McKim is proud to see work for five clients in five completely different sectors recognized at the 2017 Signature Awards, a demonstration of our breadth and ability to tackle multiple strategic and creative challenges. We were also recognized with several runner up placements. Most of all, we congratulate our clients, whose contribution to the work we […]
Three new Travel Manitoba TV spots have been created to showcase some of the province’s signature tourism products. Walking with wild polar bears in summer. Watching world-class 360-degree views of northern lights. Embracing a playful spirit in the heart of an exhilarating and wintry Winnipeg. All tell the story of a province packed with surprising and […]
The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its agency partner McKim Communications Group (McKim) are launching a series of sharply-targeted communications initiatives to specifically reach three separate audiences with differing approaches — for CBCRA’s Recycle Everywhere program. “In our previous campaigns for Recycle Everywhere, we sought to reach a broad audience with one […]
The agency is pleased to announce that it recently acquired our building’s naming rights and as of today, it will be called the McKim Building. The Crocus Building sign has been removed, and the McKim name and logo have been installed at 211 Bannatyne Avenue, including the large vertical sign on Main St. “Renaming this historical […]
No matter what kind of organization you are, you have a brand story inside you that will transform your business. Introducing McKim Brandcamp™, where we take the award-winning branding processes we’ve developed for large clients and deliver a scaled-down boot camp for small businesses, charities and non-profits. It’s a brand-development program that gives you access to the […]
McKim is pleased to have earned 22 Signature Award nominations – the most honours for any Manitoba agency for the fourth consecutive year. The agency is a finalist in 14 categories, including the sole agency in the Print (Single) category. McKim also earned three of five finalist nods for Campaign of the Year for work […]
Earlier this year, McKim Communications Group and Probe Research partnered on a quantitative research study, called McKim BrandWatch, to measure Manitoban perceptions of significant brands that operate in the province. While not exhaustive, the survey looks at a wide variety of sectors, and attempts to capture consumer perceptions of regional and national brands that play […]
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate developer, engaged McKim to develop and organize a compelling groundbreaking event in fall 2015. The Outlet Collection Winnipeg development (expected to open in spring 2017) had been covered in local Winnipeg media fairly extensively when it was announced in April 2014. The agency recommended a visual-based strategy: reveal updated […]
McKim was pleased to unveil the brand for the 2017 Canada Summer Games at a media conference and milestone celebration in July. The Games will be held in Winnipeg in summer 2017 and the media and stakeholder event marked two years until the opening of the largest multi-sport event for young Canadian athletes. Peter George […]
Save-On-Foods, a chain of supermarkets in Western Canada, required an agency to help plan and execute the announcement of its major expansion into Manitoba and Saskatchewan. McKim was engaged to provide communications and logistics support, and to engage community and potential stakeholders in press events to take place in Winnipeg and Regina on the same […]
McKim is delighted to have led the way among agencies by winning eight awards at the 2015 Signature Awards. We were equally pleased to go into the event with 30 nominations – in 17 of 27 categories – the most honours for any one Manitoba agency the third year in a row. McKim was also the sole […]
McKim is pleased to have earned 30 Signature Award nominations – the most honours for any one Manitoba agency for the third year in a row. The agency is a finalist in 17 categories, including the sole agency in the campaign of the year category with nominations for Travel Manitoba, the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling […]
With the resounding success of our Get Out Of The Basement program last summer, plans are already underway for a bigger and better GOOTB in July and August. Last July the project, which was entirely funded and organized by McKim, received an overwhelming response from news media, community, businesses, festivals and attractions, and youth. This […]
Yesterday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Communications (CRTC) announced that by next year, Canadian viewers will have access to basic cable packages where they can pick-and-pay for the channels they want. The ruling was the biggest news story in the country yesterday, and it’s still trending today. The ruling signals that the CRTC has heard that […]
Here’s a recap of news from McKim from March 2015: Recently, a new TV spot began airing for Travel Manitoba and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The commercial is the fifth in the suite of spots developed for Travel Manitoba, and tells the story of a multi-generational family who has a transformative experience while […]
