Golden Target Awards judging panel announced

PRIA has finalised its judging panel for the Golden Target Awards.

The announcement:

The Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) has revealed a ‘who’s who’ of independent judges for the industry’s prestigious 2014 Golden Target Awards (GTA).

Mike Watson, PRIA National President says, “The panel was selected from highly experienced, professionals from a broad spectrum of public relations and communication practice including consultancies, academia, authors, PRIA Fellows and in-house practitioners and includes Cannes Lions judges and winners plus recipients of multiple Golden Targets.”

GTAs have run continuously since 1975 and recognise and reward excellence in public relations and communication. The 17 kinds of Awards this year include; 11 for specific practice areas, and ‘best-of-the-best’ categories including Young PR Professional, PR Consultancy, and In-House PR Professional/Team.

Potential judges must be PRIA members and submit an expression of interest and are thoroughly vetted by the Golden Target Executive Committee chaired by Allison Lee, founder, IMPACT Communications and PRIA Fellow. The committee includes: James Wright, Managing Director, The Red Agency/ Havas, and winner of  Campaign of the Year in 2010; Claire Salvetti, Managing Director, Mango Sydney, and recent judge at the Cannes PR Lions; and Professor Gwyneth Howell, University of Western Sydney, and 2013 PR Educator of the Year.

Judges include:

Donald Alexander Lecturer Public Relations Charles Sturt University

Vicki Bamford Lecturer Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences UTS

Lorelei Baum Project Development Manager Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd

Brigitte Claney Principal Mendleson Communication Pty Ltd

Jackie Crossman Managing Director Crossman Communications

David Donohue Managing Director QLD Corporate Communications Network

Kate Dorrell Director Kate Dorrell PR

Tarnya Dunning General Manager – Retail Communications Corporate Affairs Telstra

Frances Dwyer Group Account Director Impact Communications

Jo Eime Graduate Communciations Officer Statewide Super Chair New Practitioner Group (SA)

Katarina Farrell n2n Communications

Eva Ford-Murphy Group Manager External Communications and Brand Communications Leighton Contractors

2013 GTA for In-House PR Team of the Year

Matthew Gain General Manager Sydney Edelman

Alain Grossbard Lecturer at RMIT PRIA Victorian President

Marie-Louise Hunt Manager Office of the Waste Authority

Michelle Hutton Managing Director Edelman

Jane Jordan Meier Issues & crises management expert Sefiani Communications Group

Ava Lawler General Manager Weber Shandwick

Vanessa Liell Managing Director n2n Communications 2013 GTA for PR Agency of the Year

Amanda Little Principle Intermedia Consulting

Jim Macnamara Professor of Public Communication UTS

Paul Matthews Communications Consultant

Lelde McCoy Managing Director The Reputation Group

Lee McLean General Manager Queensland PPR

Geoffrey Michels Director The Michels Group

Kathryn Ogilvie Communications Manager Screen West

Sheila O’Sullivan Adjunct Professor: Strategic Communications Latrobe University

Susan Redden Makatoa Group Managing Director Ogilvy PR

Rena Richmond Media and Campaigns Manager Australian Veterinary Association

Jorn Sanda Story Architect PPR

Robyn Sefiani Managing Director Sefiani Communications Group

Peter Taylor Vice President Corporate Affairs Carnival Australia

Cait Tynan Corporate Affairs & Communication – Infrastructure & Strategic Business Divisions PRIA board representative (SA)

Katharina Wolf Lecturer in Public Relations Curtin University (WA)

Entries close 11 August – late entries are accepted for another week. An entry kit is available from www.goldentargetawards.com.au. Entries are first judged on a state basis, with the national winners celebrated at the PRIA’s National Conference gala dinner held in Brisbane on 24 November 2014.

Award nominations are open to PRIA members only, although non-member agencies can join and submit. Case studies from 2013 winners are at http://www.pria.com.au/eventsawards/2013


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