Friday 23 March, 2012
The CAANZ Media Awards Committee has handpicked the media agency minds who will determine the 2012 finalists during the category judging next week.
To view the list please click here.
These media agency representatives will be partnered with clients, media owners and creative agencies, to deliberate over what constitutes an effective media strategy and which entries deserve a gold or silver award.
Mark Jenner, Media Awards Convenor of Judges 2012 says he is looking forward to the inevitably robust debate among the 30 panellists.
“As we know, clients, agencies and media owners often have differing opinions on campaign effectiveness. The great thing about the category round of judging is that representatives from these different sides will eventually have to agree, and select the campaigns that fulfil all of their expectations of excellence”.
“To represent the media agencies, we’ve ensured that each judge we’ve selected routinely demonstrates a high level of strategic media thinking, at the forefront of the industry”.
During the category judging round in Auckland, the representatives will evaluate the shortlisted entries; consisting of campaigns that scored 70 points or more and attained a top five category ranking in the preliminary round.
Preliminary judging for the CAANZ Media Awards 2012 concluded earlier this week, after two sessions in Auckland on Tuesday and one session in Wellington on Monday.
The successful media agency judges are available below. To find out more about each judge, please click here
The 2012 Media Awards Category Judges
Anne Lipsham DraftFCB Media
Bridgette Franklin Lassoo Media & PR
Chris Riley OMD
Craig Spillane Bullseye Media
Emma Bolser iKon Communications
Grant Maxwell MEC - Wellington
Jo Reid Starcom
John Schofield Catch Media
Kevin Blight Media MAP
Lyndsey Francis Total Media
Matt McNeill OMD - Wellington
Matt O'Sullivan Naked Communications
Nicky Greville Spark PHD
Nigel Douglas Mediacom
Robert Harvey Aegis
Ryf Quail ZenithOptimedia
Sean McCready MBM
Susan Browne Ogilvy
Suzanne Bull JWT