Environics Communications Earns 12 Industry Awards

July 3, 2012

Toronto, July 3, 2012 – Environics Communications and partner company Capital-Image have been honoured with a total of 12 industry awards for highly successful communications campaigns executed on behalf of the firms’ clients in 2011. The awards were presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), and Quebec PR Society (QPRS).

The winning campaigns showcase the agency’s bench strength in media and community relations, integrated communications, social media strategies, writing and government relations. Honoured with both gold and silver Awards of Excellence at the CPRS National Awards, two silver and three bronze at CPRS’ ACE Awards, two Awards of Merit from IABC and platinum and silver from QPRS, Environics has earned more than 190 awards since opening its doors in 1994.

“These awards are evidence of the high caliber of strategies and tactics we provide clients in traditional and digital programs to engage and motivate audiences,” said Bruce MacLellan, president, Environics Communications. “We are passionate about the work we do for many of Canada’s most reputable brands and very proud to be recognized at this level.”

Award-winning clients honoured with these distinctions included: Coca-Cola Canada Ltd., Advil, Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Ontario Tire Stewardship and The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). Of special note, Kidney Cancer Canada received three government relations awards. Earlier this year Greg MacEachern, Environics’ vice president of government relations, was also named one of Canada’s top 100 lobbyists by The Hill Times.

The complete list of awards won by Environics Communications as of June 2012 includes:

CPRS National Awards

Gold: Award of Excellence: Canadian Media Relations Campaign of the Year

  • Protecting First Responders: CSA CBRN Launch

Silver: Award of Excellence

  • Kidney Cancer Canada – Atlantic Campaign

Bronze: Award of Excellence: Media Relations Nonprofit/NGO

  • Protecting First Responders: CSA CBRN Launch
  • CPRS Toronto Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards
  •  Silver: Best Use of Media Relations – Budget over $50,000
  • Coca-Cola Ltd.’s Arctic Home Campaign
  • Advil Nighttime Launch

Bronze: Public Affairs/Government Relations Campaign of the Year

  • Kidney Cancer Canada – Atlantic Campaign

Bronze: Best Use of Media Relations – Budget Under $50,000

  • Protecting First Responders: CSA CBRN Launch

Bronze: Community Relations Campaign of the Year

  • Ontario Tire Stewardship Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) Tire Take Back Event

 

IABC Toronto Ovation Awards

Government Relations: Communications Management – Merit

  • Kidney Cancer Canada – Atlantic Campaign

Multimedia or Digital Content: Communications Skills or Digital Content – Merit

  • The Lake of Bays View

 

Quebec Public Relations Society Platinum: Tactical Excellence, Writing

  • Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA), Speech for Alain Néemeh, Chairman of the CLHIA

Silver: Strategic Excellence, External Public Relations Program

  • Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA), Speech for Alain Néemeh, Chairman of the CLHIA