Toronto, ON – November 22, 2019 – The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has named FUSE CEO Stephen Brown as the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in this year’s CMA Awards Gala on November 22.
The CMA Awards Gala is the leading awards show for Canadian marketing excellence. Professionals celebrate the outstanding work produced by the partnership between client and agency. With over 1,000 people in attendance, Brown received this top honour as an individual that has elevated the profession of marketing through excellence and volunteerism over the last 20+ years.
“I am so thankful to be able to work in an industry where creativity, passion, and ideas thrive,” said Brown. “Huge thank you to the CMA for bestowing this recognition on me – it’s been a journey!”
Brown has delivered across all channels in brand, CRM, digital, social media and experiential marketing. His leadership, vision and forward thinking have proven to be key to pushing FUSE – and each of its clients’ businesses like CIBC, Kruger, and Canadian Tire – to new heights.
“Stephen is the perfect inaugural winner of CMA’s lifetime achievement award,” said John Wiltshire, president and CEO of the Canadian Marketing Association. “In addition to his phenomenal business success as an innovative marketing professional, Stephen has had a big impact in strengthening the marketing community and contributed to the larger community through various philanthropic roles.”
Brown is active within the marketing industry, being involved with the CMA for several years and taking on the role of Chair of the Board of Directors in 2015. Beyond his industry participation, Brown is also active in community causes. He is currently on the board of Casey House – Canada’s leading HIV/AIDS hospital focusing on fundraising and branding initiatives – along with Covenant House Foundation and PrideAM. For more information, please contact Vanessa Francone, Marketing & PR Manager at FUSE, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in Toronto, FUSE (fusemg.com) is an independent creative agency that believes when you fuse smarts + creativity, anything is possible. Across all three groups (Advertising, Experiential and Health) that belief creates, invents and permeates, and has laid the foundation for developing award-winning, results-driven work. With a proven track record as a valued partner to a roster of leading North American and global clients, FUSE works in true collaboration to build brands and ultimately, turn heads. FUSE is a member of Worldwide Partners, one of the largest networks of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies in the world. For more, visit fusemg.com.