The Communications Council has announced 61 campaigns from 27 clients and 22 agencies have made it through to the final stages of the 2015 APMA Star Awards.
Running for ten years, the awards celebrate the finest promotional and experiential marketing work from Australia and New Zealand.
Leading the way, Leo Burnett Melbourne secured 12 finalists spots, followed by Momentum Worldwide with seven, and ApolloNation with five.
This year saw four first time entrants progressing to the final stages, including: 303 Lowe, Edge, Geometry Global New Zealand and The Idea Shed.
Finalists were assessed on strategic relevance, originality, creative execution and effectiveness by a panel of 35 judges, across 17 categories.
The full list of New Zealand and Australian finalists includes:
|Bashful||Leo Burnett Melbourne|
|Channel 5||Momentum Worldwide|
|Communicardo Marketing Communications||Red Guerilla|
|Daisy Ideas||Synergy Brand Experience|
|Edge||The idea Shed|
|Evocatif||The Zoo Republic|
|Gemba and One Green Bean|
|Geometry Global New Zealand|
APMA Chair David Lo said: “This is a special year for APMA as it marks a decade since the launch of the Star Awards. They play an important role for those operating in the promotional and experiential space, continually raising both the profile and the standard of work in this area. Congratulations to all of our 2015 finalists!”
Member agencies of The Communications Council were able to nominate Account Service or Creative staff for the Young Achiever of the Year title. Finalists for the title include:
|Amy Little||April5 Agency|
|Craig McLeod||GPY&R Melbourne|
|Edbert Wahjudi||The Zoo Republic|
The bronze, silver and gold Star Award winners will be announced at the annual APMA Star Awards presentation on Thursday 6th August at the Pavilion, Sydney Darling Harbour.