AdNews and Cleo's Media Bachelor heats up – Fairfax, M&C and IPG step up

Pippa Chambers
By Pippa Chambers | 18 September 2015
There was a lack of UM bachelors when AdNews popped in, but Initiative stepped up to the plate - see the gallery below for them, and more.

It's official, Australia is one bachelor down after last night's finale – which saw Sam Wood walk away with Macedonian beauty Snezana Markoski.

However, it's time to dry your eyes and remember that there are bigger, more important things going on – like AdNews and Cleo's hunt for the Media Bachelor of the year.

As reported last month, Cleo's Media Bachelor is back and ready for another stellar year, with this year's search becoming bigger and wider to find the most eligible bachelors in media and agency land.

From Network Ten, Cummins& Partners, Facebook, Carat and Val Morgan, to Nova, MediaCom, Ikon, Starcom, PHD, AOL – and more, the entries have flowed in, and since our last story - Sun's out guns out - entries flow in for Cleo's Media Bachelor, we've had even more.

As well as fresh entries from the likes of M&C Saatchi, Cadreon, Ooh!Media, Columbus, SCA and Fairfax, our journos have also been out in force, popping up at agencies with our cardboard cutout to drum up more entries.

While the folk at UM were nowhere to be seen, a trio of bachs from Initiative were happy to step up and put themselves forward for the sought after spot.

The IPG agency's offerings (below) include strategy executive Shannon O'Brien; senior implementation and investment executive Sasha Zubac, and implementation and investment assistant Andrew Maldigri.

If they make the top 10 shortlist be sure to get your votes in.

While you may know the competition from last year as Agency Bachelor of the Year, this year - in the spirit of inclusion - those bachelors from media companies, client side and even the booming ad tech sector are welcome to throw their hats into the ring, and fight it out for the coveted title of Media Bachelor of the Year.

Of course agency men are encouraged to enter to defend their title, with the question now being, who will come out on top? Will it be agency, media or ad tech men?

You can enter here – and once entries close on 23 September two finalists will be chosen from each state and will then go head-to-head for the major title.

Check out some of the contenders from our last story here.



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