Division 1: Communication Management      
Category 1: INTERNAL COMMUNICATION      
         
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
#ninetynine Terri Naude Logical Truth South Africa Non-member
Action for Integrity: influencing behavioral change focused on ethics Vale Internal Communication Team ; Joana Arruti Vale Brazil Non-member
Choose Well Hub Implementation & Launch Campaign Becky Atkeison, Jennifer McCarthy, Lizzy Haymond FedEx Services USA US Southern
Enabling Large-Scale Transformation Through Internal Communications Transformation Communications Team Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gagen MacDonald USA Non-member
Flexibility Works Internal Communications Team Transport for NSW Australia NSW (Australia)
Improved Contractor Communication to Strengthen Current Working Relationships Janine Botes and Cindy Ramnarayan Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore South Africa Tshwane
InstoConnected: One team, One Global Conversation ANZ Institutional Communications Team ANZ Australia Victoria (Australia)
International Women’s Day 2017 Joe Waterman, Stephanie Gibson, Bethany Fracassi KPMG International Canada Toronto
RBC ONE Leadership Forum Marianne Gobeil Leading Communicators Inc. Canada Toronto
Retail Mobile 3.0 Nekolina Lau ATB Financial Canada Calgary
SecuritySense 2016 Becky Carver, Jason Ashley Wright and Information Security ONEOK USA Tulsa
Tax Canada Bot-a-thon Maliha Aqeel EY Canada Toronto
Telstra Kids: Building Digital Futures Anna Erbrederis, Cathryn McArthur, Jackie Coates and Kelly Rafferty Telstra Australia Victoria (Australia)
The CUBE: Myers and Stauffer Launches its First Intranet Dana Naughton, Shyla Wright, Amy Schuman Myers and Stauffer USA Kansas City
Category 1: INTERNAL COMMUNICATION      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
“From Si.mobil to A1 Slovenija” – Internal Communication Support to Company‘s Rebranding ROK ZAGRUŠEVCEM (Head of Corporate Communications) & BLAŽ FERENC (Senior Corporate Communication Expert) A1 SLOVENIJA, d. d. Slovenia Non-member
AV Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Mairi Barton, Rebecca Hodges, Anita Savic, Mick Cameron Ambulance Victoria Australia Victoria (Australia)
Building a Culture of Service – Calgary Fire Department Gordon Laird The City of Calgary Canada Calgary
Celebrating 225 Years of Financial Service Excellence State Street’s Internal Communications Team State Street Corporation USA Boston
Connecting strategy through conversation BHP & Ogilvy Impact BHP Australia NSW (Australia)
Countdown to Day One: Creating DowDuPont DuPont, Gagen MacDonald and Think Marketing DuPont, Gagen MacDonald and Think Marketing USA Chicago
Changing a 130-year-old culture to put the Customer FIRST Asia Division Customer FIRST Project Team Manulife Financial Asia Hong Kong Hong Kong
Discover Ascendon Lisa McNally, Karen Eckmann, Rachel Patterson CSG Australia Queensland
Enbridge All Company Engagement Workshops Enbridge Results Delivery Office Enbridge Inc. Canada Member-At-Large
Health Research Awareness Campaign: Lend a hand, participate in research Vivian Sum, Stephania Manusha, Dr. Robert McMaster, Meaghan Hume Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Canada BC (Canada)
How to tell a 100-year story Pranill Ramchander, Priya Maharaj, Siphokazi Phillip Anglo American South Africa South Africa Tshwane
Juniper Networks – The Core Revamp Grace An, Jessica Liu Brookshire, Kevin Crossman, Pradeep Dasarathan, Sarah Frederick, Wesley Walsh Internal Communications, Juniper Networks USA Non-member
Living our Guiding Principles Kathy Ward CPP Investment Board Canada Non-member
Lockheed Martin Destination Wellbeing Lockheed Martin and Conduent Conduent USA Member-At-Large
Category 1: INTERNAL COMMUNICATION      
Award of Merit
Reimagining What’s Possible at Ortho Reimagining What’s Possible at Ortho Ortho Clinical Diagnostics USA Non-member
Total Transformation of Internal Communications to Support Major Business Growth Internal Communications PSP Investments Canada Montreal
Tu Mai Aotearoa – We’re for New Zealand Transpower New Zealand Transpower New Zealand New Zealand Wellington (New Zealand)
We Do the Right Thing – U.S. Bank’s New Code of Ethics and Certification Campaign Dan Brady, Kathy McHugh, Jon Ackman, Lindsay Miller U.S. Bancorp USA Minnesota
Women in Leadership Internal Communications Team Transport for NSW Australia NSW (Australia)
Category 2: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Tax Canada Bot-a-thon Maliha Aqeel EY Canada Toronto
An Epic Challenge: Engaging Physicians for Organizational Success Jerrold Alwais, Rhonda Bowers, Jacqueline Hogan, Autumn Kirsch, Eileen McGrath and Kimberly Nichols. Houston Methodist USA Houston
Engaging Leaders and Employees Around a Company Transformation Transformation Communications Team Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gagen MacDonald USA Non-member
EY Connect Day 2017 Chor Lam EY Canada Non-member
