Cyrus Mavalwala, ABC, MC
Founding Partner, Advantis Communications
What do you get when you mix dedication, experience and passion for the profession?
Cyrus Mavalwala started in the not-for-profit sector and quickly moved into the PR agency world at Fleishman-Hillard and Hill & Knowlton. His vision as the master of his own destiny saw him open Advantis Communications in 2002.
Fast forward 17 years. Today, Cyrus leads a team dedicated to building digital communication and marketing capacity for clients in Canada and the US. He is a sought-after digital communication strategist, trainer, speaker, and one of Canada’s 60 Master Communicators.
In 1995, he joined IABC. “I’m honoured to be on the receiving end of the positive power of the global IABC community and eternally grateful to work with smart professionals and lifelong friends,” said Cyrus.
He has served on the IABC/Toronto and Canada East Region Boards, on committees at the national and international levels, and as an awards evaluator in San Francisco, Calgary, London and Toronto. He has earned over 20 IABC awards recognizing his work.
He has shared his insights at the University of Toronto, Humber and Seneca Colleges. Cyrus has delivered more than 60 presentations, most at IABC events and has authored articles or been interviewed in more than 25 publications.