Strategy’s Media Agency of the Year jury announced

Strategy magazine's second annual juried MAOY competition jury is made up of 12 marketers, media directors and media sellers from across the country who will select the winners, announced at strategy's Agency of the Year show on Oct. 29, in Toronto. 

Strategy magazine’s second annual juried MAOY competition has a jury of 12 marketers, media directors and media sellers from across the country. The shortlisted agencies submitted three media campaigns each to the jury, which will score them on strategic and creative merit to determine the winners.

The 2009 MAOY jury includes:
Andre Allard, VP sales and marketing, Astral Media Outdoor
John Bradley, principal, Yknot Strategic Solutions
Frank DeCesare, director, marketing & business development, Park n Fly
Nancy Evans, SVP, Environics Communications
Sabrina Geremia, head of agency relations, Google Canada
Carmen Hunt, media director, TBWAVancouver
Carol-Ann Kairns, associate general manager, BCP
Kim Mech, assistant VP, brand, marketing communications & CMB marketing, HSBC Canada
Jason Oke, former director of strategic planning, Juniper Park
Marilyn Orecchio, director of sales, Corus
Tatania Tucker, media director, Bensimon Byrne
Karrie Van Belle, principal, director of Canada marketing, Barclays

This time around, nominations for Media Director of the Year were opened up to the industry, and seven candidates will be presented to the MAOY jury to select the winner. The nominees for 2009 Media Director of the Year are:
Derek Bhopalsingh, vice president, Genesis Vizeum
Sunni Boot, president and CEO, ZenithOptimedia Canada
Hugh Dow, chair, Mediabrands
Fred Forster, president, PHD
Sara Hill, president, M2 Universal
Michele Pauchuk, EVP managing director, Initiative Canada
Lauren Richards, CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

The MAOY awards will be announced at strategy‘s Agency of the Year show on Oct. 29, in Toronto. 

The winners from the AOY shortlist of 12 agencies this year will be selected by the AOY panel of judges:
John Azevedo, senior manager, consumer marketing, Nintendo Canada
David Baldwin, lead guitar, Baldwin& and One Club chairman
Claude Bernier, VP marketing, RONA
Danielle Bibas, GM health and beauty care, P&G Canada
Mike Collinson, director, marketing & product strategy, Mazda Canada
Kevin Edwards, VP marketing, Grand & Toy
Robin Heisey, EVP creative director, DraftFCB
Brian Hickling, creative director, Colour and ICE Awards co-chair
Ian Mirlin, partner, Ignyte
Kristen Morrow, national marketing manager, Labatt Bud Light
Suzanne Sauvage, EVP/chief strategy officer, Nurun
Sonny Wong, president, Hamazaki Wong