Creative that excites, delights and connects with client target groups.  That’s our mantra at the agency.  So it’s icing on the cake that we also excited, delighted and connected with the judges at this year’s ICE Awards, Atlantic Canada’s celebration of great marketing creative.
            Thank you for honouring C+C with 11 awards, the most of any Nova Scotia agency. Thank you to clients who demand exceptional work.  Thank you to the C+C agency teams who make it happen. 
            “The recognition at the ICE Awards is a testament to our commitment and belief in this region,” says Anthony Taaffe, Creative Director.  “Not only do we love the fact that we’re from the East Coast, but we also have the talent and ideas to show that great work can come from here. ”
            Check out what he means below.

Matt Mackay is ‘Faces’ Best Designer

If you live in Halifax, it’s safe to say you’ve seen Faces magazine around town.  It’s everywhere!  It’s convenient and fun.  It’s a fun way to take a quick look at Halifax nightlife, it’s people and what’s happening in our city.  What’s happening right now, you ask?  Oh, just our very own Matt Mackay being named Best Designer by a public vote!
Matt is a talented designer whose strong connections with music, pop-culture and the urban community brings a refreshing punch to every project he works on.  The people of Halifax have spoken, and they’re singing our tune.  Congratulations, Matt Mackay!

Have a look at Matt’s work on his website www.seamz.ca.

Dedicated to making a difference in NS

The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS), along with the BMO Financial Group, is honored to celebrate the longstanding commitment and dedication of Chester + Company to the cause of supporting people living with HIV/AIDS and promoting prevention programming across Nova Scotia. In honor of their valuable work, we will be presenting the   Chester + Company team with an achievement award at the BMO Financial Group Bid for Life Dinner & Auction on March 21st, 2013.
Chester + Company is a strategic brand advertising and design agency in Halifax, and a team of highly skilled, passionate individuals. The company has worked with ACNS for over 8 years and has helped us to align the organizations’ fundraising campaigns and other public initiatives to experience a new level of success. The first campaign they jumped on board with was the Bid for Life event, which came to be known as the BMO Financial Group Bid for Life Dinner & Auction event. The team helped us to launch our first Amazing Challenge event, which is presently in its fourth year. “It’s impossible to place a number on the amount of success that they have brought to our organization,” said Maria Mac Intosh, the Executive Director at ACNS.
The team at Chester + Company has been exceptional to work with, have always provided helpful guidance and have learned about the nuances that are unique to our work to achieve a standard of collaboration we have not experienced in the past.
“As an agency, we really believe in celebrating diversity. That’s why we are so proud of our work with ACNS,” said Chester + Company President, Chester Goluch. “We’re looking forward to strengthening our relationship with this very important organization in the future.”
Please join ACNS in thanking Chester + Company, for more information please go to the ACNS website:  www.acns.ns.ca.

The RBC Amazing Challenge for AIDS 2012: The Results

In case you forgot, last Saturday was the RBC Amazing Challenge for AIDS and for the third year in a row, Chester’s Cheetah’s were pumped.

The “Challenges” this year were crazy! They weren’t just about brawn and physicality, quizzes were part of the drill including a bunch of stumpers.   Off the top of your head, do you know when the MacDonald Bridge was built.  We didn’t.  The Cheater’s did excel at one very delicious challenge though.  Eating an enormous cookie, Lady and the Tamp style at Two If By Sea.  Yum!

So, how did our team fare?  Let’s just say “it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game”!  Chester’s Cheetah’s came in 4th.  The good news is that the RBC Amazing Challenge for AIDS came in FIRST.  All the participating teams raised thousands of dollars for the ACNS to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nova Scotia and the Atlantic

Thanks to all our donors for their generosity.  See you next year!

The Best of Halifax: Pin & Win


It’s happening again!  The beautiful world of the Internet has struck us, again, with another exciting piece of social media.  Pinterest!  It’s a pretty basic idea.  As you come across an image you like online, sort into a category board, and “pin-it” on there.  It sounds so easy, because it is!  It’s fun, and a simple way to organize and to share the things that inspire you with the world.  Lucky for you, pinning can also translate into something much more exciting!

Destination Halifax has taken to vast world of Pinterest and are offering you the chance to win a customized dream vacation to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

All you have to do for the Best of Halifax Pin & Win contest is to pin at least 5 images from www.destinationhalifax.com/boh that represent the experiences you want included in your Best of Halifax vacation package, and voila!  You could be sipping an award-winning NS wine on a tall ship in no time!  Not on Pinterest?  No worries!  Everything can be sorted out here, and you’ll be ready to go.  Welcome to the addictive world of Pinterest and, with any luck, to the beautiful city of Halifax.