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Laurier wins 12 international marketing and communications awards

Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing

May 7/13| For Immediate Release


Jacqui Tam, Assistant Vice-President
Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing
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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing
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WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has earned 12 top awards in the prestigious 2013 Hermes Creative Awards competition. 

Laurier won six platinum and six gold awards in the international competition, which recognizes outstanding achievements in the concept, writing and design of marketing, communication and advertising materials.

“It’s exciting to see Laurier continuing to be recognized on an international stage for communications and marketing excellence,” said Jacqui Tam, assistant vice-president: Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing. “I’m delighted with the range of work recognized in this year’s Hermes. The awards are a testament to teamwork, creativity and shared vision.”

Laurier received platinum awards for both its Inspiring Lives brand and print campaign, as well as the 2013 Guidebook and Waterloo campus Welcome Book. In addition, the university won platinum for Laurier Campus magazine, and for a story about Hollywood writer and alumnus Chuck Tatham that appeared in a recent issue of the magazine.

Laurier received gold awards for its ACUNS quarterly newsletter, the Executive Masters in Technology Management (EMTM) program guide, the MBA program guide, the Inspiring Lives video series, the Inspiring Lives logo, and for the university’s internal newspaper, InsideLaurier.

The 2013 awards were selected from thousands of entries from throughout the United States and around the world, and are judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Since its centennial in 2011, Laurier has won more than 60 awards for marketing and creative initiatives, including top honours in the AVA Awards, the Educational Advertising Awards, the MarCom Awards, the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Prix d’Excellence and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence.

Platinum Awards:

Inspiring Lives brand:
Inspiring Lives print campaign:
2013 Guidebook:
Waterloo campus Welcome Book:
Laurier Campus magazine:
Chuck Tatham feature story:

Gold Awards:

ACUNS newsletter:
EMTM program guide:
MBA program guide:
Inspiring Lives video series:
Inspiring Lives logo:


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