Media Advisory - Meet "Canada's Next Top Ad Exec"

    HAMILTON, ON, March 24 /CNW/ - Please join us as the top ten finalists in
"Canada's Next Top Ad Exec." Competition make their final presentations and
the judges announce the winning team. There will be ten presentations in total
in the single largest competition of MBAs, undergraduate business students,
and business minor students from across Canada. Canada's Next Top Ad Exec. is
the richest competition in the history of Canadian universities and has drawn
participation from 194 students representing 27 different universities this
year. The winners will receive keys to two brand new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancers.

    What:        Final Presentations from CNTAE Finalists
    Date:        Tuesday, March 25, 2008
    Time:        9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Presentations From Finalists
                 8:00 pm - Announcement of Winner and Runners-Up
    Location:    Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto

    The winners will be announced at 8:00 pm during the closing reception
dinner that will be attended by the who's who of the advertising industry in
Canada. At this time, the team members will each be given the keys to their
new car!
    The 10 finalist teams will be coming from 8 different Canadian
universities: University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Queens
University, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, Brock
University, Concordia University and McMaster University.
    Each team has been through 2 tough rounds of competition already, and the
level of competition is massive: "The level of strategic thinking and insight
presented by these young minds has made our evaluators sit up and take
notice," said Mandeep Malik, Marketing Professor, at the DeGroote School of
Business at McMaster University. "The finals will be extremely competitive and
we expect to see some of the best young marketing minds in action."
    The judges of the final presentations will include: Gillian Graham from
ICA Canada; Ishan Ghosh from The Brand Factory; John Stevenson from FUJIFILM
Canada Inc.; Steve Groh from BBDO Toronto; Martine Farrow from OMD Toronto and
Glen Steeves from McDonald's Canada.
    Finalists will compete to earn one of several internships on offer from
Canada's key names in the advertising and marketing industry, such as the
Canadian Marketing Association; Institute of Communication Agencies; BBDO;
DDB; ZIG; BOS; and Cossette Communication Group. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Steve Wilkinson, Student Director of Media
Relations - Canada's Next Top Ad Exec, Email:, Phone: (905)

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