We build
emotional connections
between the mainstream brand and the ethnic consumer
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  • 2009 - 2013
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  • 2010 - 2011
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Client since 2014

BMO is banking on AV Communications' multicultural marketing expertise to help the ethnic Canadian community with their financial needs.

The partnership has produced campaigns that strengthened BMO's relations with new Canadians, making the bank one of the more preferred financial institutions by multicultural communities across the country.

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Client since 2010

Our partnership with BMW has been a smooth ride through adventurous marketing terrain.

We have worked together to solidify BMW's position with the Chinese and South Asian markets in Canada, and have made a handful of swift pit stops to pick up 3 Summit Awards and 3 Marketing Awards.

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Client since 2011

Lights… Camera… Activate!

With a clear focus on the South Asian community, Cineplex and AV have planned and executed a number of contests and event activations, designed to spread the drama, romance and action of Bollywood's top films across Canada, and drive customers to Cineplex theatres.

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Client since 2011

"#TheDREAMTEAM strikes again!! A special thank you to you Marvi and to Alison for all of your hard work. Our client was full of praise today for a job well done:) "

Anne Spence
Account Director
Cundari
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Client since 2008

"...AV Communications has a direct pulse on the countless cultures in Toronto - assisting us in yearly marketing plans, producing tactical strategies, garnering new customers and maintaining repeat business...

I could not be happier with the personal attention and level of dedicated service they provide us."

Allyson Kappers
Director, Event Marketing & Sales -East Central Region, Feld Entertainment, Inc.
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Client since 2016

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Client since 2015

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Client since 2015

Marvel Universe Live and AV Communications have been reinventing the landscape of family entertainment since 2015.

Marvel Universe Live shows are managed by Feld Entertainment, which has partnered with AV Communications on promoting other family fanfares, such as Disney on Ice and Monster Jam.

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Client since 2013

We were served our most mouthwatering opportunity, when McCormick Canada called upon our team to launch their new line of McCormick Recipe Mixes.

Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity by selecting the right ingredients for their launch that included a dash of YouTube videos, a pinch of social media marketing, generous portions of event marketing, and more.

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Client since 2015

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2009 - 2013

"In 2013, Money Mart reached out to AV Communications with the objective to help Money Mart increase awareness of the brand and its services, by weaving storytelling, social media, and online content creation, into an event activation strategy.

AV Communications planned and executed a photo sharing contest in Toronto, Mississauga, and London, Ontario that received thousands of shared photos, and generated rich experiences and excitement for hundreds of current and potential Money Mart customers."

Marian De Monye
Senior Product Marketing Manager
National Money Mart
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2010 - 2011

Working with Canada's largest telecommunications company was an exciting challenge that required high-speed connectivity with niche markets across the country, to deliver HD quality event activations.

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Client since 2014

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Client since 2007

Scotiabank made us feel richer than we thought when they offered us an interest free opportunity to expand their engagement and communications with Canada's multicultural markets.

Together, we designed and implemented a multicultural marketing portfolio that included: Event marketing, media planning, media buying, and advertising, to the Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino, Hispanic and South Asian markets.

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Client since 2011

"AV's deep networks through diverse ethnic media helped ensure that families across our multicultural city heard our message.

While we knew that certain ethno-specific communities would require special outreach, AV's sensitive intelligence gathering on the ground informed our outreach strategy, making sure our targeted marketing had the greatest impact."

May Wong,
Executive Director
The Omega Foundation
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Client since 2015

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Client since 2004

"The AV Comm team has worked on Western Union projects throughout our global organization, including Canada, USA, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and African markets.

They understand our global company, brand and mindset, and have worked with us to execute award-winning campaigns that were historic for Western Union in Canada."

Joycelyn David
National Director, Product Marketing
Western Union Canada
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Client since 2012

Together, we envision and are working for a better world with the help of ethnic Canadians.

World Vision, through AV Communications, has expanded its reach across multicultural communities in Canada, which include not only the biggest ethnic groups, but also the emerging ones as well.

