Finalists Announced For Media Federation Awards!

Finalists Announced For Media Federation Awards!
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Judges for the 2015 Media Federation Awards have chosen 60 finalists to battle it out for the honour of winning an MFA Award in the program’s 17th annual year.

Greg Graham, Media Federation Awards chairman and GroupM business development and marketing officer, said: “This year we have seen an impressive improvement in the quality of entries across the board. This reinforces the value media agencies provide to clients by delivering tangible business results that drive business growth. Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to celebrating your success on Thursday October 15.”

The 2015 Media Federation Awards finalists are:

Automotive

  • Mazda Australia, Mazda 2 – The Life, Styled, Ikon Communications
  • Ford Australia: Ranger Brains Over Brawn, Mindshare
  • Ford Australia, #guesswho, Mindshare
  • Toyota, Family Wisdom From The Phil Seat, The Media Store

Beverages

  • Coca-Cola South Pacific, #colouryoursummer, UM
  • Jagermeister, Creatures Of The Night, UM and SOCiETY
  • Heineken, Open Your City, ZenithOptimedia

Finance/Insurance/Government/ Corporate & Real Estate

  • Queensland Government, Your Future Is Not Pretty, MediaCom
  • Origin LPG, Winter Warmers, Mindshare
  • National Australia Bank, Federal Budget Hub, Mindshare
  • ANZ Bank, Opportunity Asia, PHD

Clothing/Cosmetics & Retail

  • L’Oreal Paris, Looking Fly With A Winged Eye, Carat
  • adidas, ZX Flux: Sole Search, Carat
  • Energizer Australia Pty Ltd, Schick Hydro Silk: The Blogger Stripped Bar, MEC
  • AMP Capital, Macquarie Centre’s Shoppable Catwalk, UM

Food & Grocery – Sponsored by the Advertising Standards Bureau

  • Colgate Palmolive, Dynamo: Mums, Mud And A Million Different Messages, MEC
  • Kimberly-Clark Australia, Adapting To Flu Outbreaks, Mindshare

IT & Consumer Durables

  • IKEA, Digitizing Direct Mail: Leveraging Data To Reinvigorate An Old Medium, Match Media
  • Procter & Gamble, Duracell Firies, MediaCom
  • Electronic Arts Sports, Fire up for FIFA 15, MediaCom
  • Optus, ROI Facebook, Starcom MediaVest Group

Media/Entertainment/Travel & Leisure – Sponsored by Oztam

  • Wotif, The Wonderful World Of Wotifia, Match Media
  • Roadshow Films, Paper Planes: Helping A Little Aussie Film Fly, OMD
  • Royal Caribbean International, Let’s Go Cruising, Slingshot

Partnership Award

  • IKEA, Digitizing Direct Mail: Leveraging Data To Reinvigorate An Old Medium, Amobee
  • Optus, #yes To #bigideas: Shark Tank Integration, Network TEN
  • Coles, Australia’s Largest Digital Partnership – taste.com.au & Coles, NewsLifeMedia

Pro-Bono / Cause Marketing Incentive – In Recognition of Pam Lane

  • Good Beginnings Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Small Agency. Big Heart. And the $100,000 Challenge,
  • FoundationUN LTD, The Power Of One Day, GroupM
  • Match Internal Project, SPARK: Establishing A Culture Of Giving In An Industry That
  • Is Often Receiving, Match Media
  • Smiling Mind, Changing The Face Of Pro-Bono, OMD Melbourne

Best Strategic Launch Campaign – Sponsored by SBS Media

  • Roadshow, Paper Planes: Helping A Little Aussie Film Fly, OMD
  • Toyota, Family Wisdom From The Phil Seat, The Media Store
  • Coca-Cola South Pacific, #colouryoursummer, UM

Best Integrated Media Campaign – Sponsored by Multi Channel Network

  • PayPal, Turning Nothing Time Into Shopping Time, Havas Media Group
  • Roadshow, Paper Planes: Helping A Little Aussie Film Fly, OMD
  • Coca-Cola South Pacific, #colouryoursummer, UM

Best Use Of A Small Budget (Up To $300,000) – Sponsored by MOVE

  • Aspen Pharmaceuticals, Gastro-Stop, Bohemia Group
  • Art Series Hotel Group, Reverse Reviews, Cummins&Partners
  • Youth Off The Streets, #laceitup, Mindshare
  • Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia, ‘HER’ – Fostering Artificial
  • Love, Slingshot
  • Brown Forman, Creatures Of The Night, UM and SOCiETY

Best Media Innovation – Sponsored by Nine Entertainment Co.

  • Colgate Palmolive Australia, Dynamo: Mums, Mud And A Million Different Messages, MEC
  • Youth Off The Streets, #laceitup, Mindshare
  • Coca-Cola South Pacific, #colouryoursummer, UM

Best Demonstration Of Results

  • Ford Australia, Ranger: Brains Over Brawn, Mindshare
  • Virgin Mobile Australia, Making Mobile Better, Starcom Mediavest Group
  • Optus, ROI Facebook, Starcom Mediavest Group
  • Coca-Cola South Pacific, #colouryoursummer, UM

Best Use Of Data

  • Narellan Pools, Diving Into Data Makes A Big Splash for Narellan Pools, Affinity
  • Emirates Airlines, How Human Data Showed Us Where Home Is, Havas Media
  • Group
  • Colgate Palmolive Australia, Dynamo: Mums, Mud And A Million Different Messages,
  • MEC
  • Telstra, NBN Real Time, OMD
  • Optus, ROI Facebook, Starcom Mediavest Group

Media Owner Of The Year

  • JCDecaux
  • Multi Channel Network
  • Val Morgan

Marketing Team Of The Year – Sponsored by Australian Association of National Advertisers

  • Campbell Arnott’s
  • Foxtel, Experience Better Marketing
  • Meat & Livestock Australia, The Breeding Ground For Australia’s Best Marketers

Finalists in the NGEN category will be announced in the coming weeks.

The MFA Awards Committee and a representative from Grand Prix sponsor RED will choose the Grand Prix winner from among the category winners.

The winners of the 17th annual MFA Awards will be announced at an awards presentation in Sydney on 15th October at Australian Technology Park.

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