Environics Communications wins IABC philanthropy award and Nine OVATION Awards for client work at Annual IABC/Toronto Gala

 Firm also named Large Agency of the Year

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ -  Last night at IABC/Toronto's annual gala, Environics Communications was honoured with a total of nine OVATION Awards for outstanding client programs and named Large Agency of the Year. The firm also received the Bobbie Resnick Philanthropy Award for the firm's numerous charitable activities as well as the People's Choice Award for Spreading the Word about Nutiquette and Testicular Cancer. The awards received by Environics Communications represent a variety of exceptional campaigns conducted on behalf of the firm's clients, as well as the firm's overall philanthropic efforts, in 2013.

"The OVATION awards we've received demonstrate the breadth and depth of our services – from brand building and reputation management to content curation and much more," said Bruce MacLellan, president and CEO of Environics Communications. "We're proud of our accomplishments and thank the judges, as well as our clients, for the opportunities to showcase our work. As a Canadian-owned agency committed to giving back in the local community, our entire team is honoured to be the recipient of the 2014 Bobbie Resnick Award."

The complete list of OVATION awards won by Environics Communications includes:

  • Excellence: Purina - Celebrating Canada's pet heroes at the 45th anniversary of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame
    • Special Events: Communication Management (over $100,000)
  • Excellence: Canadian Cancer Society - Spreading the Word about Nutiquette and Testicular Cancer
    • Marketing Communications (up to $50,000)
  • Excellence: Oxford - A Special Visit with Santa
    • Media Relations: Communication Management (up to $50,000)
  • Excellence: Oxford - Destination Collaboration: The Future of Work
    • Writing: Communications Skills
  • Excellence: Revera - Age Is More
    • Social Responsibility Including Economic Societal and Environmental Development: Communication Management
  • Merit: Coca-Cola Ltd. Open Happiness Project
    • Marketing Communications (over $100,000)
  • Merit: Netflix - Netflix House of Cards Launch
    • Media Relations: Communications Management (over $50,000 and up to $100,000)
  • Merit: Panasonic Canada Launches on Facebook
    • Social Media: Communication Management
  • Merit: Panasonic Canada Launches P2P Photographer's Community on Facebook
    • Social Media: Communication Management

The Awards of Distinction won by Environics Communications includes:

  • Winner: Large Agency of the Year (51 – more employees)
  • Winner: IABC/Toronto's 2014 Bobbie Resnick Philanthropy Award
  • Winner: People's Choice Award – Spreading the Word about Nutiquette and Testicular Cancer

About Environics Communications
Founded in 1994 and now with 120 staff in Canada and the United States  and annual fee income of more than $15 million, Environics Communications Inc. (EnvironicsPR.com) is a full-service, management-owned public relations and public affairs agency focusing primarily on the association/nonprofit, advanced technology, financial services, health sciences, sustainability & clean energy and consumer sectors.  The firm has won more than 215 awards for client work. Environics has a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact and in June 2008 became the first North American communications agency to be carbon neutral.  The firm has offices in Washington D.C., Toronto, Montréal and Ottawa, and affiliates throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

About IABC/Toronto
With more than 1,800 members, IABC/Toronto is the largest IABC chapter in the world. The organization provides these members with multidisciplinary resources and a professional global network of more than 15,000 communicators, in more than 80 countries, working in diverse industries and disciplines to identify, share and apply the world's most effective communications practices. Website: http://toronto.iabc.com

SOURCE Environics Communications, Inc.

For further information: Deane Code, Environics Communications, 416-969-2826, dcode@environicspr.com