Media young guns recognised in Sydney

The media industry’s youngest high achievers packed the Art Gallery of NSW last night for the presentation of B&T magazine’s 30 Under 30 awards.

Almost 400 young media workers turned up to see the winners announced.

This year was the first time the Grand Prix prize for Most Influential was awarded, going to Kate Gamble, from Resolution Media.

Tanya Moore, from Conn3cted, took out the People’s Choice award, which saw more than 1700 votes cast.

The 30 Under 30 was sponsored this year by The Newspaper Works. The organisation’s chairman Michael Miller gave the opening address.

He argued that being an ‘influencer’ was not about popularity or personal gain.

“Influence is about providing engagement with an audience, influence is about detail and comprehension, influence is about connecting emotionally and rationally with people, and influence is about retaining the meaning of a message,” Mr Miller said.

“Events like the 30 Under 30 are important in identifying, developing and inspiring Australia’s future media, marketing and communications influencers … an investment in these awards is an investment in the future of our industry,” he said.

There were 30 winners in six categories, not including the Grand Prix and People’s Choice winners. See the list below, and a full gallery of B&T’s photographs here.


Kate Gamble – Resolution Media


Emily Field BMF
Simon Fowler BMF
Nicole Hetherington BMF
Ed Howley By All Means
Iain Nealie Google


Hayley Rose Isobar
Ryan Beck Upside.Digital
Cyrus Rafizadeh Elite Marketing
Kate Gamble Resolution Media
Scott Nolan Drifter


Lewis Shields N2N and Fuel Communications
Heather Marano Heather Marano Freelance Consulting
Rebecca Gibbs Merivale
Vuki Vujasinovic Sling & Stone
Melody Hyndman Movember Foundation


Liz Anderson Facebook
Heather Young Vice
Zoe Lassig News Corp
Kate McMahon Nine
Jessica Hunter Daily Mail Australia


Benjamin McInerney MediaCom
Claire Fenner Atomic212
Lachlan Sweet Maxus
Allister Hercus MEC
Nick Thomas MediaCom


George Photios G Squared Digital Marketing
George Pappas G Squared Digital Marketing
Phillip Ohren Mindshare
Gina Lednyak L&A Social Media
Simon Williams Dentsu Aegis


Tanya Moore – Conn3cted

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