So far, 2015 has proven to be a good year for awards, including a bronze CASSIE for the University of Manitoba Trailblazer campaign. The CASSIE is a first for a Manitoba agency and client in the award’s 22-year history. We were pleased to celebrate this honour with the University of Manitoba at an event in February. […]
Congratulations to client Travel Manitoba for winning two golds and a silver at the WorldMediaFestival | Tourism awards. Travel Manitoba won gold in the advertising campaign category for the Manitoba, Canada’s Heart… Beats campaign. “To have our 2014 advertising campaign – the first one to feature our new Manitoba, Canada’s Heart… Beats brand – win gold at […]
Travel Manitoba’s “Canada’s Heart…Beats” suite of commercials have been widely recognized for their honest storytelling and visually poetic cinematography. Each story illustrates a personal journey that results in a surprise discovery and creates an emotional connection to a unique place in Manitoba. The fifth and latest commercial in the series features the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Our CMHR […]
We are thrilled to announce that the University of Manitoba Trailblazer campaign has won a prestigious CASSIE award. The CASSIE is a first for a Manitoba client and agency in the award’s 20+ year history. The CASSIES were set up in 1993 to showcase how Canadian-produced advertising can be instrumental in advancing the business goals of advertisers and clients in Canada across […]
McKim is delighted to announce two new clients. Information Services Corporation, or ISC, is a publicly-traded Saskatchewan business corporation responsible for the development, management and administration of registries – land titles, personal property, corporate and surveys; geographic information; and access to government services for individuals and business. We will be working with ISC to position […]
Today in Canada, six major brands began to advertise directly onto Instagram feeds. Last year, advertising capabilities were given to select brands in the US, Britain and Australia. We threw together a quick snapshot as to why the news is something our industry should watch. Why does this matter to advertisers and brands? It’s mobile, where […]
What started out as a “give my own kid a summer job” strategy for CEO Peter George, ended up being one of the agency’s most successful self-promotional stunts. And it promises to be an ongoing youth outreach program that will help boost Manitoba tourism and help teens envision themselves in creative careers. This past summer, the […]
We’re excited to announce Get Out Of The Basement, a pilot project for 13- to 18-year-old Winnipeg teens who visit summer events and attractions, and share their perspectives and experiences in social media. The pilot project is designed by McKim to engage teens to get out of the basement and enjoy new experiences, and to […]
Clients McKim is pleased to announce some recent new business successes. The agency began working with Caisse Financial Group in January. We were also awarded a campaign from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, which will be launching later this year. We’ve been working with Richardson International Ltd. on a variety of new initiatives, and we’re pleased […]
Campaign creative on trains and in stations in Calgary beckons thousands of busy commuters to suspend their disbelief for just a little while and imagine themselves in the middle of an Arctic safari in northern Manitoba. Decals and posters of beluga whales, polar bears and northern lights, and copy such as “Next Stop FASCINATION” […]
CBCRA found that in 2013, Manitobans recycled the most empty beverage containers in a single year since the Recycle Everywhere program was introduced in 2010. In its annual review, the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association found the recovery rate for empty beverage containers in Manitoba increased to 61 per cent from 53 per cent in just one year. The […]
We’re pleased with our turnout at the 2014 Signature Awards. Going in with 16 nominations in 14 categories out of a total of 28, McKim took home eight awards, including People’s Choice, and received another six runner-up nods. Of those eight awards, seven were for client the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and Recycle Everywhere. […]
While we were busy rebranding ourselves, the agency also shifted things internally and brought in some new faces. For starters, Audra Lesosky was promoted to vice president, accounts and strategic services. Naomi Medeiros was promoted to vice president, finance and operations. Regional vice president for Saskatchewan, Linda Tiefenbach, took on an expanded role as VP, […]
Congratulations to account manager Sara Unruh, who recently moved over to the agency’s media department as media planner/buyer. Sara brings a wide range of sales, marketing, project management, and media buying and planning experience to her new role. “My new job feels like I’ve come full circle,” says Sara. “I started in media sales when […]
Recently, the Winnipeg Free Press covered our rebranding from McKim Cringan George to McKim. Read all about it here.
