Celebrating Ottawa’s 2017 Gold Quill Award Winners

Congratulations to Banfield, Hydro Ottawa and Russell Township!

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced the Excellence and Merit winners of the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program. The program recognizes business communication excellence globally, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry. Among the winners were three Ottawa organizations.

“Ottawa communicators demonstrate excellence by seeking new and innovative ways to connect with their audiences,” said Dominique Jolicoeur, president of IABC Ottawa. “This dedication to advancing our profession is what made the local recipients of this prestigious award stand out on the international scale. Our community could not be more proud of the efforts of Ottawa’s 2017 Gold Quill award winners.”

Gold Quill winners represent a global community executing their responsibilities ethically and to the highest standards of the profession. These exemplary practitioners deliver high impact results for their organizations and clients, taking communication to the next level.

Of the 227 entries honoured with a Gold Quill Award, three were awarded to Ottawa area communicators:

Award of Excellence

Susan Barrett, Hydro Ottawa
Entry Title: Hydro Ottawa’s 2015 Go Paperless E-Billing Campaign

Kelly Rusk, Banfield
Entry Title: EDC – Customer Advocacy Pilot Project – Social Media

Award of Merit

Tina Collins, Russell Township
Entry Title: Report Card

Ottawa winners will be honoured at the Season Closer on June 20, 2017.

For more information on the Gold Quill Awards, including the full list of winners, please visit http://gq.iabc.com.


About Gold Quill:

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. The Gold Quill Awards honour the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale with a focus on achieving solid business outcomes.

About IABC Ottawa:

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a diverse global community of communication professionals who believe communications can be a force for good in business and society. IABC Ottawa is the hub of Ottawa’s creative professions community, connecting our professionals to opportunities, resources, best practices and people through professional development and a generous culture of sharing.