RGD President Lionel Gadoury presents inaugural Design Awards at Marketing Magazine Gala
On May 30, creative communicators gathered at the Carlu in Toronto to celebrate the best of Canadian advertising and communication. This year marks the first inclusion of Design categories in the Marketing Magazine Awards program.


As presenter for the Design Awards, RGD President Lionel Gadoury emphasized the significance of the new categories:


"We are of course biased, but we truly believe that good design has become an even more important part of effective marketing communications and think it very good for the industry to have its leading trade magazine celebrating that work by adding it to the Marketing Awards."


160 entries were submitted across the new categories. Winners were selected by a jury of designers from across Canada, including Stuart Ash RGD Emeritus, Gottschalk + Ash; Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Blok Design; Lionel Gadoury RGD, Context Creative; Diti Katona RGD, Concrete Design; Will Novosedlik, Idea Couture; Barry Quinn RGD, Juniper Park Communications.


Judges applied very high standards to all entries submitted, awarding 5 bronze medals and 4 silver medals for a total of 9 winners:


Logo / Corporate Identity

Concrete Design Communications: Pickwick & Weller (Bronze)

lg2: F. Menard (Silver)



Concrete Design Communications: Pickwick & Weller (Bronze)

Proximity Canada: Marshall Fridge Packaging (Bronze)


Brochures/Print Collateral

Leo Burnett, Toronto: Like This: 12 Designers - 12 Works (Bronze)

lg2: Bete & Fete Invitation (Bronze)

lg2: F. Menard Corporate Brochure (Silver)

lg2: Boris Ice Tea Poster (Silver)


Environmental Graphics

Zebra Studios: Nike FuelBand (Silver)



Photos by Pam Lau


For more information about the 91st annual Marketing Magazine Awards Gala and a full list of winners, visit http://www.marketingmag.ca/news/agency-news/2013-marketing-awards-winners-list-80059