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June 24, 2020

Canada's Marketing Hall of Legends, Presented by Architech, Reveals its 2020 Inductees

Joe Jackman, Nancy Marcus, Morris Saffer, Brian Scudamore, and Anthony von Mandl are recognized for their impact on the Canadian marketing field

Toronto, June 24, 2020– The Toronto chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Toronto) is proud to announce the class of 2020 inductees into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL), one of Canada’s most respected and renowned industry awards. For over 12 years, nomination and induction into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends has been a widely recognized mark of distinction and one of the most coveted awards celebrating the careers of our industry’s most successful leaders.

Joe Jackman, Nancy Marcus, Morris Saffer, Brian Scudamore, and Anthony von Mandl have been selected by a committee of their peers as standout exemplars of the Canadian advertising and marketing industry and are recognized for their impact on the Canadian and International marketplace, and their contributions back to the marketing community.

"On behalf of AMA-Toronto, it is my honour to welcome this esteemed group of leaders to Canada's Marketing Hall of Legends. To acknowledge and recognize their achievements and contributions serves and inspires our entire community,” says Michelle Flynn, President of AMA-Toronto.

This year’s honourees were selected by a Jury Committee, made up of a distinguished and diverse group of marketing experts and chaired by 2014 Inductee David Kincaid, Founder and Managing Partner, Level5 Strategy. “To be recognized and acknowledged by one’s own peers is, they say, the greatest form of compliment. To be recognized and acknowledged as a true leader, who has helped shape and influence an industry and a profession is, I would say, an achievement few can claim and one to be rightfully very proud of”, says Kincaid. “This year’s Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends Inductees have done both. I speak for my fellow jurists who had the privilege of reviewing, debating and selecting these Legends in extending a warm and deserved congratulations. You inspire us all.”

CMHOL’s 2020 Legends are:

Joe Jackman, CEO of Jackman Reinvents, the world’s first and foremost reinvention company. Joe has been an advisor to consumer brands, retailers, B2B companies, and private equity partners for more than thirty years. Throughout his career, he has helped companies create the most powerful and relevant versions of their brands and businesses.

“It is truly a great honour to be inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends by the American Marketing Association. While I have practiced across North America for many years, I’ve long felt that Canada is a proving ground for some of the best marketers in the world. With its unique characteristics—not only a vast geography with relatively low density but also a smaller economy by global standards—Canada demands marketers do more with less, continually innovate and break new ground creatively, and partner with others to achieve their goals. The invitation to join this august group of trailblazers by my Canadian peers, those who have led the way and shone the light for so many including me, is a dream come true. I will count it as one of the most cherished highlights of my career,” says Joe.

Nancy Marcus, one of Canada’s most recognized marketing professionals in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Nancy has been a marketing leader for companies like Phillip Morris, RJR MacDonald and Kruger Products. In addition, she has helped to redefine the role of women in the industry.

“I am overwhelmed and honoured to be inducted as a marketing legend having spent the past forty years in the CPG industry launching, protecting and building Canadian brands. This recognition is meaningful as it reflects the impact and effectiveness of having one elevate the value of Marketing in the boardroom and permeate its significance throughout the organization. I have been inspired by my Marketing teams, agencies and partners who have enabled me to lead change and deliver corporate results while celebrating our successes together,” says Nancy.

Morris Saffer, Chairman of Saffer Retail, a Retail agency which develops data-driven digital strategies, integrating creative and media. In his illustrious career, Morris founded the first advertising agency specializing in retailing clients, including The Hudson Bay Co, General Motors Dealers, Firestone and Home Hardware, among others. In addition, he owned David’s Bridal and co-founded the Chicago based American Retail Advertising and Marketing Association. He was the youngest, and only the second Canadian, elected to the American Retail Advertising Hall of Fame. And Morris received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marketing division of the Retail Council of Canada.

“After a long career pioneering, and legitimizing, ‘The Store as a Brand’, it is especially rewarding to be recognized by my mainstream marketing peers. There was a long period when ‘Retail Advertising’ was not considered the strategic, or creative, equal of ‘National Advertising’. Those days are long gone and, in fact, digital, data-driven marketing has turned us all into ‘Retailers’ in one way or another,” says Morris.

● Brian Scudamore, a serial entrepreneur, founder of home-service brands such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, Shack Shine and author. Through franchising, he is giving thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to live their dreams of business ownership.

