Association des agences de communication créative

Hall of Fame

The A2C Hall of Fame celebrates outstanding individuals who have left their mark on the communications marketing industry in Quebec.

 

Every year, the A2C inducts into its Hall of Fame great visionaries from different professional backgrounds. These remarkable individuals have, in their own way, stood out within the Quebec field of communications marketing thanks to their exceptional contribution to the industry’s excellence and vitality.

 

 

The Hall of Fame aims to highlight the following professional profiles:

 

  • Builder: awarded to a senior executive for their overall contribution to the industry
  • Beacon: awarded to a communications professional who has inspired others through their creativity and strategic thinking
  • Ally: awarded to a partner for their commitment to the industry

Recipients are selected by members of the A2C’s board of directors during a day of deliberation.

 

In line with the association’s repositioning and in order to highlight various professional profiles, the A2C Hall of Fame now replaces the Prix Hommage, awarded since 2013. All the details about this announcement can be found in the french version of the press release

2018 inductees

Michel Ostiguy - Builder profile

Co-founder of Bos agency and former CEO of Dentsubos

Michel Ostiguy had an enormous impact on how our industry approaches creativity, strategy, media creativity, entrepreneurship, and client relations. His mark has been felt throughout Quebec’s advertising landscape and he is always ready to put his experience and extensive network to the service of other innovators and the many causes that are dear to him.

 

 

Daniel Rabinowicz - Beacon profile

Senior executive at Cossette Montréal and Toronto and Taxi Montréal and New York

Founder of BEC - Founding member of DESSCM

A strategic planner through and through, Daniel Rabinowicz made his mark during a crucial phase for Cosette. He had a huge impact on its management, strategy, and advisory services and also played a key role in Taxi’s leadership and growth in the U.S. His work has also benefited the advertising community as a whole: he was the president of the AAPQ (now the A2C), he introduced the D.E.S.S. in marketing communications at HEC Montréal, and he launched the Quebec chapter of the National Advertising Benevolent Society, the Bénévolat d’entraide aux communicateurs (BEC).

 

Pierre Savard - Ally profile

Founder and General Manager of the Centre d'archives publicitaires

As the head of the Centre d’archives publicitaires, Pierre Savard has been nearly single-handedly preserving the history of Quebec’s advertising industry. For the past 20 years, he’s been accumulating, categorizing, and digitizing various archives. But more importantly, he’s made these archives accessible to as many people as possible, including those in the industry, members of the media, and academic researchers.

 

Past recipients

Yves Gougoux, Builder profile 2017

Yves Gougoux

Chairman, Publicis Canada

Both a pioneer and a builder, Yves Gougoux helped redefine the industry throughout Canada. This incredibly determined businessman has achieved an impressive number of accomplishments throughout his career. He is focused on securing the future and growth of his company while contributing to several causes and organizations, including supporting emerging leaders.

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Pierre Delagrave, Beacon profile 2017

Pierre Delagrave

President of Cossette Health | One of the founders of Cossette and numerous business units

Pierre Delagrave is involved in a constant quest for innovation, an endeavour that has motivated him to ceaselessly push the boundaries of the profession. He is an extraordinary pioneer and visionary. A brilliant popularizer who is gifted with irreproachable rigour, he has designed numerous tools that are still being used in the industry today and has also demonstrated great generosity towards the next generation of leaders.

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Normand Grenier, Ally profile 2017

Normand Grenier (1945-2017)

Founder, Grenier aux nouvelles

Normand Grenier was an outstanding ‘networker’, but he was first and foremost someone who was truly devoted to the marketing and communications industry. He contributed to informing this industry and was also invaluable to helping it come together. He demonstrated an openness and sincere interest for other people, especially for tomorrow’s leaders and emerging companies.

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Claude Lessard, Builder profile 2016

Claude Lessard

2016

Through his pioneering spirit and leadership, Claude Lessard has guided Cossette throughout the years and transformed it into one of the most prominent agencies in Quebec.

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Jean Morin, Beacon profile 2016

Jean Morin 

2016

Through his sense of innovation, Jean Morin has influenced the best practices in our field and has also contributed to the development of numerous professionals and companies in Quebec.

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Bruno Gautier, Ally profile 2016

Bruno Gautier

2016

Through his commitment to the industry and impressive business acumen, Bruno Gautier has made Infopresse a positive force for the dynamism of our business community.

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Nicole Dubé, Laureate 2015

Nicole Dubé

Director marketing for 30 years for Les Producteurs de lait du Québec
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Paul Lavoie, Laureate 2014

Paul Lavoie

Co-founder of TAXI agency
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Madeleine Saint-Jacques, Laureate 2013

Madeleine Saint-Jacques

Chairwoman of the Board, Saint-Jacques Vallée Y&R
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