Awards season ramps up: 2018 Media i Awards finalists announced

• National sales team nominees: ARN, Bauer, Nine, Nine [Digital], realestate.com.au and Spotify

Finalists for the 2018 Media i Awards have been announced.

The Media i Awards, scheduled to be held in Sydney on November 14, had a total of 3,898 respondents vote in 2018 with a record 2,112 media agency professionals, representing more than 80% of the media agency fraternity in media owner facing roles.

Media agency respondents voted for their best media sales team and individual representatives in each of the channels they were engaged in, and in doing so decided the best in the industry for 2018.

News Corp NSW team were also winners in 2017

This year’s Media i Awards 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)
• Sales Person of the Year – by Market, by Category (Television, Digital, Outdoor, Magazines, Newspaper, Radio)

Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. For further information on the awards night, go to www.mediaiawards.com.au .

Charles Parry-Okeden, CEO Media i, said: “The Media i Awards not only recognise the professionalism and excellence of sales teams and individuals, but the success they achieved for clients in collaboration with media agencies.”

“The popularity and importance of the Media i Awards have been proven once again with this year’s voting up on last year [2017] and reflecting a record number, representing over 80% of the media owner facing agency fraternity. Finalists should feel immensely proud of their nomination,” said Chris Winterburn, managing director, Media i.

Media I managing director Chris Winterburn

This year’s Media i Awards have once again been supported by the media industry including the Media Federation of Australia, Carat, Initiative, IPG Mediabrands, OMD, PHD, Posterscope, The Media Store, UM, Starcom, Vizeum and Wavemaker.

Val Morgan sales team were national winners in 2017.

Full list of nominees:

National Sales Team Award Nominations

• ARN
• Bauer
• Nine
• Nine [Digital]
• realestate.com.au
• Spotify

 STATE SALES TEAM AWARDS NOMINATIONS

NSW Sales Team of the Year
• ARN
• Bauer
• News Corp Australia
• Nine [Digital]
• Spotify
• Val Morgan Cinema

VIC Sales Team of the Year
• ARN
• Nine
• Nine [Digital]
•oOh! Media
• realestate.com.au
• Yahoo!7

QLD Sales Team of the Year
• APN Outdoor
• ARN
• Bauer
• Nine [Digital]
• oOh! Media
• Southern Cross Austereo (Television)

SA Sales Team of the Year
• MCN
• Nine
• Nine [Digital]
• oOh! Media
• Nova Entertainment
• SBS

WA Sales Team of the Year
• APN Outdoor
• MCN
• Nine
• Nine [Digital]
• oOh! Media
• Southern Cross Austereo (Radio)

 NSW SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital Sales Person of the Year
• Alyce Wearne – Spotify
• Hannah Cooper – Quantcast
• Jack Blair – Nine Digital
• Maria Castex – Carsales/Media Motive
• Michael Ricciardone – Quantcast
• Nathan Turbull – Nine Digital
• Rebecca Jeffrey – Mamamia

Magazine Sales Person of the Year
• Bianca Jeffrey – Bauer
• Catherine Patrick – News Corp Australia
• Grace Hannigan – Bauer
• Jade Gillett – Bauer
• Jenni Workman – Bauer
• Nicole Smith – Pacific Magazines

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year
• Bethany Ross – News Corp Australia
• Harry Blake – Fairfax Media
• Nick Morelli – News Corp Australia
• Sarah Bowman – Fairfax Media
• Simon Daly – Fairfax Regional Media
• Simone Ludeke – News Corp Australia

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year
• Annaliese Pedavoli – Val Morgan Cinema
• Gabriela Murolo – Adshel
• Gemma Reynolds – APN Outdoor
• Marcus Parsons – Adshel
• Natalie Webster – oOh! Media
• Neal Pennington – Adshel
• Stephanie Russell – Westfield BrandSpace

Radio Sales Person of the Year
• Jade Randall – ARN
• Jess Roach – Nova Entertainment
• Kate Blakeley – ARN
• Naseem Alinejad – ARN
• Rebecca Corbett – ARN
• Susan Wright – ARN

Television Sales Person of the Year
• Jackson Forbes – MCN
• Joe Compton – WIN
• John Gregory – Seven Affiliate Sales
• Kate Robinson – MCN
• Michael Ison – SBS
• Oriane Thoral – Nine

 VIC SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital Sales Person of the Year
• Chris Thompson – realestate.com.au
• Elizabeth Pelly – Nine Digital
• Hayley Treasure – Spotify
• Laura Rolfe – Yahoo!7
• Luke Burr – Yahoo!7
• Rob Hudson – realestate.com.au

Magazine Sales Person of the Year
• Demi Martello – Bauer
• Jennifer Lotz Pacific Magazines
• Lucy Pristel – Pacific Magazines
• Molly Condon – Pacific Magazines
• Rebecca Sonnex – Pacific Magazines
• Ruby Fisher – Bauer

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year
• Ben Walton – News Corp Australia
• James Lakeland – News Corp Australia
• Luke Doolan – News Corp Australia
• Marcus Robat – Fairfax Media
• Nicole McMahon – News Corp Australia
• Sjaan Norris – Brown Orr Fletcher Burrows