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Our work is
recognized
by the creative, multicultural & marketing industries
  • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 Marketing Magazine Award
    Multicultural, Integrated Campaign, Experiential, Print
  • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 Summit Creative Award
    Best of Show, Special, Print
  • 2015 NAMIC EMMA
    Case Studies / Campaigns, Marketing Tactics / Experiential
  • 2015, 2012 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award
    Social Media Marketing
  • 2014 Facebook Studio Awards
    Nominee
  • 2013 CASSIES
    Events, Seasonal, and Short-term
2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 Marketing Magazine Award
2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 Marketing Magazine Award
Multicultural, Integrated Campaign, Experiential, Print
We are very proud to have received this award with our colleagues at Cundari, for our work on "The Golden Dragon" for BMW Canada.

"Started in 2011, the Multicultural Marketing Awards highlights multicultural campaigns that resonate with new Canadians. It recognizes work created specifically for ethnic Canadian audiences in four categories: Print, TV/Broadcast, Online, and Integrated." - Marketing Magazine
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2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 Summit Creative Award
2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 Summit Creative Award
Best of Show, Special, Print
"Companies and individuals from more than 50 countries and across five continents have participated in this prestigious 20-year competition" - Summit Creative Awards

This Summit Award recognized the creative work in the Chinese New Year print ad we conceived for BMW.
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2015 NAMIC EMMA
2015 NAMIC EMMA
Case Studies / Campaigns, Marketing Tactics / Experiential
AV Communications won two gold awards for its McCormick Online Cook Off campaign at the 2015 NAMIC EMMA (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications - Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards) in the Case Studies/Campaigns and Marketing Tactics/Experiential categories, respectively, where a total of more than 70 entries from all over North America vied for the coveted recognition.

NAMIC is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry since 1980. The EMMA recognizes campaigns that are committed to implementing best practices, while developing creative, strategic and innovative approaches to ethnic-targeted marketing.
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2015, 2012 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award
2015, 2012 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award
Social Media Marketing
"The Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award (MEA) recognizes and rewards companies for innovative and leading-edge creative work that uses strategy and results-based effectiveness to create solutions in today's marketplace." - Summit International Awards

2015, Platinum, Social Media Marketing category, McCormick Online Cook-Off
2012, were recognized for our work on the '5 for 50' campaign for Western Union.
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2014 Facebook Studio Awards
2014 Facebook Studio Awards
Nominee
The audiences we reach are highly active in social media making it very important for us be in this space. While we are very proud of this nomination, it also challenges us even more to produce world-class, engaging content.

The Facebook Awards celebrates the best creative work on Facebook, as chosen by some of the top creatives in the industry. Not only do they recognize excellence in execution, they set the bar for creative growth and evolution on Facebook. Thousands of campaigns have been entered into the Facebook Awards, with representation from 80 countries in 2014.
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2013 CASSIES
2013 CASSIES
Events, Seasonal, and Short-term
We have the distinction of being the first and only multicultural agency to win a CASSIES, where our '5 for 50' campaign for Western Union won a bronze in the Events, Seasonal, and Short-term category.

"The Cassies is Canada's only awards program dedicated to recognizing and rewarding campaigns with demonstrable business results. Entries to the prestigious body are judged against rigorous published cases." - CASSIES
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We pioneered
digital & social media
campaigns in multicultural marketing
AV Communications on Facebook
AV Communications on Facebook
AV Communications is on Facebook!
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AV Communications on YouTube
AV Communications on YouTube
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AV Communications on Twitter
AV Communications on Twitter
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AV Communications on Pinterest
AV Communications on Pinterest
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We are
multicultural
marketers
designers
strategists
ambassadors of your brand
  • Visible Minorities Reach
  • Nationwide Coverage
We have more reach
Our marketing expertise and experience are not only reserved for the top 5 ethnic communities but are for smaller ethnic groups as well.
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Our activation is Canada-wide
We have reps in key areas across Canada that enable us to activate campaigns from Red Deer, AB in the west to PEI in the east.
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