Janek Lowe | Biography

I'm a director based in Toronto, Canada.

Since 2014 I've made more than 60 broadcast and digital campaigns for RBC, Manulife, Ford Motor Company, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Molson, and others.

My work has earned more than 20 honours and awards including: 2018 ‘Bronze’ CASSIES Award (Manulife Bank); 2017 ‘Gold’ Canadian Marketing Association Awards (Manulife Bank); 2015 ‘Silver’ ADCC Award (Molson Canadian); and a 2015 ‘Short Listed’ CLIO Awards (Molson Canadian).

I started in film and TV as a production assistant, and worked my way up to development executive before enrolling in journalism school. As a photojournalist, I covered stories for the Winnipeg Free Press and the Waterloo Region Record. 

I attribute my success to collaboration and running with the best idea in the room.

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Selected Awards

Bronze -- 2018 CASSIES - Underdog Category -- Manulife Bank: "Mortgage Truth" 

Silver -- 2017 Canadian Marketing Association Awards - Advertising Financial -- Manulife Bank: "Mortgage Truth" 

Gold -- 2017 Canadian Marketing Association Awards - Digital Financial -- Manulife Bank: "Mortgage Truth"

Silver -- 2015 ADCC Awards - Experiential, Single -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Silver -- 2015 ADCC Awards - Out of Home Enhanced, Single -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Won -- 2015 Advertising & Interactive Awards - Non-Traditional Single -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Won -- 2015 Advertising & Interactive Awards - Experiential/Event -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Silver -- 2015 Atomic Awards - Experiential Engagement -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Short Listed -- 2015 CLIO Awards - Out of Home Ambient -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Short Listed -- 2015 Cannes Lion - Cyber Award -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Finalist -- 2013 Ontario Newspaper Awards -- Feature Photography - migrant farm workers

Finalist -- 2013 Ontario Newspaper Awards -- Online Video Production - Short doc: "Mission Demolition"