"Building a successful brand requires a huge team effort. Being selected for Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends is a reflection of our team's marketing innovation and relentless pursuit of brand excellence", says Brian.

Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C. is the Founder & CEO of The Mark Anthony Group of Companies, one of North America’s most diversified and successful private beverage companies that has disrupted the alcohol sector with innovative brands such as Mike’s Hard Lemonade and White Claw Hard Seltzer. He is also the Proprietor of a collection of wineries and estate vineyards in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, including the iconic Mission Hill Family Estate. Anthony was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada and he is also the recipient of the Order of British Columbia; both honors recognize his innovative contributions to enhancing Canada’s international reputation in the wine industry.

“This Hall of Legends induction is much more than an acknowledgement of what has been accomplished, it is a confirmation of what can be achieved when one has an unwavering commitment to their vision. My life’s work has been focused on overcoming obstacles by innovation, taking risks in the pursuit of creating the unexpected, and challenging the norms to create inspirational brands that ignite passion and spark curiosity in the hearts and minds of consumers. Despite all we have achieved, we take nothing for granted, remain humble, and our success – including this acknowledgement from the American Marketing Association – only inspires us to push the boundaries of innovation and creativity even further.”

The spotlight and recognition of this year’s new inductees to the Hall will continue throughout the year with new content and programming, including an invite-only dinner honouring the Legends, and new additions to CMHOL’s Legendary Leadership Event Series. Subsequent events in the Legendary Leadership series this year will explore the stories, achievements, influence and learnings of these Legends, engaging the marketing community in thoughtful conversation about industry and social trends and innovations.

The 2020/21 presenting sponsor for CMHOL and its Legendary Leadership Series is Architech, a Toronto-based software company with over 15 years of Digital Transformation for clients across North America by leveraging the latest cloud technology and hiring top talent to modernize applications.

About Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL)


Founded in 2004, the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends honours Canadians who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing. The award, created to spotlight the stories, people and brands behind Canada’s greatest marketing successes, recognizes a noteworthy body of work and a lifetime of achievements. Nominations for induction are held annually. An independent panel of top marketing professionals evaluates each year’s list of nominees. This year’s Jury Committee include:

- David Kincaid- Founder and Managing Partner, Level5 Strategy Group
- Jack Bensimon - President & Founding Partner, Bensimon Byrne
- Andrea Southcott – Partner, Redshift Collective
- Noel O'Dea - President and Founder, Target Marketing & Communications Inc.
- Ian Gordon - Senior Vice President, Loblaw Brands Ltd.
- Jennifer Gerlach Martin - Senior Director, Shoppers Drug Mart
- Tony Chapman - Branding Expert, Podcaster
- Andrew Black – General Partner, BrandProject
- Steve Wallace - Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer, Alpine Canada
- Mike Nethercott - Managing Partner, Deloitte Canada
- David Brown - Founder and Editor, The Message
- Judy Davey – Vice President, Association of Canadian Advertisers
- Ken Wong – Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business

About AMA Toronto


The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 70 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 30,000 members and 70 chapters across North America, is the largest marketing association in the world serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA visit AMA-Toronto.com.



Quick Facts


● Since 2004, the CMHOL has inducted 83 Canadian luminaries, including 24 visionaries, 24 enablers, 23 builders and 12 mentors
● The criteria for CMHOL selection includes the overall impact that marketing professionals have demonstrated in the Canadian or global marketplace through their ideas and contributions to marketing and brand building
● The CMHOL brings together Canadian marketers, media, agencies and academic communities to select candidates whom they feel meet and exceed these criteria
● The annual CMHOL event was paused in 2018 to allow the association to rethink and refresh the award show brand to better serve the marketing community
● Details of the Legendary Leadership series, as well as the 2020 nomination process, and induction event, are housed on the AMA-Toronto website.



Associated Links

Marketing Hall of Legends
https://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca/
https://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca/legends/2020%20Inductees/

AMA Toronto

https://www.ama-toronto.com

For further information please contact:

Lorena Luján
Manager, Public Relations, AMA Toronto
Lorena.lujan@ama-toronto.com
(437) 992-8166



April 03, 2020

Leading your business during the Coronavirus

Toronto, April 3, 2020 –The Coronavirus has presented Canadian businesses with unprecedented challenges. There is no compass for these uncharted waters. New approaches to customer, supplier and employee engagement require consideration and businesses underlying “operating systems” need to be updated and re-written.

