency of the Year (Five or fewer employees)
• The PR Department
Small Agency of the Year (Six to 20 employees)
• Tenzing Communications
Mid-size Agency of the Year (21 to 50 employees)
• Craft Public Relations
Large Agency of the Year (51 or more employees)
• Edelman Canada
Corporate Communication Department of the Year
• The Regional Municipality of York
Not-for-Profit Communication Department of the Year
• Sheridan College
Best of the Best Judges Choice Award:
• Campaign: The Launch of Cold Brew
• Organization: Tim Hortons & Craft Public Relations
IABC Canada Master Communicator (2021)
• IABC/Toronto Past President Maliha Aqeel, PMP®, SCMP®, MC
IABC/Toronto Volunteer of the Year Award (2022)
• Marian Neglia
IABC/Toronto Bobbie Resnick Student of the Year Award (2022)
• Natalie Banaszak
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Fusion Design Group
- Arc and Crown Media
- Canmark Communications
- Izzy Buzzy Bee Co
- MC-Master Syracuse MCM Program
- Hollinrake Photography
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, IABC/Toronto is the largest chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. The chapter supports its community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance.
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- 2021 OVATION Award winners.
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Canadian TV Personality Arisa Cox, to host the IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards 2022
The Ovation Awards just got even more exciting! IABC/ Toronto is thrilled to announce that Arisa Cox, host and executive producer of the wildly popular Canadian reality show, Big Brother Canada, is hosting the IABC/ Toronto OVATION Awards 2022 in person on June 16 at the Berkeley Fieldhouse.
What better way to jump back into in-person events than with Arisa Cox’s high energy and passion as we celebrate communication excellence at the IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards 2022.
Cox started her career in journalism as a local news reporter in Ottawa and continued her career in television. Along with hosting Big Brother Canada over the years, Cox has also covered The Grammys, The Oscars, the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, and Survivor for ET Canada. She’s also hosted live events, including the Canadian Screen Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival, and the Directors’ Guild of Canada Awards, to name a few.
Cox is a natural and passionate communicator and a champion of equity, specifically in her world of reality television.
It’s bound to be a great event with Arisa Cox as the emcee for the IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards 2022, the industry’s must-attend event of the season.
Ticket sales close in a week, so, Book your tickets today to secure your spot at the 2022 OVATION Awards at the Berkeley Field house on June 16, from 6 to 9 p.m.
IABC/Toronto’s OVATION Awards celebrates excellence in communications safely in-person this June
IABC/Toronto invites Greater Toronto Area communications and marketing professionals to the sector’s most prestigious awards ceremony, the OVATION Awards.
TORONTO, May 3, 2022 – The Toronto chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Toronto) is thrilled to announce that, after two years of virtual events, the 37th annual OVATION Awards event will be held in-person at the Berkeley Fieldhouse on Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 9 PM.
Each year, IABC/Toronto celebrates the talent and creative brilliance of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) marketing and communications community through the prestigious OVATION Awards. The awards recognize communications and marketing excellence across a broad range of disciplines, including corporate communications, public relations, media relations, advertising campaigns and more.
“The OVATION Awards ceremony is the event communications, PR and marketing pros wait for all year,” said Mandy Gibson, IABC/Toronto President . “It’s a great opportunity for industry professionals to support and celebrate the best work of our peers. We’re looking forward to welcoming our community back safely to our first in-person awards in two years. The evening promises to be a chance to connect in a casual atmosphere, while getting a front-row seat to celebrating the best talent in the GTA.”
This June 16, IABC/Toronto invites the GTA’s marketing and communications professionals to celebrate the award winners whose work has been evaluated against the Global Standard of the Communications Profession using IABC’s Seven-Point Scale of Excellence.
In addition to the award winners, IABC Canada’s 61st Master Communicator (MC), Maliha Aqeel, PMP®, SCMP®, MC will be honoured at the event for this lifetime achievement. Aqeel is founder and CEO of the IDEAS Collective, a past-president of IABC/Toronto and has been nominated as Vice Chair for IABC’s International Executive Board for 2022-2023.
How to write an award-winning IABC/Toronto OVATION Award entry
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A virtual professional development workshop was held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
IABC/Toronto’s award writing workshop featured three expert communicators who are past winners and/or judges of the IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards. The recording of the session is available here.
For those planning to submit work to the 2022 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards, you’ll learn how to write and compile an outstanding award. Get tips from the speakers hailing from various backgrounds on how to position your application for success, gain insight into the adjudication process, and better communicate the effectiveness of your work.
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