Breakthrough creative that gets results.

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We are marketing, design and branding professionals with over 25 years experience, who have produced results-driven creative for some of the biggest and best.

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150+ Industry awards.

100+ blue chip clients.

We know how to make you look good.

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Branding and Online Marketing for the Ontario Horticultural Association

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.

Olympic campaign with innovative tactics

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.

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Generated over $1 Million USD

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

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Canadian launch of this #1 drug

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.

A University case study in altering perceptions

Ontario Pork

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.

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Canadian launch, including branding, packaging and advertising

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.

1o years of campaigns across North America

Pitney Bowes

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.

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1o years of campaigns across North America

Pitney Bowes

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 do so. For over a decade we created a full spectrum of marketing materials, for both their U.S. and Canadian operations.

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1o years of campaigns across North America

Pitney Bowes

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 do so. For over a decade we created a full spectrum of marketing materials, for both their U.S. and Canadian operations.

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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.

Canadian launch. Canada outperforms the U.S.

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.

Canadian launch of the world's most successful golf management company

ClubLink Golf

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.

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Creative that gets results.

Top-level marketing experts work directly with you to get it right the first time.

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Branding and Online Marketing for the Ontario Horticultural Association.

GardenOntario | 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.

Branding and Online Marketing for the Ontario Horticultural Association.

Garden Ontario | 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.

Branding and Online Marketing for the Ontario Horticultural Association.

GardenOntario | 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.

Branding and Marketing for the billions.

Kubra. Online Management Solutions  |  Branding and a full line of Marketing communications presented a fresh online presence for Kubra’s 1 billion annual customer interactions.

Branding and Marketing for the billions.

Kubra. Online Management Solutions  |  Branding and a full line of Marketing communications presented a fresh online presence for Kubra’s 1 billion annual customer interactions.

Branding and Marketing for the billions.

Kubra. Online Management Solutions  |  Branding and a full line of Marketing communications presented a fresh online presence for Kubra’s 1 billion annual customer interactions.

Branding and Marketing for the billions.

Kubra. Online Management Solutions  |  Branding and a full line of Marketing communications presented a fresh online presence for Kubra’s 1 billion annual customer interactions.

Yves. Olympic campaign with innovative tactics.

Yves  |  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 and helped make a brand that was intimidating to some more approachable, opening […]

Yves. Olympic campaign with innovative tactics.

Yves  |  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 and helped make a brand that was intimidating to some more approachable, opening […]

Yves. Olympic campaign with innovative tactics.

Yves  |  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 and helped make a brand that was intimidating to some more approachable, opening […]

National Dairy Refresh.

iOGO  |  When Canada’s National dairy decided to refresh their brand, we provided research, strategic guidance and creative proposals.

National Dairy Refresh.

iOGO  |  When Canada’s National dairy decided to refresh their brand, we provided research, strategic guidance and creative proposals.

ïogo Sustain Video Promo

Cystic Fibrosis TV Commercial

Dekalb Seed Video Promo

Over 150 National & International awards.

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The Advertising and Design Club of Canada

Canadian Red Cross Awards

Franchise Association “Frankie” Awards

Mobius Awards

Picta – Insurance Canada Award

Billi Award for Outdoor advertising

Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood Radio & Television Society

Marketing Awards

National AgriMarketing Awards (US)

Lurzers International Archive Magazine

Clio Awards

London International Advertising Awards

New York International Radio Festival

Retail Comp/TV Bureau Awards

Canadian Agricultural Marketing Awards

Extra NewspaperAwards

Magazines Canada Awards

POPAI Awards | Chicago

Broadcast Executive Society Bessie Awards

Ann speaks at the 2016 RGD Design Educators Conference–for the 5th time!

For the 5th time, we were honoured to be invited to speak at the Association of Registered Graphic Design Educators Conference. We spoke about our favourite topic: Trends and technology and their impact on the future of  advertising. Read the conference paper here,...
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Ann Urban moderates at Creative Futures Expo Nov. 7, 2016.

Applied Arts invited us to moderate a panel of industry experts discussing the future of advertising. 1,500 people interested in the creative arts attended. See more about Creative Futures here.
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Talking trends in advertising with Applied Arts magazine.

Ann Urban was featured in the March 2016 issue of Applied Arts where she wrote “Paralleling the seismic shift from an analogue world to a digital world, OCAD University responded with a more rigorous, richer approach to advertising. Today, our ad program, revamped in...
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Glowing over the buzzword ‘glow’ with the Toronto Star.

...To advertising industry veteran and OCAD University marketing professor Ann Urban, buzzwords like “glow” appeal to both our need for simplification and human warmth in our complex and cold world. “We turn to the promise of warm glowing embers in everything from our...
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Urban sweeps Awards Show with 19 nominations, 8 merits and wins Best Campaign of the Year.

Urban & Co. swept the Best of CAMA 2014 award show with an unprecedented 19 nominations and wins for innovation, creativity and marketing results. The Best of CAMA win for Social media featured a contest tracking the Dekalb brand presence throughout the world....
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Urban wins two awards with technological firsts for Innovation in Marketing.

Urban & Co. were Best of CAMA award show winners for two highly customized and innovative marketing pieces. These were a technological first for the industry and part of a larger initiative to drive marketing excellence through the use of technology. Working with...
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Urban & Co. principals awarded Cause Marketing lifetime achievement award.

The ‘National Champion’ award recognizes humanitarian efforts in Cause Marketing on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. This prestigious award is given in recognition of two decades of Marketing and Advertising initiatives by Ann Urban and Paul Joyce. This...
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OCAD University honours Ann Urban with ‘Prof of the year’ award.

Ann Urban was formally presented with the Non-Tenured Teaching Award at Roy Thompson Hall on June 8 for her contributions to OCAD University. Her contributions to the OCAD University Advertising program were recognized by anonymous nominations submitted by...
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Ann speaker at the 2015 Design Thinkers RGD Design Educators Conference.

Ann Urban and Sandy Kedey were invited to present their findings from a three year research study exploring the impact of technology and change in advertising—and the resultant implications for the advertising industry, design education and the workplace. Comparing...
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Kudos from our clients.

We let them do our bragging for us.

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“Outsourcing our creative to Urban was one of the best decisions I made.”
Steve Clark, President, Food Supplies

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“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

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“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

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“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

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