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By Media i -

28 October 2019 3min read

Media i Awards 2019

By Media i -

28 October 2019 3min read

The Media i Awards finalists have been selected. Elite media sales teams from ARN, Bauer, Nine, Nine Publishing [Digital], oOh! Media and Verizon Media will duke it out for top gun status in the national award categories, with a battle royale looming in regional and individual categories. Don't miss out.

The Media i Awards are one of a kind, dedicated to recognising the best media sales people in Australia. The judging panel is the only one that matters: The thousands of sales-facing media agency professionals that understand better than anyone what excellence looks like – day in, day out.

The winners are collectively chosen on merit, due reward for over-performance in an ever changing, ever challenging marketplace.

The Media i Sales Representation Awards are the only programme purely focused on media sales. The winning teams and individuals are chosen by their opposite numbers within media agencies – 2,147 of them - representing 80 per cent of those in media-facing roles.

We take that approach because agencies appreciate more fully than most the evolution underway within the media landscape: Ongoing change across media and communications company holding structures; audience fragmentation; the continued encroachment of major digital platforms and big tech; and the need to invest and innovate to maintain relevance against the backdrop of a worsening economic outlook.

Yet change also presents opportunity for the best operators to continue to deliver results, and the Media i Awards, supported by principle sponsor The Media Federation of Australia, give agencies a platform to demonstrate their support and understanding of the key role played by media owners in bringing audiences to advertisers.

The Awards, held 13th November at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney, “will not only recognise the professionalism and excellence of sales teams and individuals, but the success they achieved for clients in collaboration with media agencies”, said Media i CEO, Charles Parry–Okeden.

“The popularity and importance of the Media i Awards has been proven once again with this year’s voting reflecting a record number, representing over 80 per cent of the media owner facing agency fraternity. Finalists should feel immensely proud of their nomination”, said Media i managing director, Chris Winterburn.

 

The finalists

Each agency respondent voted for their best media sales teams and representative in the respective channels they engaged in during 2019. With the voting now closed, finalists will compete in the following categories:

  • National Sales Team of the Year
  • Sales Team of the Year by Market (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia & South Australia); and
  • Sales Person of the Year – by Market, by Category (Television, Digital, Outdoor, Magazines, Newspaper, Radio) 

 

National Sales Team Award Nominations
  • ARN
  • Bauer
  • Nine
  • Nine Publishing [digital]
  • oOh! Media
  • Verizon Media

 

State Sales Team Awards Nominations

NSW Sales Team of the Year

  • ARN
  • Bauer
  • Nine
  • Nine Publishing [digital]
  • Quantcast
  • Verizon Media

 

VIC Sales Team of the Year

  • Bauer
  • Nine
  • Nine Publishing [digital]
  • oOh! Media
  • realestate.com.au
  • SBS [Digital]

 

QLD Sales Team of the Year

  • Bauer
  • JCDecaux
  • News Corp Australia
  • Nine
  • Southern Cross Austereo [Television]
  • Verizon Media Media

 

SA Sales Team of the Year

  • JCDecaux
  • Network Ten
  • News Corp Australia
  • Nine
  • Nova
  • SBS

 

WA Sales Team of the Year

  • JCDecaux
  • Nine
  • Nine Publishing [Digital]
  • Nova
  • SBS
  • The West Australian

 

NSW Sales Person Awards Nominations

Digital Sales Person of the Year

  • Alyce Wearne - Spotify
  • Alysha Calder - Nine Publishing
  • Georgia Mackeown - Nine Publishing
  • Hayley Treasure - Spotify
  • Luke Jones - Quantcast
  • Ryan Linahan - Quantcast

 

Magazine Sales Person of the Year

  • Chloe Moo - Nine Publishing
  • Jade Gillett - Bauer
  • Jenni Workman - Bauer
  • Melina Yadkarian - Bauer
  • Olivia Simons - Bauer
  • Suzi Heaton - Pacific

 

