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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.

Thank you for your nominations. The recipient of the 2016 ACA Gold Medal Award is Linda Nagel, President and CEO of Advertising Standards Canada.

View the full list of honourees, including the 2015 recipient Paul Lavoie.

The award will be presented at the 2016 Marketing Awards Gala.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Place: The Carlu, Toronto
Address: 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Box 35, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H4

Tickets for the ceremony go on sale in April. ACA Members receive a 20% discount. To receive your ACA discount code, please contact Candice Cuadrado.

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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.