• Agency Type

    • Full Service
  • Core Competencies

    • Digital
    • Mobile
    • Social Media
    • Marketing/Creative Services
    • Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM
    • Public Relations
    • Recruitment/Motivation
    • Branding/Naming/Product Development
    • Packaging/Design
    • Strategy and Planning

Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

It's our fundamental belief that creativity is the most powerful force in business. 

We fully believe in the power of creativity to touch hearts, change minds and build brands. It's why we exist as an agency - to create surprising and original ideas that deliver tangible results.

In a world where people have become the most influential media channel, our mission is to instigate "share value". By developing ideas that consumers want to play with, participate in and pass along, we sustain lively, animated, thoughtful conversations in and around our client's brands.

Our job, as it has always been, is to give them something that they willingly want to share. 

Network Description

Named Top Creative Agency in 2011, DDB Canada is the most creatively acclaimed, internationally recognized marketing communications agency in Canada. Known for advertising that generates significant results for clients, DDB Canada is a “total communications company” whose fundamental belief is that creativity is the most powerful force in business. DDB Canada has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. The agency’s integrated groups include: DDB Kid Think (youth marketing), DDB Public Relations, Tribal DDB (online and interactive), Karacters Design Group, Rapp Collins (direct), Radar DDB (social media marketing) and DDB Hodes Recruitment Communications (recruitment marketing). 

Contacts

Bill Baker
Senior VP
Phone: (+1) 604 687 7911
Alan Russell
Chief Creative Officer

Team

Melanie Johnston
Bill Baker
Senior VP
Phone: (+1) 604 687 7911
Alan Russell
Chief Creative Officer

