Woman Owned Agency Shines Internationally

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Media Release: Douglas Marketing Group

July 22, 2014

Woman Owned Designation for Windsor-Detroit Firm gains International recognition for excellence in marketing with awards.

July 22, 2014 – Douglas Marketing Group continues to be recognized for their award winning creative, web development and marketing. Two additional awards have been bestowed on the team this year; a silver Summit Award for the “Complete Branding Package” category for their client Thomas’ Utopia Brand and a bronze Summit Award for the "Health/Fitness/Lifestyle Website" category for their client Windsor-Essex County Cancer Foundation http://windsorcancerfoundation.org. The recent recognition brings DMG to 8 international awards in less than two years.

Working with companies positioning themselves to compete online and offline in a global economy is the strength of the award received for the work they have done with Thomas’ Utopia Brand. Thomas’ Utopia Brand is a conventional and organic tomato processor with distribution across North America, China and Nigeria.  Thomas’ Utopia Brand engaged Douglas Marketing Group as its Agency of Record in late 2012 to develop and implement a global marketing strategy. http://www.thomasutopiabrand.com

Summit International Award

The awarded Summit Award and recognition gained has a global reach for Douglas Marketing Group.  The Summit International Awards received more than 5,000 creative submissions from agencies across 24 countries this year.  The Summit International Awards is one of the premier arbiters of creative excellence.  If recognized for creative efforts by the SIA, it brings that company prestige and additional value. 

Agency President, Kay Douglas, says the number of awards the agency has received is a good indication of the strength of the talent and unique international positioning that our region can proudly boast about. "The Douglas Marketing Group team is a talented group of professionals that were trained here, some going to other areas upon graduation and decided that Windsor - Detroit was a great place to develop their careers," said Douglas. Technology and unlimited thinking has been the catalyst for Douglas Marketing Group to develop campaigns that think in terms of the global market place. "We have the talent and the passion to hold our own internationally, bringing our clients the best of a broad perspective with a personalized approach. I couldn't be more proud of our growth and the team that has worked tirelessly to position the firm", added Douglas.

The firm attributes their knowledge and expertise of the International Region for their growth and new client opportunities, such as local representation for Cirque du Soleil, Michigan International Speedway and Henry Ford Hospital.

The agency has developed their unique value proposition into process, passion and a tactical approach that marries concept with collaboration to move messages. In fact, they have built a software system that allows their clients to access their brand materials and strategy online.

Women Owned Certification and Designation http://www.wbecanada.org/

We are proud to be counted as a certified woman-owned business and look forward to building relationships with the other members across Canada.

"Strong business leaders, regardless of their gender, drive the economy of our region and being part of a group that specifically identifies woman-owned businesses is a real honor. As women, there are a specific set of characteristics that we bring to doing business that creates a unique driver for collaboration and partnership development, which has become a core strength of our firm", says Liz Farano, Vice President.

Thinking Big Picture and limitless creative are key factors in the renaissance of our region and Douglas Marketing Group.

About Douglas Marketing Group

Douglas Marketing Group was co-founded by Kay Douglas in 1991 with the vision to deliver quality and effective marketing to her clients. Today, with offices in Detroit and Windsor, the firm utilizes the talent and expertise of its team to develop targeted and effective marketing solutions for clients. An award winning full service advertising agency with international reach and a local appeal; the firm’s proprietary process sets them apart.  Our team is assembled with a focus: our clients.


For further information:

Amanda Iera, VP of Marketing
519-258-1858 ext. 22
248-522-6269 ext. 22