Invest in People: York Region’s 22nd Annual United Way Campaign The Regional Municipality of York, York Regional Police and the United Way Steering Committee The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police Canada Member-At-Large
Category 2: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT      
Award of Excellence
Making Recognition a Natural Part of Every Day at General Motors Sharon Morton, Joan Bakarich, Sandra Garcia, Peter Komlosan, Yara Rashad, Ashleigh Stopp General Motors USA Non-member
More to our Core Employee Video Contest Russell Evans Foresters Financial Canada Toronto
Employee, physician and volunteer engagement survey – 2017 Amber Daugherty and Sabrina Divell St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto Canada Toronto
#ProVisionGreen creative teambuilding: let the birds stay home Vladimir Vinogradov Pro-Vision Communications Russian Federation Russia
Category 2: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
AMP and Workplace: Make it Your Place Mitch Neems AMP Australia Non-member
Continuous Improvement program inspires employees to Get Involved, Have a Say and Make a Difference! The Regional Municipality of York The Regional Municipality of York Canada Toronto
Countdown to Day One: Creating DowDuPont DuPont, Gagen MacDonald and Think Marketing DuPont, Gagen MacDonald and Think Marketing USA Chicago
Engagement Through Strategic Planning Christine Gillies with Heather Young, Rachel Bennett, and Megan Cindric Mitacs Canada BC (Canada)
PULSE Meeting Experience Brian Koenig UnitedHealthcare USA Minnesota
The Vietnam War Tony Cogavin, Jillian Sullivan, Dean DeMarais Bank of America USA Charlotte
Category 3: HUMAN RESOURCES AND BENEFITS COMMUNICATION    
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Retirement Readiness Program Martha Callum, Nadine Lavoie, Jeff Pekar, Andy Walker Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Willis Towers Watson Canada Toronto
Building Plan Champions The Building Plan Champions Team CAAT Pension Plan Canada Member-At-Large
Choose Well Hub Implementation & Launch Campaign Becky Atkeison, Jennifer McCarthy, Lizzy Haymond FedEx Services USA US Southern
Dr Pepper Snapple Group – Wellness Rewards Campaign Jamie Colvin, Jill Masters, Lynn Bergmann, April Rodriguez, Dave Olsen, Jenni Hancock, Michelle Maloney SimplyConnect Consulting, LLC USA Dallas
Lockheed Martin Destination Wellbeing Lockheed Martin and Conduent Conduent USA Member-At-Large
Sysco’s Warehouse Incentive Pay Education Initiative Jamie Colvin, Erin Packwood, Dragos Sburlea, Sean McCausland, Lauren Fulmer, Amy Tellor, Joy Cochran, Michelle Maloney SimplyConnect Consulting, LLC USA Dallas
A Fine Blend Campaign Cheryl Frost, Michelle Toney, Margaret Walker, Debbie Litwak, Grace Correa-Perez, Nicole Boyd, Julie Bentz, Julie Cannaday, Marissa Simpson Milliman and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits USA Dallas
Category 3: HUMAN RESOURCES AND BENEFITS COMMUNICATION    
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
ADT 2018 Annual Enrollment Campaign ADT-Conduent Team Conduent USA Non-member
Benefits for a Better You Tracy Racavich and Hope Glossip of Coty, Inc., Melissa Burke and Kara Amore of Ricky3Sticks Coty, Inc. USA Non-member
Harley-Davidson Total Rewards: Helping Employees Fulfill their Dreams of Personal Freedom Jill Havely and Team Willis Towers Watson, Amy Ostop and Team Harley-Davidson Willis Towers Watson USA Member-At-Large
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Open Enrollment Communication Campaign PartnerComm, Inc. and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center PartnerComm, Inc. USA Dallas
Sysco’s Identity Theft Protection Campaign Jamie Colvin, Erin Packwood, Elizabeth Valentine, Jenni Hancock, Missy Bradshaw, Michelle Malone SimplyConnect Consulting, LLC USA Dallas
Category 4: CHANGE COMMUNICATION      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
League of Champions James McKenzie, Ashleigh Keevy Barloworld Transport (Pty) Ltd South Africa Johannesburg
Countdown to Day One: Creating DowDuPont DuPont, Gagen MacDonald and Think Marketing DuPont, Gagen MacDonald and Think Marketing USA Chicago
Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Retirement Readiness Program Change Management Strategy Martha Callum, Nadine Lavoie, Jeff Pekar, Andy Walker Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Willis Towers Watson Canada Toronto
Flexibility Works Internal Communications Team Transport for NSW Australia NSW (Australia)
On The Move Tanya Brees NRMA Motoring & Services Australia NSW (Australia)
Equipping an Organization for Successful Large-Scale Transformation Transformation Communications Team Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gagen MacDonald USA Non-member
Category 4: CHANGE COMMUNICATION      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Aurecon – Health & Safety – Because People Depend On You Aurecon Marketing & Communications and Health & Safety teams Aurecon Australia Member-At-Large
