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September 29 , 2009

Meet Canada's Top 40 Online Marketers

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Inaugural list recognizes country's best online marketing professionals

MARKHAM, ON---The results are in for the first annual Click! Weekly Top Online Marketers recognition program, which identifies the best, most creative, and innovative online marketing professionals.

From the hundreds of nominations we received we have selected our top 40. This inaugural list celebrates online marketing leaders and innovators who have led the way in demonstrating the strength of Canadian online businesses. The final 40 winners were chosen by a judging panel of industry experts and Click! Weekly editorial staff, and were based on their creative strategies and passionate dedication for online marketing.

The Click! Weekly Top Online Marketers of 2009 were recognized at the IAB Canada MIXX event held on September 29 in Toronto.

Here are Canada’s Top 40 (in random order):

  1. Sylvie Bourget, VP, Marketing, Aeroplan.com
  2. Darby Sieben, Director, Online Services, Yellow Pages Group
  3. Hunter Madsen, Vice President, Digital Media, CanWest Publishing
  4. Gary Fearall, VP Interactive, Cineplex.com
  5. Therese Edwards, Director, Brand, Digital Media, Bell Canada
  6. Tara Hauser-Pope, Manager, Interactive, Coca-Cola Canada
  7. Linda Burlison, Senior Manager, Online Marketing, Dell Canada
  8. Andrew Sloss, Country Manager, eBay Canada
  9. Chris Day, Director of Marketing, Expedia.ca
  10. Louse Clements, Head of Canada, Facebook
  11. David Doucette, Director, Internet Marketing, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  12. Renee Sorese, Internet Marketing Manager, Fidelity
  13. Roger Dunbar, VP, Digital Media,Globe & Mail
  14. Brent Lewis, VP, Digital & Internet, Harlequin Enterprises Ltd
  15. Paige Malling, Manager, Online Interactive Marketing, Home Depot Canada
  16. Sarah Trimble, Online Marketing Manager, Indigo Books & Music
  17. Mark Nicholson, Head, Online Experince, ING Direct
  18. Eric Pierni, General Manager, Kijiji.com
  19. Owen Sagness, GM, Consumer & Online International, MSN Canada
  20. Sandra White, Internet Marketing Manager, Northern Response International
  21. Simon Jennings, President, Olive Canada Network
  22. Jeff Smith, AVP Digital, TD Bank Financial Group
  23. Mitch Joel, Owner, Twist Image
  24. Jim Osborne, Director, Ecommerce, Home Depot Canada
  25. Adrian Capobianco, President , Quizative Inc.
  26. Dawna Henderson, President, henderson bas
  27. Patricia Brusha, President, A Couple of Chicks e-marketing Ltd.
  28. Ricardo Poupada, Vice President, GM, Askmen.com
  29. Guillaume Brunet, Marketing Director-Digital Media, Transcontinental Media
  30. Joanna Track, Publisher and Founder, Sweetspot.ca
  31. Bob McCown, President, Fadoo.ca
  32. Paul Kurvits, Retail Online, Canadian Tire Corp.
  33. Sandra Sanderson, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Shoppers Drug Mart
  34. Michael Oldewening, Director of Marketing, Canpages.ca
  35. Sophie DeLadurantaye, Manager, Online Channel Marketing, Canada Post Corp.
  36. Braden Hoeppner, Director of Web Sales, Coastal Contacts
  37. Peter Watanabe, Director of Marketing, Online & Business Delivery, Staples Business Depot
  38. JonathanCarroll, President, itravel2000.com
  39. Benoit Laporte, Senior Officer, Website & eMarketing, Via Rail Canada Inc.
  40. Joanne Acri, Online Marketing Manager, Yahoo! Canada

HAVE YOUR SAY. Do you disagree with the choices? Is there someone or a company you feel we should consider for next year's list? Want to comment? Send us your thoughts, ideas, suggestions and we'll publish a followup in an upcoming issue of Click! Weekly. Email editor Amy Bostock now at amy@clickweekly.com

Click! Weekly is published by Lloydmedia, which also publishes Direct Marketing magazine www.dmn.ca and Contact Management magazine, www.contactmanagement.ca

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