In his new episode of Chatter that Matters, Tony Chapman - a luminary of Canada’ Marketing Hall of Legends (2008) - discusses these challenges with two fellow CMHOL Legend inductees, David Kincaid (2013) and Ken Wong (2006). Together they explore effective leadership through adversity and possible solutions Canadian businesses, in particular small businesses, need to consider as they manage through these uncertain times.

Organizational culture during Coronavirus (03:18)
During these unprecedented times, organizations are afforded an opportunity to step back and reappraise their cultures. David shares his points of view on culture as a driver for business transformation - “..culture acts as an enabler to creating competitive advantage.”

Recovery - big box vs small business (06:52)
Ken believes price will be the key lever for large enterprises in their recovery strategies. However, small to medium businesses can’t compete on this basis and need to find what’s in their wheelhouse. During this time it will be clear which businesses have true relationships with their customers.

CEO’s challenges (09:21)
CEO’s are facing numerous challenges in this environment. Maintaining profit, managing costs, narrowing their focus on what matters most, and doing enough to preserve today so when the times come they can rebuild. Ken and David share their insights and advise to CEO’s - take the time to plan & widen your focus.

Advice for small/medium business (13:45)
Truly understand what business you are in and identify what problem you will solve for your customers. Engaging with suppliers, key customers and local business associations to be part of the conversation is also key to addressing these challenges. David highlights the potential impact of e-commerce could have on small business.

Advice to leaders (18:54)
During these trying and uncertain times, what level of transparency is required from leaders? The panel provides their guidance highlighting the need to engage frontline staff - as they influence customer satisfaction - and engaging with team members at all levels to understand how things have changed and how this has impacted customers motivations.

Getting your house in order (22:23)
Creating a safe environment for consumers through rigours sanitation protocols and communicating this to your consumers is critical to establishing trust with your consumers. Communicate, communicate, communicate!

Closing (25:21)
Tony Chapman shares his insights and learnings:
- Know what business you’re actually in, where you add value and why you matter.
- Understanding what lane you are in - focus on the things you can stand for
- Communication and transparency is critical when you're dealing with customers, employees and suppliers - we’re all in this together

 

Links and References

Ken Wong - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-wong-4453892
David Kincaid - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-kincaid-125b851
CMHOL - https://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca
AMA Toronto - https://www.ama-toronto.com/

Zellers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zellers
Galen Weston - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen_Weston
Loblaws - https://www.loblaws.ca
Harvard Business Review - https://hbr.org
Costco - https://www.costco.ca
Tom Peters - https://tompeters.com


Follow Tony Chapman

Website - https://tonychapmanreactions.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/TonyChapman
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonychapmanreactions/

 

About Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL)

Founded in 2004, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends honours Canadians who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing. The award, created to spotlight the stories, people and brands behind Canada’s greatest marketing successes, recognizes a noteworthy body of work and a lifetime of achievements. Nominations for induction are held annually. An independent selection committee of top marketing professionals evaluates each year’s list of nominees.

About AMA Toronto

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 60 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 20,000 members and 70 chapters across North America, is the largest marketing association in the world serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA visit AMA-Toronto.com.

March 31, 2020

AMA Toronto suspends event due to COVID-19 crisis

Toronto, March 31, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL) has been postponed until a safer, more appropriate time later in the year. The Toronto chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Toronto), which runs CMHOL, has suspended all planned professional development, networking and award show activities until at least April 30, 2020.

The CMHOL Dinner, originally to be held on April 28, is being rescheduled. Likewise, the 2020 Legend Award winners will be officially announced at a later date. 

AMA Toronto remains committed to Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends and expanding its recognition of inductees through its Legendary Leadership Event Series to help the marketing community share knowledge and promote business excellence within the profession. Updates about the CMHOL, as well as other events and programming, will be provided by the AMA on its websites, email, and social media platforms.

The 2020 Presenting Sponsor for Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends is Architech, an innovative Toronto-based enterprise software and cloud services firm that has been helping businesses to digitally transform and realize the power of modern technologies.

About Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL)

Founded in 2004, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends honours Canadians who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing. The award, created to spotlight the stories, people and brands behind Canada’s greatest marketing successes, recognizes a noteworthy body of work and a lifetime of achievements. Nominations for induction are held annually. An independent selection committee of top marketing professionals evaluates each year’s list of nominees.

