Twist Marketing clients receive SEVEN Marketing Canada Awards at EDAC

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Twist Marketing clients receive SEVEN Marketing Canada Awards at EDAC

At the recent Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Annual Conference, Alberta SouthWest won five awards including the“Best of the Best” award (EDAC CUP) for its Alberta SouthWest ad campaign while the District of Lillooet grabbed two awards.

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Combined, Twist Marketing clients Alberta SouthWest Economic Development and District of Lillooet received seven Marketing Canada awards at the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Annual Conference, held in Iqaluit, Nunavut in early October. EDAC represents a national organization with 1000+ members of economic development professionals. The Marketing Canada Awards competition recognizes excellence in community marketing, which is an integral part of economic development. 


“We are thrilled to have our clients’ work recognized by EDAC as being among the ‘best of the best’ in Canada,” says Twist Marketing’s Managing Director, Catherine Proulx.

The Alberta SouthWest Advertising Campaign was named as an EDAC Cup Contender. From those nominees Alberta SouthWest was named the EDAC Cup Winner. The EDAC Cup represents “Best of the Best”, and is the top recognition of the annual awards program, which attracted 160 submissions from across Canada. Entries were evaluated based on creativity and uniqueness as well as effectiveness in achieving objectives. Alberta SouthWest also received top honours for Best Advertising Campaign, Best Website, and Best Online Community Outreach and Social Media microsite.

“Alberta SouthWest is delighted to be recognized at a national level,” says Bev Thornton, Executive Director, Alberta SouthWest Regional Economic Development Alliance.  “It’s truly amazing what can happen when rural municipalities, towns and villages put their collective minds together to achieve a common goal. We are also thankful for the strong expertise provided to us by Twist Marketing who turned our collective plans and ideas into winning campaigns that sparkle.”


Twist Marketing client District of Lillooet also snagged two Marketing Canada Awards including one for “Cliff Boys” Single Advertisement submission.  The other award was for the EDAC Cup Contender for District of Lillooet’s “Cliff Boys” Single Advertisement submission.

Adds Proulx, “AlbertaSW has had a banner year, winning the 2012 Summit International Bronze Award in the Community Website category, and three 2012 Economic Developers of Alberta Awards of Excellence. AlbertaSW is also one of three finalists for the 2012 ‘Tourism Community of the Year’ Alto Award.” The Community of the Year award is a new award category and the nine 2012 Alto Award winners will be announced on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Travel Alberta Industry Conference in Banff.

About Twist Marketing 

Twist Marketing, a leader in branding, engagement and communications, has been serving North American clients for more than 10 years. Organizations trust Twist Marketing to deliver business results, not just business exposure. They do this by challenging convention and providing a unique combination of strategic insight, creative ideas and innovative solutions that work.