AMA Marketing Hall of Legends Gala @ The Arcadian Court, Toronto (Mar. 3, 2017)

Photos by Nick Chan
Article by Kim Samnang

The Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) hosted the 12th Annual Marketing Hall of Legends Gala in Toronto on March 3, 2017. This year’s event honoured four great Canadian marketers who have had a tremendous impact on the field of marketing throughout their careers. The Arcadian Court is a beautiful, art deco space located above the Hudson Bay flagship. It provides an ideal backdrop to honour the past and celebrate the future of the Marketing industry.

Marketing Hall of Legends 2016 inductees include:
Arthur Fleischmann, president and co-founder of award-winning agency john st.
Arkadi Kuhlmann, founder of ING DIRECT Canada
Bob Peter, former president and CEO of the LCBO and former president of The Bay
Melissa Grelo from CTV’s The Social was out in fine form as the AMA’s host for the evening.
Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and former CEO of the Toronto Raptors

Simon Cazelais has been chosen from among five finalists as winner of the fifth annual Globe Media Group ‘Marketer on the Rise’ award. The Marketer on the Rise award, represents the next generation of inspiring innovators who are making waves with their original thinking, innovative ideas, ground-breaking strategies, and have found meaningful ways to give back and achieve impressive professional goals and are already making a difference in marketing within Canada.

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Thank you to Mark Nusca for the invitation to the evening’s gala.