All the winners from the 2019 Mumbrella NeXt Awards

13 up-and-coming industry stars have been recognised at the 2019 Mumbrella NeXt Awards, incuding UM’s Jack Graham taking out Media Agency Talent, and VMLY&R’s Isaac Anthony winning Creative Agency Talent.

In addition, PHD’s Chloe Hooper won the Marketing category, SCA’s Carla Mathisen won Commercial Talent, and UnLtd’s Jenni Hayward secured the Events Talent award.

The Mumbrella NeXt Awards celebrate up-and-coming talent

The Mumbrella NeXt Awards are now in their second year, and are not based on age. Instead, they recognise those who are in their first decade in the media, marketing and advertising industry, and are making a big impact.

The Mumbrella NeXt Awards were hosted in Sydney tonight by former Triple J Breakfast hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton, who will commence their new roles on Adelaide’s Nova 91.9 in the new year.

The full list of winners, along with the judges’ comments, are below.

2019 Mumbrella NeXt Awards:

Creative Agency Talent: Isaac Anthony Lai – VMLY&R
HC: Tegan Wotton – Space Between

The jury said Isaac’s entry was truly impressive. He is a thoughtful, quiet, rounded achiever our industry should celebrate. He is the absolute definition of what this award is all about. With more Isaacs, we will be in a much better place.

PR Talent: Scott Bidmead – Mead Media
HC: Stacey Moseley – Loan Market Group

Scott is a person who will lead a new wave of the ‘positive’ PR momentum into Australia. The jury said he is entrepreneurial, courageous, purpose driven and passionate.

Media Agency Talent (sponsored by Think TV): Jack Graham – UM

The jury said Jack is clearly on his way to becoming a significant industry leader. He shows great determination to succeed, commitment and skill. He is an outstanding talent.

Specialist Agency Talent (sponsored by UnLtd): James Legge – GHO

James has demonstrated that he can lead change and drive initiatives through to completion. He is capable and committed to excellent delivery and he really stood apart from the rest. The jury said James shows a depth of thinking and creativity that shows a strong career trajectory.

Events Talent: Jenni Hayward – UnLtd

Jenni differentiated herself with the rapid growth of her portfolio including memorable outcomes and her contribution back to the industry. She was the standout finalist with her outstanding achievements, the jury said.

Entrepreneurial Talent: Robert Tadros – Impressive

The jury said Robert has a really impressive trajectory, going from a challenged background and really throwing himself into making a success of everything he does.

Business Administration and Support: Scott Laird – Initiative Media

Scott will be everyone’s boss in five year’s time and given his thoughtful and valuable contributions to the LGBTQI community and mental health, he’ll only drive our industry into the future it deserves. The jury said he has a big future ahead.

Marketing Technology Talent (Sponsored by DVM Law): Tyler Swartz – Media Math

The jury said Tyler displays an impressive and deep knowledge of martech, and his commitment to educating his peers, clients and staff is highly commendable. He showed excellent capabilities and contributions to the industry through substantiated growth.

Commercial Talent: Carla Mathisen – Southern Cross Austereo

Carla showed exceptional results in all aspects judged. The jury said she had an impressive track record of results, and clear contribution to the wider industry. Congratulations Carla.

Marketers: Chloe Hooper – PHD
HC: Anna Maree Rallos – IAG

Chloe demonstrated that she has personally made a big impact at PHD whilst also single-handedly driving positive change in mental health in the industry. Chloe can draw a line between cause and effect better than others. She mixes passion with a pragmatism that will enable her to make a really big impact, the jury said.

Community Managers: Emily George – Verizon Media

The jury said Emily distinguished herself with outstanding and very measurable results, great tenacity and a collaborative style. Her performance over a short period of time is impressive.

Video Producers: Briony Benjamin – Social Parade / Mamamia

The jury said Briony is a video guru, her work screams “watch me” and her passion jumps off the screen. Her career development and wider industry impact makes her the clear winner.

Content Marketers: Charlotte Goodwin – Filtered Media

Charlotte demonstrated great results with the CMO Show podcast and how it also brought new business into Filtered Media – a win/ win for all concerned. The jury said she is an impressive self starter who has an impact in the challenging podcast space.


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