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Helene Leggatt Honoured With ACE Fellowship Award

DDB Edmonton most awarded agency four years running at the ACE Awards

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This year at the 38th annual Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE) Awards, DDB Edmonton’s top communications work earned 31 awards, making DDB the most-awarded agency at the annual competition for the fourth year in a row.

In addition to agency creative work being recognized at the gala, a special honor, the ACE Fellowship Award was presented to DDB Edmonton president Helene Leggatt for her outstanding contribution to both the advertising industry and the community. The ACE Fellowship Award is awarded annually to a special individual who has inspired or shared their knowledge and talents with those in their industry and in the community at large.

“A champion for creativity and a fearless leader in the industry, Helene has spearheaded numerous initiatives that have had far-reaching impact, from post-secondary school programs and partnerships, to industry contributions and support for important community initiatives,” says Lance Saunders, national president and chief operating officer, DDB Canada. “She is highly-regarded by both her clients and staff for developing innovative programs that help the agency to recruit and retain the best talent.”

To read more of Helene’s many achievements and outstanding contributions, visit:

“It is a tremendous honour to be recognized by your peers and to join a remarkable group of individuals who have also received the Fellowship Award for their influence in advancing Edmonton’s advertising industry,” says Leggatt.  “I’m forever proud of the talented, smart and creative team at DDB Edmonton, as well as our strong showing at the ACE Awards.”

DDB Canada Edmonton took home 15 ACE Gold Awards and 18 Awards of Distinction for the following work:

  • ACE Gold, Design, Edmonton International Airport,“Bucket L15t”
  • ACE Gold, Innovation, Alberta Health Services, “Shadows of the Academy”
  • ACE Gold, Typography, Art Gallery of Alberta, “Thump/Pump/Bump”
  • ACE Gold, Typography, Hope Mission, “Failboards”
  • ACE Gold, Advertising Illustration, Anthology, Hot Diggity/Popsically/Slushee
  • ACE Gold, Printing, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Snowflake
  • ACE Gold, Printing, Edmonton International Airport, “EIA 2015 Annual Report”
  • ACE Gold, Annual Report, Edmonton International Airport, “Bucker L15t”
  • ACE Gold, Branded Environment, ICE District, “A Place of Energy”
  • ACE Gold, Fearless Client, Alberta Health Services, “Shadows of the Academy – The Campaign elements”
  • ACE Gold, Microsite, Alberta Health Services, “”
  • ACE Gold, Not-For-Profit Direct Marketing, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, “A Winter Frolic”
  • ACE Gold, Not-For-Profit Print, Anthology, “Hot Diggity/Popsically/Slushee”
  • ACE Gold, Poster Series, Art Gallery of Alberta, “Thump/Pump/Bump”
  • ACE Gold, Poster Single, Art Gallery of Alberta, “Thump”
  • ACE of Distinction, Advertising Illustration, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, “Patient Safety Game”
  • ACE of Distinction, Typography, National Advertising Benevolent Society, “Laughter/Depression”
  • ACE of Distinction, User Experience, Alberta Health Services, “”
  • ACE of Distinction, Advertising Campaign, Alberta Transportation’s Office of Traffic Safety, “Spot the Difference”
  • ACE of Distinction, Digital Advertising, Alberta Transportation’s Office of Traffic Safety, “Date Night/Road Trip/Night Out”
  • ACE of Distinction, Direct Marketing, Alberta Transportation’s Office of Traffic Safety, “The Blunt Truth”
  • ACE of Distinction, Identity System, City of Edmonton-Waste Management Centre, “EWMC Identity”
  • ACE of Distinction, Not-For-Profit Broadcast/Video, Hope Mission, “It’s a Beautiful Thing”
  • ACE of Distinction, Packaging, Champion Pet Foods, “ACANA Treat Bags”
  • ACE of Distinction, Poster Series, Alberta Transportation’s Office of Traffic Safety, “Road Trip/Date Night/Night Out”
  • ACE of Distinction, Poster Series, Coalition for a Safer 63 & 881, “Idyllic/Scenic/Merry”
  • ACE of Distinction, Self Promo, DDB Canada, “Top Dog and Under Dog”
  • ACE of Distinction, Social Media, Encor by EPCOR, “Engery Hacks”
  • ACE of Distinction, Art Direction, Art Gallery of Alberta, Thump/Pump/Bump”
  • ACE of Distinction, Art Direction, Anthology, “Hot Diggity/Popsically/Slushee”
  • ACE of Distinction, Copywriting, Edmonton International Airport, “Bucket L15t”
  • ACE of Distinction, Design, ICE District, “A Place of Energy”
  • ACE of Distinction, Boradcast Single >$50,000, Western Canada Lottery Corportation, “Confetti Showers”

For the past 38 years, the ACE Awards gala is where the Edmonton advertising community convenes to honour the best locally-produced creative work, while recognizing and rewarding the professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit of the industry. To view the winning work, visit:

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Posted March 27, 2017 at 8:02pm

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