Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our Evolving Expectations sponsors and exhibitors!

Gold sponsors:  
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 Exclusive Workshop Partner

Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.ca and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision. 
 
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  Awards of Excellence Gala Sponsor


Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 30,000 companies use Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. With nearly 20 years of experience analyzing data, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 60 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community.
 
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West’s Digital Communications Services provide tools, technology and intelligence to help companies target the right audiences, reach across multiple channels and monitor the impact of their messages. Designed for PR, agency and corporate communications professionals, our solutions enable companies to tell their brand story and engage media, customers, employees and all of their key stakeholders:

West’s Digital Communications Services provide tools, technology and intelligence to help companies target the right audiences, reach across multiple channels and monitor the impact of their messages. Designed for PR, agency and corporate communications professionals, our solutions enable companies to tell their brand story and engage media, customers, employees and all of their key stakeholders:

·        Press release distribution

·        Media & influencer targeting

·        Media monitoring

·        PR newsrooms

·        Webcasting & PR events

Learn more at west.com/digital-communications.

 
Silver Sponsors  
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Argyle For more than 35 years, Argyle has been chosen by some of the world's biggest brands, put big ideas onto the public agenda, and grown to become one of Canada's largest independent communications firms. Argyle builds relationships in many sectors, in many ways. The firm's specialties include consumer and trade marketing, corporate communications, healthcare communications, government and public affairs, digital communications and branding and design.
 
 
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The McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management (MCM) Program offers professional communicators, marketers and communications managers a unique opportunity to earn a Master's degree while continuing to work. Offered by McMaster University in partnership with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the MCM offers you the best of Canadian and American education in business administration, market research, reputation management, brand management and communications management. For more details, please visit our website at mcm.mcmaster.ca
 
 
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Proof is an independent communications and marketing agency with curiosity at its core. Our clients know us as trusted advisors -- honest in our opinions, brave in our thinking and always empathetic.

We build reputations and trust in brands through deep industry and sector knowledge, weaving together our expertise in public and government relations, research, experiential marketing, issues management, digital media, influencer relations, and more.

Our curiosity drives us to Ask Better Questions™ of ourselves and our clients.
We believe anyone can ask questions, but few ask the right ones. Better questions change how we approach your business challenges. Better questions allow us to develop insights, strategies, and programs that foster relationships and drive tangible business outcomes. Proof asks better questions because they lead to better answers.

 
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The Canadian Press is Canada's trusted news leader, providing real-time, bilingual multimedia news for digital, broadcast and print media for more than 100 years. PR, communications and marketing professionals also rely on our suite of services, including real-time media monitoring and custom content creation. With our storytelling expertise and network of 200+ freelance videographers, photographers, writers and designers, we create branded video, photos, articles and infographics for clients to help earn coverage, engagement and leads.