1661 Granville Street, Vancouver
18 Oct 2017
A celebration of outstanding marketing achievements
We are pleased to announce that BCAMA’s 2017 Marketer Of The Year is…
This year’s winner is not as highly recognized and established a brand at home, BUT Skuna Bay’s exceptional branding and marketing achievements have propelled them to international success—and to the top of our list. As a result, you could argue that they’re our most intriguing selection in the 47-year history of the award.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
The BCAMA’s annual Marketer of the Year Awards Gala has been one of the most anticipated and prestigious industry events, within the province, for nearly five decades.
Each year one BC company, that has demonstrated marketing excellence through strategic planning and creative marketing, is selected and honoured as the Marketer of the Year.
Celebrate this year's Marketer of the Year
The Marketer of the Year gala is a fun and exciting opportunity to engage with colleagues, clients and industry professionals.
Purchase a corporate table and treat your team to an extravagant night out or invite that favourite client as token of your appreciation.
Check out highlights from last year’s awards night.
Marketing Excellence Awards
In addition to the recognition and celebration of the 2017 Marketer of the Year, this signature event will also feature the awarding of three Marketing Excellence Awards. Winners will be revealed at the Marketer of the Year gala event in autumn 2017.
Here are the awards that make up the Marketing Excellence Awards categories:
- Community Engagement / Not-For-Profit Marketing – best marketing campaign/event that engaged a community or not-for-profit marketing that yielded amazing fundraising or donor relations results.
- Experiential Marketing – best experiential marketing campaign/event that was the central focus and key driver of your campaign that took your brand to the streets, engaged your audience and created solid results.
- Content Marketing – best content driven marketing campaign that took your organization from using one type of marketing content, to integrating a variety of content to delight your customers and drive them to the path to purchase. With that you saw a marked increase in conversions from awareness to consideration to evaluation to purchase.
2017 Marketing Excellence Award Finalists
Community or Not For Profit:
- Fault Lines – CBC
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Save on Foods
- Van Arts
- Nano Studio – UBC
Last Year's Winners
On October 19, 2016, hundreds of marketers dressed in elegance and style celebrated the 46th Marketer of the Year, the esteemed winner BCAA at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. The night was filled with networking and fun from free massages from the Scandinave Spa, a creative display of Evo cars and an array of silent auction items.
Marketing Excellence Awards
Five other companies were also recognized that evening for their exceptional marketing efforts.
- Community Engagement or Not-for-profit Marketing: TELUS – #ShareLove
- Content Marketing – Destination BC – Wild Within
- Experiential Marketing: TELUS – #ShareLove
- Marketing on a Shoestring: Vancouver Convention Centre & Tourism Vancouver – #PCMAVancouver
- Public Relations: Insights West – Federal Elections 2016
HALL OF FAME
2010 Rocky Mountaineer
2011 Pacific National Exhibition
2012 Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
2014 Tourism Victoria
2015 A&W Food Services of Canada
2000 HSBC Bank of Canada
2002 Rogers Video
2003 BC Lottery Corporation
2006 Coast Capital Savings
2007 White Spot
2008 Mr. Lube
2009 BC Hydro
1990 Nabob Foods Ltd
1991 Air BC
1992 BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
1994 BC Hothouse
1995 Columbia Brewery
1996 Richmond Savings
1997 Boston Pizza
1998 TELUS Corporation
1999 Tourism BC
Immediate Past President BCAMA & Judging Chair
Kim is a seasoned integrated marketer and has enjoyed more than 25 years in B2C and B2B marketing throughout North America and globally on...Read More
Founder & Co-President,Inventa
David has been a passionate leader in the Experiential marketing world for over 25 years. He has spent the last 20 of those years...Read More
President, Suda Solutions
With over 30 years’ experience in marketing and communications, reputation and event management, strategic planning and diversified revenue generation, Susan has worked extensively in...Read More
Program Head - Marketing Communications, BCIT School of Business
Joe Freeburn has over 20 years of experience in marketing communications and entrepreneurship. During his 14 years at BCIT, Joe has been an instructor,...Read More
SVP Marketing & Communications, First West Credit Union
A senior integrated marketing leader with over two decades of experience, Bryan Mavrow is SVP Marketing & Communications for First West Credit Union where...Read More
Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Pacific Blue Cross
As Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Heidi is a key driver of the Pacific Blue Cross mission to improve health and wellbeing in...Read More
Candor Brand Counsel
Kari Grist is a passionate brand builder with over 25 years of experience creating and leading high performing teams. Adept in a variety of...Read More
Western Living and Vancouver Magazine
A veteran of the publishing industry, Dee Dhaliwal’s many years of experience began in London, England. Her move to Vancouver in 1995 brought her...Read More
Alexander Izzo has spent 20 years in marketing at IBM and is currently a Campaign Strategist on IBM’s Leadership Agenda – with focus on...Read More
VP Marketing for BCAA
Grant is VP Marketing for BCAA and has over 25 years of marketing experience working on some of Canada’s top brands on both the...Read More
Lori Janson is a senior communications and marketing professional with more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, public relations and corporate communications in both...Read More
Shaw + Scott
As co-founder of Shaw + Scott, a global digital agency, Julian is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the fields of email...Read More
Michael Rodenburgh is Executive VP for Ipsos in Western Canada & the Pacific Northwest. In his role, he leads a team of over 45...Read More
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