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year
• Alana Begbie – QMS
• Ben Peel – oOh! Media
• Chris Richards – oOh! Media
• Jess Marquis – QMS
• Lindsay Blay – JCDecaux
• Lucy Porter – APN Outdoor
• Warwick Kiel – oOh! Media

Radio Sales Person of the Year
• Dane Pearce – Nova Entertainment
• Dean Nadzielski – Macquarie Media
• Denis Donati – ARN
• Isabella White – ARN
• Jo Bennett – Southern Cross Austereo
• Zoe Kingston – ARN

Television Sales Person of the Year
• Hamish Ward – Nine
• Lillian Liu – Nine
• Monika Poposki – MCN
• Stephanie Keenan – Nine
• Toby Brocklehurst -Seven
• Tom Kerr – Nine

QLD SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital Sales Person of the Year
• Alex Burrough – Quantcast
• Alyce Wearne – Spotify
• Georgia Falloon – MCN Digital
• Jessica Ward – Nine Digital
• Jono Betros – Carsales/Media Motive
• Sam Broadbent – News Corp Australia

Magazine Sales Person of the Year
• Giulianna Stead – Bauer
• Judy Taylor – Bauer
• Olivia Simons – Bauer
• Suzie Ryan – Bauer

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year
• Brad Roberts – The West Australian
• Janice Batzloff – News Corp Australia
• Lisa Bergemann – News Corp Australia
• Peter McBride – News Corp Australia
• Tenielle Jordan – News Corp Australia

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year
• Alex Hobbs – oOh! Media
• Ally Foster – oOh! Media
• Kieran Rogers – JCDecaux
• Mitchell Barclay – Val Morgan Cinema
• Renee Jonsen – APN Outdoor
• Simon Mee – APN Outdoor

Radio Sales Person of the Year
• Alana Bulger – Nova Entertainment
• Angela Boon – ARN
• 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
• Chris Raes – Seven
• James Rose – Seven
• Jonathan Solomon – WIN
• Scott Mathison – Southern Cross Austereo
• Tameekah Parker – MCN

 SA SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Digital Sales Person of the Year
• Anthony McDonald – Quantcast
• Imran Khalil – Nine Digital
• Lisa Norling – SBS
• Ned Raggatt – Yahoo!7
• Troy Sokol – Nine Digital

Magazine Sales Person of the Year
• Brad Barber – Fairfax Media
• Candice Arthur – News Corp Australia
• Danielle Coffey-Carter – Russell Media (Pacific Magazines)
• Melanie Miller – News Corp Australia

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year
• Brad Barber – Fairfax Media
• Candice Arthur – News Corp Australia
• Charlotte Jackson – News Corp Australia
• John Fitzgerald – News Corp Australia
• Melanie Miller – News Corp Australia

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year
• Alana Zanardo – oOh! Media
• Kath Haines – Val Morgan Cinema
• Lucy Carey – APN Outdoor
• Maddy Shopov – oOh! Media
• Nick Ryder – APN Outdoor

Radio Sales Person of the Year
• Jenna Hawkins – ARN
• Matt Russell – Nova Entertainment
• Nicole Burton – Southern Cross Austereo
• Sean Cameron – Southern Cross Austereo
• Thea Petros – Southern Cross Austereo

Television Sales Person of the Year
• Adele Gibb – MCN
•Alexa Borak – Nine
• Linda Anastasiou – MCN
• Sarah Coles – Russell Media (Seven Affiliate Sales)
• Sarah Yarwood – MCN

 WA SALES PERSON AWARDS NOMINATION

Digital Sales Person of the Year
• Alix Rivalland – Fairfax Media
• Gemma White – Nine Digital
• Ryan Gower – The West Australian
• Tomas Bajrovic – Nine Digital

Magazine Sales Person of the Year
• Delece Katauskas – The West Australian
• Liz Molyneux – Fairfax Media
• Meave Daniels – News Corp Australia
• Nicky Simspon – Bauer

Newspaper Sales Person of the Year
• Courtney Henshall – News Corp Australia
• Liz Molyneux – Fairfax Media
• Martin Atanassov – The West Australian
• Nancy Kingston – The West Australian
• Suzanne Bevan – Community News Group

Outdoor/Cinema Sales Person of the Year
• Damien Bodestyne – APN Outdoor
• Jessie Mackinnon – Media Tonic (oOh! Media)
• Michelle Hawkins – Val Morgan Cinema
• Phil Dada – APN Outdoor
• Savannah Lorenzin – APN Outdoor

Radio Sales Person of the Year
• Aaron Bryant – ARN
• Alycia Lavan – Nova Entertainment
• James Van Grootel – Southern Cross Austereo
• Luke Kevin – Nova Entertainment
• Telisha Marron – Southern Cross Austereo

Television Sales Person of the Year
• Annette Herbert – Seven
• Chris Eyres – SBS
• Estelle Cooper – Nine
• Jaimi-Lee Chatley – Nine
• Olivia Carway – MCN

Top Photo: Val Morgan sales team were national winners in 2017

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