Urban & Co. wins Canadian Agri-Marketing Association recognition

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:00am

Associate Professor Ann Urban’s consultancy company, Urban & Co., has been recognized with multiple merit awards and wins, including best campaign, by the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA), a network of agricultural marketing and business professionals.

The annual Best of CAMA awards program celebrates excellence in agriculture marketing in Canada. Urban & Co. were named as finalists 19 times in 14 categories, receiving 8 merit awards, and winning three categories: Total campaign $100,000 - $250,000 for their DEKALB Electric Wing Brand Campaign; Special events for the 2014 AALP Dream Auction; and Newsletters – internal or external for their DEKALB ‘UPDATE’ Newsletter Series.

Ann Urban teaches in OCAD U’s Advertising program. For more than 25 years, she has worked in the highest levels of Canadian advertising. As an Associate Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather, she helped build major Multi-national brands for American Express, Campbells, Duracell, Unilever, Kraft General Foods and many more. After graduating from OCAD U with scholarships in both design and advertising, she quickly moved on to senior positions at several major multi-national agencies, including McCann-Erickson and J. Walter Thompson. In 1991 she formed Urban & Co., where she has built profitable brands for over a hundred blue-chip companies, winning dozens of national and international awards.