2019 Finalists


Display Sales Excellence Award

Direct Digital Sales Team, MediaWorks

Scroll Media (New Zealand)

Mobile Sales Excellence Award

James Cartwright, Big Mobile

Natasha Judson, Exponential

Search Sales Excellence Award

No Finalist

Video Sales Excellence Award

Laura Craig, MediaWorks

Matt Fussell, MediaWorks

Natasha Judson, Exponential

Junior Ad-Ops Person of the Year

Anjali Bhardwaj, Verizon Media

Garima Bajaj, Stuff

Maria Chan, Mi9 NZ
Tianze Yu, Big Mobile

Senior Ad-Ops Person of the Year

Jono Zhang, MediaWorks

Mel Evans, NZME



Best Use of Audio Award, sponsored by MediaWorks

Southern Cross Health Society, NZME

Spark – Project Laya, Digital Commons

Best Use of Mobile Award, sponsored by Stuff

Kauri Dieback, FCB

McDonalds – Best Month Ever! November Calendar, OMD New Zealand

Take a picture, learn a language, PHD Media

Best Use of Native Award, sponsored by Verizon Media

Deadpool NZ Style, TVNZ

Southern Cross Health Society, NZME

The Little Christmas Nudge, FCB

Best Use of Social Award, sponsored by Facebook

#GiveUpTheBottle, MBM

Frucor: V – Black from the Dead, OMD New Zealand
Somersby – Turning a traditional summer drink into a winter favourite… and growing sales by 12%!,  Socialites

Best Use of Video Award, sponsored by Taboola

Oat the Goat, TVNZ

The Warehouse – Kiwi Scrabble, OMD New Zealand

Who’s on tonight?, MBM

Best Use of Multi-Channel Integration Award

Frucor: V Sugarfree – Restart Your Smarts, OMD New Zealand

Switch Stop, FCB

The Little Christmas Nudge, FCB


Best Use of Data: Audience Modelling Award, sponsored by Trade Me
Air New Zealand: Your Perfect Island, Air New Zealand

Auckland Transport – Who’s Gonna Drive You Home, OMD New Zealand

Switch Stop, FCB

Best Use of Data: Measurement Solution Award, sponsored by Nielsen

Making Search More Profitable, PHD Media

Spending $38 less to make $5,500 every day, PHD Media

Switch Stop, FCB

Best Use of Programmatic Award, sponsored by The Trade Desk

Flexigroup, MBM

Latitude Financial Services (GEM) – The Betterers, OMD New Zealand

Practise What You Programmatic, Acquire Online NZ

Best Use of Search Engine Marketing and/or Search Engine Optimisation Awardsponsored by Google

Creating a competitive advantage leveraging AI & Google Ads Smart Bidding Strategies, Harmoney

MyTax – Breaking records and becoming the industry #1 in 2018, Uprise Digital
STEDI, This Side Up


Digital Product of the Year Award

ACast Podcasting, Digital Commons 
Driving online conversion on a pay for performance basis, S.L.I.C.E Digital

Digital Start-up of the Year Award

OneRoof – disrupting the traditional property model in NZ, NZME

Scroll Media, Scroll Media (New Zealand)

Emerging Talent Award, sponsored by Marsden Inch

Campbell Jarvis, MBM

Chloe Masters, Stuff

George Coslett, Mindshare World

Jack Manning, Acquire Online

Council Member of the Year Award

Michael Buhagiar, Big Mobile

Roger Shakes, Media Tech Partners

Sarah Kavanagh, Sense Data

Stephen Old, MediaWorks

Service to the Industry Award

Alysha Delany, MBM

Andy Wylie, NZME

Agency of the Year Award, sponsored by Google


OMD New Zealand

This Side Up

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