McKim is pleased to have partnered today with client Travel Manitoba in the official launch of the Crown corporation’s 2014 marketing campaign. The made-in-Manitoba campaign is intended to aggressively market the province as a tourist destination based around the theme, Manitoba: Canada’s Heart Beats. “The tourism industry in Manitoba is experiencing tremendous growth and momentum, […]
Paul Duque Just about every employee at McKim has a diverse set of responsibilities, but none quite so diverse as those of Paul Duque. As operations manager, Paul assists with invoicing, accounts receivables and office management. He also schedules traffic flow through our creative department, assembles estimates, prepares purchase orders and strengthens the agency’s relationships […]
Since early summer, Manitobans have been exposed to a series of ads that show what can become of their empty beverage containers. It’s all part of a comprehensive campaign for the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its program, Recycle Everywhere. The campaign is based on an agency-developed concept that demonstrates that once recycled, […]
Kathryn Sopuck Kathryn Sopuck has joined McKim as an account coordinator, further growing our team of client services and project management specialists. Kathryn previously studied in Montreal, earning a three-year diploma in Fashion Marketing from College LaSalle International Fashion School. Her education was supported by three separate internships in product design, manufacturing, and marketing and […]
What happens when you invite people who live in downtown Winnipeg to weigh in about what it’s like to live, work, learn, play and invest in the area? You have to book a second session. “For the first time in the many years we’ve been facilitating stakeholder sessions, we got more participants than we could […]
Andrea Baryliuk Andrea Baryliuk brings more than 10 years of marketing, communications and branding management expertise to her role as the agency’s newest Account Manager. Her years in marketing at Vansco Electronics and Investors Group, and previously as an agency account executive, give her a unique understanding of client needs and agency processes. Andrea has a […]
MCG has been named a finalist 19 times in the 2013 Signature Awards – the most honours for any one agency. The annual event that showcases the best advertising, marketing and design produced in Manitoba during the previous year. The competition is organized by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg. Winners are announced in May. Categories […]
The Trailblazer campaign for the University of Manitoba has earned nine more CASE Communications Awards, including two grand golds. The university was also honoured with the prestigious 2013 Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award, which recognizes the year’s most outstanding communications program and is the highest honour for a post-secondary institution marketing campaign in the […]
The Winnipeg Folk Festival and McKim are pleased to announce we will partner this year for creative and advertising services. The agency provided creative services to the WFF in 2010 and 2011. “The creative the agency produces for the Winnipeg Folk Festival resonates with fans and helps us achieve and exceed our goals,” says Lynne […]
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt is a consumer retail brand well known around the world. In 2013, it was planning the grand opening of its first Winnipeg store, and engaged McKim to help conceive and coordinate a compelling launch concept that made a connection to the community and earned media attention. Tutti Frutti sought McKim to mine its […]
MCG would like to congratulate client Polo Park in the successful launch of its first-ever Black Friday event. As one of Winnipeg’s top retail destinations, Polo Park wanted to offer local shoppers a premiere alternative to shopping in the United States, where the Black Friday sales day originates. MCG worked closely with Polo Park to […]
MCG congratulates new client, The Exchange Group (EXG) on the successful launch of their student recruitment program. EXG is a boutique accounting firm that enjoys an energetic and dynamic culture. The team approached MCG to design and develop a small marketing campaign to attract high quality accounting students to the program. A targeted microsite, and takeaway […]
Congratulations to our client the City of Regina on the launch of the Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI). The program has been in the works for many months, and the agency was tasked over the summer with developing a visual identity, website and communications collateral for the project. The website and program would be launched to […]
The agency congratulates new client, MyFunkins, on the successful launch of their new website. Over the course of summer and fall 2012, the agency developed the site and a series of marketing collateral materials for MyFunkins, an online store that sells cloth napkins called Funkins for kids. “Working with the enthusiastic team at McKim has […]
