As we creep closer and closer to the night of nights for the advertising, marketing and media worlds, we’re happy to reveal the first instalment of nominees for the B&T Awards 2016.
With an unprecedented 423 submissions received for 34 categories, the judges have been scratching their heads trying to figure out who is worthy of receiving a shiny trophy and a pat on the back for all their hard work.
We want to give a special shout out to all the non-agency judges who took time out of their busy day to judge the entries.
More than 800 people are expected to attend this year’s awards, which will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 18 November. Twitter has come on board this year as the principal sponsor, so grab your tickets now to avoid missing out on the night of nights!
Please note that all of the following nominees are required to attend live-judging day. Check below for live-judging day FAQ.
Now, without further ado, here is part one of the shortlist for the B&T Awards 2016:
|Entry name||Category name|
|Colenso BBDO||Advertising Agency|
|Leo Burnett Australia||Advertising Agency|
|M&C Saatchi Group Australia||Advertising Agency|
|The Monkeys||Advertising Agency|
|Block||Branding and Design Agency of the Year|
|Frost*collective||Branding and Design Agency of the Year|
|Maud||Branding and Design Agency of the Year|
|Re||Branding and Design Agency of the Year|
|Special Group (NZ & AUS)||Branding and Design Agency of the Year|
|AFFINITY||Direct Response/Performance Agency of the Year|
|CHE Proximity||Direct Response/Performance Agency of the Year|
|Columbus||Direct Response/Performance Agency of the Year|
|The Works||Direct Response/Performance Agency of the Year|
|WiTH Collective||Direct Response/Performance Agency of the Year|
|History Will Be Kind||Emerging Agency|
|Special Group Australia||Emerging Agency|
|The Artistry||Emerging Agency|
|The Woolshed Company||Emerging Agency|
|Adrenalin||Employer of the Year: Employer with fewer than 100 employees|
|AOL Australia||Employer of the Year: Employer with fewer than 100 employees|
|CarAdvice.com||Employer of the Year: Employer with fewer than 100 employees|
|Gemba||Employer of the Year: Employer with fewer than 100 employees|
|Hardhat||Employer of the Year: Employer with fewer than 100 employees|
|Klick Communications||Employer of the Year: Employer with fewer than 100 employees|
|CHE Proxmity||Employer of the Year: Employer with more than 100 employees|
|Leo Burnett Melbourne||Employer of the Year: Employer with more than 100 employees|
|OMD||Employer of the Year: Employer with more than 100 employees|
|PHD Australia||Employer of the Year: Employer with more than 100 employees|
|TBWA\Sydney||Employer of the Year: Employer with more than 100 employees|
|Colenso BBDO||Experiential Agency|
|Leo Burnett Sydney||Experiential Agency|
|M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment||Experiential Agency|
|Traffik Group||Experiential Agency|
|Cummins and Partners||Independent Agency|
|The Hallway||Independent Agency|
|The Monkeys||Independent Agency|
|The Royals||Independent Agency|
|The Works||Independent Agency|
|HCF||Marketing Team of the Year|
|LEGO Australia and New Zealand||Marketing Team of the Year|
|Meat & Livestock Australia||Marketing Team of the Year|
|Taylors Wines||Marketing Team of the Year|
|Toyota||Marketing Team of the Year|
|UBANK||Marketing Team of the Year|
|Atomic 212° Group||PR Agency|
|Klick Communications||PR Agency|
|One Green Bean||PR Agency|
|Red Agency Australia||PR Agency|
|MAKE||Production Company of the Year|
|Milkmoney||Production Company of the Year|
|Revolver/Will O’Rourke||Production Company of the Year|
|The Woolshed Company||Production Company of the Year|
|Visual Domain||Production Company of the Year|
|Fiftyfive5||Research Agency of the Year|
|Hall & Partners | Open Mind||Research Agency of the Year|
|T garage Strategy & Research||Research Agency of the Year|
|TNS Australia||Research Agency of the Year|
|BMF||State Agency – NSW|
|One Green Bean||State Agency – NSW|
|TBWA\Sydney||State Agency – NSW|
|The Hallway||State Agency – NSW|
|The Monkeys||State Agency – NSW|
|CHE Proximity||State Agency – VIC|
|Clemenger BBDO Melbourne||State Agency – VIC|
|Leo Burnett Melbourne||State Agency – VIC|
|McCann Melbourne||State Agency – VIC|
|TBWA\Melbourne||State Agency – VIC|
|Atomic 212° Group||Media Agency|
|Carat Australia||Media Agency|
|McCann Australia||Media Agency|
|OMD Australia||Media Agency|
live judging day FAQs
When and where is live judging day?
Held on Friday, 14th October at Cliftons Sydney – Level 11, 60 Margaret St, Sydney.
What’s the format on the day?
Presentations have five minutes to set up, 20 minutes to present and 10 minutes for Q&A. Each session will be timed by facilitator in the room. This is super duper strict! Don’t be like “oh, just two more minutes bla bla bla” because we’re running a tight ship and we want everyone to have equal opportunity.
What do I bring on the day?
Included AV in the rooms are PC laptop, project/screen, and speakers. If you bring your Mac laptop, you’ll be responsible to supply your own Mac to HDMI adaptor.
When do I arrive?
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your allocated session time to allow for registration. We have a very tight schedule so please be on time. Barista coffee and tea and instant coffee making facility are available in break out area. No meals have been arranged for presenters.
How do I win?
Bribes, lots and lots of bribes. But in all seriousness: This is your chance to wow the judges and make your case. Feel free to bring along any additional support material which were not included with your initial submission.
Judging criteria will be the same as your initial entries, please refer to criteria details here. All judges on your category panel have reviewed your initial entry before live judging day.
Where do I RSVP?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your session time/s and confirm your attendance to the networking drinks post judging.
Good luck everyone!