Agency of the Year Awards

Leo Burnett Sydney wins the 2014 AdNews Agency of the Year. See all the winners here

See the 2014 finalists here

Scott Whybin inducted into the AdNews Advertising Hall of Fame

See all the pictures from the night below, or find out what happened to people's Lego heads here

Major Sponsor


Nine Entertainment Co. (NEC) is one of Australia’s leading and most diversified media entertainment companies. Home to Australia’s leading entertainment, media and creative professionals, we combine world class content across TV, digital and live events in ways that enable our partners to touch audiences more often, more easily – with stories that truly connect. Our assets include the Nine Network, Mi9, Nine Live.


Supporting Sponsors


Getting campaigns to market is hard work – validation and distribution of Print and Broadcast ads is easy with Adstream.

Adstream provides innovative technology-based solutions that enable companies to connect and optimise the creation, management and fulfilment of all advertising.



Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.



Gumtree is Australia’s #1 free classifieds, with more than 1.7 million live ads and two new ads listed every second, more and more people are turning to Gumtree. Over 3.8 million Australians visit Gumtree each month to buy, sell and find anything, from furniture, art and collectables, to cars, services for hire, and jobs in their local community.



The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Limited is the peak trade association for online advertising in Australia and was incorporated in July 2010. As one of over 40 IAB offices globally, and with a rapidly growing membership, IAB Australia's principal objective is to support and enable the media and marketing industry to ensure that they thrive in the digital economy.



Australia’s cross­‐platform audience insights survey emma (Enhanced Media Metrics Australia) enables advertisers and media agencies to create consumer profiles more lifelike than ever before. Recent innovations to emma include engagement metric, geoemma, new social media data and data based on the ABS’ Household Expenditure.



Australia’s easy place to relax, smoothfm can be heard on 95.3 in Sydney and 91.5 in Melbourne, DAB+ nationally, online at and on mobile. With an eclectic easy-listening playlist that spans from Adele and Michael Bublé to The Bee Gees and Elton John; smoothfm has a strong female audience aged 25 plus.



Think TV is the trade marketing arm of Free TV Australia. Our role is to help advertisers and agencies get the best out of the free-to-air television platform. Visit our website at



Val Morgan Cinema Network is Australia’s leading national supplier of screen advertising. Our network of over 2,000 cinema screens covers metro, regional and country areas and provides advertisers access to a sought after audience in a high impact environment, proven to deliver six times the engagement of television.


Associate Sponsors

Royal Auto

RoyalAuto is the monthly 92 page colour magazine for the 2.1 million RACV members in Victoria. It is the largest circulating publication in Victoria and the most read magazine (source: CAB Mar14 Emma Aug14).



Blue Star offers the complete “magazine solution” for Australia’s publishers. From printing and speciality finishes through to subscription marketing and mailing services, Blue Star can manage all of your needs seamlessly, on time and on budget. Blue Star’s innovative approach also includes “mobile interactive solutions” to enhance your customers experience and grow advertising revenues.


Red Carpet Sponsor


To truly get into the lives of consumers, you have to attach your brand to the things they really care about, the things they involve themselves in, the things they wish they could spend more time pursuing - their passions. And no one is as deeply part of Australia’s passions as Bauer Media.

Spanning more than 60 magazine brands that connect with over 9 million+ women every year across print, digital, mobile and at live events, Bauer Media is Australia’s leading multi-platform magazine publisher. We are home to some of the longest-running and most successful magazine brands in Australia including the country’s biggest-selling monthly magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly, the most popular weekly magazine, Woman’s Day, plus Dolly, NW, TV Week, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Australian Gourmet Traveller and Australian House & Garden to name a few.

If you want to connect your brand with the passions and conversations that move Australian women, think Bauer Media, we’ll get you in.