About AMA Toronto

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 60 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 20,000 members and 70 chapters across North America, is the largest marketing association in the world serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA visit AMA-Toronto.com.

For further information please contact:

Robert MacLean
VP, Public Relations, AMA Toronto
rob.maclean@ama.com
(416) 817-4259

March 02, 2020

Legend Award winners to be announced on March 20

Toronto, March 2, 2020 – Trumpeting the return of one of the most coveted industry awards, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL), run by the Toronto chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Toronto), today revealed its 2020 Selection Committee. 

The Selection Committee, chaired by 2014 inductee David Kincaid, Founder and Managing Partner, Level5 Strategy, will judge this year’s entries and announce Canada’s newest Marketing Legends on March 20. 

This year’s CMHOL Selection Committee includes: 

  • Jack Bensimon, President and Founding Partner, Bensimon Byrne 
  • Andrew Black, General Partner, BrandProject 
  • Clinton Braganza, Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank 
  • David Brown, Founder and Editor, The Message 
  • Tony Chapman, Branding Expert, Podcaster 
  • Judy Davey, Vice President, Association of Canadian Advertisers 
  • Ian Gordon, Senior Vice President, Loblaw Brands Ltd. 
  • Jennifer Gerlach Martin, Senior Director, Shoppers Drug Mart 
  • Mike Nethercott, Managing Partner, Deloitte Canada 
  • Noel O'Dea, President and Founder, Target Marketing & Communications Inc. 
  • Andrea Southcott, Partner, Redshift Collective 
  • Steve Wallace, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, Alpine Canada 
  • Ken Wong, Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business 

“Nomination and induction into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends is an enormous accomplishment — a recognized mark of distinction in our industry,” says Kincaid. "To be on the judging panel and part of the re-launch of Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends is also an exciting tribute that has attracted a choice jury.” 

“The judges are an extremely distinguished and diverse group of experts that represent an array of disciplines and expertise in the marketing industry,” says Xzavier Ramphal, co-VP, CMHOL. “Their broad career experience and invaluable insights will provide a strong platform for a comprehensive discussion and credible decision-making prowess.” 

“Our Selection Committee typifies the Canadian marketing industry, with representatives from British Columbia and the Maritimes, across gender, and across category, from agency, advertiser, educational institutions, marketing press, and marketing associations,” adds Jacob Kessler co-VP CMHOL. 

Nominations for CMHOL are still open and run until March 4. Details about the Legend Awards and submission form is available at https://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca/

This year’s Legend Award winners will be formally recognized and honoured by AMA Toronto and CMHOL’s Selection Committee on April 28. Information for the dinner celebration can be found at https://www.ama-toronto.com/events/marketing-hall-of-legends-inductee-dinner

About Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL)

Founded in 2004, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends honours Canadians who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing. The award, created to spotlight the stories, people and brands behind Canada’s greatest marketing successes, recognizes a noteworthy body of work and a lifetime of achievements. Nominations for induction are held annually. An independent selection committee of top marketing professionals evaluates each year’s list of nominees.

About AMA Toronto

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 60 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 20,000 members and 70 chapters across North America, is the largest marketing association in the world serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA visit AMA-Toronto.com.

Quick Facts 

  • Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends honours our industry’s most outstanding visionaries, enablers, builders and mentors who’ve had tremendous impact on the field of marketing throughout their careers. 
  • Through recognizing and celebrating our industry’s most influential leaders, the CMHOL helps our community share knowledge, promote business excellence within the profession, and inspire future marketing legends. 
  • Since 2004, CMHOL has inducted 83 Canadian luminaries. 
  • The criteria for CMHOL selection include the overall impact that marketing professionals have demonstrated in the Canadian or global marketplace through their ideas and contributions to marketing and brand building, as well as what they have done to give back and better the marketing community.
  • The CMHOL brings together Canadian marketers, media, agencies and academic communities to select candidates whom they feel meet and exceed these criteria.
  • The annual CMHOL event was paused in 2018 to allow the association to refresh and expand the property to better serve the marketing community.

For further information please contact:

Lorena Luján
Manager, Public Relations, AMA Toronto
Lorena.lujan@ama-toronto.com
(437) 992-8166

Robert MacLean
VP, Public Relations, AMA Toronto
rob.maclean@ama.com
(416) 817-4259

January 21, 2020

Industry award returns to honour Canada’s most influential leaders

Toronto, January 21, 2020 – Nominations for Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL) opened today, marking the return of one of Canada’s most respected and renowned industry awards. The CMHOL, run by the Toronto chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Toronto), a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers, is rebooting in 2020 after a two-year hiatus.  

“Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends honours our industry’s most outstanding visionaries, enablers, builders and mentors who’ve had tremendous impact on the field of marketing throughout their careers,” says Michelle Flynn, president of AMA Toronto. 

“Through recognizing and celebrating our industry’s most influential leaders, the CMHOL helps our community share knowledge, promote business excellence within the profession, and inspire future marketing legends.”  

The nomination period for CMHOL runs to March 4. Details about the Legend Award and nomination form are available at https://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca/.

“To be inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends, a candidate must be shown to have dedicated their career to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing and to have influenced the Canadian or global marketplace through their ideas and contributions,” says Jacob Kessler, co-VP, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends. “The Legend Award honours a body of work and a lifetime of achievements in marketing, including contributions that have made our community a better place.” 

“Nominate your leader, your mentor — anyone whose accomplishments you think rises to the level being recognized as a Marketing Legend,” says Xzavier Ramphal, co-VP, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends. “For over 12 years, nomination and induction into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends has been a widely recognized mark of distinction and one of the most coveted awards celebrating the careers of our industry’s most successful leaders.”

The 2020 CMHOL Jury Committee, chaired by 2014 Inductee David Kincaid, Founder and Managing Partner, Level5 Strategy, will review and screen the candidates for eligibility. Winners will be selected by a jury comprised of current Canadian marketing leaders, media, academics, and past winners of the award. 

A full list of jury members will be revealed in mid-February. This year’s Legend Award winners will be announced on March 24, then formally recognized and honoured by AMA Toronto in April at a CMHOL dinner event.  

Further to rebooting the CMHOL, AMA Toronto is also expanding its recognition of inductees through its Legendary Leadership Event Series in 2020. Each event in the series will explore the stories, achievements, influence and learnings of a different Marketing Legend and engage the marketing community in thoughtful conversation about industry and social trends and innovations.

About Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends (CMHOL)

Founded in 2004, Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends honours Canadians who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing. The award, created to spotlight the stories, people and brands behind Canada’s greatest marketing successes, recognizes a noteworthy body of work and a lifetime of achievements. Nominations for induction are held annually. An independent selection committee of top marketing professionals evaluates each year’s list of nominees.

About AMA Toronto

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 60 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 20,000 members and 70 chapters across North America, is the largest marketing association in the world serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA visit AMA-Toronto.com.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2004, CMHOL has inducted 83 Canadian luminaries.
  • The criteria for CMHOL selection include the overall impact that marketing professionals have demonstrated in the Canadian or global marketplace through their ideas and contributions to marketing and brand building, as well as what they have done to give back and better the marketing community.
  • The CMHOL brings together Canadian marketers, media, agencies and academic communities to select candidates whom they feel meet and exceed these criteria.
  • The annual CMHOL event was paused in 2018 to allow the association to refresh and expand the property to better serve the marketing community.

For further information please contact:

Lorena Luján
Manager, Public Relations, AMA Toronto
Lorena.lujan@ama-toronto.com
(437) 992-8166

Robert MacLean
VP, Public Relations, AMA Toronto
rob.maclean@ama.com
(416) 817-4259

February 15, 2017

Five finalists announced for ‘Marketer on the Rise’ award

TORONTO – (Feb. 15, 2017) – Who are Canada’s up-and-coming young marketers making their name as entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors and digital influencers? The Toronto Chapter of the AMA is one step closer to helping Canadians find out as it announces the top 5 finalists for its fifth annual Globe Media Group ‘Marketer on the Rise’ award.

The Marketer on the Rise nominees are:

Jeremy Miller – President of Sticky Branding

Simon Cazelais – President of BlueBlancoruge

Emily Lyons – Founder & CEO of Femme Fatale Media Group

John Celenza – Co-founder & CEO, BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc. 

Rebecca Basi – Director of Marketing at Plastic Mobile

 

One award winner will be chosen by the judging committee and announced at the AMA Toronto’s Marketing Hall of Legends annual gala event on March 3, 2017 at 7 pm at Toronto’s historic Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St., Toronto.

