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The Institute of Communication Agencies announces 2015 Board of Directors and Board of Governors

Dec 10 2014

Newly appointed Boards to provide inspired leadership for Canadian communication agencies.

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ICA launches communications campaign in support of flexible skills development courses

Oct 28 2014

New CAAP Select option offers six core skills development courses in communication planning to personalize skill development.

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ICA and Publicis launch campaign to kick off FFWD: Advertising and Marketing Week 2015

Nov 05 2014

The ICA and Publicis have launched a digital and print marketing campaign to promote Canada’s largest and most anticipated annual advertising event, FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week 2015. The "Quotes" campaign under-scores the theme of change.

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ICA Innovation and Agency Transformation Committee launches 2014-15 Agency Next Speaker Series

Sep 08 2014

Upcoming events feature topics on start-up mentality for agencies and design thinking.

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New ACTRA National Commercial Agreement and ACTRA Local and Regional Addendum Contract Ratified

Aug 25 2014

New ACTRA National Commercial Agreement and ACTRA Local and Regional Addendum Contract Ratified

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ICA launches first-ever Client of the Year Award

Aug 20 2014

New award recognizes client companies for best-in-class partnerships with their agencies.

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ACTRA and Canadian Ad Industry Reach Tentative Settlement

Jul 28 2014

ACTRA has reached terms of settlement with the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) to renew the National Commercial Agreement (NCA).

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13 of Canada’s Leading Business Communicators Appointed to the 2015 CASSIES Awards Jury

Jul 15 2014

Canada’s prestigious awards program announces its judging panel & reminds applicants that submissions are due by August 1, 2014

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ICA announces Relevance book events featuring author Andrea Coville

Jul 07 2014

The ICA is pleased to announce two events featuring Andrea Coville, author of the groundbreaking book entitled, Relevance: The Power to Change Minds and Behaviour and Stay Ahead of the Competition.

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CASSIES Enhances 2015 Competition To Better Reflect Evolving Communications Landscape

Jun 05 2014

Canada’s prestigious awards program announces call for submissions due by August 1, 2014

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ICA aggressively pursues the best and brightest students for the industry

Mar 25 2014

FFWD: Advertising and Marketing Week 2014 Next Generation Day excites millennials about agency careers

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The Institute of Communication Agencies announces 2014 Board of Directors

Dec 16 2013

-- Newly appointed Board to provide inspired leadership for Canadian communication agencies.

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ICA’s FutureFlash 2014: Counsel and Conviction: Charting a Course for the Future tickets now on sale

Mar 04 2014

Marketing visionaries share their secrets and predictions

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Celebrating Work That Worked: Canada’s Top 35 Business-Building Communications Campaigns Honoured At This Year’s CASSIES Awards

Feb 20 2014

Grey Canada’s ‘Milk Carton 2.0’ program for Missing Children Society of Canada awarded Grand Prix

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ICA agencysearch.ca drawing lion’s share of Canadian advertisers’ agency quests

Dec 09 2013

Multi-faceted website offers comprehensive search service, best practices consultation and extensive Canadian database

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ICA Agency Next Speaker Series presents Procurement’s Perspective

Nov 28 2013

Session to focus on importance of procurement in client-agency relationship

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ICA introduces new skills certification advancement

Oct 15 2013

The CAAP Select Course Track which offers individuals a way to focus their learning development and get exposure to a rigorous skills certification experience in a concentrated 6 - 7 week period.

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ICA introduces new skills certification advancement

Oct 15 2013

CAAP transforms with addition of a Select Course approach for flexible learning access

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Institute of Communication Agencies adds seasoned talent to flourishing collaborative initiatives with new hires

Sep 26 2013

Desiree Creed and Felicia Chapheau join the ICA to tackle growing partnership and event sponsorships.

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ICA experiences dramatic surge in membership for second straight year

Aug 16 2013

Association of communication agencies credits engaged industry community for steady growth.

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ICA supports Red Cross fund-raising for Alberta flood relief

Jul 10 2013

Association invites Canadian marketing community to join in efforts to raise donations to beleaguered province.

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Celebrating Work that Worked: CASSIES 2014 Call for Submissions Announced

Jul 03 2013

Prestigious awards are on the hunt for exceptional business-building communications from coast to coast.

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ICA 7th Annual Future Flash 2013 Wins Kudos From Attendees and Presenters

Jun 12 2013

Sold out conference deemed ’better than others’ by over 90 per cent of attendees.

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ICA announces new business development workshop with Mirren Group’s Brent Hodgins

May 06 2013

Prepare for Battle or Brace for Impact: advanced approach to competitive pitch performance workshop on June 6th.

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ICA announces powerhouse roster of speakers for Future Flash 2013: Tomorrow Decoded

Apr 10 2013

Two day conference offers fresh insights on the future of marketing communications industry.