Travel Manitoba is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive review and competition among Manitoba agencies, it has selected McKim to serve as creative and strategic lead for its 2014 tourism marketing campaign. “I’ve always believed there’s a great deal of creative and business talent in Manitoba,” says Colin Ferguson, Travel Manitoba President and CEO. […]
Manitoba Hydro has been recognized with several honours at the 2012 Utility Communicators International (UCI) Better Communications Competition (BCC), an annual North American awards program that recognizes excellence in utility communications. Advertising developed by the agency took home five awards – two first place, one second place and two third place. Four of the awards […]
Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart* Refrigerator Retirement Program, which was launched in June 2011, is currently on target to meet its ultimate collection goal of 34,000 units in three years. To date, 11,000 energy-consuming appliances have been scheduled for pick-up. At the program’s outset, Manitoba Hydro estimated there were more than 194,000 old and inefficient fridges and […]
Klinic Community Health Centre needed an awareness campaign for Project CHOICES, a program that helps teenage girls and young women make healthy choices when it comes to alcohol consumption and sexual activity. The organization wanted to increase awareness of the program among the young women and secondarily, practitioners. Through research and discussions with the client, […]
The University of Manitoba has earned three international accolades for the immensely successful “Trailblazer” advertising campaign. Two gold and one silver 2012 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards were awarded in advertising campaign and individual ad categories – the latter in recognition of an airport ‘spectacular’ billboard. The annual awards program of the Council for Advancement […]
MCG was engaged in late 2011 to develop a comprehensive multimedia campaign for Winnipeg Transit’s new Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor. The enhanced service, which opened to the public April 8, includes a high-speed Transitway, state-of-the-art buses and three new Rapid Transit (RT) stations. Click to view gallery. “Rapid Transit is about the evolution of Winnipeg’s […]
One of Winnipeg’s best-known high schools, Kelvin, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the end of May with a three-day reunion. MCG’s Drew Cringan, Peter George and recent MCG-retiree Margot Brown are graduates of the famous Winnipeg high school and were proud to begin work on the campaign last fall. Click to view a gallery of our […]
With Manitoba Opera a long-term client of MCG, we are certainly no strangers to attending their productions. However, it’s not every year that one of our employees features in one of them. Or our CEO receives a National Opera Directors Recognition Award honouring his dedication to the organization. So, given the good cheer, we hosted an […]
McKim Cringan George earned eight Signature Award nominations in the annual event presented by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg that recognizes advertising excellence in Manitoba. Categories and client work MCG received nominations for are: Campaigns/Brands/Rebrands Complete Campaign (Gary Gzebb Award) – University of Manitoba, 2011 Awareness Campaign Outdoor/Display Outdoor Series – University of Manitoba, Define Your Future Outdoor […]
The Winnipeg Free Press recently caught up with MCG’s newest addition Adam Speirs, to discuss his transition from the world of professional golf to advertising.
Long-time client, the Winnipeg Football Club, today announced that their 2011 season turned a record profit of $3.014 million. The remarkable season saw the club smash their previous tickets sales record, selling a total of 21,555 season tickets and selling out Canad Inns Stadium an unprecedented eight consecutive times. News of their record-breaking season was […]
Adam Speirs Adam Speirs recently joined our account services team. Adam was a professional golfer for nine years, where he competed twice in the U.S. Open, and in 2008, won the Greater Vancouver Charity Classic. He holds a business degree from Miami University in Ohio. Like any self-respecting Winnipegger, Adam is a massive Jets fan. He […]
Here’s a summary of MCG in the news: Applied Arts Wire did a story on the success of the University of Manitoba Trailblazer campaign in light of our client’s eight wins at an annual awards program that recognizes excellence in post-secondary education marketing and communications. A story about the campaign also appeared in The Winnipeg […]
The Canadian Football League honoured the Winnipeg Football Club last week at the CFL Congress 2012 in Toronto with its inaugural Best Marketing & Ticket Campaign Award. The award recognizes the CFL club with the most outstanding marketing and ticketing success from the previous season. In 2011, the WFC enjoyed a record-breaking year with several […]