Customer Consent Program Change Communications for Face-to-Face Sales National Sales Operations Communications Team Comcast Cable Corporation USA Non-member
Shifting Gears: Transforming from Tactical Order-takers to Strategic Thought Partners Anne-Marie Bruzga-Luchak and Jason Yule CREB® (Calgary Real Estate Board) Canada Calgary
Staying The Course Shruthi Bopaiah Infosys Limited India India
Website Re-launch Awareness Campaign Lelanie de Wet University of the Free State South Africa Tshwane
Category 5: SAFETY COMMUNICATION      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Stop and Think Before you Act Elsabe Coetzee and Caren Venter Sappi Southern Africa Limited South Africa Africa
Be a Good Wingman Team SGI and Team Phoenix Group Saskatchewan Government Insurance Canada Non-member
Online Safety Reporting Cora Storvold The City of Calgary Canada Non-member
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Aurecon – Because People Depend On You Aurecon Marketing & Communications and Health & Safety teams Aurecon Australia Member-At-Large
Build Your Online Self-Defence: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Campaign Laurie Stewart, Emily MacIntosh, Daniella Erwood, Hannah Allen, Jessica Gallagher Ryerson University Canada Toronto
ESA 2017 Powerline Safety Program Electrical Safety Authority & Environics Communications Electrical Safety Authority / Environics Communications Canada Member-At-Large
SaskPower Public Safety Campaign Janelle Cannon SaskPower Canada Regina
Category 6: LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Many Views, One Voice of a Global Leadership Conference Pieter Myburgh, Laura Dunne, Liz Douglas Anglo American United Kingdom Member-At-Large
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Energizing Engineering Leadership Schulich School of Engineering Marketing and Communications Team University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering Canada Calgary
Transforming Communication to Inspire Confidence in a Time of Change Christina Lim, Dana Maxwell, Sarah Thailing, Victoria Bell, Cassandra Gamboa Illumina USA Non-member
Category 7: MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND BRAND COMMUNICATION    
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
He Tohu Exhibition Launch He Tohu Exhibition – Department if Internal Affairs Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand Member-At-Large
KCP&L EV Adoption Campaign, #L8R GAS Jeffrey Beeson KCP&L USA Non-member
Know Your Mind Madeleine Setchell, Director, Communications, Marketing and Engagement Victoria of University Wellington New Zealand Wellington (New Zealand)
Remember Them at The Rooms Dean Brinton The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Newfoundland and Labrador
Sell Halifax Boston Campaign Krista Juurlink and Michelle Crosby Halifax Partnership Canada Non-member
Sparrow Laura Konsorada, Claire Watson, MC, ABC, Chris Izquierdo, Adrian Cropley OAM, ABC FRSA DevFacto Technologies, Cropley Communication Australia Regina
Category 7: MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND BRAND COMMUNICATION    
Award of Excellence
Take a Look at Fees campaign Take a Look at Fees | BC Securities Commission British Columbia Securities Commission Canada BC (Canada)
Tap Your Potential Karen McCarthy Fortis Inc. Canada Newfoundland and Labrador
Category 7: MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND BRAND COMMUNICATION    
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
2016 Financial Literacy Month Campaign Jo Langham, Jenna LeBlanc, Greg DeClara, Jeff Coles, Melinda Reyes, Judy Kirby Financial Services Commission of Ontario Canada Toronto
A Taste of Spain: Promoting Spanish Persimon Fruit in Canada Daniel Tisch APR, FCPRS, Alison George, Heidi Kim, Gazalle Ardekani, Hayley Lang, Raquel Farrington Argyle Public Relationships Canada Member-At-Large
Alcon Canada Lose Your Readers Campaign Jennifer Obeid Melissa Lee Cohn & Wolfe Canada Canada Non-member
DEVENEY. A New Kind of Engagement Agency. DEVENEY DEVENEY USA Member-At-Large
Direct Energy’s Hot Under the Blue Collar Campaign The Company and Direct Energy The Company USA Non-member
GES Brand Refresh GES Corporate Communications & Branding Team GES USA Dallas
Grace the 8-year old Future Engineer Troy Hunter, Juliette Kringas University of Melbourne Australia Victoria (Australia)
Just Better Care Possible Awards Rhod Ellis-Jones, Janine Yeates, David Constantine Ellis Jones Australia Member-At-Large
Category 7: MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND BRAND COMMUNICATION    
Award of Merit
Lead by Example Advertising Campaign Case Rhome, Diana Tomlin, Landon Harrell, Karen Hofmeister, Laura Floersch, Chris Speier, Kristin Marcum, Lynn Schlemeyer, Bailey Payne, Leighton Jack, Lynn Harris, Mark Geer Texas A&M Foundation USA Brazos Valley