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ICA announces Weber Shandwick as first PR agency to become association member

Mar 27 2013

Communication association embraces broader scope of marketing communicators.

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MCET donation fuels innovation in brand communication education

Mar 04 2013

Marketing Communications Education Trust (MCET) donation fuels innovation in brand communication education.

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Top 22 business-building brands and their agencies

Jan 28 2013

33 of Canada’s top business-building communications campaigns received one of the industry’s highest honours this evening from the prestigious CASSIES awards show.

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Ipsos Reid unveils second annual Most Influential Brands Study at ICA’s FFWD 2013

Feb 01 2013

The ICA and Ipsos Reid are proud to announce the results of the second annual Most Influential Brands Study, which unveiled and ranked the most influential brands in Canada at the ICA’s fifth annual FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week.

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ICA celebrates fifth anniversary of FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week

Jan 25 2013

The ICA is celebrating its fifth anniversary of what was previously entitled Advertising Week, with the newly rebranded FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week a celebration of thought leadership within the Canadian advertising and marketing industries.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Canadians want it all, eh?

Jan 17 2013

A new study commissioned by the CASSIES finds transparency key to effective advertising

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ICA FFWD 2013 presents breaking news in social media from LinkedIn

Jan 11 2013

LinkedIn to provide insights on marketing to social consumer personas

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FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week 2013 present advertising icon Rory Sutherland

Jan 07 2013

Trailblazing creative visionary to deliver insights into the next communications revolution

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Institute of Communication Agencies announces 2013 Board of Directors

Dec 11 2012

Newly appointed Board to provide inspired leadership for Canadian communication agencies.

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ICA launches full complement of agency search tools to raise industry standard

Dec 07 2012

Robust agency search service supported by new website, database and best practices for clients, marketers and agencies.

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ICA launches website for FFWD: Advertising and Marketing Week 2013

Nov 19 2012

ew look and mandate generates excitement for Canada’s must-attend strategy, innovation and creativity event.

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ICA establishes talent development initiative to promote industry best practices

Nov 07 2012

Talent development audit results unveiled at first-time gathering of industry leaders

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ICA hosts Fuelling New Business seminar with social media expert Michael Gass

Sep 25 2012

The ICA is pleased to present international new business consultant Michael Gass in a day-long, in-depth examination of his new business development techniques utilizing social media, search and blogs.

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ICA unveils dynamic new brand identity for FFWD: Advertising and Marketing Week 2013

Aug 17 2012

To mark the fifth anniversary of Advertising Week Canada, it is relaunching as FFWD: Advertising and Marketing Week with a bold new look and mandate for 2013.

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ICA welcomes new member agencies

Jul 25 2012

ICA welcomes new member agencies in dramatic demonstration of continued momentum for 2012.

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2013 Call for CASSIES Submissions Marks 20 Years of Celebrating Business Effectiveness

Jun 07 2012

2013 Call for CASSIES Submissions Marks 20 Years of Celebrating Business Effectiveness | Les agences et les annonceurs ont jusqu’au 2 août 2012, à midi pour soumettre leurs meilleures campagnes publicitaires.

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ICA launches new workshops for creative skills acceleration

May 11 2012

The Institute of Communication Agencies promotes talent development for the marketing communications industry.

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The ICA's Digital Committee hosts The Knowledge Engineers in Toronto

Apr 19 2012

A leading digital training company brings knowledge to agencies and corporations to effect change.

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ICA members well represented on Cannes 2012 Jury

Feb 22 2012

Seven of Canada’s Top Advertising Professionals to Judge at Cannes

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Institute of Communication Agencies transforms its presence on digital global stage

Feb 22 2012

Industry-leading interactive site now showcases and celebrates members’ work

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CASSIES 2012 Winners

Jan 24 2012

The CASSIES 2012 Grand Prix goes to Target Marketing & Communications and Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism for proven business results effectiveness.

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Advertising Week and Ipsos Reid unveil first ever Brand Influence Index

Jan 24 2012

Microsoft Tops List of Canada’s Most Influential Brands: Ipsos Influence Index. Google, President’s Choice, Apple and Walmart round out top five.

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Apple Tops List of Canada’s “Leading Edge” Brands

Jan 10 2012

Electronics icon recognized for innovation, originality and impact on the consumer landscape; Canada’s most influential brands to be revealed during Advertising Week 2012.

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Institute of Communication Agencies Announces 2010 Board of Directors

Dec 08 2009

Newly appointed Board to represent Canadian communications agencies.

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2009 CASSIES Winners

Jan 28 2010

The 2009 CASSIES winners were announced in Toronto as part of the second annual Advertising Week in Canada.

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Institute of Communication Agencies’ new Interactive Committee hosts first Hyper Island Master Class in Canada

Sep 16 2011

Dynamic new Interactive Committee brings cutting-edge thought leadership to members.

