Mumbrella Publish Awards shortlist is out; Medium Rare Content, Pedestrian Group among top noms

The shortlist for the 2022 Mumbrella Publish Awards has been announced, with Medium Rare Content and Pedestrian Group among the top nominations.

Scooping 14 nominations, Medium Rare Content is in the running for categories including Business and Custom Publication of the Year, Magazine Cover of the Year – Business, and individual categories including Designer of the Year. The content agency secured five wins at Mumbrella Publish Awards last year

Pedestrian Group has secured 9 nominations, competing in categories including Salesperson/Team of the Year and Publishing Company of the Year – Small/Large, which the company won last year for the large subcategory. 

Closely following in third place is Man of Many, with eight nominations across categories including Publishing Company of the Year – Small/Large and Consumer Publication of the Year – Small/Large. The publication’s editor-in-chief, Nick Hall, is also in the running in two individual categories.

Other nominees this year include InStyle Australia, Are Media, The Brag Media and Broadsheet Media.

Craig Reucassel

The winners of the Mumbrella Publish Awards will be announced on 1 September at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf. The event will be hosted by Australian television and radio comedian, Craig Reucassel. Book a table here.

The full Mumbrella Publish Award shortlist is below.

 Magazine Cover of the Year – Business 

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Medium Rare Content  
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand – Medium Rare Content 

 Magazine Cover of the Year – Consumer/Custom 

  • Chillfactor – Adventure Entertainment 
  • GALAH – Galah Press Pty Ltd 
  • InStyle Australia – True North 
  • Peppermint – Peppermint Magazine
  • Women’s Health Australia – Paragon Media 

 Designer of the Year 

  • Blaise Curran – Art Director – Encore, Storyation 
  • Kate Barnett – Creative Director, Company Director – Medium Rare Content 
  • Maya Brasnovic – Head of Design – Pedestrian Group: PEDESTRIAN.TV, Refinery29, Business Insider, VICE, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku Australia, Openair Cinemas  
  • Tony Rice – Creative Director, Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content 

 Best Use of Video 

  • Bunkeren – The Local Project 
  • Education LIVE – with NSW Department of Education 
  • Nissan Navara 360 degree video – Nissan with 

 Best Podcast (Single Episode) 

  • ‘Behind the scenes of Nicola Forrest AO’s life as a wife and a mother’ – Life on the Land, Graziher 
  • ‘Graham Henry: A Treacherous Life’ – I Catch Killers, True Crime Australia, NewsCast 
  • ‘Khadija – There’s No Place Like Home, Future Women 
  • ‘Married to a Monster Part One I Swear I Never, NewsCast with Nina Young and Bek Day 
  • ‘Phoebe Burgess Is Ready to Talk’ – No Filter, Mamamia
  • ‘The accident was not the end but the beginning’ I Swear I Never, NewsCast with Andrea Thiis-Evensen   

 Best Podcast (Series) 

  • My Sister’s Secrets – The Australian with Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas 
  • The Quicky – Mamamia 
  • There’s No Place Like Home by Future Women – Future Women
  • Unpacked – Nova Podcasts  

 Single Article of the Year 

  • Brett Williams – The Other Pandemic – Police Journal for Police Association of South Australia  
  • Damian Francis – How insurance became one of Australia’s most exciting marketing battlegrounds – Unmade 
  • Fiona Harari and Christine Middap – Last Ditch – The Weekend Australian Magazine  
  • Joshua Dowling – Exclusive: Tesla Australia sales in 2021 revealed state by state –  

 Newsletter of the Year 

  • Crikey – Private Media 
  • – REA Group  

 Event or Virtual Event of the Year 

  • Game Changer Challenge 2021 – NSW Department of Education
  • Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards – Are Media 
  • H&M and YOU – H&M for Kiindred with Zenith 
  • Rolling Stone Australia Awards – The Brag Media  

 Special Edition of the Year 

  • Better Homes and Gardens – Are Media  
  • Chillfactor – Adventure Entertainment  
  • The Fertility Tales – Genea with Allbright and Pink Elephants 
  • The List: Arts and Culture, The Australian – News Corp Australia  
  • Wild – Adventure Entertainment  