Awards

Award Distinction Category Brand Year
LIA Silver Original Music KY Warming Liquid 2014
LIA Silver Campaign KY Warming Liquid - Warm Up To Love Again Campaign 2014
LIA Bronze Automotive WRX-STI 2014
LIA Silver Automotive WRX-STI 2014
LIA Silver Automotive WRX-STI 2014
D&AD Awards Wood Pencil Writing for Printed Materials & Graphic Communications Go Transit 2018
LIA Silver Music Adaptation - Song Canadian Cheese 2018
LIA Bronze Use of Copywriting Go Transit 2018
LIA Bronze Production & Post-Production: Production Design CIL Paints 2016
The New York Festivals Advertising Awards Third Prize Award Craft: Art Direction CIL Paints 2016
CLIO Awards Shortlist Commercials (between thirty [30] seconds and sixty [60] seconds) Johnson & Johnson 2015
LIA Bronze Winner Automotive Volkswagen Canada 2015
LIA Bronze Winner Campaign Volkswagen Canada 2015
LIA Bronze Winner Campaign Volkswagen Canada 2015
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Pharmacy Cialis 2013
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Pharmacy Cialis 2013
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Best Use Of Social Media Marketing In A Promotional Campaign McDonald's Canada 2013
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Websites & Microsites: Corporate Information McDonald's Canada 2013
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Different And Separate Elements For The Same Concept (E.G. 1 Banner, 1 E-Mail, 1 Website) McDonald's Canada 2013
International Food and Beverage Creative Excellence Awards - FAB Awards Fab Virals: Savoury foods McDonald's Canada 2013
International Food and Beverage Creative Excellence Awards - FAB Awards Fab Social Media: Savoury Foods McDonald's Canada 2013
LIA Silver Integration Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2013
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Campaign Public Health & Safety, & Public Awareness Messages Toronto Crime Stoppers 2012
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Campaign Public Health & Safety, & Public Awareness Messages Toronto Crime Stoppers 2012
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Campaign Public Health & Safety, & Public Awareness Messages Toronto Crime Stoppers 2012
ACT Responsible Tributes The Looking Glass Foundation 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes The Looking Glass Foundation 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes The Looking Glass Foundation 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes The Looking Glass Foundation 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes The Looking Glass Foundation 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes The Looking Glass Foundation 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes The Looking Glass Foundation 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes Milk 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes Milk 2009
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Foods Silver Hills Bakery 2009
The One Show Gold Television - :30/:25 - Single Midas 2009
ACT Responsible Tributes Power Smart 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Power Smart 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Power Smart 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Strategy magazine Social Responsibility Forum 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Strategy magazine Social Responsibility Forum 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Strategy magazine Social Responsibility Forum 2008
ACT Responsible Tributes Strategy magazine Social Responsibility Forum 2008
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Banking, Investment & Insurance Pacific Blue Cross 2008
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Banking, Investment & Insurance Pacific Blue Cross 2008
IAA Responsibility Award Bronze Print CSR Power Smart 2008
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Campaign Public Health & Safety Braintrust Canada 2007
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Campaign Public Health & Safety Braintrust Canada 2007
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion Campaign Public Health & Safety Braintrust Canada 2007
The New York Festivals Advertising Awards Gold World Medal Civic/Social Education Auto Crime Enforcement Awareness 2007
ACT Responsible Tributes CMHA 2006
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Auto Crime Enforcement Awareness 2006
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Shopping Centre 2006
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion BMW 2006
ACT Responsible Tributes United Way of the Lower Mainland 2005
ACT Responsible Tributes United Way of the Lower Mainland 2005
ACT Responsible Tributes United Way of the Lower Mainland 2005
ADC Annual Awards Silver Newspaper, Public Service/Non-Profit: Full Page - Single United Way of the Lower Mainland 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Advertising & Media DDB Canada 2005
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Campaign Advertising & Media DDB Canada 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Entertainment Promotion 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Trade: Campaign DDB Canada 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Trade: Campaign DDB Canada 2005
CLIO Awards Silver Trade: Campaign DDB Canada 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Campaign Milk 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Campaign Milk 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Campaign Milk 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Public Service Campaign ICBC 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Public Service Campaign ICBC 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Public Service Campaign ICBC 2005
CLIO Awards Bronze Public Service BC SPCA 2005
The One Show Bronze Consumer Radio: Campaign ICBC 2005
The One Show Bronze Consumer Radio: Campaign ICBC 2005
The One Show Bronze Consumer Radio: Campaign ICBC 2005
The One Show Silver Public Service/Political-Television: Campaign BC SPCA 2005
The One Show Silver Public Service/Political-Television: Campaign BC SPCA 2005
The One Show Silver Public Service/Political-Television: Campaign BC SPCA 2005
The One Show Gold Public Service/Political-Television: Single BC SPCA 2005
ACT Responsible Tributes BC SPCA 2004
ACT Responsible Tributes BC SPCA 2004
ANDY Awards Silver Public Service BC SPCA 2004
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Fund-Raising & Appeals BC SPCA 2004
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Fund-Raising & Appeals BC SPCA 2004
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Fund-Raising & Appeals BC SPCA 2004
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign Fund-Raising & Appeals BC SPCA 2004
The One Show Silver Public Service/Political: Single (Outdoor & Posters) United Way of the Lower Mainland 2004
The One Show Gold Public Service/Political: Single (Outdoor & Posters) United Way of the Lower Mainland 2004
The One Show Gold Public Service/Political: Campaign (Newspaper Or Magazine) United Way of the Lower Mainland 2004
The One Show Gold Public Service/Political: Campaign (Newspaper Or Magazine) United Way of the Lower Mainland 2004
The One Show Gold Public Service/Political: Campaign (Newspaper Or Magazine) United Way of the Lower Mainland 2004
The One Show Bronze Trade Color:Campaign (Full Page Or Spread) BC Newspaper Group 2004
The One Show Bronze Trade Color:Campaign (Full Page Or Spread) BC Newspaper Group 2004
The One Show Bronze Trade Color:Campaign (Full Page Or Spread) BC Newspaper Group 2004
ACT Responsible Tributes Arthritis Society 2003
ACT Responsible Tributes Arthritis Society 2003
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Dairy Products Milk 2003
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion for the Campaign Public Awareness Messages Canadian Hockey Association 2003
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion for the Campaign Public Awareness Messages Canadian Hockey Association 2003
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Silver Lion for the Campaign Public Awareness Messages Canadian Hockey Association 2003
CLIO Awards Bronze Public Service Canadian Hockey Association 2003
CLIO Awards Silver Print Campaign Palmer Jarvis DDB 2003
CLIO Awards Silver Print Campaign Palmer Jarvis DDB 2003
CLIO Awards Silver Print Campaign Palmer Jarvis DDB 2003
The New York Festivals Advertising Awards Bronze World Medal Auto Parts/Services Midas 2003
The One Show Bronze Collateral: Self-Promotion Single Palmer Jarvis DDB 2003
Hit Canada TELUS 2002
AdForum Agency Hits Silver Canada Palmer Jarvis DDB Vancouver 2002
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Shortlist Commercial Public Services TELUS 2001
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Shortlist Cars ICBC 2001
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Shortlist Household Maintenance & Pet Products Pine-Sol 2001
Lotus Awards Lotus Arthritis Society 2001
Lotus Awards Lotus Arthritis Society 2001
Lotus Awards Lotus Arthritis Society 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Beyond-the-Line Vancouver Aquarium 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign Arthritis Society 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign McDonald's 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign McDonald's 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign McDonald's 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign McDonald's 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Sun Rype 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign Arthritis Society 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign Arthritis Society 2001
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign Arthritis Society 2001
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion Public Health & Safety St John Ambulance 2000
CLIO Awards Silver Public Service St John Ambulance 2000
LIA Finalist Television/Cinema: Public Service Campaign St John Ambulance 2000
LIA Finalist Television/Cinema: Public Service Campaign St John Ambulance 2000
LIA Finalist Television/Cinema: Public Service Campaign St John Ambulance 2000
LIA Finalist Television/Cinema: Public Service Campaign St John Ambulance 2000
LIA Finalist Television/Cinema: Public Service Campaign St John Ambulance 2000
LIA Finalist Print: Corporate Identity 2000
LIA Finalist Package Design: Redesigned Packaging Clearly Canadian 2000
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign St John Ambulance 2000
Pinnacle Awards Winner Print Campaign St John Ambulance 2000
Pinnacle Awards Winner Television St John Ambulance 2000
Pinnacle Awards Winner Television Campaign Lever Ponds 2000
Pinnacle Awards Winner Television Campaign Finesse 2000
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Cosmetics & Beauty Products Finesse 1999