Announcing the 30 Under Thirty for 2013

For the second year in a row, Marketing‘s editorial team has locked itself in the boardroom and fervidly deliberated on the Canadian marketing industry’s brightest young stars – not an easy task in a country so full of talent – to compile a list of the year’s best.

After many hours spent reviewing top notch applications, checking references and getting to know our potentials, we’re happy to unveil this year’s final 30 Under Thirty list.

Marketing‘s 30 Under Thirty – 2013

Yousuf Afridi — Taxi
Sarena Ally — Facebook

Andrew Archer — Wave
Derek Blais — BBDO
Kathryn Buczko — Twitter
Drew Cashmore — Walmart
Simon Cazelais — Bleublancrouge
Jasmin Cheng — Twist Image
Kelsey Cole — Revlon

Pascal Dessureault — TD
Kofi Gyekye — Little Room
Dilshan Kathriarachchi — Addictive Mobility
Francois Lallier —Nova Film

Jennifer Lomax — Satov Consultants
Diana Lucaci — True Impact Marketing
Kelly McEachern — Lays

Misty Meeks — Argyle
Tegan Mierle — Pilot Interactive
Soniya Monga — LinkedIn
Lindy Norris — The Dufresne Group
Lauren O’Neil — CBC
Philip Schaffer
— KBS+
Hannah Smit — John St.
Steve Tam — entrepreneur

Kim Tarlo — Mosaic
Melissa Upjohn — Diageo
Shelby Walsh — Trend Hunter
Roshni Wijayasinha — Kobo
Ryan Willms — Inventory Magazine
Brian Wong — Kiip

Marketing has plenty more in store for these up-and-coming marketing stars, including a gala celebrating their achievements. If you’d like to attend and help us fete our honourees, check out the event page at

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