Celebrating Ottawa's 2016 Silver Leaf Award Winners

Congratulations to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Thornley Fallis Communications, Banfield, Hydro Ottawa, Universities Canada and Ascribe

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The International Association of Business Communicators Canada (IABC Canada) announced the winners of the 2016 Silver Leaf Awards for excellence in business communication and six Ottawa organizations were among the winners.

"In Ottawa, we have a thriving community of marketing, communications and creative professionals and we're delighted that our region boasts eight award winners in this national competition," said Dominique Jolicoeur, president, IABC Ottawa. "We're proud to honour and celebrate the hard work of the Ottawa area communicators being recognized by this prestigious award."

The Silver Leaf Awards celebrate excellence in business communication and is an unrivalled opportunity for communicators to receive industry recognition for their outstanding strategic and results-driven work. Evaluation is based on IABC's global seven-point scale of excellence for strategic planning and execution. Entries must receive a score of 5.12 to 5.49 to receive an Award of Merit while entries scoring 5.5 or higher receive an Award of Excellence.

Of the 53 entries honoured with a Silver Leaf Award, eight were awarded to Ottawa area communicators:

Award of Excellence

Asha Jhamandas and Melissa Nisbett, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 
Entry Title: Thomas Dignan Award 2016 media relations

Joseph Thornley, Thornley Fallis Communications
Entry Title: Metrolinx: Integrating digital into community consultation

Kelly Rusk, Banfield
Entry Title: Ocean Rodeo – From Childhood Dreams to Commercial Success Social Media Campaign

Norm Fraser, Hydro Ottawa
Entry Title: 2015 Go Paperless E-Billing Campaign

Terry Fallis, Thornley Fallis Communications
Entry Title: 2015 Commissionaries Remembrance Day Media Relations Program

Award of Merit

Janis Hass, Universities Canada
Entry Title: Innovators To Know

Asha Jhamandas and Melissa Nisbett, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Entry Title: Thomas Dignan Award 2016 not for profit campaign

Ascribe Marketing Communications, Ascribe Marketing Communications Inc. 
Entry Title: iMinds Insights

Ottawa winners will be honoured at the Networking in the New Year event on January 24 located at The Red Lion Public House in the Byward Market.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a diverse global community of communication professionals who believe communications can be a force for good in business and society. IABC Ottawa is the hub of Ottawa's creative professions community, connecting our professionals to opportunities, resources, best practices and people through professional development and a generous culture of sharing.

 

SOURCE IABC/Ottawa

For further information: Kate Taylor, Awards & Promotions, IABC Ottawa, 613-986-4718, awards@ottawa.iabc.com


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