IABC/Toronto announces 2016 OVATION Award winners

TORONTO, May 20, 2016 /CNW/ - The Toronto chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 OVATION Award program that recognizes excellence in business communications.

The awards were presented at the annual OVATION gala, held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel on Wednesday, May 18. About 270 people attended the OVATION Awards gala, the premier event, to honour communicators whose campaigns make a significant contribution to the success of the organizations they support. 

In total, IABC/Toronto awarded 78 entries from across the Greater Toronto Area, with 27 Awards of Excellence and 51 Awards of Merit.

"Each year the calibre of entries increases and this year was no exception. I'm very proud of what the communications profession considers its best work as demonstrated by each of this year's OVATION Award winners," said Suzanna Cohen, ABC, CMP, President, IABC/Toronto.

"It is our pleasure to sponsor IABC/Toronto's OVATION gala and to participate in an event that celebrates excellence in communications and supports communications professionals in the Greater Toronto Area," stated Laurie Smith, Vice President Strategic Communications, Media and Audience Relations at CNW Group. "Congratulations to all IABC/Toronto 2016 OVATION Award winners."

In addition to the recipients of Excellence and Merit Awards, the following companies received Awards of Distinction at the OVATION Gala:

APEX Public Relations

2016 Mid-Size Agency of the Year

Edelman Canada

2016 Large Agency of the Year

The Regional Municipality of York

2016 Corporate Communications
Department of the Year

dvCommunications inc.

2016 Boutique Agency of the Year

Paradigm Public Relations

2016 Small Agency of the Year

VHA Home HealthCare / Flash Frame Video

2016 Not-for-Profit
Communications Department of
the Year


More information about OVATION Awards, including a list of all winners and photos from the gala may be found here.

The 2016 OVATION Awards was sponsored by CNW, Monacom, Fusion Design Group, Speakers Spotlight, and Fifth Story.

OVATION judges are communications professionals who assessed and scored entries against IABC's standard of excellence.

About IABC Toronto
IABC was founded in 1970 and currently operates in more than 80 countries, with more than 100 chapters worldwide. IABC/Toronto is recognized as the association's largest chapter in the world with more than 1,300 members. The organization is focused on providing members with professional resources and a network of more than 1,000 communicators, internationally. For more information, visit http://toronto.iabc.com.


Image with caption: "IABC/Toronto (CNW Group/IABC/Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160520_C7387_PHOTO_EN_695586.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Alissa Liotti, Senior Director, Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships, IABC/Toronto, toronto-marketing@iabc.to

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