2016 Advertising & Marketing Awards Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s finalists. Winners will be announced on Thursday September 1st at a cocktail event, hosted by James Mathison at The Art Gallery NSW. Book your tickets now!


Best Single Advertisement for a Client


Community Titles

The Heidelberg Leader: Aumann’s: The Smell of Spring is in the Air

The Courier, Narrabri: Someone needed to tell Betty

Cowra Guardian: Their Focus is You

Regional Titles

Sunshine Coast Daily:  St Vincent De Paul Society

Wanganui Chronicle: Itchy Scratchy

Wanganui Chronicle: Local and You

The Chronicle, Toowoomba:  Geoff Gisbon Homes

Boorowa News: Raw @90 Degrees Advertisement

National / Metropolitan Titles

Singapore Press Holdings: Pocket Guide

News Corp Australia: Lunar New Year

Singapore Press Holdings: Qatar Origami

Singapore Press Holdings: Swarovski Christmas

The Sunday Telegraph: Thredbo ‘Kids Ski Free’


Best Print Campaign for a Client


Community Titles

The Courier, Narrabri: Golden Ticket

Parkes Champion Post: A roof over your head

Regional Titles

The Gisborne Herald: Boring in Black and White

Sunshine Coast Daily: Davey & Associates Optometrists

Sunshine Coast Daily: Maurice Blackburn Community Connections

Sunshine Coast Daily: Ladbrokes Sports Partnership

National / Metropolitan Titles

Singapore Press Holdings: Question

News Corp Australia: Etihad

Singapore Press Holdings: Teabag

Best Feature / Supplement / Native Advertising Environment


Community Titles

Western Suburbs Weekly: Luxury Lifestyle – May

The Courier, Narrabri: 60s feature

North Shore Times: Catholic Schools Week 2015

Western Suburbs Weekly: Luxury Lifestyle November

Southern Courier: Future Leaders

The Riverine Herald: Bella

Buderim Chronicle: Burderim Palmwoods Tramway Feature

Regional Titles

Marlborough Express: Admire Marlborough

The Land: Glove-box Guide to Mental Health

Style Toowoomba: Style Toowoomba Magazine

Sunraysia Daily: Your Sunraysia

The Chronicle, Toowoomba: Your Wedding

Daily Mercury, Mackay: Maurice Blackburn Community Connections

Cairns Post: Cairns Port Development Inc. Feature

National / Metropolitan Titles

Fairfax Media NZ: Hells Pizza

The West Australian: NDIS AND NDIS My way Trial education supplement series

Fairfax Media NZ: Valspar

The West Australian: Defence Magazine series

The Australian: Boarding Schools Report

New Zealand Herald: Viva Queenstown

The Advertiser: Catholic Education

Best Print Idea or Innovation Presented to a Client or Agency (OPEN)


Australian Financial Review: AFR Magazine Foiled Cover and 6 page roll fold execution

Sunshine Coast Daily: Paint Right

Mercury (Hobart): Road Safety Advisory council – Towards Zero

New Zealand Herald: New World Titles

Singapore Press Holdings: Tabla!

Sunshine Coast Daily: Sideways Surf

Leader Community News: Leader Golden Spanner Competition

Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania): Harcourts Real Estate Rebrand

The West Australian: the Game has changed: Seven West Media is WA

Best Integrated Campaign for a Client (OPEN)


The Australian: Cracking the code

The Chronicle, Toowoomba: Suncorp Insurance Storm Feature

New Zealand Herald: Heart of the City: Heartmarks

Sunshine Coast Daily: Maurice Blackburn Community Connections

New Zealand Herald: Brand USA Southern States Campaign

Fairfax Media NZ: Valspar

Quest Community News: Brisbane Marketing

Fairfax ACM National Sales: Racing NSW

CRAFT – Best Copywriting (OPEN)


NZME: Strap your product to our Engines’ (Graham Stride)

News Corp Australia: Etihad


Best Single Advertisement for a Client


Community Titles

Forbes Advocate: Make Ugly Beautiful

Quest Community Newspapers: Moreton Bay Regional Industry and Tourism

Cowra Guardian: Pig Out

Regional Titles

Winner announced on the night 

National/Metropolitan Titles

The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail: Endeavour College

The Sunday Telegraph: e-cruising travel ‘Say Aloha’

The Advertiser: Spartan Electrical

Best Digital Campaign for a Client



 The Chronicle, Toowoomba: Hey Mumma and OMO

The Morning Bulletin: RO Mob Digital

Gold Cost Bulletin: Gold Coast Best Dressed

National/Metropolitan Titles

Herald Sun: Tekamas: Tiobox

New Zealand Herald:  Spark is Your Business Running You?

New Zealand Herald: Ultimate Island Escapes

Sydney Morning Herald/The Age: Federal Budge 2016 – NAB partnership

New Zealand Herald: BNZ Shred – The Native Campaign

Fairfax Media Digital Innovation Services: Make a Minor Ding a minor Thing by Fairfax DIS/AAMI

News Corp Australia: Sony Pictures the Walk

Best Digital Idea or Innovation (OPEN)


New Zealand Herald: Spark Brand Feature

Traveller: Network South Australia

NZME: Does New Zealand want a new Flag?

