Envoy Announces Plans for Private Placement

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - Envoy Communications Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ECGI;
TSE: ECG), today announced its intention to privately place up to $2,500,000
in principal of 10% Convertible Secured Debentures due 2007. The Debentures
will have a maturity of five years and will be convertible into a total of
7,352,941 units at the conversion price of $0.34 per unit, each unit
consisting of one common share and one warrant. Each warrant will be
convertible into one common share at a price of $0.34 per share for a period
expiring on the earlier of (i) 12 months from issuance of the warrant upon
conversion of the Debentures, and (ii) the expiry date of the Debentures.
Envoy proposes to close the private placement on or before September 30, 2002.
The transaction is currently subject to regulatory approval.

About Envoy

Envoy Communications Group (NASDAQ: ECGI / TSE: ECG) is an international
design, marketing and technology company with offices throughout North America
and Europe.  Combining strategy, creativity and innovation, Envoy's
interconnected network of companies delivers business-building solutions to
over 200 leading global brands and has successfully completed assignments in
more than 40 countries around the world. Envoy clients include adidas-Salomon,
Armstrong, BASF, FedEx, Honda, JPMorgan Chase, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan,
Panasonic, Safeway, Sprint Canada, Steelcase, TD Securities, Toshiba and
Wal-Mart. For more information on Envoy visit