Margot Brown, Vice President of Media at MCG, is retiring after 45 years at the forefront of the Canadian advertising industry. Margot has worked in major agencies across Canada, including in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto. “Margot Brown is one of the best things that ever happened to the Canadian media world,” says Drew Cringan, Chair […]
Peter George (far right) receives the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award in New York. Tonight Peter George received the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award at a gala in New York City for his dedication to Manitoba Opera. Peter has served on the Board of Trustees since 2001 and held the position of Chair of […]
Regina is Canada’s fastest growing city. As the city continues to boom, expansion of its water service and construction of a new treatment facility will be needed. The City of Regina wished to communicate the upcoming changes to residents and engage them on the importance of the upgrades. “The challenge of this advertising campaign was […]
DIAGRAM Building Certification Consultants, Canada’s leading Green Globes certification consultant, recently enlisted MCG to assist in a rebrand. DIAGRAM supports businesses in the achievement of green certification using building information modeling software, called BIM analysis, which offers a virtual visualization of green building projects. “As always, there was a lot of discussion about the company’s vision and strategy […]
The agency recently coordinated an appearance on CTV Morning Live Winnipeg for non-profit client, Agape Table to help build awareness for the innovative work they provide to the community, and as a means to help drive donations during the holiday season. With seven live segments scheduled over the course of two and a half hours, a […]
Opera.ca, the national association for professional opera in Canada, recently announced that MCG’s Peter George is the 2011/12 recipient of the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award. Peter is Past Chair of the Board of Trustees for Manitoba Opera (MO). The annual award honours a board member who promotes good governance, celebrates volunteer excellence and […]
Linda Tiefenbach has joined the agency as Regional Vice President, MCG Saskatchewan. As a senior member of the agency’s executive team, Linda will help build the agency’s profile in Saskatchewan, provide strategic direction to existing accounts and develop new business opportunities. Linda will be based out of the agency’s office in the heart of Regina […]
The 2011 fall BBM (Bureau of Broadcast Measurement) survey is out and reflects some interesting changes in the Winnipeg radio market. In particular, two exciting launches have taken place recently: in early October Sportsradio 1290 was officially re-launched as TSN Radio 1290 and Energy 106 launched in late July and gave us something different with […]
The FLOFORM Countertops $100,000 Kitchen Party contest has been an enormous success. Since the contest launched September 5, FLOFORM has increased their following on Facebook, where the contest is hosted, from 400 to 3,783 – an increase of over 800 per cent. Over 250 entries were submitted on an app MCG’s digital department developed for […]
“Where you are shapes who you are.” It is this statement that inspires the national positioning campaign for the University of Manitoba, which was first launched to Canadians earlier this year. Now, for fall 2011 and speaking directly to current and prospective students, the campaign continues its celebration of the human, intellectual and geographic landscape of […]
McKim Cringan George celebrated a small milestone last week – the fifth anniversary of the agency with the amalgamation of McKim Cringan and Taylor George Design in 2006. “Five years later the merger has been a great success,” says Peter George, President and CEO. “The agency continues to attract new business and build upon a fantastic group of […]
The Winnipeg Free Press caught up with University of Manitoba vice-president of external relations John Kearsey and MCG president Peter George recently to talk about the our campaign for the university, often referred to as the “Trailblazer campaign.” The story is about the student recruitment campaign phase of the Trailblazer campaign. The first and national […]
Marketing Magazine recently featured a story on the social media contest MCG designed for FLOFORM Countertops. The article highlights the scope of the contest as well as its success – since the launch, FLOFORM has increased its following on Facebook from 400 to 2,500. Visit here to learn more about the MCG-developed project.
FLOFORM Countertops is currently running a contest on Facebook to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Up to $100,000 in prizes is being given away to entrants who submit a photo and story explaining who they would invite to their dream kitchen party, and why. The concept and creative for the Facebook application was developed by MCG. From the […]
MCG recently helped organize a major press conference with the Winnipeg Football Club. Our long-time client is transitioning to a new state-of-the-art stadium next year and had several announcements to make to fans, media and the public.
