IABC London Outstanding Communicator Award

The IABC London Outstanding Communicator Award was awarded for the first time in June 2017. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who exemplifies excellence in communications and demonstrates strong commitment to communications in their professional work. Whether involved in the private, public or not-for-profit sector, the recipient of this award will have made significant contributions to business communications by fostering, initiating and/or participating in effective and successful communications programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A senior leader who promotes a culture of communication within their organization.
  • The nominee has demonstrated exceptional leadership, management and communications skills and has contributed to the overall positive reputation of the communications profession.
  • Has shepherded an exemplary communications plan or project, sometimes in the face of controversy or significant change, that demonstrates creativity and innovation and contributed to the organization’s success.
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to highest ethical and professional standards and sets standards of excellence to which others can aspire.
  • The nominee’s organization must be located in London or the surrounding region.

Note: Both IABC members and non-members can be nominated.

How to nominate someone

Do you know someone that deserves this recognition? Tell us why your nominee deserves the title of IABC London’s Outstanding Communicator.  Use this nomination form to:

  • Describe the nominee’s accomplishments, successes and contributions to the communications profession
  • Describe how the nominee demonstrates exceptional leadership, management and communications skills.
  • Provide any additional information about the nominee that might assist the Award Selection Committee

A strong nomination will include two to three examples and include up to three letters of support. To support your nomination, you can include up to five links to videos, photos, media materials, articles, etc., that demonstrate what makes your nominee a great communicator.

Nominations can be sent to iabclondonawards@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is April 20, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed by a four-person judging panel of senior IABC London members.


David Billson

David Billson, CEO, rTraction Canada, Inc., was presented the 2018 Outstanding Communicator Award

2018 Outstanding Communicator Award Winner:
David Billson, CEO, rTraction Canada, Inc

David Billson is recognized for his leadership and commitment to effective communications that has sparked change in the London community. As the CEO of rTraction, he introduced a new management model with a strong vision that has attracted more clients and transformed the culture of his organization.
“Being selected as a finalist is a validation for the work we’re doing in the community to tell the community’s brand and bring people together to help solve problems. Regardless of whether you’re in the business sector or other sectors, effective communications can bring your voice forward, move your community forward or move your organization forward.”


Previous Winners

Andrew McClenaghan

Andrew McClenaghan, President, Digital Echidna, was presented the 2017 Outstanding Communicator Award

2017 – Andrew McClenaghan, President, Digital Echidna