Lend a Hand, Participate in Research Vivian Sum, Stephania Manusha Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Canada BC (Canada)
Microsoft Surface Studio Gets Creative Veritas/Microsoft Canada Veritas Communicaitons Canada Non-member
My Debt Rescue Marketing Campaign ChangeMakers LCTaylor Canada Manitoba
Pledge to Ignore The Regional Municipality of York The Regional Municipality of York Canada Member-At-Large
The Launch of Nintendo Switch in Canada Lisa Pasquin and Julie Pieterse Craft Public Relations Canada Non-member
Unconventional Graduate Recruitment Campaign Aurecon Marketing & Communications Aurecon Australia Member-At-Large
UPS 2016 SEMA Show Realm Realm USA Atlanta
Category 8: CUSTOMER RELATIONS      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
ABS-CBN’s “Wow At Saya” (“Wow and Fun”) – Audience Experience Kane Errol Choa ABS-CBN Corporation Philippines Philippines
Steers Respek Steers Respek DNA Brand Architects South Africa Non-member
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Campaign Danielle Brown, Rick Bruce, Tara McLaughlin, Jennifer Sheehan, Tony Rino & Jenny Le ATCO Canada Edmonton
Category 9: MEDIA RELATIONS      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
2017 White Cashmere Collection Strategic Objectives and Kruger Products Strategic Objectives Canada Toronto
Inspire the Next, Remote Mentoring Campaign Margo McNeill, Sophie Harley, Laura Lombardi, James Hawley, Steve Carey Telstra Australia Victoria (Australia)
Pipeline Performance in Alberta Kim Blanchette, Monica Hermary, Jennifer Wagner, Kaylen Gray-Wesley, Ken Bonnett, Aaron Dalton, Sarah Hamza Steven Stalany, David Helmer, Jill Hume Alberta Energy Regulator Canada Calgary
Proactive PR Approach to Hurricane Season at Fresenius Medical Care North America Becky Sail and Kate Dobbs Fresenius Medical Care North America USA Member-At-Large
Oleo Sponge: A Revolution In Oil Spill Cleanup Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory USA Chicago
Category 9: MEDIA RELATIONS      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Cadillac Fairview Reveals innovative Pedestrian Bridge at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Janine Ramparas – Cadillac Fairview, Anna Ng – Cadillac Fairview, Jessica Savage – North Strategic, Michele Enhaynes – North Strategic, Dalia Kimmel – North Strategic, Vanessa Jenkins – North Strategic Cadillac Fairview Canada Toronto
Casey House Break Bread Smash Stigma Narrative Casey House Canada Member-At-Large
He Tohu Exhibition He Tohu Exhibition – Department if Internal Affairs Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand Member-At-Large
New Orleans CVB Media Relations DEVENEY DEVENEY USA New Orleans
Westpac NZ – Women In Leadership Will Hine Westpac New Zealand New Zealand Non-member
Category 9: MEDIA RELATIONS      
Award of Merit
Ontario Science Centre Thought Leadership: Science Literacy Week 2017 Daniel Tisch APR, FCPRS, Roanne Argyle, Brendan Agnew-Iler, Ashley O’Connor, Shirven Rezvany Argyle Public Relationships Canada Member-At-Large
Simple and Bold: The Communication Strategy to Support Simpler Contracts for NAB’s Small and Medium-Sized business Customers Nina Bosco, Amy West, Mark Alexander, Laura Cochrane National Australia Bank (NAB) Australia Victoria (Australia)
Sodexo Indigenous Business Campaign Katherine Power, Jane Wilcox, ABC Sodexo & Xposure PR Canada Golden Horseshoe
Category 10: COMMUNITY RELATIONS      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Rebuilding Trust: Crowchild Trail Study Peggy Chan, Andrea Sichewski, ISL Engineering, Russell PR The City of Calgary Canada Calgary
York Region Transportation Master Plan The Regional Municipality of York The Regional Municipality of York Canada Member-At-Large
Category 10: COMMUNITY RELATIONS      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Envisioning our Sustainable Future The Sustainability Office Simon Fraser University Sustainability Office Canada BC (Canada)
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines Linis Lusog: Cleaner Hands, Healthier Communities Leah Caringal, Andrea Ignacio, Estar Suma-oy, Macky del Rosario, Dana Ting Green Bulb Public Relations Inc. Philippines Member-At-Large
Category 11: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Diversity and Inclusion in York Region Diversity and Inclusion in York Region The Regional Municipality of York Canada Toronto
Category 13: ISSUES MANAGEMENT AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION    
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Lottery System 30-hour Shutdown Carla Bourque Atlantic Lottery Corporation Canada Maritime Canada
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Driving Employee Engagement and Commitment During an Acquisition Betsy Eastham, Angela Chirico, and Jillian Ralls Cardinal Health USA Columbus
Hurricane Harvey Office Transition Crisis Communication McDermott USA Member-At-Large
Metrolinx Response to Fatalities & Suicides Metrolinx Communications and Public Affairs Metrolinx Canada Non-member
Rebuilding Trust: Crowchild Trail Study Peggy Chan, Andrea Sichewski, ISL Engineering, Russell PR The City of Calgary Canada Calgary
Stop Stigma. Save Lives. Northern Health Anti-Stigma Opioid Response Team Northern Health Canada Vancouver
The Balance Between Disclosing Risk and Causing Panic PHSA Communications Team Provincial Health Services Authority Canada BC (Canada)
USAA Catastrophe Communication Plan Lindsey Ruiz, Rebekah Nelson, Richard Johnson, Katherine Kyne, Jason Shropshire, Elise Hull USAA USA Non-member
When Disaster Struck, the HP Way Showed us the Way HP Employee Experience team HP USA Portland
Category 14: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Let’s Clean the Rivers Nina Tomažin Bolcar, Julija Csipö, Nika Grašič Propiar Slovenia Member-At-Large
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
“Burns & Mac United” Corporate United Way Campaign Chelsea Wilson, Alan Burchardt, Aaron Jones, Megan McDonnell, Aaron Fiddelke, Anitia Pierden, Robb Barbur Burns & McDonnell USA Kansas City
Billy Bishop Airport Noise Management Program Deborah Wilson, Louise Brooks, Jen Brailsford, Sarah Sutton PortsToronto Canada Non-member
Co-op Community Spaces 2017: Localizing for Effectiveness Daniel Jungwirth, Natasha Ford, Brooke Smit, Erin Fisher, Cameron Zimmer, Marie-Louise De La Harpe, Danya Cosgrove, Alexendra Sklapsky, Dani Nichols Federated Co-operatives Limited Canada Saskatoon
ONE in Responsibility Stephanie Higgins, Becky Carver, Brittany Anicetti, Jason Wright and Erica May ONEOK USA Tulsa
STOP on the Road: York Region Smoking Cessation Program STOP on the Road: York Region Smoking Cessation Program The Regional Municipality of York Canada Toronto
Tap Your Potential Karen McCarthy Fortis Inc. Canada Newfoundland and Labrador
Category 15: SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAMS      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
2016 Financial Literacy Month Campaign Jo Langham, Jenna LeBlanc, Greg DeClara, Jeff Coles, Melinda Reyes Financial Services Commission of Ontario Canada Toronto
Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign Jessica Kovar Banfield Agency Canada Non-member
It’s About mBC Time 2017 Manon Genin Pfizer Canada and NATIONAL Public Relations Canada Non-member
Telstra’s Local Networks Upgrade Social Media Program Nick Chin Telstra Australia Victoria (Australia)
Walmart Canada Nostalgic Holiday Workout Walmart Canada Nostalgic Holiday Workout ruckus digital/Walmart Canada Canada Toronto
Category 16: GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS    
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
2016 Financial Literacy Month Campaign Jo Langham, Jenna LeBlanc, Greg DeClara, Jeff Coles, Melinda Reyes, Judy Kirby Financial Services Commission of Ontario Canada Toronto
Everyone Deserves a Shot!: Communicating changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Daniel Tisch, Roanne Argyle, Brendan Agnew-Iler, Lisa Barrans, Lorne Cooperberg, Bibianna Poon, Liza Baoukian, Shealyn Thompson, Jordan Shawaga, Alyssia Ramon, Phil Maye Argyle Public Relationships Canada Toronto
Pipeline Performance in Alberta Kim Blanchette, Monica Hermary, Jennifer Wagner, Kaylen Gray-Wesley, Ken Bonnett, Aaron Dalton, Sarah Hamza Steven Stalany, David Helmer, Jill Hume Alberta Energy Regulator Canada Calgary
Category 17: NONPROFIT CAMPAIGNS      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Donate Your Passenger Seat – Road To Recovery Renee Kelley, Organizational Communications American Cancer Society USA Atlanta
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
The Objective Lens Podcast Cathy Bouwers, Michael Grant, Radmila Minor, Joel Tersigni Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Canada Toronto
Division 2: Communication Research      
Category 19: COMMUNICATION RESEARCH      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Sentiment & Metrics Use in 90 Day Planning Global Employee Communications Cisco Systems USA Silicon Valley
2016 Financial Literacy Month Campaign Jo Langham, Jenna LeBlanc, Greg Declara Financial Services Commission of Ontario Canada Toronto
Made For This Home Home United Kingdom Non-member
Pilot Launch: MD Financial Suite Daniel Tisch APR, FCPRS, Roanne Argyle, Jessie Sitnick, Ashley O’Connor Argyle Public Relationships Canada Member-At-Large
RTO/ERO Communications Audit Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l’Ontario (RTO/ERO) Retired Teachers of Ontario Canada Toronto
Category 19: COMMUNICATION RESEARCH      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Provider Manuals: What Do Users Want? Catherine Vera-Burgos, Sharon McDonnell, Elizabeth Donoghue Colvin, Kelly Guthrie, Lisa Taylor, Kristin Heitmeier, Janise Plata, Sherri Dansby Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network USA Detroit
The Philippine Trust Index 2017 The EON Group The EON Group Philippines Philippines
