Mumbrella reveals largest and most gender balanced jury yet for 2016 Mumbrella Awards; entries close Wednesday, April 13

Mumbrella can today reveal its largest and most gender-balanced jury ever for the Mumbrella Awards, with 82 top professionals from the worlds of marketing, media and communications set to run the ruler over this year’s entrants.

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The final deadline for entries to this year’s awards is this Wednesday, April 13, with awards recognising the best agencies, marketing teams, production houses, work and smartest and boldest ideas in the industry. New categories this year include Best User Experience, Industry Leader of the Year, Best Use of Real-Time Marketing and Full-Service Agency of the Year.

This year’s jury is the largest ever assembled and consists mainly of marketers from some of the country’s biggest brands. It is also thought to be the first gender-balanced industry awards jury ever assembled in Australia with 41 men and 41 women.

As with previous years, the majority of jurors are from a marketing background.

Mumbrella has included criteria around diversity into the Agency of the Year and Mumbrella Award for Culture categories this year. 

A rigorous two-stage judging process culminates in shortlisted entrants in every category appearing before a live jury on judging day – May 26, while roving juries will also visit the shortlisted agencies in the Creative and Media Agency of the Year categories.

The 2015 Mumbrella Awards jury

The 2015 Mumbrella Awards jury

The sole exception is the TV Ad of the Year category, which is shortlisted by judges and then voted on by the public.

The awards will be handed out at The Star, Sydney, on June 30, bringing together more than 1,000 industry leaders.

Details on award categories, how to enter a can be found here.

The Mumbrella Awards 2016: the judges

Tim Addington, TAG PR
Mary-Ann Azer, Magazine Publishers Australia
Nick Baker, Red Balloon
Andy Bateman, Telstra
John Batistich, Scentre Group
Grant Bell, The Acid Test
Michael Betteridge, Amalgamated Holdings Ltd
Warren Brown, BMF
Petra Buchanan, McGrath Foundation
James Bush, Streaker
Jane Caro, Jara Consulting
Cam Carter, Navigare
Georgie Charlish, Adstream
Tara Commerford, GoDaddy
Richard Curtis, FutureBrand
Rebecca Darley, Westpac
Ciaran Davis, APN News & Media
Geraldine Davys, Holden
Clive Dickens, Seven West Media
Damien Eales, News Corp
Jeff Estok, Navigare
Lindsey Evans, Special Group
Tony Faure, T4
Kristie Galea, Olympus
Amy Glancey, Groupon
Amanda Gome, Notable Media
Tony Hale, Communications Council
Tracy Hall, eBay
Duane Hatherly, Foxtel Networks
Zoe Hayes, SABA
Toby Hemming, Bold Media
Nathan Hodges, TrinityP3
Brian Hogan, Ipsos
Andrew Howie, Meat and Livestock Australia
Andrea Ingham, Spotify
Sally Jackson, ABC
Anna Jones, Guzman y Gomez
Kate Kavanagh, Disney
Simon Kennedy, Sportsbet
Inese Kingsmill, Telstra
William Leach, The Leach Partnership
Sangeeta Leach, The Leach Partnership
Martin Lane, Mumbrella
Helen Lecopoulos, Media Consultant
Arno Lenior, Blue Ocean Brands
Dee Madigan, Campaign Edge
Chris Maloney, Moet Hennessy
Susan Massasso, The a2 Milk Company Limited
Kerry McCabe, RadiumOne
Peter McDonald, Pitch Perfect Advisors
Amanda Mead, The Guardian
Lauren Miller Cilento, HMMG
Charmaine Moldrich, Outdoor Media Association
Justine Murphy, Air New Zealand
Lorraine Murphy, The Remarkables Group
Katherine Nguyen, Acer Computer Australia and New Zealand
Lisa Otterburn, Subway
Danika Porter, Mumbrella
Kim Portrate, Helloworld
Anna Reid, Sydney Opera House
Mark Richardson, BT Financial
Kylie Rogers, Mamamia
Stephen Scheeler, Facebook
Denise Shrivell, Mediascope
Emily Small, Pacific Brands
Bilyana Smith, emerystudio
Ed St John, The Ethics Centre
John Steedman, WPP AUNZ
Karen Stocks, Twitter
Dylan Taylor, The Dylan Agency
Mathew Tizard, Google
Lance Traore, Unruly
Simon Veksner, Hungry Beast
Stephen Von Muenster, Von Muenster Solicitors and Attorneys
Chantal Walker, Foxtel
Nick Williams, Williams International
Peter Williams, Deloitte
Janine Wood, APN Outdoor
Andrew Woodward, Climate Communications
Stephen Wright, Calibr8or
Margaret Zabel, McDonald’s
Natasa Zunic, Vodafone Australia


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