AdNews Agency of the Year: media agency and media campaign finalists revealed

By AdNews | 13 March 2019

This year's AdNews Agency of the Year awards for the media categories, including Media Agency of the Year and Media Campaign of the Year have been judged and a finalist list can now be unveiled.

Before you delve into the list below - be aware that our event is significantly different this year, and unlike previous years, you will not be able to book tables.

On April 5th at 2pm, AdNews will be hosting a Leaders Long Lunch in Centennial Hall, Town Hall, Sydney. We will invite (at no cost to those invited) the two most senior executives from the finalist lists below. 18 awards will be handed out over a spectacular lunch.

The lunch event will be staged across three, long tables. Those invited will be able to purchase tickets, from a limited allocation, for staff members and clients as of now for $400 + GST each. You can purchase those here - but hurry! We repeat: allocation is limited!

From 6pm, we will turn Centennial Hall into a party space and exhibition of the winning work where we will hand out the awards for: ADNEWS AGENCY OF THE YEAR (chosen by AdNews - note all finalists are in the running for this); EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR (chosen by judges - see below); HALL OF FAME (chosen by AdNews) and EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR (chosen by judges - see below).

All finalists in these categories will be considered for the Agency of the Year award. Finalists are encourage to attend the after party with their respective teams.

Tickets for the evening party and the exhibition of the winning work cost $139.00 + GST

The finalists list for AdNews Agency of the Year 2018 - Media Categories:

Media Agency of the Year Shortlist:

CHE Proximity


OMD Australia

UM Australia

Media Campaign of the Year Shortlist:

Deadly Questions - Aboriginal Victoria - Clemenger BBDO

Aussie News Today - Tourism Australia - Clemenger BBDO / UM

Children's Panadol - GSK - PHD Sydney

Doing Nothing Does Harm - Our Watch - Thinkerbell

Dundee: A Legend Returns - Tourism Australia - UM

Note all judges this year were brand marketers and CMOs only, for the first time in AdNews' history. You can see who they were here

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