Finalists Announced for the 2014 Media i Awards

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The finalists have been announced for the 2014 Media i Awards which will be held in Sydney on 11 November.

Chris Winterburn
Posted by Chris Winterburn

The shortlist is the culmination of 1,741 media agency peers voting for the individuals and teams they believe achieved excellence in media sales.

Each agency respondent voted for their best media sales teams and representative in the respective channels they engaged in during 2014.

This year’s Media i Awards finalists will compete in the following categories:

  • National sales team of the year
  • Sales team of the year by market (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia); and
  • Sales person of the year – by market, by category (television, digital, outdoor, magazines, newspaper, radio)

Charles Parry –Okeden, CEO Media i, said: “The Media i Awards not only recognise the professionalism and excellence of sales teams and individuals, but the success they achieved for clients in collaboration with media agencies.”

Chris Winterburn, managing director, Media i said: “The popularity and importance of the Media i Awards has been proven once again with this year’s voting almost 50% higher than last year. With voting reflecting near on 80% of the media facing agency fraternity, finalists should feel immensely proud of their nomination.”

THE FINALISTS

SALES TEAM AWARDS NOMINATIONS

NSW Sales Team of the Year
Bauer
Nova Entertainment
oOh! Media
Val Morgan Cinema

VIC Sales Team of the Year
APN Outdoor
Exponential
Mi9
News Corp Australia

QLD Sales Team of the Year
JCDecaux
Nova Entertainment
Southern Cross Austereo
Yahoo7!

SA Sales Team of the Year
ARN
Channel 9
Channel 10
oOh! Media

WA Sales Team of the Year
APN Outdoor
Channel 9
Channel 10
Southern Cross Austereo

NSW SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital sales person of the year
Carlie Young – Exponential
Danni Hudson – Yahoo!7
Emily Young – MCN Digital
Matt Fahd – Authentic Entertainment
Sara Williams – Yahoo!7

Magazines sales person of the year
Claire Allison – Bauer
Davina Milagre – Pacific Magazines
Don Rivera – Bauer
Manori Medis – Pacific Magazines

Newspaper sales person of the year
Cody Pearson – News Corp Australia
Katie Houlihan – News Community Media
Laura Mason – Fairfax Media
Mia Popovic – News Corp Australia

Outdoor/Cinema sales person of the year
Adrian Bingham – Val Morgan Cinema
Daniel Di Palma – oOh! Media
David Sutherland – QMS
Jenna Santoromito – oOh! Media
Matt Hamil – Westfield Brand Space
Stehpanie Owen – oOh! Media

Radio sales person of the year
Ashley Munro – Nova Entertainment
Daniel O’Callaghan – SCA
Inge Sallman – Nova Entertainment
Matt Fahd – Authentic Entertainment
Rhys Mugdan – ARN

Television Sales person of the year
Diane Ho – Channel 7
Erin Lowe – MCN
James Mielnik – Channel 10
Joanna Mock – Channel 7
Mitchell Kane – Channel 7
Nick Unger – Channel 9

VIC SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital sales person of the year
Ben Swaik – News Corp Australia
Jay Trudgen – Amobee
Michael Sparsi – Exponential
Natassja Bornsztejn – Mi9
Rob Hotchin – Exponential

Magazines sales person of the year
Amy Brant – Bauer
Bethany Hickman – Bauer
Emma White – Pacific Magazines
Karen Clements – News Life Media
Lauren Butler – Fairfax Media

Newspaper sales person of the year
Caitlyn Mecanovic – News Corp Australia
Emily Green – Fairfax Media
Hamish McPhee – News Corp Australia
Lauren Butler – Fairfax Media
Oliver Vickers-Price – News Corp Australia

Outdoor/Cinema sales person of the year
Betina Camm – APN Outdoor
Brad Montgomery – JCDecaux
Ivan Gridchin – oOh! Media
Nadine Janson – APN Outdoor
Nick Hinsley – QMS

Radio sales person of the year
Anthony Smyth – Macquarie Radio Network
Annie Hugo – SCA
Ben Dixon – Nova Entertainment
Ben Peel – Fairfax Radio
Jo Bennett – SCA

Television sales person of the year
Josh Tanner – Channel 7
John O’Brien – Channel 10
Lucia Formoso – Channel 10
Mark Bartlett – MCN
Neil Turner – Channel 7

QLD SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital sales person of the year
Cassie Mullens – Mamamia
James Gregory – Mi9
Jessica Ward – Mi9
Lucinda James – Yahoo7!

Magazines sales person of the year
Ashleigh Barrow – Pacific Magazines
Jane Madson – Bauer
Janice Batzloff – Fairfax Media
Lauren Tyler – Bauer
Rose Wegner – News Life Media

Newspaper sales person of the year
Chantelle Herbert – News Corp Australia
Janice Batzloff – Fairfax Media
Rachael McLean – News Community Media
Tara Duncan – News Community Media

Outdoor/Cinema sales person of the year
Carolyn Wearne – Val Morgan Cinema
Elizabeth Gilshenan – JCDecaux
Leanne Lakoumentas – oOh! Media
Louise Nicholls – JCDecaux
Scott Merrick – goa

Radio sales person of the year
Brad Johnson – Fairfax Radio
Emily Buckby – Nova Entertainment
Hamish Rose – SCA
Linda Smith – ARN
Matt Frost – Nova Entertainment

Television sales person of the year
Annabel McErlean – SBS
Chris Raes – SCA
Katherine Fry – SCA
Kevin Hearn – MCN
Prue Cottee – Channel 9

SA SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital sales person of the year
Emily Young – MCN
Marie Jones – Mi9
Samantha Tokay – Mi9

Magazines sales person of the year
Brad Barber – Fairfax Magazines
Nabula El Mourid – Bauer
Rose Wegner – News Life Media

Newspaper sales person of the year
Brad Barber – Fairfax Media
Deb Milne – News Corp Australia
Deb Wardle – Fairfax Regional Media

Outdoor/Cinema sales person of the year
Kath Haines – Val Morgan Cinema
Matt Adams – Adshel
Nathan Robertson – oOh! Media
Thea Petros – APN Outdoor

Radio sales person of the year
Felishia Abbott – SCA
Georgia Everett – ARN
Jess Roach – Nova Entertainment

Television sales person of the year
Linda Anastasiou – Channel 10
Scott Wightman – Channel 10
Stephanie Rose – Channel 9

WA SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATION

Digital sales person of the year
Daniella Kenney – Fairfax Media
Gemma White – Mi9
Steffen Crouwel – Exponential
Trent McKeown – MCN Digital

Magazines sales person of the year
Dennie Chung – News Corp Australia
Liz Molyneux – Fairfax Media
Vikki Stacy – Bauer

Newspaper sales person of the year
Chris Western – The West Australian Newspaper
Delece Katauskas – The West Australian Newspaper
Dennie Chung – News Corp Australia
Liz Molyneux – Fairfax Media

Outdoor/Cinema sales person of the year
Chris Perera – APN Outdoor
James Van Grootel – oOh! Media
Michelle Hawkins – Val Morgan Cinema
Phil Dada – APN Outdoor

Radio sales person of the year
Clare Porter – SCA
Kristy Mansfield – SCA
Lisa Lind – SCA
Megan Beard – Nova Entertainment

Television sales person of the year
Andy Ward – Channel 7
Chris Eyres – Channel 9
Estelle Cooper – Channel 10
Helen Filov – Channel 9
Laura Condon – Channel 10

 

Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney.