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ACA Gold Medal Award

The Industry’s Highest Honour


First presented in 1941, the ACA Gold Medal Award is the Canadian marketing industry’s most prestigious honour. The award is presented to an individual whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the advancement of marketing communications in Canada.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Open to all individuals in activities that have an impact on marketing communications in Canada (client marketers, agencies, media, researchers, academics, associations, etc.);
  • Awarded for a single achievement, or for accomplishments over time; and
  • Awarded to a candidate whose contribution represents a measurable, distinctive advancement in the practice of marketing communications in Canada.

If you know someone deserving of this honour, the ACA encourages you to submit your nomination.

Deadline for submissions: September 8, 2017

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The 2016 Gold Medal Award was presented to Linda Nagel, President and CEO of Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) on June 2, 2016 at the Carlu in Toronto.

Check back again for information on the 2017 award presentation.

View the full list of honorees.