“We had over 30 amazing candidates nominated, ranging from entrepreneurs, brand managers and marketing professionals on both client and agency side,” says Xzavier Ramphal, co-director of the Marketing Hall of Legends. “It was challenging for the judging committee, made up of some of the country’s most-respected senior marketers, to narrow it down to just five. Only one will win the award but we appreciate the turnout of such exceptional candidates.”

These nominees represent the next generation of inspiring innovators who are making waves with original thinking, innovative ideas and ground-breaking strategies that are already earning them significant attention and results on Canada’s fast-paced marketing scene. 

The March gala will also feature the presentation of the Marketing Hall of Legends 2016 inductees: Arthur Fleischmann, president and co-founder of award-winning agency john st.; Arkadi Kuhlmann, founder of ING DIRECT Canada; Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and former CEO of the Toronto Raptors; and Bob Peter, former president and CEO of the LCBO and former president of The Bay.

For more information, and to see previous year nominees and winners of Marketer on the Rise, please visit:https://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca/marketer-on-the-rise/ .

 

About the AMA Marketer on the Rise Award

The Globe Media Group Marketer on the Rise Award is one of the highlights of the annual Marketing Hall of Legends Gala, hosted by the AMA Toronto Chapter each year. Marketer on the Rise was created to spotlight and encourage the work of young marketers who are making a positive difference.  For more information about Canada’s Marketer on the Rise Award -- and to purchase tickets for the Marketing Hall of Legends Gala, please visit: www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca.

About AMA Toronto

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 60 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 20,000 members, is the largest marketing association in the world, serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing across the globe. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA please visit www.ama-toronto.com.

Media Contact

Mark Nusca, VP, Public Relations
AMA Toronto
mark.nusca@ama-toronto.com
416.433.2897

 

January 30, 2017

‘Marketer on the Rise’ award celebrates Canada’s next generation of influential marketers

TORONTO – (Jan. 30, 2017) – Who are Canada’s up-and-coming young marketers making their name as entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors and digital influencers? The Toronto chapter of the AMA is about to help Canadians find out as it seeks nominations for its fifth annual Globe Media Group Marketer on the Rise award.

AMA Toronto will narrow nominations down to five finalists as a Marketer on the Rise and name one award winner on March 3, 2017. 

“We’re looking for candidates who are continuing to transform the marketing landscape,” says Xzavier Ramphal, co-director of the Marketing Hall of Legends. “These are both exciting and rapidly changing times for marketers in every field and we want to put the spotlight on some of the exceptionally talented young people across Canada who are making waves with their original thinking, innovative ideas and ground-breaking strategies.”

Nominations are open to select individuals who:

  • Have been in the profession 5 to 20 years;
  • Have consistently progressed in their career and are widely recognized as “someone to watch”in their industry;
  • Have been involved in best-in-class marketing initiatives;
  • Have given back to the business and marketing community by providing leadership, advocacy and support.

These nominees represent the next generation of inspiring innovators who have found meaningful ways to give back and achieve impressive professional goals and are already making a difference in marketing within Canada. Confidential nominations can be submitted by email to AMA Toronto’s Jacob Kessler at  Jacob.Kessler@ama-toronto.com.

The deadline for nominations is February 5th, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced at AMA Toronto’s Marketing Hall of Legends annual gala event on March 3, 2017 at 7 pm at Toronto’s historic Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St., Toronto. 

The gala will also feature the presentation of the Marketing Hall of Legends 2016 inductees: Arthur Fleischmann, president and co-founder of award-winning agency john st.; Arkadi Kuhlmann, founder of ING DIRECT Canada; Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and former CEO of the Toronto Raptors; and Bob Peter, former president and CEO of the LCBO and former president of The Bay.


For more information, and to see previous year nominees and winners of Marketer on the Rise, please visit:https://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca/marketer-on-the-rise/.

About the AMA Marketer on the Rise Award

The Globe Media Group Marketer on the Rise Award is one of the highlights of the annual Marketing Hall of Legends Gala, hosted by the AMA Toronto Chapter each year. Marketer on the Rise was created to spotlight and encourage the work of young marketers who are making a positive difference.  For more information about Canada’s Marketer on the Rise Award -- and to purchase tickets for the Marketing Hall of Legends Gala, please visit: www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca.

About AMA Toronto

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 60 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 20,000 members, is the largest marketing association in the world, serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing across the globe. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA please visit www.ama-toronto.com.

Media Contact
Mark Nusca, VP, Public Relations

AMA Toronto

mark.nusca@ama-toronto.com

416.433.2897