APG Planning Idol Finalists Announced

APG Planning Idol Finalists Announced

A total of 54 submissions were accepted and reviewed by the APG Committee, responding to a fundraising brief set by ReachOut.com.

Hayley Warwick
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Entries are accepted in a general student category, with one finalist set to be crowned the next APG Planning Idol.

The successful 15 will now present their strategies to a panel of APG Judges and ReachOut representatives in the final day of judging.

Check out the shortlist:

Molly Blacker UM
Laura Brown AJF Partnership
Zoe Bruce M&C Saatchi
Sam Geer UM
Sarah Hood BMF
Eloise Lilley Blue Hive
Craig McLeod GPY&R
Scott Moore VML
Kate Murphy AJF Partnership
Shannon O’Brien Initiative
Alexi Papanikitas UM
Georgia Patch Host Sydney
Hayley Read Meerkats
Livia Stefanini VCCP
Alistair Stephenson M&C Saatchi

The standard of entries has once again impressed this year’s judges with a standout selection making the shortlist.

Speaking of her experience as the most recent APG Planning Idol, AJF Partnerships’ Brigitte Bayard said, “Winning Idol has been a very rewarding and valuable experience. I am grateful for the support of my agency, AJF Partnership, and wish this year’s entrants the best of luck for what will be an intense but stimulating judging day.”

APG Planning Idol is a unique competition designed to raise the profile of planning and foster new creative professionals into the discipline. Idol is part of The Communications Council overall program to support agency investment in talent.

This year’s judging panel includes:

Angela Morris Executive Planning Director, J Walter Thompson Australia
Jason Lonsdale Executive Planning Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Matt Scotten National Strategy Director, UM
Carl Moggridge Head of Strategy, Edelman Australia
Hugh Munro Planning Director, BMF
Vanessa Morrison Head of Qualitative Research & Strategy, Pollinate
Ashley de Silva Director Marketing & Communications, ReachOut Australia
Naomi Buck Head of Mentoring, UnLtd
Pieter-Paul von Weiler Head of Strategy, AJF Partnership

Tickets for the award presentation are now on sale, with discounted prices for members. For event details, please see here.

Finalist Judging & Presentation: Thursday 12 November 2015

Location: Level 4, Bar 100, 100 George St The Rocks


APG & Communications Council members – $45
Non Members – $65