Are you proud to be from Cochrane?  You should be.

'Proudly Cochrane' is a campaign the Town of Cochrane(TOC) Economic Development and Communications Department jointly created and has recently been recognized on a global level, as a gold winner.

The Marcom Awards recognizes exceptional creative professionals that create projects to inspire pride, cultivate a market between business and residents, and highlights local unique businesses.

Laurie Drukier, Town of Cochrane, Senior Communications Advisor, and one of the collaborators of the Proudly Cochrane marketing campaign, says the Marcom Awards is an organization that operates all over the world, judged by international professionals in communications and marketing. Proudly Cochrane also won an Economic Developers of Alberta Award. Drukier is very excited about the impact it has had on the community.

"We achieved a high level of recognition for Proudly Cochrane as a campaign. We engaged many people in the community who take pride living and working in Cochrane, and we heard from local businesses their recognition and business increased because of participating in Proudly Cochrane"

This year’s Marcom Awards received 6500 entries from 19 different countries.  Drukier says that this campaign has more potential for winning awards and is grateful to have such and amazing community to work with.

"When we work on bigger campaigns we often have it in the back of our minds there may be opportunities to get wider recognition for that campaign.  The work that we do for the community deserves to be recognized in these wider environments"

Even though there are no big projects planned at the TOC at this time, they are committed to bettering the community through developing programs and campaigns.