Division 3: Communication Training and Education    
Category 21: COMMUNICATION TRAINING AND EDUCATION    
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
TransUnion’s Data Incident Response Training Curt Cunningham, Tracy Judge, Sara Mee, Samantha Nierman TransUnion USA Non-member
Category 22: COMMUNICATION TRAINING AND EDUCATION, STUDENT ENTRY    
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
PR Teater Erman, Zidar, Koblar, Repinc, Noterzberg, Marinček Student section of Public Relations Society of Slovenia Slovenia Student Member
Division 4: Communication Skills      
Category 23: SPECIAL EVENTS      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Nourishing Arizona Sugar Swap Event Public Relations Team Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona USA Phoenix
Innovate U Engineering Outreach Office and Engineering Strategic Communications University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Canada Toronto
Qualico: Celebrating 65 Years of Building Together Colleen Holloway Qualico Canada Manitoba
TABASCO Big Flavour Challenge Tour Debora Marques, Brigitte Foisy The PR Department Inc. Canada Non-member
The 2017 Customer Intelligence Summit The Vision Critical marketing team Vision Critical Canada Non-member
The Gateway 2017 Conference for Internationally Educated Professionals The Gateway 2017 Conference for Internationally Educated Professionals The Regional Municipality of York Canada Toronto
Category 23: SPECIAL EVENTS      
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Apprenticeship Recognition Week: Recognizing Apprentices, Because We Should The Industry Training Authority Industry Training Authority Canada Member-At-Large
ASHP 75th Anniversary ASHP’s 75th Anniversary Committee ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) USA Non-member
Destination: Engine Nithya Ramachandran, Hailey Carnegie, Catherine Pouliot, Chris Wannamaker, Brooklyn Lutz, Melodie Hamel-Trepanier, Jeff Lambert, Amanda Schaufele, Angelica Meigs Edelman & Shell Canada Canada IABCCalgary
People Shouldn’t Disappear Campaign Launch & Media Conference SGI Communications SGI (Saskatchewan Government Insurance) Canada Regina
Category 23: SPECIAL EVENTS      
Award of Merit
Pixel’s Escape Brendan Lucas, Matthew Edge, Stephanie Bellassai, Damian Moratti, Nick Busietta, Stephanie Andrews, Lachlan Sleight, Tin Nguyen, Robert Dowling, Darius Kedros, Toby Ricketts Deakin University Australia Non-member
I’m Water Julia Gritsenko and Anna Akimova Point Passat communication group Russian Federation Russia
Special Edition “Society Talk” Supports Launch of the New American Cancer Society Amy Hadsock, Greg Guthrie, Andrew Huff, Dan Hodlick American Cancer Society USA Colorado
SunTrust Park  Opening Day SunTrust Bank SunTrust Bank USA Atlanta
THINC30 Summit: Transforming, Harnessing, Innovating, Navigating and Collaborating for a Purpose-Driven, Sustainable Future by 2030 Covestro LLC, Carway Communications, Inc. and Havas PR US/Pittsburgh Covestro LLC with support from Carway Communications, Inc. and Havas PR US/Pittsburgh USA New York
UWPACE Cultural Evening Mekala Wickramasinghe The University of Winnipeg Canada Manitoba
Category 24: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Day at a Modern Mine Pranill Ramchander, Ann Farndell, Rochelle de Paiva Anglo American South Africa South Africa Member-At-Large
2016 Financial Literacy Month – Digital Communication Jo Langham, Jenna LeBlanc, Greg DeClara, Jeff Coles, Melinda Reyes Financial Services Commission of Ontario Canada Toronto
The Weekly Anadarko Corporate Communications Anadarko Petroleum Corporation USA Non-member
BC Housing: Website Redesign Donna Freeman, Mike Klein, Alexandra Skinner, Roberta Randall BC Housing Canada Non-member
Tarmac One Online Tarmac Internal Communications Team and 44 Communications Tarmac Group Limited United Kingdom Non-member
Category 24: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION      
Award of Excellence
#ToughestJob2016: What does the Philippine President Do? Stratworks, Inc. / I.D.8, Inc. Stratworks, Inc. Philippines Member-At-Large
#YRMatters Digital Newsletter Patrick Casey, Mia George and Andrea Griepsma The Regional Municipality of York Canada Member-At-Large
Award of Merit
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
#MakeItMutual: Investing Lessons Made Fun and Engaging for Filipino Millennials Sun Life Asset Management, Co., Inc., Sun Life Marketing Team Sun Life Philippines Philippines Philippines
Better Ways to Save Susan Gillin Chelan County Public Utility District USA Non-member
Coffee with Piolo: Breaking New Grounds With A Personalized Video Campaign Sun Life Philippines Marketing Team Sun Life Philippines Philippines Philippines
The Objective Lens Podcast Cathy Bouwers, Michael Grant, Radmila Minor, Joel Tersigni Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Canada Toronto
Economical Blog Corporate Marketing, Economical Insurance Economical Insurance Canada Non-member
