The Media i Awards winners were announced last night at a ceremony held at Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom.
In its fourth year, the national Media i Awards provide recognition in sales excellence for teams and individuals across all media channels.
Charles Parry-Okeden, CEO Media i, spoke at the ceremony of the importance of collaboration between media agencies and media partners, and an appreciation of the sales process in delivery media excellence.
“These awards recognise the professionalism and excellence of sales individuals and teams, but more importantly they are an acknowledgement from their industry peers in the role they play in the success of so many great campaigns.”
The only awards of their kind and voted by peers, this year saw a record number of agency professionals taking part in the voting process.
More than 1740 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)
“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.
This year’s awards were hotly contested with Ooh! Media and APN Outdoor the most awarded media companies on the night each receiving four awards, closely followed by Channel 10, Bauer, News Corp Australia, SCA and Mi9 who all received three.
oOh! Media’s Sydney sales team was presented with the National Sales Team of the Year award presented by MFA CEO Sophie Madden and Peter Horgan, chairman of the Media Federation of Australia and CEO of OMD.
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, MEC, Posterscope, PHD, Starcom, TMS, UM and Vizeum.
2014 Individual Winners
Sales Representative of the Year Magazines:
WA Vikky Stacey Bauer
SA Nabula El Mourid Bauer
QLD Ashleigh Barrow Pacific Magazines
VIC Bethany Hickman Bauer
NSW Manori Mendis Pacific Magazines
Sales Representative of the Year Newspapers:
WA Dennie Chung News Corp Australia
SA Deb Milne News Corp Australia
QLD Janice Batzloff Fairfax Media
VIC Hamish McPhee News Corp Australia
NSW Laura Mason Fairfax Media
Sales Representative of the Year Outdoor/Cinema:
WA Phil Dada APN Outdoor
SA Thea Petros APN Outdoor
QLD Leanne Lakoumentas oOh! Media
VIC BetinaCamm APN Outdoor
NSW Jenna Santoromito oOh! Media
Sales Representative of the Year Radio:
WA Lisa Lind SCA
SA Georgia Everett ARN
QLD Emily Buckby Nova Entertainment
VIC Jo Bennett SCA
NSW Rhys Mudgan ARN
Sales Representative of the Year Television:
WA Estelle Cooper Channel 10
SA Stephanie Rose Channel 9
QLD Chris Raes SCA
VIC Lucia Formoso Channel 10
NSW Joanna Mock Channel 7
Sales Representative of the Year Digital:
WA Gemma White Mi9
SA Marie Jones Mi9
QLD James Gregory Mi9
VIC Rob Hotchin Exponential
NSW Danni Hudson Yahoo7!
2014 Team Winners
Sydney oOh! Media
Adelaide Channel 10
Perth APN Outdoor
2014 National Sales Team of the Year
oOh! Media Sydney