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Announcement – International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) 2009 OVATION Awards

They came, they saw, they conquered.  Congratulations to the industry and to all those who’ve been recognized for their accomplishments.

Here are your 2009 Ovation Award Winners:

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management

Social Responsibility including Economic, Societal and Environmental
Development

Title of entry: More Blue and Green for a Better Planet
Entrants: Samantha Booth, Carleen Carroll, John Watson, Shirley McLean,
Regional Municipality of Halton; Pier 8 Group
Entrant Company: Regional Municipality of Halton

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Customer Relations

Title of entry: The Allstream Global Forum: An Evening with Steve Forbes
Entrants: Christine E. Gerritse, JoAnne Tomasone, MTS Allstream
Entrant Company: Allstream

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Media Relations with budget of 51K to 100K

Title of entry: 40th Anniversary of the Caramilk Secret
Entrant Company: Strategic Objectives

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Media Relations with a budget of 51K to 100K

Title of entry: The Johnnie Walker Pillars of Responsibility
Entrant Company: Strategic Objectives

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Media Relations with a budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Petro-Canada Canadian Athlete Family Program Announcement
Event
Entrants: Lisa Kimmel, Robyn Adelson, Stephanie Kohls, Melissa Graham,
Janice Keyes, Tanya Anand, Lisa Bruce, Andi Argast, Alicia Storey,
Mariane Leduc, Chantal Morin, Edelman Public Relations
Entrant Company: Edelman Public Relations

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Media Relations with a budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: New Stride Canadian Brand Launch
Entrant Company: Strategic Objectives

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Special Events with a budget up to 50K

Title of entry: Take a Load Off Toronto
Entrant Company: Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Special Events with a budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Thermador Debuts in Canada 2007/08 Program
Entrants: Martine Lévy, Sarah Waldock, Emily Ward, DDB Public Relations
Entrant Company: DDB Public Relations

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Special Events with a budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition Launch Event
Entrants: Robyn Adelson, Sandra D’Ambrosio, Angie Di Rezze,
Alicia Storey, Mariane Leduc, Sarah Burgess, Edelman Public Relations;
Sandy Sinclair, Ginger Grcic, Michelle Sinclair, Marisa Pedatella,
Sandra Paulini, Hasbro
Entrant Company: Hasbro Canada and Edelman Public Relations

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Issues Management and Crisis Communication

Title of entry: Take a Load Off Toronto
Entrant Company: Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Employee or Member Communication or HR Communication

Title of entry: Discover Barrick
Entrants: Janet Wile, ABC, APR, MC, Barrick Gold Corporation
Entrant Company: Barrick Gold Corporation

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Employee or Member Communication or HR Communication

Title of entry: Perfect Fit: A Communications Strategy for KPMG
Recruiting
Entrants: Angie Andich, Gillian Welsh, Kim Murray, Janine Jorgensen,
Christobal Ramirez
Entrant Company: KPMG in Canada

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Management Employee or Member Communication or HR Communication

Title of entry: The MDS Advantage 2008 Pulse Survey
Entrants: Nadia Corbiere, Janet Ko, Barbara Moffat, Loris Parekh,
Shahin Bonakdar, MDS Inc.
Entrant Company: MDS Inc.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Skills Writing

Title of entry: Nestlé asks, “Are you a Halloweenie?”
Entrants: Alison George, Janet Grdovich, Ashley Ballantyne, Daniel Tisch,
APR, Argyle Communications
Entrant Company: Argyle Communications

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Skills Writing

Title of entry: Announcing Barrick’s Tire Management Strategy
Entrant: Janet Wile, ABC, APR, MC, Barrick Gold Corporation
Entrant Company: Barrick Gold Corporation

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Skills Publications

Title of entry: Barrick News
Entrants: Andy Lloyd, Janet Wile, ABC, APR, MC, Barrick Gold Corporation
Entrant Company: Barrick Gold Corporation

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Communication Creative Publication Design

Title of entry: The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada Annual
Report 07-08
Entrant: George James, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Entrant Company: The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

Award of Merit – Communication Management Community Relations

Title of entry: Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS)
Entrants: Anna Larson, Jennifer Jenkins, Grace Mendoza, Halton Region
Entrant Company: The Regional Municipality of Halton

Award of Merit – Communication Management Brand Communication

Title of entry: Rebranding of Horizon Utilities Corporation
Entrants: Sandy Manners, Horizon Utilities Corporation; Robert Palmese,
Palmese Photodesign Group; Hilda Mackow, Mackow Energy & Marketing
Consultants
Entrant Company: Horizon Utilities Corporation