Enable Midstream’s Driving Clarity Leadership Videos Jamie Colvin, Amy Tellor, Lisa Allison, Dee Dee Foltz SimplyConnect Consulting, LLC USA Dallas
Enterprise Message Center Enterprise Message Center State Farm USA Member-At-Large
Everything Will Be Alright Everything Will Be Alright Zavarovalnica Triglav, d.d. Slovenia Non-member
Frightful Facts Mary Yanni Liebman Fidelity Investments USA Non-member
IMA Financial Group LinkedIn Presence Justin R. Jacobs The IMA Financial Group USA Non-member
Category 24: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION      
Award of Merit
KCP&L Clean Charge Microsite Jeffrey Beeson KCP&L USA Non-member
Mental Health and Substance Use Web Resource Communications & Public Affairs Fraser Health Canada BC (Canada)
Mobilizing Benefits Communications at Prologis Ryan Patschke, Pam Robinson, Meghan Morris and the Prologis Benefits team Prologis, Willis Towers Watson and Pier 2 Marketing USA Non-member
SFU Innovates Website Monica Bisal Simon Fraser University Canada Vancouver
The Experience Matters: Ecolab’s Parental Leave E-Magazine Suzanne Hanson, Teresa Helm, Lea Curtes-Swenson, Tina Grant, Margeaux King, PLDG, Julie Morgan, Katy Keesey, Sarah Tonsager Willis Towers Watson USA Non-member
The New RichmondHill.ca Communication Services Town of Richmond Hill Canada Toronto
Worth It Benefits: Helping Employees See the Full Picture at L’Oréal Elisa Richmond and Kim Maitlin and team (WTW); Lori Brown, Danielle Ciotoli, Brigette Cassidy and team (L’Oréal) Willis Towers Watson USA Non-member
York Region Mobile Application Launch Patrick Casey The Regional Municipality of York Canada Member-At-Large
Your ACA Roadmap Molly Tatting, Rebecca Watts, Alycen Farrell, C. Drauschke, C. Mower Cigna’s Health Care Reform Consulting and Communications Team USA Non-member
Category 25: AUDIO/VISUAL      
Award of Excellence
Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Alliance Data Game Changers Video PartnerComm, Inc. and Alliance Data Systems PartnerComm, Inc. USA Dallas
Alliance Data Road Show Video PartnerComm, Inc. and Alliance Data Systems PartnerComm, Inc. USA Dallas
General Practitioner and Patient Engagement Strategy Tanya Gutteridge Marie Stopes Australia Victoria (Australia)
Next Generation of Leaders (tGELF) Next Generation of Leaders (tGELF) McDermott USA Member-At-Large
Sing You Home Video Dean Brinton The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Newfoundland and Labrador
Sysco’s Warehouse Incentive Pay Education Videos Jamie Colvin, Erin Packwood, Lauren Fulmer, Amy Tellor SimplyConnect Consulting, LLC USA Dallas
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Buildings That Build People Up – York Region’s Belinda’s Place and Youth Hub Buildings That Build People Up – York Region’s Belinda’s Place and Youth Hub The Regional Municipality of York Canada Toronto
Client Stories Individual Insurance and Wealth Marketing Sun Life Financial Canada Waterloo
Donating is About More than Remembering – ANZ’s Sponsorship of the Returned Serviceman’s Association’s “Poppy Day” Appeal ANZ New Zealand Corporate Affairs ANZ Bank New Zealand New Zealand Non-member
Educating Horse Owners on Topline Health Padilla for Cargill Animal Nutrition’s Topline Padilla USA Minneapolis
Made For This Home Home United Kingdom Non-member
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The Experience Matters: Ecolab’s Parental Leave E-Magazine Suzanne Hanson, Teresa Helm, Lea Curtes-Swenson, Tina Grant, Margeaux King, PLDG, Julie Morgan, Katy Keesey, Sarah Tonsager Willis Towers Watson USA Non-member
HealthPRO: Transforming, Together Jennifer Potvin, Patti Organ-Blersch HealthPRO Canada Toronto
Category 26: PUBLICATIONS      
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Charlotte Russe Benefit Magazine Elizabeth Williams Conduent USA Los Angeles
Alberta Cancer Foundation 2017 Annual Report Phoebe Dey & Christiane Gauthier The Alberta Cancer Foundation Canada Member-At-Large
American Express 2018 Calendar PartnerComm, Inc. and American Express PartnerComm, Inc. USA Dallas
Horizons Magazine Issue 3 2016 Lisa Arnold, Gillian Earle, Nicole Yeomans, Ilsa Williams, Heather Burdett, Julie Hause, Maurice Fleming Manulife Financial Canada Member-At-Large
Hull Services 2017 Annual Report – Diary of an Angry Young Man Wes Lafortune and Samantha Rogan Hull Services Canada Non-member
Sacred Heart Mission Annual Report 2017 Sacred Heart Mission, Sia Papageorgiou, Luke Featherston Cropley Communication Australia Victoria (Australia)
UBC Library 2016/17 Senate Report UBC Library Communications and Marketing Team University of British Columbia Library Canada BC (Canada)
U-Haul News Scott Starkel, Jennifer Weston, Alan Weinstein, Anthony Perez, Robin Petty, Mark Duran, Kim Perina U-Haul International, Inc. USA Non-member
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Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
