2016

Linda Nagel

The Association of Canadian Advertisers is pleased to announce that the 2016 ACA Gold Medal was awarded to Linda Nagel, President and CEO of Advertising Standards Canada (ASC).

For more than 21 years, Linda Nagel has helped strengthen and transform advertising self-regulation in Canada. Under Nagel’s watch, the not-for-profit ASC affirmed its mandate and rebranded to focus on the fundamentals of responsible advertising self-regulation, overhauled the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards to ensure its continued relevancy, embraced transparency in consumer complaints reporting and launched major public awareness campaigns, cementing ASC’s position as a self-regulatory body respected by consumers, industry and government.

First presented in 1941, the ACA Gold Medal Award is the Canadian marketing industry’s most prestigious honour. It is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of marketing communications in Canada.

Nagel was presented with her award at the 2016 Marketing Awards gala, on June 2, 2016 at the Carlu in Toronto.

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2015

Paul Lavoie

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The Association of Canadian Advertisers is pleased to announce that the 2015 ACA Gold Medal was awarded to Paul Lavoie, Co-Founder, Chairman and CCO of creative agency TAXI.

Lavoie has been instrumental in advancing Canada’s advertising community on the global stage. He was the first Canadian jury president at Cannes, is the youngest person to be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends and In 2008, Marketing Magazine named him as one of the 10 most influential pioneers in Canadian marketing over the past century.

First presented in 1941, the ACA Gold Medal Award is the Canadian marketing industry’s most prestigious honour. It is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of marketing communications in Canada.

Lavoie was presented with his award at the 2015 Marketing Awards gala, on June 4, 2015 at the Carlu in Toronto. ACA members enjoyed a 20% discount for individual tickets to the event.

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2014

William H. Moir

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The Association of Canadian Advertisers is pleased to announce that the 2014 ACA Gold Medal was awarded to Bill Moir, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer for Tim Hortons.

Moir has seen the company grow from 500 stores to nearly 4,500 in his 24 year tenure. He is respected as a pivotal figure in building one of the nations most beloved and iconic brands, taking its place in the popular ‘moose, mountains and Mounties’ mindset of Canadians everywhere.

Moir was presented with his award at the 2014 Marketing Awards gala, on May 29, 2014 at the Carlu in Toronto. ACA members enjoyed a 20% discount for individual tickets to the event.

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Watch the for Bill Moir from his peers.