The Media i Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The Media i Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The Media i Awards, recognising media sales excellence, were announced last night at an awards ceremony in Sydney.

Chris Winterburn
Posted by Chris Winterburn

Voted by peers, the Media i Awards acknowledge the important role media sales representatives play in the continual pursuit of media advertising excellence. Introduced in 2011, the Media i Awards are the only awards dedicated to recognising the contribution of media owners.

This year more than 2000 media agency professionals voted across three categories:

  • National Sales Team of the Year;
  • Sales Team of the Year by Market (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia & South Australia); and
  • Sales Person of the Year by Category by Market (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia & South Australia)

Charles Parry-Okeden, CEO Media i, spoke at the ceremony of the importance of collaboration between media agencies and media partners.

“These awards not only recognise the professionalism and excellence of sales individuals and teams, but the success they achieved for clients in collaboration with media agencies.

“We are extremely proud of tonight’s event. The response from our finalists has been overwhelming reinforcing the significance of this initiative to sales teams and individuals across the country. We would like to congratulate all of tonight’s winners on their fantastic achievement,” said Chris Winterburn, managing director Media i.

Run by Media i, the awards are proudly sponsored by the Media Federation of Australia (MFA), and supported by category sponsors; Carat, Initiative, IPG Mediabrands, Match, Posterscope, PHD, Starcom, The Media Store, UM, Vizeum and social media sponsor OMD

This year’s awards were hotly contested with News Corporation Australia & Nine the most awarded media companies on the night each receiving 5 awards followed by Bauer with 4 awards, and ARN, Fairfax & oOh! Media with 3 apiece.

News Corporation were presented with the National Sales Team of the Year award by MFA CEO Sophie Madden, and Peter Horgan Chairman of the Media Federation of Australia and CEO of Omnicom Media Group Australia & New Zealand.

2016 Individual Winners
Sales Representative of the Year Magazines:
WA Chris Eyres Bauer
SA Brad Barber Fairfax Media
QLD Sarah Crosdale Bauer
VIC Ebba McLean Bauer
NSW Matthew Knopp Bauer
Sales Representative of the Year Newspapers:
WA Liz Molyneux Fairfax Media
SA Deb Milne News Corp Australia
QLD Tenielle Jordan News Corp Australia
VIC Alexandra Gregory News Corp Australia
NSW Jesaantha Govender Fairfax Media
Sales Representative of the Year Outdoor/Cinema:
WA James Van Grootel oOh! Media
SA Maddy Lewis oOh! Media
QLD Veronica Tsiros APN Outdoor
VIC Jess Marquis QMS
NSW Gemma Watkins JCDecaux
Sales Representative of the Year Radio:
WA Clare Porter SCA
SA Sophie Scrivens ARN
QLD Carla Mathisen SCA
VIC John Hewit ARN
NSW Ben Nolan Nova
Sales Representative of the Year Television:
WA Laura Balsarini Nine
SA Alexa Borak Nine
QLD James Rose Seven
VIC Sarah Lewis SBS
NSW Brodie Ollington MCN
Sales Representative of the Year Digital:
WA Gemma White Nine Digital
SA Imran Khalil Nine Digital
QLD Lucinda James Yahoo!7
VIC Lauren Congiu Mamamia
NSW Alicia Doessel Nine Digital
2016 Teams Winners List

WA MCN
SA oOh! Media
QLD JCDecaux
VIC News Corporation Australia
NSW ARN
2016 National Sales Team of the Year

National News Corporation Australia