The Media i Awards, recognising media sales excellence, were announced last night at a sold-out awards ceremony in Sydney.
Voted by peers, the Media i Awards acknowledge the important role media sales representatives play in the continual pursuit of media advertising excellence.
Introduced in 2011, the Media i Awards are the only awards dedicated to recognising the contribution of media owners.
This year more than 2100 media 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)
Media i CEO Charles Parry-Okeden spoke at the ceremony of the importance of collaboration between media agencies and media partners.
“These awards not only recognise the professionalism and excellence of sales individuals and teams, but the success they achieved for clients in collaboration with media agencies.
Media i managing director Chris Winterburn said: “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.”
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, OMD, PHD, Posterscope, Starcom, The Media Store, UM, Vizeum, and Wavemaker
This year saw the 6 team awards presented to sales teams representing 5 different media channels [Newspapers, Radio, Outdoor, Digital and Television].
Overall the awards were hotly contested with Nine the most awarded media company on the night receiving 6 awards, followed by ARN & MCN with 5 awards apiece, News Corp Australia and Bauer both with 4 awards, and APN Outdoor with 3 awards.
Nine (Digital) were presented with the National Sales Team of the Year award by MFA CEO Sophie Madden, and Danny Bass board member of the Media Federation of Australia and CEO of IPG Media Brands Australia.
|2018 Individual Winners|