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year

  • Alastair Forbes - News Corp Australia
  • Brad Dwyer - Australian Community Media
  • Lloyd Whittaker - Nine Publishing
  • Nathaniel Caires - News Corp Australia
  • Simon Cleary - Australian Community Media
  • Simon Daly - Australian Community Media

 

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year

  • Charlie Newton - JCDecaux
  • Gabriela Murolo - oOh! Media
  • Jessica Nikolovski - oOh! Media
  • Nicola Jersek - QMS
  • Nima Mirzarazi - VMO
  • Sam Dixon - Westfield Brand Space
  • Tom Bonnell - QMS

 

Radio Sales Person of the Year

  • Dan O'Callaghan - ARN
  • Harrison Joffick - Nova Entertainment
  • Jade Randall - ARN
  • Samuel Pritchard - ARN
  • Sandy Rogers - Southern Cross Austereo
  • Susan Wright - ARN

 

Television Sales Person of the Year

  • Daniella Toson - Nine
  • Dean Bishop - Nine
  • James Hulston - Seven
  • Keahne Archer - Network Ten
  • Luke Duignan - Seven
  • Stephanie Sutherland - Nine

 

VIC Sales Person Awards Nominations

Digital Sales Person of the Year

  • Ben Walton - News Corp Australia
  • Daniel O'Connor - Quantcast
  • Lucy Smith - SBS
  • Luke Burr – Verizon Media
  • Paul Balbo - Facebook
  • Tama Sweetman - Spotify

 

Magazine Sales Person of the Year

  • Ben Wiles - Bauer
  • Demi Martello - Bauer
  • Elecia Lay - Pacific
  • Elizabeth Collins - Pacific
  • Jemima Courtney - Bauer
  • Rebecca Sonnex - Pacific

 

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year

  • Ben Walton - News Corp Australia
  • Josh Parsons - News Corp Australia
  • Marcus Robat - Nine Publishing
  • Mark Nicevski - News Corp Australia
  • Patrick Byrne - News Corp Australia
  • Sjaan Norris - Brown Orr Fletcher Burrows

 

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year

  • Alana Begbie - QMS
  • Amy Hoskin - Shopper Media Group
  • Chris Richards - oOh! Media
  • Curtis Mason - Val Morgan Cinema
  • Dane Robertson - Val Morgan Cinema
  • Justin Kelly - Westfield Brand Space
  • Tom Zavecz - Shopper Media Group

 

Radio Sales Person of the Year

  • Dan Erdely - Macquarie Media
  • Dane Pearce - Nova Entertainment
  • Denis Donati - ARN
  • James Hansford - Nova Entertainment
  • Jessica Baum - Nova Entertainment
  • Sian Reid - ARN

 

Television Sales Person of the Year

  • Chanel Weereratne - Nine
  • Danni Booth - Nine
  • Georgia Ratcliffe - Network Ten
  • John O'Brien - Network Ten
  • Lillian Liu - Nine
  • Owen Kelly - Nine

 

QLD Sales Person Awards Nominations 

Digital Sales Person of the Year

  • Alison Powell - Verizon Media
  • Alyce Wearne - Spotify
  • Anita Deeb - Verizon Media
  • Georgia Dein - Nine Publishing
  • Jaimee Wiggins - Pedestrian TV
  • Tamika McInneny – 7 Digital

 

Magazine Sales Person of the Year

  • Brendan Coleman - Pacific
  • Giulianna Stead - Bauer
  • Julie Brandtman - Bauer
  • Sam Broadbent - News Corp Australia
  • Tenielle Jordan - News Corp Australia

 

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year

  • Brad Roberts - The West Australian Newspaper
  • Christine Perry - News Corp Australia
  • Claire Sheely - News Corp Australia
  • Janice Batzloff - News Corp Australia
  • Tenielle Jordan - News Corp Australia

 

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year

  • Abby Stjernqvist - JCDecaux
  • Aidan Price - QMS
  • Ally Foster - oOh! Media
  • Gillian Black - Val Morgan Cinema
  • Priya Donelly - QMS
  • Renee Jonsen - JCDecaux

