Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

June 5, 2019

EFCDon't miss this opportunity to profile your organization as a leader in the Canadian electrical industry and showcase your innovative marketing campaigns. Entry deadline: June 28, 2019.

Previous winners of Electro-Federation Canada's annual marketing awards have received high return on their award recognition, including the ability to leverage their win for press coverage, generate sales opportunities, and recognize internal talent and partners who supported the campaign.

These awards apply to 2018 and 2019 marketing programs, developed and executed in Canada. The programs can also have started prior to these dates. Results must be included in your submission.

How winners benefit

Winning a EFC marketing award

  • promotes your brand and products
  • positions your organization as a leader in the electrical industry
  • recognizes internal talent
  • brings value to partners
  • provides an effective selling tool
  • elevates marketing in Canada

The selected winners will also receive exposure as an award winner at EFC's November 6 Future Forum event, mention in all EFC post-event communications (newsletter, website, social media channels), placement of their logo on the EFC awards trophy, and recognition at EFC's annual conference.

5 award categories to choose from

Enter one or more of these five award categories:

  • Event Trade Show
  • Digital Innovation
  • Integrated Marketing (sponsored by Kerrwil)
  • Merchandising & Display 
  • Social & Sustainability

Award recipients will be chosen in each of these categories:

1. Manufacturer (over $50 million)

2. Manufacturer (under $50 million)

3. Distributor (over $50 million)

4. Distributor (under $50 million)

5. Manufacturer Sales Rep.

Award recipients will be announced on November 6, 2019 at EFC’s Future Forum event. Please note: to enter applicants must be EFC members.

Find out more.

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Sean BernardBy Blake Marchand

Sean Bernard is the Intelligent Controls Manager, Canada for Ideal Industries. Sean resides in Whitby with his wife, Melissa and their daughter, Everleigh.

Sean joined Ideal Industries mid-2019 after 13-years in lighting, working for companies like Phillips, Franklin Empire, and Standard Products. Throughout that time, he made his way from inside sales, to outside sales and up into management.



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