WPRF Partners

(Gold Partner: Monday Evening Event)
Marketwired, now part of Nasdaq, provides news release distribution and reporting, influencer identification and engagement, media targeting, newsroom hosting, and a fully integrated communications platform, Marketwired Resonate. For more than 30 years Marketwired has played a pivotal role in connecting PR professionals to the people who influence their clients’ brands and businesses. Join us on Twitter (@Marketwired) and the Marketwired blog.

(Silver Partner: Workshop Sessions)
CNW Group is the nation's number one resource for time-critical news and information from more than 10,000 sources coast to coast and around the world. Public companies, associations, unions, not-for-profits, municipal, provincial and federal governments all rely on CNW Group’s unique multi-media communication services and networks to effectively send their messages to newsrooms, the financial community and the public. The CNW Group web site is the most frequently used and most widely accessed full-text news release site in Canada. CNW Group is also a national leader in audio/video webcasting, enabling thousands of communication professionals to broadcast their news and information in real-time around the world.

CNW Group's communications technology goes well beyond electronic news distribution. CNW Group also assists its clients in achieving their goals by providing innovative services to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their communications, and to target their key audiences.

(Silver Partner: Tuesday Luncheon Keynote)
The Eureka.cc solution meets the informational news and business needs of organizations of all sizes. Its goal is to facilitate informed decision-making by providing relevant information to the right people at the right time. Eureka.cc was created for people who need to share or master information in order for it to be used optimally. Whether you work in the field of information, communications, marketing or public relations, Eureka.cc enables you to monitor, measure and analyze strategic information effectively.

(Silver Partner: Diana and Charles Tisdall CEO Panel)
The McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management (MCM) Program offers professional communicators, marketers and communications managers a unique opportunity to earn a Master's degree while continuing to work. Offered by McMaster University in partnership with with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the MCM offers you the best of Canadian and American education in business administration, market research, reputation management, brand management and communications management. For more details, please visit our website at mcm.mcmaster.ca.

(Silver Partner: Monday Luncheon Keynote)
NATIONAL Public Relations, founded in Montreal in 1976, is Canada’s leading public relations firm, with offices across Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax and St. John’s. The Firm serves corporate and institutional clients, offering a full range of strategic communications services, including corporate communications, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, marketing, healthcare and digital communications, as well as financial communications and investor relations under the name NATIONAL Equicom. The NATIONAL network also includes Madano, a leading strategic communications consultancy based in London in the United Kingdom; and AXON Communications, which has offices in New York, Toronto, London and Copenhagen. AXON offers medical communications, public relations and clinical trial support services to healthcare companies around the globe. NATIONAL Public Relations is part of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group, and is affiliated internationally with public relations firm BursonMarsteller, a WPP company. For more information about NATIONAL, please visit our website at national.ca or you can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NATIONALPR.

(Silver Partner: Monday Breakfast Keynote)
For large organizations to be successful, they require customized leading-edge technology combined with a highly experienced professional services team. Stop filtering through irrelevant media mentions and quickly arm your PR team with actionable insights with MediaMiser's complete media monitoring and analysis program. With MediaMiser, you can easily monitor, analyze, and share traditional or social media content OR have one of our dedicated analysts do it for you. Take your media monitoring program from good ... to GREAT with MediaMiser.

Argyle Public Relationships (Silver Partner: Joint CPRS-GA Awards Gala)
For more than 35 years, Argyle has been chosen by some of the world’s biggest brands, put big ideas onto the public agenda, and grown to become one of Canada’s largest independent communications firms. Argyle helps major brands and respected organizations build and strengthen their relationships with the stakeholders who drive their reputations, brands and business success – across Canada and beyond.
Argyle builds relationships in many sectors and is a Canadian leader in awards, in many ways. Our specialties include consumer and trade marketing, corporate communications, healthcare communications, government and public affairs, digital communications and branding and design.
Argyle has offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary, and affiliates across the country and around the world.

(Silver Partner: Sunday Opening Keynote)
Fifth Story, A News Canada Company, has over 30 years of experience in storytelling and specializes in the five key elements of content marketing – insights, production, distribution, measurement and analysis. We help marketing and communications professionals engage their target audiences through compelling, multi-platform content and amplify their key messages through paid, earned, owned and shared channels. As part of our earned media measurement solutions, we make it easy for communications professionals to measure, evaluate and report on their media relations efforts using Media Relations Rating Points. Developed by the CPRS, MRP is the industry standard for earned media measurement and evaluation. Discover more at fifthstory.com.

Meltwater (Bronze Partner: Health Breaks)
Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. More than 24,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. With 50 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise. Meltwater also operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a non-profit organization devoted to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs. For more information, follow Meltwater on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, or visit our website.

(Bronze Partner)
TORCHIA Communications is a trusted partner to organizations seeking Public Relations programs that nurture strong stakeholder relationships and long-term value. The Torchia team is committed to customer service, proactive counsel, measurement and demonstrating the role Public Relations plays in the success of our clients – but also society as a whole. The agency’s edge lies in its people, corporate culture and commitment to the profession. Torchia Communications delivers integrated and ad-hoc PR programs/services to leading organizations – small and large. The Agency also owns and operates Centrik Translations, a wholly-owned and Quebec-based translations division that has successfully completed thousands of translation assignments in virtually every language and sector.
For more information, visit torchiacom.com and centriktranslations.com

(Bronze Partner)
Leger is the largest Canadian-owned polling, research and strategic marketing firm with over 600 employees in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary in Canada as well as Philadelphia in the United States.

(Research Stream Partner)
The Institute for Public Relations is an independent, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to fostering greater use of research and research-based knowledge in corporate communication and the public relations practice.  IPR is dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations™. IPR provides timely insights and applied intelligence that professionals can put to immediate use.
IPR aggregates, grants, interprets, and convenes research that matters to the practice. Areas of focus include behavioral insights, employee communication, social media, measurement and evaluation, stakeholder engagement, and reputation. Through the commissions and centers as well as the IPR-Research Journal, IPR promotes research in, on, and for public relations. IPR also hosts professional development opportunities, including symposiums, colloquiums, leadership forums, and conferences. All research is available for free at www.instituteforpr.org, and professionals, students, and faculty members can sign-up for the weekly IPR Research Letter dedicated to the latest research and thought leadership in public relations.

(Forum Photography Partner)
The Canadian Press is Canada's most trusted news source and leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and emerging platforms. For more than 95 years, our 250+ journalists have delivered news stories, photos, graphics, audio and online video, plus news coverage from The Associated Press, to daily newspapers, radio and TV stations and websites. Clients depend on The Canadian Press for reliable, accurate and fast coverage, written and edited according to the standards set for the industry by The Canadian Press Stylebook.



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