 

Radio Sales Person of the Year

  • Angela Boon - ARN
  • Chris Reid - Southern Cross Austereo
  • Damian Rosengarten - Nova Entertainment
  • Julian Dias - Nova Entertainment
  • Lauren Everist - ARN
  • Nicole Stewart - Southern Cross Austereo

 

Television Sales Person of the Year

  • Brendan Coleman - Seven
  • Dave Box - Southern Cross Austereo
  • Jayce Silvallana - Southern Cross Austereo
  • Madeline Begg - Nine
  • Nicole Daley - Nine
  • Scott Mathison - Southern Cross Austereo

 

SA Sales Person Awards Nominations

Digital Sales Person of the Year

  • Andie Killeen - 7 Digital
  • Daniel Lauterio - News Corp Australia
  • Imran Khalil - Nine Publishing
  • Lisa Norling - SBS on Demand
  • Troy Sokol - Nine Publishing

 

Magazine Sales Person of the Year

  • Danielle Coffey-Carter – Russell Media (Pacific)
  • Georgia Matthews - Russell Media (Pacific)
  • Gloria Karageorge - Medium Rare Content (Qantas Mag)
  • Hannah Brenegan - Nine Publishing

 

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year

  • Candice Arthur - News Corp Australia
  • Dipti Trivedi - News Corp Australia
  • John Boonen - Australian Community Media
  • John Fitzgerald - News Corp Australia
  • Michael Shanahan - News Corp Australia

 

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year

  • Alana Zanardo - oOh! Media
  • Jane Baker - oOh! Media
  • Kath Haines - Val Morgan Cinema
  • Lucy Carey - JCDecaux
  • Nick Ryder - JCDecaux

 

Radio Sales Person of the Year

  • Daniel Muscat - Nova Entertainment
  • Jenna Hawkins - ARN
  • Matt Russell - Nova Entertainment
  • Sean Cameron - Southern Cross Austereo
  • Thea Petros - Southern Cross Austereo

 

Television Sales Person of the Year

  • Adele Gibb - Network Ten
  • Lara Herrmann - Network Ten
  • Sarah Yarwood - Network Ten
  • Stephanie Rose - Nine
  • Tareena Hatton - Network Ten

 

WA Sales Person Awards Nominations

Digital Sales Person of the Year

  • Dennie Chung - 7 Digital
  • Gemma White - Nine Publishing
  • Lisa Crowe - SBS on Demand
  • Sebastian Tatur - Verizon Media
  • Tom Bajrovic - Nine Publishing

 

Magazine Sales Person of the Year

  • Gemma White - Nine Publishing
  • Martin Antanassov - Nine Publishing
  • Matthew Reed - News Corp Australia
  • Meave Daniels - News Corp Australia

 

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year

  • Carla Antoniolli - The West Australian Newspaper
  • Kelly Trepkowski - The West Australian Newspaper
  • Martin Atanassov - Nine Publishing
  • Matthew Reed – News Corp Australia
  • Nancy Kingston - The West Australian Newspaper

 

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year

  • Anna Wyatt-Spratt - oOh! Media
  • Damien Bodestyne - JCDecaux
  • Jessie MacKinnon - oOh! Media
  • Megan Camp - VMO
  • Savannah Lorenzin - JCDecaux

 

Radio Sales Person of the Year

  • Aaron Bryant - ARN
  • Cindy Henderson - Macquarie Media
  • Josie Carter - Southern Cross Austereo
  • Luke Kevin - Nova Entertainment
  • Megan Beard - Nova Entertainment

 

Television Sales Person of the Year

  • Chris Eyres - SBS
  • Lauren Mahony - Seven
  • Natasha Twentyman - Nine
  • Robin Rapose - Nine
  • Sally Lynton - Network Ten

 

Be sure to attend the Media i Awards, 13th November, Ivy Ballroom. Book your tickets here.

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