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 Terry has won a few hundred national and international awards for writing, and has directed such notable actors as Alec Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres, Kiefer Sutherland, Bob Newhart, Martin Short and Drew Carey. He has been a judge at the Cannes Advertising Festival in France, and was named Radio Chairman for both the International Clio Awards in Miami and the London International Advertising Awards. When he’s not creating advertising, he’s talking about it as the host of the award-winning CBC Radio One/Sirius Satellite/WBEZ Chicago radio show, “Under The Influence,” which was the follow-up to the hit series, “The Age of Persuasion.”

Terry began his career as Copy Chief for FM 108 radio in Burlington, Ontario, then went on to become an award-winning copywriter for Toronto advertising agencies Campbell-Ewald, Doyle Dane Bernbach and Chiat/Day. He created campaigns for many of the top brands in the country, including Labatt, Molson, Tim Hortons, Volkswagen, Nissan and the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1990, Terry co-founded Pirate Radio & Television. A creative audio production company producing scripts, sound and music for radio and television commercials, Pirate grew to a staff of 50, with 8 recording studios in Toronto and New York City.

Terry was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the advertising industry, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from McMaster University. He has co-written a best-selling book called “The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture,” published in Canada by Knopf, and in the U.S. by Counterpoint Press in Berkeley.

In demand as a keynote speaker, Terry talks about key marketing issues to companies and organizations in all sectors.

He has a wonderful wife and three lovely daughters. Who like some of his work.





2019 Business
Awards Gala

Keynote Speaker – Terry O’Reilly

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Nominations are now closed.
April 04 6:30PM

Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church


$140 (+GST) per person

$1040 (+GST) per table of 8

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Message From

The President

The Winkler & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating our 97th year of service to Winkler and the surrounding area. The business awards are a great opportunity to showcase some of the great things that are happening within our business community. We are excited to host Terry O’Reilly as our special guest for the Awards Gala 2019. I invite you to join us for a fantastic evening of celebration as we honor the best of our business community through the P.W. Enns Business Awards and the entrepreneurial vision that allows our community to thrive.

Darren Heide

The Annual P.W. Enns Business Awards Gala will take place April 4th, 2019. Join over 400 business leaders and community members as we celebrate and acknowledge success in Winkler and area businesses. This event is an opportunity to showcase and honor outstanding business achievements. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the success and growth of the entire business community. Reserve your seats early for preferred seating!



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