Award of Merit – Communication Management Social Responsibility including Economic, Societal and Environmental Development

Title of entry: Save the Leopard Frog: It Can Be Easy To Be Green
Entrants: David Gordon, Cohn & Wolfe; Bernadette Fernandez, Credit Valley
Conservation
Entrant Company: Cohn & Wolfe

Award of Merit – Communication Management Social Responsibility including Economic, Societal and Environmental Development

Title of entry: The Henkel Play Fair…Play Clean Hockey Contest
Entrant: Diana Robinson, Diana Robinson & Associates
Entrant Company: Diana Robinson & Associates

Award of Merit – Communication Management Social Responsibility including Economic, Societal and Environmental Development

Title of entry: Brita FilterforGood
Entrants: Lisa Kimmel, Stella Mok, Andi Argast, Michelle Easton,
Edelman Public Relations
Entrant Company: Edelman Public Relations

Award of Merit – Communication Management Social Responsibility including Economic, Societal and Environmental Development

Title of entry: Earth Hour in Ontario’s Schools: Using Earth Hour to
Promote Environmental Education
Entrants: Lisa Gibbens, Rene Vidulin, Christina Mottola, Ontario Ministry
of Education
Entrant Company: Ontario Ministry of Education

Award of Merit – Communication Management Electronic and Digital Communication

Title of entry: Neilson Dairy gets Savvy with Ontario Moms
Entrants: Roanne Argyle, Kerry Collings, Ashley Ballantyne, Daniel Tisch,
APR, Argyle Communications
Entrant Company: Argyle Communications

Award of Merit – Communication Management Electronic and Digital Communication

Title of entry: A savvy way to talk about travel insurance: The creation
of SavvyTraveller.ca
Entrants: Tracey Bochner, APR, Anne Locke, Gina Kohn, Paradigm Public
Relations; Joel Donin, Jonathan Bolton, Travel Guard
Entrant Company: Paradigm Public Relations

Award of Merit – Communication Management Electronic and Digital Communication

Title of entry: The transformation of sunlife.com (www.sunlife.com)
Entrants: Sabita Singh, ABC, Lorraine Dal Cin, Wendi Phillips,
Marilyn Whittingham, Jeannette Cantin, Bev Sauder, Sun Life Financial;
Katherine Fletcher, iStudio; Dan Skeen, Quarry
Entrant Company: Sun Life Financial

Award of Merit – Communication Management Media Relations with budget up to 50K

Title of entry: Franklin Templeton Investment Outlook and Opportunities
Forum
Entrants: Daniel Tisch, APR, Jason Graham, Kaleigh Sainthill,
Laura LaMontagne, Argyle Communications
Entrant Company: Argyle Communications

Award of Merit – Communication Management Media Relations with budget up to 50K

Title of entry: L’Oréal Paris Beauty Tubes on YouTube
Entrants: Anik Gagnon, Julie Tremblay, L’Oréal Paris; Cathy Cowan,
Margaret Batuszkin, Sonja Andic, Cowan & Company; Bruce Parlette,
Tantara Multimedia
Entrant Company: Cowan & Company

Award of Merit – Communication Management Media Relations with budget of 51K to 100K

Title of entry: Canadian Tourism Commission: Canada, The World’s Second
Most-Powerful Tourism Brand: A Rise to the Top
Entrants: Martine Lévy, Keka Dasgupta, Sarah Waldock, DDB Public
Relations
Entrant Company: DDB Public Relations

Award of Merit – Communication Management Media Relations with budget of 51K to 100K

Title of entry: Amp Your Game National Gaming Tour Media Relations
Entrants: Paula Oreskovich, Maureen Juniper, Liz Luzza, Lauren Grant,
Matthew Juniper, PraxisPR; Hélène Reeves
Entrant Company: PraxisPR

Award of Merit – Communication Management Media Relations with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: The Henkel Play Fair…Play Clean Hockey Contest
Entrant: Diana Robinson, Diana Robinson & Associates
Entrant Company: Diana Robinson & Associates

Award of Merit – Communication Management Media Relations with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Lucy Waverman Allergy-Friendly Recipes for EpiPen
Entrants: Saskia Brussaard, Ron Hall, Alison Crocker, Porter Novelli
Canada
Entrant Company: Porter Novelli Canada

Award of Merit – Communication Management Marketing Communications with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Crock-On: Revitalizing the Crock-Pot Brand
Entrants: Dita Zemanek, Nicole McKnight, Elizabeth Stunt,
Genevieve Chalifour, Cohn & Wolfe; Jamie Libregts, Jarden Consumer
Solutions Inc.
Entrant Company: Cohn & Wolfe

