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The Power and Principles of Great Creative

Virtual 

10/28/2020

Great creative is unmistakable but achieving can be a challenge. It’s the inspiring combination of words and images that can motivate, empower, and deliver the results you need. Gain insights from the agency side on what makes great creative and how to push industry boundaries. 

 

At our next MNG event, Lulu Marketing Communications will discuss the eight principles of great creative. Exploring cross-industry examples, this session will focus on taking a "client-first" approach to developing a creative strategy and ways to build a relationship trust with clients for optimal results. 

 

Guest Speaker:

Linda Antonacci, President of Lulu Marketing Communications

 

Linda launched Lulu Marketing Communications in 2008. With more than two decades of experience in financial services, she has led her creative teams to deliver hundreds of successful campaigns resulting in many satisfied clients. 

A firm believer in the power of nice, Linda’s vision is to offer clients specialized attention and agility without long-term client layers of people and process. Her creative eye, strategic instinct and commitment to detail have resulted in  Working with blue chip brands including Scotiabank (Canada and International), BMO Nesbitt Burns, Royal Trust, National Trust, Encon, MCAP, MD Financial and Duo Bank of Canada, Linda’s expertise encompasses all channels and virtually all categories from credit/debit cards, retail lending, mortgages, investments and insurance to online and mobile banking. She loves what she does, and it shows. 

 

 

 

Come join us to learn, connect and grow!

 

This event if FREE for members. Please check your inbox for a PROMO CODE to register or you can email contact@ama-toronto.com if you would like us to resend it.

Tickets are $10 for non-members.

 

Become an AMA Member today to access to our monthly MNGs for FREE!

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Legendary Leadership Series - The Business of Branding

Virtual 

11/12/2020

INSIGHTS FROM MARKETING LEGENDS

 

The Legendary Leadership Series provides AMA members and non-members the exclusive opportunity to access and learn from Marketing Legends. 2020 Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends recipients and business leaders Brian Scudamore and Anthony von Mandl will be discussing The Business of Branding with host Ashish Patel, CTO of Architech. There will also be an opportunity for interactive Breakout sessions with each Legend on the subject of Marketing Leadership and Career Development, allowing the audience to ask questions to both speakers.   This is an event you won’t want to miss!

 

THE SPEAKERS

 

Anthony von Mandl -  Founder & CEO, The Mark Anthony Group of Companies 

Intensity, infectious passion, overcoming obstacles by innovation, and an unwavering commitment to his vision led Anthony von Mandl to begin his journey more than four decades ago. Born in Vancouver and European educated, Anthony without resources, founded a wine importing firm in Vancouver at the age of 22. Despite difficult initial years, he successfully grew Mark Anthony Wine Merchants, and in 1981 began to realize his audacious dream: to produce world-class wines in British Columbia’s then unknown Okanagan Valley. Little did he know that in order to self-finance his vision he would organically build a more than $3B corporation from the ground up without outside financing – and along with it, a collection of enduring and iconic brands that would disrupt the beverage alcohol business in the U.S. and Canada, and connect with consumers for decades. Today, the Vancouver-based, private and family-owned Mark Anthony Group has no debt and self-finances all expansion.

 

 

 

 

Brian Scudamore - Founder and CEO at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? & O2E Brands

Serial entrepreneur and author Brian Scudamore has always taken the road less travelled. At just 19 years old, he pioneered the industry of professional junk removal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, turning a chore people avoid into an exceptional customer service experience. Then he scaled that success into two more home-service brands, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and Shack Shine under the O2E Brands banner.

Brian learned the ins and outs of business by running his own, and believes that anyone with a fire in their gut and a vision for doing something incredible with their future can do the same. His philosophy, WTF (Willing To Fail), stems from his belief in the power of dreaming big, taking risks, and learning from mistakes. Through franchising, he’s giving thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to live their dreams of business ownership. Find his book, WTF?! (Willing to Fail): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success, at www.mywtfbook.com

 

 

 


Ashish Patel, Chief Technology Officer, Architech

 

As Architech’s Chief Technology Officer, Ashish is tasked with overseeing the company’s technology strategy, leading our product & technology and delivery teams, and providing thought leadership to clients as they execute their digital transformations. Ashish has an extensive 20-year track record building and implementing transformative solutions, and his diverse experience as both a client and a vendor is invaluable in helping Architech’s clients achieve exceptional success in their digital initiatives.

 

His expertise includes:

Business, technology and innovation strategy
New product/service development
Design Thinking and User Experience
Software engineering
IT architecture and operations
Building high performing teams

 

Prior to joining Architech, Ashish led the digital transformation agenda as Chief Design and Innovation Officer at Grant Thornton. He has also held numerous technology leadership roles at TeraGo, and IBM. Ashish has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

 

 

ABOUT THE MARKETING HALL OF LEGENDS


Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends was created to honour individual Canadians who have dedicated their  lives to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing and to inspire and build marketing leaders as well  as future legends. AMA Toronto developed the Legendary Leadership series to give the community direct  access to our inducted legends and learn their insights into the future of marketing and business. 

