With on-time entries to B&T’s inaugural Best of the Best awards closing THIS FRIDAY, we thought we’d start sharing which industry luminaries will be judging all the submissions.
Presented by Finecast, Best of the Best will bring something unique to this year’s awards season.
While most awards focus on the work of an agency or company as a whole, Best of the Best will celebrate the immense individual talent on show in every area of advertising, marketing and media.
From casting agents to content producers, finance to film directors and project managers to PRs, we want to showcase the brightest talents across the whole industry.
Our Best of the Best awards will also be celebrating the people who continue to do the most, with categories for mentors and social change-makers.
You can find a breakdown of all the different categories here, along with a downloadable file outlining the full submission criteria.
Head on over HERE and start your submission. On-time entries for Best of the Best will be accepted until 5pm (AEST) on Friday 25 June.
The awards will be judged by an exclusive panel of the industry’s most esteemed execs, some of whom are listed below:
|Ben Balestrieri||Head of shopper marketing||Diageo|
|Ben Lawless-Jennings||Director of sponsorship and retail marketing||Optus|
|Brian Piantadosi||Head of SMB, Australia|
|Brittany Kury||Senior brand and marketing manager||BPAY|
|Christina Erskine||General manager of marketing||Sydney Opera House|
|Darren Wright||Global head of brand and marketing||Flight Centre|
|Dean Norbiato||General manager of marketing||Kia Motors Australia|
|Essie Wake||Chief marketing officer||JCDecaux|
|Fabian Marrone||Chief marketing officer||Monash University|
|Geraldine Davys||Marketing director||Nissan Motor Corporation|
|Hayley Peacock-Gower||Global head of marketing||Aurora Expeditions|
|Jemma Downey||Head of integrated marketing||CUB|
|Jessica Richmond||General manager of marketing||Officeworks|
|Joachim Holte||Chief marketing officer||Youi|
|Kate Leplaw||GM of Marketing||AIA|
|Keith Murray||General manager of marketing||Bunnings|
|Leanne Cartwright-Bradford||Country manager, Australia and NZ||Audible|
|Liana Lorenzato||Chief marketing officer||Modibodi|
|Louise Laing||General manager of marketing, Asia Pacific||Intrepid Group|
|Manelle Merhi||General manager of marketing and customer experience||Kennards Hire|
|Matt Fletcher||Head of marketing||Fitness First Australia|
|Mim Haysom||Chief marketing officer||Suncorp|
|Nicole McInnes||Director of marketing and commercial, Australia and NZ||WW|
|Olga Specjalska||Marketing director, Australia and NZ||VMWare|
|Rene Rached||Head of marketing||Medibank|
|Sarah Tucker||Head of marketing, APAC|
|Nik Weber||Commercial director, Australia and NZ||Disney|
Here are the key dates for Best of the Best, just in case you don’t already have them in your diary:
Entries close: Friday 25 June 2021 at 5pm AEST (on-time entry fee is $299 plus GST/entry)
Late entries close: Friday 2 July 2021 at 5pm AEST (late entry fee is $399 plus GST/entry)
Judging period (case studies and examples of work must have been active in the market during this period): 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2021
Shortlist announced: Monday 9 August 2021
Awards night: Friday 10 September at White Bay Cruise Terminal
Time is ticking, so make sure to start your submission now HERE.
If you’d like more information about Best of the Best, head to the website.
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