The great Canadian creative face-off

The Great Canadian Creative Face-offAm I one of the 10 most creative people in the Canadian Marketing industry? The suggestion is as flattering as it is unlikely. As we delve into the possible answers to this question, I will first address those of you who already know what I’m talking about. I’ll get to the rest of you shortly.

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If you don’t know what I’m talking about, however, you are probably not aware that as of this writing I have been selected as one of the 10 finalists in the Great Canadian Creative Face-off – a contest designed to track down and reward the most creative person in the business, as chosen by readers of Marketing Magazine and the online community at large. And that means that you can participate! Head on over to and have a browse through the contestants. There’s a whole pile of interesting folks there. Then vote for your favourites, and we’ll all see who makes it to the next round as the finalists are whittled down to 5, then 3, and then the single! most! creative! person! in the Canadian marketing industry!

You’ll find a video created by each contestant, a response to the question “What inspires you and why?” to help you choose. You can watch my submission, complete with annotations, below (or click through to the HD version on YouTube). Don’t forget to vote though!