#nofilter – For Your Benefit Magazine Kaitlyn Ridings American Express USA Non-member
2016 Annual Sustainability Review Kevin Moffatt, Veronique Loewen AREVA Resources Canada Canada Saskatoon
Building Everyday Smart Choices at Charter Communications: 2018 New Program Education Guide Siobhan O’Shea and Team (WTW); Danielle Gaston and Team (Charter Communications) Willis Towers Watson USA Member-At-Large
Centenary Publications with a Story to Tell Pieter Myburgh, Kit Anderson, Jonathan Hynes Anglo American United Kingdom Member-At-Large
Educating Horse Owners on Topline Health Padilla for Cargill Animal Nutrition’s Topline Padilla USA Minneapolis
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Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto: Surrounded by Opportunity Viewbook Melissa J Hill, Deborah Robinson, Kate Minden-Webb, Brenda Hampton Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto Canada Member-At-Large
From a Traditional Report to a Compelling, People-centered, Storytelling Experience Annual Report Goes Digital PSP Investments Canada Montréal
HEY! It’s NTU Dr Vivien Chiong Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore Singapore
IKEA Canada’s Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Summary Report IKEA Canada and Citizen Relations IKEA Canada Canada Non-member
Irving Oil People Matters newsletter (December 2017) Irving Oil Irving Oil Canada Maritime Canada
Love My Hood: Kitchener’s Guide to Great Neighbourhoods Publication Love My Hood Project Team City of Kitchener Canada Non-member
Making the Case for Fixed Index Annuities (FIAs)/The FIA Journey Sammons Financial Group Sammons Financial Group (dba Midland National and North American) USA Non-member
Obzornik: Depression-Let’s talk Obzornik Depression. Let’s talk Zavarovalnica Triglav, d.d. Slovenia Non-member
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Power up with RSA Pro™ Ken Evans, Rohini Mukherji, Gary Edgar, Vanessa Cuartas, Julia Carr, Merissa King and Mark Mayhew RSA Canada Canada Member-At-Large
Real Estate Center Annual Report+Calendar JP Beato III, David S. Jones ABC, Kammy Baumann Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University USA Brazos Valley
Rehab Impact Report: Heroes of Rehabilitation Medicine Laurie Wang Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta Canada Non-member
Reliv International Lifestyle Magazine Reliv International Reliv International USA Non-member
Sony Interactive Entertainment Benefit Magazine Elizabeth Williams Conduent US Minor Outlying Islands Los Angeles
Sony Music Rock Enroll Magazine Elizabeth Williams Conduent USA Los Angeles
Tarmac – One Magazine Tarmac Internal Communications Team and 44 Communications Tarmac Group Limited United Kingdom Non-member
TELUS 2016 Annual Report Nicola Trelford and Dianne Trach, ABC TELUS Corporation Canada Non-member
The ArtSci Effect: Your Philanthropy in Action 161/7 Diana Kuprel and Jackie Shapiro University of Toronto Canada Toronto
The Back of Napkin Kit and Concepts Sammons Financial Group Sammons Financial Group (dba North American) USA Non-member
The Experience Matters: Ecolab’s Parental Leave E-Magazine Suzanne Hanson, Teresa Helm, Lea Curtes-Swenson, Tina Grant, Margeaux King, PLDG, Julie Morgan, Katy Keesey, Sarah Tonsager Willis Towers Watson USA Non-member
U.S. Property Market Outlook | 2017 House View Dr. Will McIntosh, John Kirk, and Mark Fitzgerald USAA REAL ESTATE COMPANY USA Non-member
Universal Music Group Open Enrollment for 2018 Elizabeth Williams Conduent USA Los Angeles
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Donor Impact Report 2017 Amie Filkow, Sheena Riener, Ryan Whitefield, Shane Riczu, Brian Anderson University of Alberta Canada Non-member
Worth It Benefits: Helping Employees See the Full Picture at L’Oréal Elisa Richmond and Kim Maitlin and team (WTW); Lori Brown, Danielle Ciotoli, Brigette Cassidy and team (L’Oréal) Willis Towers Watson USA Non-member
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Title Winner Company Country Entrant’s Chapter
Alliance Data Storybook PartnerComm, Inc. and Alliance Data Systems PartnerComm, Inc. USA Dallas
Sibo on the Move Gautrain Management Agency Gautrain Management Agency South Africa Non-member
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Cooper Companies Wellness Annual Report Rosemary Hardin Conduent USA Non-member
Groote Eylandt Greg Thom, nbn Employee Comms Team National Broadband Network (nbn) Australia Victoria (Australia)
HEY! Tales of 2 Presidents Dr Vivien Chiong Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore Member-At-Large
On the Ground in Eastern Kentucky Michelle Park Lazette and the Multimedia & Editorial Services team Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland USA Member-At-Large
Toronto’s Subways Expose Passengers to More Air Pollution than Montreal, Vancouver Systems Engineering Strategic Communications Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto Canada Toronto