Breakthrough creative that gets results.
150+ Industry awards.
100+ blue chip clients.
We know how to make you look good.
Ontario Horticultural Association
The Ontario Horticultural Association needed a new name and rebranding and we were honoured to develop two new sites along with a fresh new marketing approach.
Yves Olympic Campaign
A successful Olympic campaign, partnered with Flow Marketing, consisting of advertising, online marketing, guerrilla tactics, PR events with an Olympic spokesperson and an Olympic village bus take-over. Consumption of the product went up +18% in the weeks following the campaign.
Westfield Malls USA
A $10 Christmas gift card for Westfield, one of the world’s largest shopping malls. On another project, this same client commented that “Your direct mail piece has generated over a million dollars (U.S.), far exceeding our expectations. You’ve also made me look like a million dollars, and our Executive VP has said it’s the best piece we’ve ever developed.”—Enna Allen, Marketing Director, Westfield
Lipitor – So successful, this ad ran for over 5 yrs.!
We helped launch Lipitor, which is now the #1 prescribed cholesterol-lowering drug in Canada. This ad was so successful it ran in major publications such as Time Magazine and The Globe and Mail for more than 5 years.
Our ad for Ontario Pork appears in the University textbook “Canadian Advertising in Action” and is studied as an example of how to successfully alter a perception. Spanning a decade, we created everything from websites to television campaigns for consumers, retail, and food service, resulting in the best advertising and tracking results the brand had ever received.
My Organic Baby
We helped launch My Organic Baby, Canada’s first full line of organic baby food. Brand development included 3 different lines, dozens of packaging SKUs, and an integrated advertising launch campaign.
As a leader in business communications, Pitney Bowes built their reputation on demonstrating excellence in digital and marketing communications, and they used our marketing services to tell their story. For over a decade we created a full spectrum of marketing materials, for both their U.S. and Canadian operations.
Campaigns that made a difference
Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Our pro bono campaigns span over 20 years, during which time the average age of survival for children with CF has increased from 12 yrs. to 35. We were honoured with a National award recognizing a lifetime of contribution for our cause marketing efforts.
General Nutrition Canada
For GNC’s Canadian launch we produced transit and radio ads, supported by brochure and print materials emphasizing personal control of health and lifestyle. Following the launch, the number of GNC stores in Canada rose rapidly, and sales at Canadian locations were soon outstripping the chain’s American stores.
We helped launch ClubLink with a range of marketing communications. This billboard’s clever headline spoke to viewers driving by on a major Toronto freeway.
ïogo Sustain Video Promo
Cystic Fibrosis TV Commercial
Dekalb Seed Video Promo
The Advertising and Design Club of Canada
Canadian Red Cross Awards
Franchise Association “Frankie” Awards
Picta – Insurance Canada Award
Billi Award for Outdoor advertising
Cannes Film Festival
Hollywood Radio & Television Society
National AgriMarketing Awards (US)
Lurzers International Archive Magazine
London International Advertising Awards
New York International Radio Festival
Retail Comp/TV Bureau Awards
Canadian Agricultural Marketing Awards
Magazines Canada Awards
POPAI Awards | Chicago
Broadcast Executive Society Bessie Awards
“Your direct mail piece has generated over a million dollars (U.S.), far exceeding our expectations. You’ve also made me look like a million bucks, and the Executive VP has said it’s the best piece we’ve ever developed.”
Enna Allen, Marketing Director, Westfield Corp. USA
“There is no question that the $200 million brand we landed would never have happened without your dedication, professionalism, creativity, and unwavering partnership.”
Bruce Jackson, VP, Jeffrey Simbow
“Despite the numerous last-minute changes, in the ten years we’ve worked together you always met our deadlines with unfailing promptness and were attentive to our every creative demand. Your sense of professionalism and friendly, open personalities were a delight to all of us.”
June Tom, Advertising Manager, The Hudson’s Bay Company
“We know we’ll have a great meeting every time, and work that’s right the first time. We’re always excited whenever you come to present your work. I wouldn’t dream of working with anyone else.”
Jodi Munro, Director of Marketing, Pitney Bowes Canada
“Urban & Co. offers unique creative strategies for your business. Drawing on years of experience in many different industries, Urban provides insight and unique ideas in addressing your marketing needs. With a team of senior professionals, work is completed efficiently and with direct access to those that do the work, nothing gets lost in the shuffle. Set up to adapt to today’s environment, Urban & Co. can partner with you to be successful.”
Denise Hockaday, DEKALB Business Lead
“Recently, we had the pleasure of working with Ann and her team on a large scale engagement to re-position our brand. This included brand identity, corporate and sales pieces for print and digital media and a new website. They really brought a unique blend of business strategy and spectacular design capabilities to the table that effectively articulated a leadership position. ”
Michael Barrons, Vice President Marketing, Cannon Services
“Outsourcing our creative to Urban was one of the best decisions I made.”
Steve Clark, President, Food Supplies
“These were the best Advertising and Tracking Study measurements we had ever received. I would highly recommend the talents of Urban & Co. for your needs but only if you want work of the first magnitude delivered by people who are also a pleasure to work with.”
Jim Vidoczy, Director Consumer Marketing, Ontario Pork
“Simply put, Urban is amazing! It doesn’t matter if it’s a standalone project or a full blown integrated campaign—No matter the request I throw at Ann, she ‘gets it’ and pulls together fantastic campaign work! For several years, on creative projects of all scopes and sizes, I have yet to be disappointed. I am grateful that I can count on Ann and her team to provide great design on time, on budget and on brand.”
Allison Cutler, Director of Marketing, Kubra
“In 2009, we presented the coveted National Champion Award, bestowed for exemplary contributions resulting in meaningful impact to Ann and Paul. This was in recognition of their humanitarian efforts in cause and social marketing, spanning nearly 15 years and much success. Their memorable campaigns have raised both profile and numbers domestically and internationally.”
Cathleen Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Canada