Clever Samurai Wins Clio Award For Best In Sports Advertising

Air Georgian - Air Canada Golf Tournament Ad Is Only Canadian Winner

TORONTO, Canada – June 15, 2015 – Marketing and communications agency Clever Samurai™ ( has won a Clio Award for the best in international sports advertising in the print advertising category. The advertisement created for Air Georgian for its participation in the Air Canada golf tournament took a bronze award and is the only Canadian winner in the category.

The annual Clio Awards recognizes innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication, as judged by an international panel of advertising professionals.

President & CEO, Stuart Lewis says, "This recognition not only energizes our team to continue to push the bar higher, but reinforces our commitment to our clients to continually deliver exceptional results."

Time magazine described Clio as the world's most recognizable international advertising awards. Tens of thousands of entries, submitted annually by agencies and brands throughout the world, vie for one of four statues—Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand (Best In Show)—in numerous categories. Fewer than 5% of entrants receive awards.

Vice President and Creative Director, Joe Amaral comments, "We work hard at delivering great, effective work for all our clients. Getting recognized for it by the industry and our peers confirms we're on the right track."

This is the second recent major award win for the Clever Samurai creative team, following a gold win at the National Advertising Challenge last month.

Clio Awards will be presented in New York on July 8, 2015.

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.