 

 

Hurry! The first 30 AMA Members to sign up, receive FREE admission.

(Rush closes when all 30 spots have been filled)

 

Member tickets are $10

Non-Member tickets are $20

 

Become an AMA Member today to get the best deal and lots of other benefits.

 

Thank you to our sponsor:

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Looking Ahead to the 2021 Marketing Landscape

To be confirmed 

12/09/2020

As the year comes to a close, AMA Toronto is excited to bring together the biggest movers and shakers in the industry to discuss the changing landscape of the marketing and communications world. Join us for an inspiring evening as we discover the real trends and challenges facing marketers in 2021.

 

More details coming soon.

View event >

Legendary Leadership Series - The Business of Branding

Virtual 

11/12/2020

INSIGHTS FROM MARKETING LEGENDS

 

The Legendary Leadership Series provides AMA members and non-members the exclusive opportunity to access and learn from Marketing Legends. 2020 Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends recipients and business leaders Brian Scudamore and Anthony von Mandl will be discussing The Business of Branding with host Ashish Patel, CTO of Architech. There will also be an opportunity for interactive Breakout sessions with each Legend on the subject of Marketing Leadership and Career Development, allowing the audience to ask questions to both speakers.   This is an event you won’t want to miss!

 

THE SPEAKERS

 

Anthony von Mandl -  Founder & CEO, The Mark Anthony Group of Companies 

Intensity, infectious passion, overcoming obstacles by innovation, and an unwavering commitment to his vision led Anthony von Mandl to begin his journey more than four decades ago. Born in Vancouver and European educated, Anthony without resources, founded a wine importing firm in Vancouver at the age of 22. Despite difficult initial years, he successfully grew Mark Anthony Wine Merchants, and in 1981 began to realize his audacious dream: to produce world-class wines in British Columbia’s then unknown Okanagan Valley. Little did he know that in order to self-finance his vision he would organically build a more than $3B corporation from the ground up without outside financing – and along with it, a collection of enduring and iconic brands that would disrupt the beverage alcohol business in the U.S. and Canada, and connect with consumers for decades. Today, the Vancouver-based, private and family-owned Mark Anthony Group has no debt and self-finances all expansion.

 

 

 

 

Brian Scudamore - Founder and CEO at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? & O2E Brands

Serial entrepreneur and author Brian Scudamore has always taken the road less travelled. At just 19 years old, he pioneered the industry of professional junk removal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, turning a chore people avoid into an exceptional customer service experience. Then he scaled that success into two more home-service brands, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and Shack Shine under the O2E Brands banner.

Brian learned the ins and outs of business by running his own, and believes that anyone with a fire in their gut and a vision for doing something incredible with their future can do the same. His philosophy, WTF (Willing To Fail), stems from his belief in the power of dreaming big, taking risks, and learning from mistakes. Through franchising, he’s giving thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to live their dreams of business ownership. Find his book, WTF?! (Willing to Fail): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success, at www.mywtfbook.com

 

 

 


Ashish Patel, Chief Technology Officer, Architech

 

As Architech’s Chief Technology Officer, Ashish is tasked with overseeing the company’s technology strategy, leading our product & technology and delivery teams, and providing thought leadership to clients as they execute their digital transformations. Ashish has an extensive 20-year track record building and implementing transformative solutions, and his diverse experience as both a client and a vendor is invaluable in helping Architech’s clients achieve exceptional success in their digital initiatives.

 

His expertise includes:

Business, technology and innovation strategy
New product/service development
Design Thinking and User Experience
Software engineering
IT architecture and operations
Building high performing teams

 

Prior to joining Architech, Ashish led the digital transformation agenda as Chief Design and Innovation Officer at Grant Thornton. He has also held numerous technology leadership roles at TeraGo, and IBM. Ashish has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

 

 

ABOUT THE MARKETING HALL OF LEGENDS


Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends was created to honour individual Canadians who have dedicated their  lives to the pursuit of excellence in the field of marketing and to inspire and build marketing leaders as well  as future legends. AMA Toronto developed the Legendary Leadership series to give the community direct  access to our inducted legends and learn their insights into the future of marketing and business. 

 

 

Hurry! The first 30 AMA Members to sign up, receive FREE admission.

(Rush closes when all 30 spots have been filled)

 

Member tickets are $10

Non-Member tickets are $20

 

Become an AMA Member today to get the best deal and lots of other benefits.

 

Thank you to our sponsor:

View event >

Looking Ahead to the 2021 Marketing Landscape

To be confirmed 

12/09/2020

As the year comes to a close, AMA Toronto is excited to bring together the biggest movers and shakers in the industry to discuss the changing landscape of the marketing and communications world. Join us for an inspiring evening as we discover the real trends and challenges facing marketers in 2021.

 

More details coming soon.

View event >

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