Sunshine Coast Daily: Hey Mumma and OMO

Sunshine Coast Daily: Suncorp Insurance Storm Feature

Fairfax Media: ANZ Serve up a Kickstart

The Advertiser: Car Locator SA

The Sydney Morning Herald: BMW Parallax Panorama

News Corp NSW Real Estate: Real Estate Video Prospecting

Best Microsite / Native Advertising 


National/Metropolitan Titles

New Zealand Herald: Spark Is your Business Running You?

Traveller: Along the Way –South Australian road trips

The Advertiser: Hitlist Microsite

Herald Sun: Tonia Duggan Energy Safe Victoria

Herald Sun: Discover the NEW spirit of Tasmania

The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail: Legacy ANZAC

New Zealand Herald: The Food Show Guide

The West Australian: Hawaiian Ride for Youth

Community Titles

Announced on the Night


Trade Campaign of the Year


Community Titles

Community Newspaper Group: LookLocal WA.com.au

The Courier, Narrabri: #Merrybri

NewsLocal: We Know Local Real Estate

Leader Community News; Leader’s NewsXtend Digital Masterclasses

Regional Titles

Winner announced on the night

National / Metropolitan Titles

APN Australian Regional Media: Service Central

Fairfax Media NZ: Automotive category

Fairfax Media: Fairfax Employment Network Campaign

Fairfax Media: Fairfax Mobile network: Beyond the Banner Campaign

Fairfax Media NZ: Real Estate Welcome Packs

The Advertiser and Sunday Mail: News Corp South Australia fights back

The Advertiser: Media Credentials Family of Websites

Consumer Campaign of the Year


Community Titles

NewsLocal: Start a Local Conversation

NewsLocal: I like it Local

Neighbourly.co.nz: Acquisition Campaign

NewsLocal: #SnapSydney2015

Quest Community News: Property Information Seminars

South Burnett Times: Two Better Than One

The Courier, Narrabri: Narrabri Now

Regional Titles

Geelong Advertiser: Subscription Acquisition Campaign Capitalising on Residential Growth in the Region

The Chronicle, Toowoomba: Town Proud

The Weekly Times: National Launch

APN ARM: Amazing Space

Cairns Post: Relaunch

National / Metropolitan Titles

Fairfax Media (SMH & The Age): Independent News for Independent Thinkers

The Australian: The Australian Plus

News Corp Australia: Raise a Reader

New Zealand Herald: Rugby Nothing Else Matters

News Corp Australia: Super Coach

The Australian: Broaden Yours Campaign

Best Cause-Related Campaign or Community Service


Community Titles

Leader Community News: Leader Local Grants

Leader Community News: Feed Melbourne

Fairfax Media NZ: Neighbourly.co.nz

The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph & NewsLocal: Go West 2016

Regional Titles

The Chronicle, Toowoomba: Garden Competition

Townsville Bulletin: Redefining Townsville

Wanganui Chronicle: The Flood

Illawarra Mercury: #Saveoursteelworks

National / Metropolitan Titles

The Sunday Telegraph: Can we Talk

The West Australian: Click4Fire Relief

Stuff.co.nz: #buythisbeachnz

The Australian: Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Sponsorship of the Year


Community Titles

Quest Community News: Redcliffe Festival Sponsorship

Leader Community News: Leader/AusSuper Money Talks Seminars

South Burnett Times: Relay for Life

Quest Community News: 4KQ Christmas Lights

National / Metropolitan Titles

NZME: ad:tech2015

Fairfax Media: Emergence Sponsorship

Best Young Reader Program (OPEN)


Gisborne Herald: I am Youth

The Newcastle Herald: School Newspaper Competition

News Corp Australia: Raise a Reader


Team Collaboration / Team Player of the Year

Winner announced on the night

Creative Services Team of the Year


News Corp Australia: Creative Team

NZME: Group Creative

Sydney Morning Herald: Studio Made

Sales Person of the Year


Samuel Pritchard: Australian Regional Media, APN

Shaana Boyes: Fairfax Media

Alana Baird: Fairfax Media

Tara Duncan: News Community Media

Michael Flanagan: The Daily Telegraph

Jessica Lamb: The Australian

Sales Team of the Year


Fairfax Media (all network) – Network Real Estate Team

Fairfax Media: Brand & Audiences, Prestige Group.

News Corp Australia Community Titles: Queensland Agency Team

The Examiner, Launceston: Sales Team

Fairfax Media: Direct Sales Team

The Daily & The Sunday Telegraph: NSW Metro Key Accounts TOTY

Individual Designer / Creative Services Professional of the Year


Sunshine Coast Daily: Peter Coram

Singapore Press Holding Ltd: Tommy Lim

NZME: Graham Stride

News Corp Australia: Isabel Barros

News Corp Australia: Alfredo Sacchetti

News Corp Australia: Ivy Irada

News Corp Australia: Jane Hamilton

Sales Manager of the Year


David Warren: The Daily & The Sunday Telegraph

Anna Hosking: Australian Regional Media, APN

Kylie Boyle: The Examiner, Launceston

Marketing Team of the Year


Fairfax Media: Customer Marketing

News Corp: National Retail Marketing

Fairfax Media: Trade Marketing

News Corp: Customer Relationship

Fairfax Media NZ: Marketing Team

Leader Community News: Marketing Team

Marketer of the Year


Katie Love: News Corp Australia

Grant Torrie: Fairfax Media NZ

Michael Laxton: Fairfax Media

View the 2016 Newspaper of the Year finalists here

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