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Hamilton Economic Development

2012 Marketing Canada Awards

Economic Developers Association of Canada
7 Innovation Drive, Suite 200, Flamborough, ON L9H 7H9 T: 905-689-8771 F: 905-689-5925

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 2, 2012
Contact: Penny A. Gardiner, Ec.D., Chief Executive Officer
T: 905-689-8771 F: 905-689-5925 E-mail: gardiner@edac.ca Website: www.edac.ca

2012 Marketing Canada Awards
Economic Developers Association of Canada
Announces – “The Best of the Best”
Sponsored by: Deloitte

Flamborough, Ontario –

The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) is Canada’s national association of economic development professionals, representing every province and territory across Canada with 1,000+ members. The Association’s mission is to enhance the professional competence of economic development professionals and ensure placement of qualified people in the field of economic development, to advance economic development as a distinct, recognized, and self governing profession and to contribute to Canada’s well being.

The Association recognizes that marketing a community is an integral part of the economic development profession, therefore provides The Marketing Canada Awards competition as an opportunity to exchange and review promotional literature and other marketing material produced by municipalities across the country. This awards program is open to those organizations that undertake to promote and market Canadian provinces, territories, regions, cities, towns and areas with a view to improving the economic well-being of Canadians. City of Hamilton Economic Development, during the Economic Developers Association of Canada’s 44th Annual Conference, was awarded three Marketing Canada Awards:

First Place for their “Sew Hungry” Promotional Event submission
and
“Hamilton Cartoon” Promotional Video submission
including
EDAC Cup Contender
“Sew Hungry” Promotional Event

This year’s adjudication committee consisted of David Needham, Needham Promotions, Bradford, ON; Jim McGimpsey, On Three Communication Design Inc.; Hamilton, ON; Carl Knipfel, Lankinhouse Design, Toronto, ON; Heather Buttrum, On Three Communication Design Inc., Hamilton, ON.

This year’s awards program attracted 160 submissions from across Canada. We thank you for supporting our awards program.

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