 Launch/Relaunch of the Year 

  • Encore – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Storyation 
  • Graziher  
  • InStyle Australia – True North 
  • INTHEBLACK – CPA Australia
  • Refinery29 Australia – Pedestrian Group
  • Unmade 

 Young Writer of the Year (30 or Under) 

  • John Buckley – VICE Australia, Pedestrian Group 
  • Lauren Baxter – Peppermint, Peppermint Magazine 
  • Nick Hall – Man of Many  

 Journalist of the Year – Small/Large 

  • David Hardaker – Crikey, Private Media 
  • Joshua Dowling –  
  • Juliet Rieden – The Australian Women’s Weekly, Are Media 
  • Samantha Trenoweth – The Australian Women’s Weekly, Are Media 

 Columnist of the Year  

  • Donal Curtin – Acuity for Medium Rare Content with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 
  • Maria Thattil – 9Honey for 9Honey/  
  • Tim Burrowes – Unmade  

 Editor of the Year – Consumer/Custom 

  • Katya Wachtel – Broadsheet, Broadsheet Media 
  • Nick Hall – Man of Many  
  • Sarah Carty – Yahoo Lifestyle Australia, Yahoo  

 Salesperson/Team of the Year 

  • Broadsheet Sales & Partnerships – Broadsheet Media 
  • Guardian Australia Sales Team – Guardian Australia  
  • Mamamia Commercial Team – Mamamia 
  • Man of Many Sales Team – Man of Many 
  • Pedestrian Group Commercial Team – Pedestrian Group  

 Publish Leader of the Year 

  • Alborz Fallah – Publisher, CarExpert Pty Ltd with  
  • Jane Huxley – CEO, Are Media 
  • Luke Girgis – Publisher & CEO, The Brag Media 
  • Nick Shelton – Publisher & Director, Broadsheet Media 
  • Will Hayward – CEO, Private Media  

 Brand of the Year 

  • – CarExpert Pty Ltd 
  • Mamamia 
  • Man of Many 
  • Refinery29 Australia – Pedestrian Group  

 Branded Content Studio of the Year 

  • frankie studio – frankie press 
  • Guardian Labs – Guardian Australia  
  • Kiin – Kiindred  

 Website of the Year  

  • – CarExpert Pty Ltd  
  • Man of Many  
  • Noteworthy – Medium Rare Content for Officeworks 
  • Perth Is OK! – Kelleway Whelan Holdings Pty Ltd t/a ‘Perth Is OK!’  
  • Qantas Travel Insider – Qantas, Medium Rare Content 

 Association or Member Organisation Publication of the Year 

  • Company Director – Medium Rare Content for Australian Institute of Company Directors 
  • INTHEBLACK – CPA Australia 
  • Reveille – Mahlab for RSL NSW  

 Business Publication of the Year 

  • Acuity – Medium Rare Content 
  • Company Director – Medium Rare Content with Australian Institute of Company Directors 
  • INTHEBLACK – CPA Australia with Friends Love Design 

 Custom Publication of the Year 

  • Bunnings magazine – Medium Rare Content with Bunnings 
  • Coles magazine – Medium Rare Content with Coles 
  • Qantas magazine – Medium Rare Content with Qantas 

 Consumer Publication of the Year – Small/Large 

  • GALAH – Galah Press Pty ltd  
  • Man of Many
  • Marie Claire Australia – Are Media 
  • The Australian Women’s Weekly – Are Media  
  • The Local Project 
  • Time Out Australia 

 Publishing Company of the Year – Small/Large 

  • Broadsheet Media 
  • Man of Many 
  • PEDESTRIAN.TV, Refinery29 Australia, VICE Australia, Business Insider Australia, Gizmodo Australia, Lifehacker Australia, Kotaku Australia + Openair Cinemas – Pedestrian Group  

 Best Publisher-led Advertising Campaign 

  • Refinery29 Australia, PEDESTRIAN.TV – Pedestrian Group with Google, PHD, Essence and Nine for Google Pixel 
  • Refinery29 Australia, PEDESTRIAN.TV – Pedestrian Group for Money By Afterpay 
  • The Balvenie – Man of Many 

Best Sustained Initiative for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

  • Are Media 
  • NSW Department of Education 
  • Refinery29 Australia – Pedestrian Group  

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