Association des agences de communication créative

Services and Benefits

Benefits

  • Contribute to the evolution of our industry in order to ensure its vitality and excellence in Quebec
  • Be part of a common front that represents and advocates for the interests of your agency
  • Benefit from the exposure of the Association and its actions in order to highlight the essential role played by agencies
  • Make your company more credible in a vast and diverse industry
  • Collaborate with peers in order to find the solutions to the specific challenges that affect us all
  • Support the professional development of the industry’s emerging leaders
  • Access different tools, data, training activities, and discounts exclusive for members in order to promote your business’s growth
Representation
  • Consult and  proactively intervene with clients and governmental bodies about requests for proposals and the selection process in the industry
  • Negotiate TV/Radio collective agreement along with Internet and new media (INM) agreement with the Union des artistes (UDA)
  • Lobby the government to showcase the industry’s contribution and the issues that affect it
  • Participate in various committees and councils to provide agencies with a voice
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Exposure
  • Profile of every member agency on the A2C’s website
  • In-agency open house to promote a career in the industry
  • Annual Hall of Fame given to a pioneer of the industry
  • Organization of the CASSIES and involvement with the CRÉA awards
  • Relay media requests to member agencies’ experts
  • Young Leaders Committee to ensure representation and a continual presence of emerging leaders
  • Section reserved for members in Infopresse’s Guide Com
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Tools
  • Daily monitoring of requests for proposals
  • Free consultations on UDA agreements
  • Free model contracts (agency/advertiser, freelancer, confidentiality agreement, INM, image licencing)
  • Surveys and studies compiling data on practices and the industry in general
  • Informational memos related to business practices
  • Group insurance programs:

With the goal of supporting the growth of the marketing communications industry in Quebec, the A2C, in collaboration with LAFOND AVANTAGE SOCIAUX ET ACTUARIAT, is now offering its members group insurance. With this partnership, the A2C wants its members to join forces so they can take advantage of competitive rates and quantifiable benefits and be in a better position to face the competition. For more information, consult the A2C’s brochure on group insurance (in French only: Pamphlet - Assurances collectives) or the Members’ access section on the website.

 

  • Insurance program (risk management):

Optimize your risk management and insurance thanks to a program offered in collaboration with Marsh and Chubb developed specifically for the A2C’s creative communications agencies. The policy covers a variety of risks related to our industry and includes coverage for goods, business interruption, general civil liability, as well as errors and omissions liability and cyber-security. For more information, consult the A2C’s brochure on insurance (risk management) (in French only: Pamphlet - Programme d'assurance (gestion de risques)) or the Members’ access section on the website.

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Discounts
  • Discounts on different events and training activities, including:

- Infopresse Conferences, Days, and Meet-Ups

- Infopresse CAMPUS training activities (15%)

- Training seminars offered by the Formation des cadres et dirigeants de HEC Montréal (10%)

- Isarta training activities (15%)

 

  • Discount for ad purchases in Infopresse’s Guide Com and La vitrine Infopresse.com (15 %)
  • An $500 discount on annual subscription fees for the agency per student enrolled in a marketing communications DESS at HEC Montréal
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Training activities
  • Exclusive training activities (workshops and conferences) for executives and managers of member agencies
  • Collaboration with academic institutions to make sure their programs are relevant to the industry’s needs
  • Founder and financial partner of the marketing communications DESS at HEC Montréal and Factry, and close collaboration with the marketing communications B.A. at UQAM
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Printable version of the list of services (French version only)