TORONTO – (Jan. 30, 2017) – Who are Canada’s up-and-coming young marketers making their name as entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors and digital influencers? The Toronto chapter of the AMA is about to help Canadians find out as it seeks nominations for its fifth annual Globe Media Group Marketer on the Rise award.

AMA Toronto will narrow nominations down to five finalists as a Marketer on the Rise and name one award winner on March 3, 2017. 

“We’re looking for candidates who are continuing to transform the marketing landscape,” says Xzavier Ramphal, co-director of the Marketing Hall of Legends. “These are both exciting and rapidly changing times for marketers in every field and we want to put the spotlight on some of the exceptionally talented young people across Canada who are making waves with their original thinking, innovative ideas and ground-breaking strategies.”

Nominations are open to select individuals who:

  • Have been in the profession 5 to 20 years;
  • Have consistently progressed in their career and are widely recognized as “someone to watch”in their industry;
  • Have been involved in best-in-class marketing initiatives;
  • Have given back to the business and marketing community by providing leadership, advocacy and support.

These nominees represent the next generation of inspiring innovators who have found meaningful ways to give back and achieve impressive professional goals and are already making a difference in marketing within Canada. Confidential nominations can be submitted by email to AMA Toronto’s Jacob Kessler at  [email protected].

The deadline for nominations is February 5th, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced at AMA Toronto’s Marketing Hall of Legends annual gala event on March 3, 2017 at 7 pm at Toronto’s historic Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St., Toronto. 

The gala will also feature the presentation of the Marketing Hall of Legends 2016 inductees: Arthur Fleischmann, president and co-founder of award-winning agency john st.; Arkadi Kuhlmann, founder of ING DIRECT Canada; Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and former CEO of the Toronto Raptors; and Bob Peter, former president and CEO of the LCBO and former president of The Bay.

For more information, and to see previous year nominees and winners of Marketer on the Rise, please visit:http://www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca/marketer-on-the-rise/.

About the AMA Marketer on the Rise Award

The Globe Media Group Marketer on the Rise Award is one of the highlights of the annual Marketing Hall of Legends Gala, hosted by the AMA Toronto Chapter each year. Marketer on the Rise was created to spotlight and encourage the work of young marketers who are making a positive difference.  For more information about Canada’s Marketer on the Rise Award — and to purchase tickets for the Marketing Hall of Legends Gala, please visit: www.amamarketinghalloflegends.ca.

About AMA Toronto

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a not-for-profit community of volunteer marketers who have been creating opportunities for personal and business growth for more than 60 years in Canada. The AMA, with more than 20,000 members, is the largest marketing association in the world, serving organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing across the globe. To learn more about the Toronto chapter of the AMA please visit www.ama-toronto.com.