Award of Merit – Communication Management Marketing Communications with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Thermador Debuts in Canada 2007/08 Program
Entrants: Sarah Waldock, Martine Lévy, Emily Ward, DDB Public Relations
Entrant Company: DDB Public Relations

Award of Merit – Communication Management Marketing Communications with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Agent Provocateur comes to Canada
Entrants: Martine Lévy, Sarah Waldock, Elyn Kirby, Sally Byun, DDB Public
Relations
Entrant Company: DDB Public Relations

Award of Merit – Communication Management Marketing Communications with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Engaging the Customer: Property Assessment in Ontario
Entrants: Michael Jacoby, Cathy Ranieri Sweenie, Laurette Sharpe,
Elizabeth McMullen, Paul Galaski, Municipal Property Assessment
Corporation (MPAC)
Entrant Company: Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Award of Merit – Communication Management Marketing Communications with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Take a Load Off Toronto
Entrant Company: Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

Award of Merit – Communication Management
Special Events with budget up to 50K

Title of entry: Philips Canada Movember Campaign 2008
Entrants: Paul Keable, Jessica Kasparian, Natalie Little, Elpi Klapas,
Veronica Langvee, Samantha Shecter, MS&L; Court Elliott, Philips Canada
Entrant Company: MS&L

Award of Merit – Communication Management Special Events with budget of 51K to 100K

Title of entry: Back to Work: An Interactive Workshop on Workplace Safety
Entrants: Melanie Rego, Lori Cooper, Jennifer Thompson, Megan McCann,
elevator communications inc.
Entrant Company: elevator communications inc.

Award of Merit – Communication Management Special Events with budget of 51K to 100K

Title of entry: The Passion behind PawsWay: Launching Canada’s First Pet
Discovery Centre
Entrants: Jennifer Duggan, Environics Communications; Mary Siemiesz,
Jenine LaFayette, Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada
Entrant Company: Environics Communications

Award of Merit – Communication Management Special Events with budget of 100K and up

Title of entry: Agent Provocateur comes to Canada
Entrants: Martine Lévy; Sarah Waldock, Elyn Kirby, Sally Byun, DDB Public
Relations
Entrant Company: DDB Public Relations

Award of Merit – Communication Management Employee or Member Communication or HR Communication

Title of entry: CH2M HILL – It’s a Hero’s Work
Entrants: Chris MacEachern, Pauline Graf, Samuel Cheung, Flora Gordon,
Beth Duthie, CH2M HILL Canada Limited
Entrant Company: CH2M HILL Canada Limited

Award of Merit – Communication Management Employee or Member Communication or HR Communication

Title of entry: Trust, Quality and Excellence – Living Our Corporate
Values
Entrants: Gary Williams, ABC, Ivana Di Millo, Gary Kent, City of
Mississauga
Entrant Company: City of Mississauga

Award of Merit – Communication Skills Writing

Title of entry: Address to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Entrants: Linda Andross, ABC, Ken Evans, Tanya Elliott-Briden,
Shannon Morton, Dan Ovsey, APEX Public Relations; Steve Vitale,
Tara Smith, UPS Canada
Entrant Company: APEX Public Relations

Award of Merit – Communication Skills Writing

Title of entry: Gold Security Standards
Entrant: Janet Wile, ABC, APR, MC, Barrick Gold Corporation
Entrant Company: Barrick Gold Corporation

Award of Merit – Communication Skills Publications

Title of entry: Beyond Borders
Entrants: Nancy White, Andy Lloyd, Barrick Gold Corporation
Entrant Company: Barrick Gold Corporation

Award of Merit – Communication Skills Electronic and Interactive Communication

Title of entry: Enermodal’s Signature Green Education Kiosks
Entrants: Caitlin Carpenter, Donna Carpenter, Enermodal Engineering
Entrant Company: Enermodal Engineering

Award of Merit – Communication Skills Audiovisual

Title of entry: Mississauga: Location of Choice for the Life Sciences
Industry
Entrants: Marie Fitzpatrick-Hall, ABC, Kevin Mellors, Richard Stone,
Alex Lo-Basso, City of Mississauga
Entrant Company: City of Mississauga

Award of Merit – Communication Creative Photography

Title of entry: Fashion with Compassion: The Rollout of New Pink Cashmere
Bathroom Tissue for Breast Cancer Awareness
Entrant Company: Strategic Objectives
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