Hi. Welcome to Brightworks

Everything you expect from your marketing agency,
and just a little bit more.

We solve
and brand challenges

We are a creative agency that is a little hard to categorize. Over the 10 years we've been in business, through the 1000+ projects we delivered last year to some of the most respected brands in the world, and across the 85 international awards we've won since 2012 one thing remains consistent — we create experiences that connect the right brand message to the right audience. We've done that through desktop, mobile and social channels as well as via traditional (read: paper) tactics. Our clients consistently say three things about us: we're strategic, we're creative and we deliver.

We're a group of dedicated, passionate and thoughtful marketers

We try hard to create an environment within the agency that, within the turmoil of deadlines and projects and challenges, is open and supportive and fun. We know this sounds a little trite, but we aren't a 400-person firm where pulling this off is frankly nearly impossible. We are a mid-sized independent and passionate agency, with a flat organizational structure and some of the best people you could spend your day with.

Innovation Day \ 2016

Organized and hosted by Brightworks, the goal of Innovation day is to expose our guests to new ideas, new technology, and new approaches to marketing in the digital age. We work hard to present local and international speakers who get us excited, make us a little bit smarter, and who share ideas that we can then claim as our own to impress our colleagues!

Please visit our newly redesigned Innovation Day site!

For 10 years, our holiday tradition has been to support charities and causes that we are passionate about, and that tradition continues in 2015. In the past, we've contributed to Habitat for Humanity, Right to Play, Me to We, Make-a-Wish, Operation Smile and many more. This year, we've chosen to focus more locally and have donated the equivalent of over 800 meals to the Daily Bread Food Bank. While we know that providing meals for 120 families doesn’t come close to solving the larger issue of hunger in our city, we hope it will provide a little comfort through the holidays.

On behalf of all of us at Brightworks, we wish our clients, colleagues, friends and families a very Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!

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In 2014 BD awarded Brightworks stewardship of the thriving North American 'Diabetes Innovations' community. At over 500,000 people strong, the challenge was to increase engagement and ultimately provide insight through information and support through a true dialogue.

Working closely with a passionate community and an forward-thinking client, we helped change the rules of the game for Social within BD. Not resting on past successes the team continues to focus on the key pillars - more relevant content, richer discussions, and ultimately more engagement.

Brightworks opens

NYC Office!

After more than 5 years of supporting our US client with a strictly Canada team, we’ve officially expanded south of the border! In order to increase the scope of our US business, as well as to ensure we can offer them the strongest team and best strategy, Kim Palermo has joined Brightworks as our Managing Director.

Based in NY, Kim is within striking distance of our East Coast clients, and coming with an amazing background in strategy, product management, consulting and start-ups she is doing her part in our continuing effort to be the best Brightworks we can be!

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Galderma Aesthetics

Boy have we been busy! It’s been a great year working with Galderma and their new Aesthetics division.

Between creating a new look for Sculptra, launching an exciting new campaign (called Try IT and Love IT) for Dysport and launching the Emervel Brand (including the sexy new campaign for Emervel Lips!!!) we have loved the opportunity to flex out creative muscles with such a great partner. We are excited for what the remainder of 2015 and 2016 will look like for these great brands - Buckle up!

Brightworks 10th Annual


Thank you to everyone that made it out for our 10th Annual Summer Party!

The last ten years have been incredible and we were thrilled to see so many Brightworks clients and friends at our celebration. Cheers to another 10 years!

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Art Gallery Of Ontario

No one loves a party more than Brightworks, and this one is MASSIVE! As the Creative Partner for this year’s AGO MASSIVE PARTY we were tasked with delivering on a vision from Creative Director Talwst that was inspired by the groundbreaking Basquiat exhibition currently running at the AGO.  The net result is a playful, energetic take on the theme of Hotbed.  Drawing more than 1,900 guests and raising over $300,000 to support the AGO, MASSIVE is a night to remember!

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Niagara Integrated film festival

Brightworks had the pleasure to work with Bill Marshall, TIFF founder on his next greatest event! The Niagara Film Festival was launched in 2014 and designed to bring together film, food and wine in order to create the ultimate movie experience.  NIFF wrapped up a very successful 2015 event – over 80 films (a hand-picked selection of live action and animated films from Canada and around the world), almost 9,000 attendees and over 100 volunteers.



We are incredibly proud of the work we do with all of our clients. Over the years we’ve won over 75 International Awards in industry categories including Health, Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical, Education, Non-Profit, Website, Mobile Site, Mobile App, Interactive Application, Online Campaign,  and Print Advertising Campaign.



After almost a decade in King West, we have moved east and set up shop in Riverside. We love our new home at the corner of Queen East and Broadview, and are proud to be part of this thriving and growing neighbourhood! Our new space inspires creativity and collaboration but is also somewhere to relax and entertain at the end of the day. Pay us a visit and see for yourself! 

Brightworks is featured in the latest issue of Riverside Magazine, check out the article here (We’re on page 20!)


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Toronto, ON, M4M 3H3