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Mumbrella Awards APAC shortlist revealed

Mumbrella Awards logo 2013A shortlist has been drawn up for the Asia-Pacific categories for this year’s Mumbrella Awards – for Creative Network of the Year and Media Network of the Year.

Making the shortlist for APAC Creative Network of the Year are Omnicom’s DDB, Publicis Groupe agency Saatchi & Saatchi and Y&R of WPP.

Omnicom has secured two brands on the APAC Media Network of the Year shortlist – with OMD and PHD both making the grade. Aegis Media’s Carat is also in contention for the award.

This is the first time the Mumbrella Awards have been opened up to regional entries – and believed to be the first time an APAC awards show has been hosted in Australia.

The winners are to be revealed on the evening of Thursday 6 June at The Star casino in Sydney after the Mumbrella 360 conference.

The APAC jury will be captained by Darren Woolley, founder of pitch consultancy TrinityP3 which has bases in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

He will be joined on a judging panel that includes:

  • Grant Watts, head of global advertising at SingTel Group Digital L!fe
  • James Sykes, marketing director, Asia Pacific, Beam Global
  • Matthew Groskorth, global innovation director, Asia Pacific, Ansell
  • Peta Alexander, executive marketing director, Walt Disney Motion Pictures
  • Michael Edmonds, general manager global marketing Meat & Livestock Australia

The Mumbrella Awards are being hosted for the second year running by Charlie Pickering, a presenter for Australian television station Ten.

The awards will be followed by an after party at The Star’s Cherry cocktail lounge sponsored by REA Media.

Tickets to the conference and Mumbrella Awards presentation on June 6 in Sydney can be purchased here.

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