Virginia Hyland a finalist in NSW Telstra Business Women awards

By AdNews | 7 October 2014

A media agency has been recognised for the first time by the NSW Telstra Business Women Awards, with Virginia Hyland, chief executive of HM Communication Group, named as a finalist in the NSW awards.

HM is now the largest female owned media agency in the country with 24 staff, growing from offering pure media planning services to developing in-house creative design and social content arms.

Hyland said: “Our integrated team who sit side by side are second to none at understanding what makes the female Australian audience sit up and take notice of brands. Having the creative, social media and media planners together means that they can change up campaigns in real time to deliver ongoing great results for clients.”

She added that she hopes the awards create awareness for other females of the opportunities the media agency industry.

The full-list of NSW finalists are:

Business Owner Award:

Justine Curtis- Inspired Adventures

Virginia Hyland- HM Communication Group

Dr Denise Meyerson- Management Consultancy International

Diana Ryall, AM- Xplore for Success

Liane Sayer-Roberts- Sauce Communications


Private and Coporate Sector Award:

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz- Mirvac

Ming Long- Investa Property Group

Jacinta McDonell- Anytime Fitness Australia

Kate O’Callaghan- Southern Cotton Pty Ltd


Community and Government Award:

Margaret Bowen- The Disability Trust

Floyd Larsen- Heart Research Australia

Christine Morgan- The Butterfly Foundation

Susan Murray- Suicide Prevention Australia

Naomi Steer- Australia for UNHCR


Business Innovation Award:

Justine Curtis-Inspired Adventures

Andrea Galloway- Evolve Housing

Susan Murray- Suicide Prevention Australia


Young Business Women's Award:

Yvette Bellamy- ChangeLab

Anastasia Fai- Style & Image

Emma Isaacs- Business Chicks

April Long- National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

Esha Oberoi- Afea Care Services Pty Ltd

Tina Tower- Begin Bright

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