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The CASSIES announce 2012 Call for Submissions, Chair of Judging and Judges

Jul 15 2011

The CASSIES announce 2012 Call for Submissions, Chair of Judging and Judges

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Ogilvy takes home Grand Prix at 2011 CASSIES

Jan 25 2011

Award show honours and celebrates business achievements in Canadian advertising

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Young Canadians Tune Into Advertising

Jan 24 2011

Institute of Communication Agencies survey shows young adults are more engaged, receptive to advertising.

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MacLaren McCann demonstrates strong confidence in renewed ICA

Jan 11 2011

Association of communication agencies gains powerful new advocate in one of Canada’s largest agencies.

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Institute of Communication Agencies announces 2011 Board of Directors

Dec 06 2010

Newly appointed Board set to lead Canadian communications agencies.

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Extraordinary Stories Speaker Series Kicks Off Season with Cherie Blair

Sep 15 2010

President of The Loomba Foundation visits Canada in an effort to raise awareness.

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2010 CASSIES Submissions Off to Resounding Start as Deadline Nears

Jul 09 2010

July 22 last call for advertising awards rewarding demonstrable success

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Institute of Communication Agencies and CAPMA Announce Strategic Partnership

Jun 10 2010

Two leading industry associations strike alliance to build on collective strengths.

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The CASSIES announce 2010 Call for Submissions, Chair of Judging and Judges

Jun 07 2010

The CASSIES -- Canada’s only advertising award show based on proven business effectiveness and backed by rigorous published cases -- has announced its 2010 Call for Submissions and panel of judges.

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Use of Commercials in Advertiser Websites

Apr 27 2010

ACTRA and its industry partners, the ACA and the ICA have agreed upon clarifications with respect to the Articles of the 2008-11 NCA.

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Institute of Communication Agencies announces 2010 Masters Certificate in Brand Communications

Apr 09 2010

New brand identity created by Ogilvy in support of the formal program launched to the advertising community at large

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ICA and Ad Women of Toronto present Marketing to the New Economic Powerhouse: Women

Mar 02 2010

Presentation and networking evening features Juniper Park’s Jill Nykoliation.

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Executive CAAP West program takes on the challenges of a new era in marketing communications

Feb 16 2011

Industry-recognized certification enables young executives to step up and make their mark, while employers ensure the future of their organization.

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Two in Three (69%) Canadians Believe Advertisers Play an Important Role in Encouraging Consumer Spending

Jan 18 2010

New Ipsos Reid poll reveals Canadian attitudes towards advertising.

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A Bold New Future

Nov 18 2009

The Institute of Communications Agencies (ICA) is organizing a community gathering to celebrate the dynamic changes that are re‐inventing the world of marketing communications.

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Inaugural ‘AdBall’ Set to Sizzle: ‘A Fashion Fetish’ Promises Fashion, Fantasy, and Fun For a Good Cause

Nov 16 2009

First-ever communications industry gala hosted by Ad Women of Toronto, will be the finale event of AdWeek 2010.

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Advertising Week Celebrates Creativity and Innovation in Advertising

Oct 29 2009

Dynamic media personality Arianna Huffington headlines exclusive speaker series.

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Refreshed CAAP Program Takes on the Challenges of a New Era in Marketing Communications

Oct 29 2009

The ICA has refreshed its CAAP (Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional) program as part of a commitment to elevate professionalism and relevance in marketing communications education.

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CASSIES Entries Set New Record

Sep 08 2009

Record number of entries to CASSIES for proven business effectiveness, in spite of recession.

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Advertising Week 2010 - Just the Facts

Aug 17 2009

Please mark your calendar for JANUARY 25‐29, 2010.

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CASSIES Announces a New "Recession" Category

Jun 25 2009

The CASSIES has announced a new category, designed to take account of the current economy, called Success Despite the Recession.

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2009 CASSIES Call for Submissions, Chair of Judging and Judges announced

May 21 2009

The CASSIES, Canada’s only advertising award show that is based on proven business effectiveness, backed up by rigorous published cases, has announced its’ Call for Submissions and judges.

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CASSIES 2008 Winners Announced and New Diamond Shreddies Wins Grand Prix & Two Golds

Jan 29 2009

The 2008 CASSIES winners were announced at simultaneous events in Toronto and Montreal this evening at the culmination event for the first ever Advertising Week in Canada.

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If Sex Sells, Humour Sells Way More

Jan 15 2009

For Canada’s first-ever Advertising Week, Canadians get candid about what works and what doesn’t in revealing survey.

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Sir Richard Branson to be featured guest speaker at Canada’s inaugural Advertising Week

Jan 26 2009

International icon to inspire influential business audience and help launch the careers of some highly-talented advertising students.

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CASSIES 2008 Results List

Jan 29 2009

CASSIES 2008 Results List

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CFM and Canadian Ad Industry Reach a Tentative Settlement

Oct 05 2011

CFM (Canadian Federation of Musicians) and the Canadian Ad Industry Reach a Tentative Settlement

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