Mumbrella Awards to be held at The Star

The Star logoThe Star in Sydney is to host to this year’s Mumbrella Awards.

The event takes place on the night of Thursday June 6.

The juries are once again being chaired by Mark Buckman, chief marketing officer and executive director of digital content services and IPTV at Telstra.

Mumbrella AwardsIn a new development, the Mumbrella Awards will also include the presentation of two regional awards – for the APAC creative network of the year and the APAC media network of the year. The regional jury will be captained by Darren Woolley, founder of P3 which has bases in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

It is believed to be the first time that regional APAC network of the year awards have been presented at an Australian venue. The initiative follows the launch of Mumbrella Asia. While the closing date for other Mumbrella Awards categories has already expired, these two regional network categories have an extended deadline of next Friday May 17.

The number of entries for this year’s Mumbrella Awards was in excess of 250 – up by more than 10 per cent on last year. The shortlist is due to be announced on May 20.

Last year’s major winners included Match being named media agency of the year, Eleven PR agency of the year and Clemenger BBDO Melbourne creative agency of the year. The media sales team of the year was Adshel.

Charlie PickeringThe awards are being hosted for the second year running by Ten presenter Charlie Pickering.

The Star Event Centre opened at the beginning of this year as part of an $870m refurbishment of the casino complex.

The Mumbrella Awards will be followed by an after party at The Star’s Cherry cocktail lounge sponsored by REA Media.

Tickets for tables at the awards officially go on sale on May 20. Anyone wanting to reserve a table should email event producer Denise Jinks




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