In light of the upcoming provincial election, the Winnipeg Free Press recently approached MCG to develop an interactive game for their website; one that would create interest in the electoral process and support voter engagement. The result of the joint effort is ‘Whack an Issue’, a light-hearted, non-partisan online game now running on the ‘Democracy […]
The agency recently developed a campaign to promote awareness of the City of Winnipeg’s Active Transportation Network (ATN). The ‘Join the Movement’ campaign aims to encourage Winnipeggers to get active by using the AT network – a series of ongoing infrastructure improvements around the city that include multi-use paths, bike boulevards and pedestrian corridors. As […]
For the second year, MCG provided creative and design services for the marketing and promotion of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. This year’s festival took place from July 6 to 10 and boasted a line-up that included Blue Rodeo, k. d. Lang, and Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band. Involvement with the cultural event saw […]
St. John Ambulance Manitoba engaged the agency’s public relations department in anticipation of the organization’s 100th anniversary in the province. The agency developed a media event that would showcase the organization’s many services and generate positive earned media. There were two events. The first event took place in July, where St. John Ambulance handed over of 23 Automatic […]
We are delighted at the recent coverage our latest multimedia marketing campaign for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers has received. Marketing Magazine online, The Applied Arts Wire and Media in Canada have all featured stories on the ‘Our History. Our House’ campaign which celebrates the team’s last season at the Canad Inns stadium. The campaign invites […]
Billboards, radio stations, newspapers and websites across Winnipeg and parts of Manitoba are currently filled with salutes and nods to the past, present and future of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Multimedia marketing campaign ‘Our History. Our House.’ is calling on fans to help shape history by participating in the team’s last season at the Canad […]
Winnipeggers won’t soon forget what happened on May 31, 2011, when it was announced an NHL team would be retuning to the city. An announcement of this magnitude of course has all kinds of branding, marketing, economic and business implications for a city. In the past couple of weeks, MCG’s Peter George has spoken to Reuters, […]
Manitoba Opera’s 2011-2012 season will kick off this fall with one of opera’s most sensual and haunting stories, Salome. Later in the season, the company will offer a concert performance of the love story Dido and Aeneas. And in April 2012 the spectacular opera The Daughter of the Regiment will close off the season. To […]
City of Regina’s Phillippe Leclerc gets his work done en route to Winnipeg In advertising, the collaborative partnership between agency and client means that come awards time, celebrations can and often do take a surprising turn. MCG’s Jesse Cringan with City of Regina’s Jeff Bohach Jesse and City of Regina’s Nathan Morrison […]
Chris Werstiuk – Director, Digital Media Chris Werstiuk rejoins MCG as Director, Digital and Interactive Media. He will be leading MCG’s digital media department and assisting clients in the growth of their business through digital marketing. As an accomplished and innovative software development professional, Chris offers a unique breadth and depth of new media experience. […]
McKim Cringan George has earned 14 Signature Award nominations in the annual event that recognizes advertising excellence in Manitoba. The nominations were announced last Wednesday by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg. Categories and client work MCG is nominated for are: Audio/Video TV or Cinema Single Under $20,000 – Manitoba Hydro, Visionary TV 100% Made in […]
For this week’s release of BlackBerry’s PlayBook, Peter George chatted with CJOB’s Karen Black about whether or not the PlayBook might be the “unsexy little sister to the iPad, or the hardworking hero of the corporate world.” Find out Peter’s take in this clip.
Residents of Regina are required to clear the sidewalk in front of their homes. Rather than issue tickets to enforce the by-law, the City of Regina engaged the agency to develop an advertising campaign to boost cooperation. The concept was two pronged; it had to encourage residents to shovel the sidewalk in front of their […]
The agency was recently engaged by client the University of Manitoba to create a national campaign that positions the university against the Canadian educational landscape in a bold new way. “There’s so much going on at the University of Manitoba that it’s not always easy to focus on just one advertising idea,” says agency CEO, […]
MCG is pleased to be on board again as a partner and sponsor of the 2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival. For the second year running, the agency is providing creative and design services for the marketing and promotion of one of North America’s premiere music events. “It’s great to work on a cultural event of this […]
To support the 2010 season advertising campaign, MCG assisted long-term client the Winnipeg Football Club in creating and maintaining an Official Winnipeg Blue Bombers Fan Page. Since the season’s ad campaign centered around the concept of fan ownership, a Facebook page that gave a place for 24-7 fan-to-fan, fan-to-club, club-to-fan connection and conversation was a […]
Many people ask us what it’s like to attend a photo shoot. We can do one better than that. We art directed a photo shoot this morning at a local studio with Canadian supermodel, Meaghan Waller. The shoot was for the 2011 spring-summer campaign for Polo Park. For a whole album full of behind-the-scenes pictures […]
When I was a university student, I worked one summer for the WAG, which at the time offered walking tours through downtown Winnipeg. My job as one of the tour guides was to enlighten the crowds on the architecture. I had been in love with our pre-World War I buildings since I was a kid […]
One of the best-known visuals of the advertising industry are the black boards used when an agency presents new creative to a client. For that professional, clean look, the proofs are adhered to black boards with aerosol glue. While presenting creative this way is an industry tradition, the dirty little secret is the glue is […]
MCG is pleased to announce it will officially open its office in Regina in 2011. The office is located on Scarth Street in the heart of Regina, on Victoria Park. The Regina office of McKim Cringan George will serve clients and be the permanent office for MCG Regina staff. Please watch our website for the […]
An article in this week’s The Globe and Mail features Hydro Place, the new Manitoba Hydro building. The story details the building’s innovative design and how it has made the workspace a healthier environment for employees, while giving a boost to the core area. Manitoba Hydro is a client of McKim Cringan George.
