Clever Samurai Creative Team Wins National Advertising Challenge

TORONTO, Canada, May 6, 2015 – One of the Clever Samurai ( creative teams won gold in the print advertising category at the National Advertising Challenge held on April 30. Art Director Emmanuel Torres and Copywriter Alexandra DeMaria created an award-winning ad to increase general awareness of Scotties, Cashmere and Sponge Towels’ support for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Joe Amaral, Vice President and Creative Director of Clever Samurai says, "We're proud of all the work our teams submitted into the contest, especially the winning team."

Submissions were received from advertising agencies across Canada to deliver ideas against distributed creative briefs across different categories. Winning ads can be seen at

Torres and DeMaria will be attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June, with their expenses being covered by the National Advertising Challenge.

About Clever Samurai

Clever Samurai is a full-service marketing communications agency that generates powerful, disciplined ideas that deliver meaningful results. Clever Samurai is part of the 5th business® group of companies an integrated sales and marketing organization focused on meeting our clients' growth challenges. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has offices in Canada, United States and Australia.