Yesterday Audra Lesosky was interviewed by the Canadian Press and offered her branding take on a current hot subject in the news this week. Earlier this week controversy arose when the layout of a federal government website was declared to be too party-specific, therefore breaking the government’s own rules when it comes to keeping its […]
In 2010, Agape Table began to undertake a major philosophical shift, exactly 30 years after it first opened it doors. In essence, the organization would continue to provide emergency meals and services to the hungry, but it wanted to reposition itself from a soup kitchen to a community nutrition center – a place where its […]
In the weeks leading up to the launch of the Hello Regina campaign in Calgary for client the City of Regina, the agency worked with regional and national media to help build buzz and promote the campaign. First, our public relations team pitched the The Globe and Mail on a business story to run on campaign launch day, and coordinated interviews with […]
The Winnipeg Free Press interviewed Margot Brown yesterday about the future of newspapers.
Client Manitoba Hydro enjoyed another strong year at the 2010 Utility Communicators International (UCI) Better Communications Competition Awards (BCC) for advertising campaigns developed by MCG.
Today a local columnist and Power 97 radio deejay wrote a column in the Winnipeg Sun that discusses the slogan for the 2010 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season.
MCG was honoured recently with three 2010 Signature Awards and a judge’s favourite.
Brand New, a popular design blog, is currently featuring MCG’s City of Regina rebrand project. The blog describes the R icon as “definitely attractive and eye-catching” as well as inviting.
MCG was selected in 2008 from among several international and national agencies to develop a community brand designed to promote the City of Regina. Mayor Pat Fiacco launched the community brand in February 2010.
Manitoba’s pavilion at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics — named CentrePlace Manitoba — is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects that McKim Cringan George just had to be part of.
Two MCG staffers are lucky enough to be heading west for a few days to take in some of the fun at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and they want to blog all about it in Erik & Audra’s Five Ring Circus.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival, one of North America’s longest running and most popular music festivals, has selected advertising firm McKim Cringan George as its partner for creative and strategic marketing services.
A recent announcement made by MCG regarding new account and client Ben Moss Jewellers has been featured in today’s Marketing Magazine online.
McKim Cringan George is pleased to announce that Ben Moss Jewellers has selected the agency to develop a national campaign for the jewellers’ 100th anniversary in 2010.
MCG recently developed a new unified identity to aid in streamlining St-Boniface Hospital’s fundraising goals.
ecently, another ad campaign by MCG was featured in Marketing Daily. We were thrilled about the exposure it generated for the client, Agape Table, an inner-city soup kitchen.
As part of our commitment to our community, MCG recently created an ad campaign to help build awareness and raise donations for the inner-city soup kitchen, Agape Table.
CEO Peter George was interviewed recently by CBC National Radio and TV News on how to rebrand the image of a city after it has experienced a series of negative hits in the media.
In August client Frontiers North’s Tundra Buggy® Adventure approached MCG with news it wanted shared with media. Polar bears in the Churchill region were heavier and healthier this season because of colder than usual subarctic weather.
To say that Naomi’s career prior to joining MCG as the agency’s first Director of Finance has been much ado about financial analysis would be a bit of an understatement.
The “Small Changes Add Up” campaign served Manitoba Hydro in a big way recently at an international competition for utilities.
McKim Cringan George is pleased to announce it is expanding its public relations and publicity services to provide additional professional media relations, strategy, social media networking and event-planning support to clients and the agency.
McKim Cringan George is delighted to announce that it has earned 29 nominations for the 2009 Signature Awards, the annual competition by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg (AAW) that recognizes the best advertising in Manitoba.
Turns out there was nothing crumby about the outcome of the Signature Awards gala May 8, 2009, which taunted Manitoba’s advertising and communications industry with the theme, “be the toast of the 2009”.
MCG President, Peter George, provides commentary in the Winnipeg Free Press on the new provincial budget.