Media Agency of the Year shortlist announced
Here are the finalists for strategy's MAOY award, and the jury that picked them.
Pictured: Alain Desormiers, CEO and founder of Touche! at strategy’s Agency of the Year event in 2015.
The scores are in.
Agencies laboured over their entries for weeks. Judges spent precious summer days poring over the top campaigns. And now, with the shortlists, we’ve entered the home stretch leading up to strategy’s Agency of the Year awards show on Nov. 8 in Toronto.
Beginning with Media Agency of the Year today, we’ll be announcing the shortlists for our four AOY award categories throughout the week. Those awards (which also include PR Agency of the Year, Digital Agency of the Year and, of course, Agency of the Year) will be handed out at our gala, along with the first-ever Strategy Awards.
Below is our shortlist of the top media agencies, chosen by a panel of distinguished marketers and media experts (also listed below).
Media Agency of the Year shortlist:
Starcom Mediavest Group
2016 MAOY jury:
Judy Davey, VP of media policy and marketing capabilities, Association of Canadian Advertisers
Dave Gourde, partner and VP, BleuBlancRouge
Robin Hassan, country lead, digital engagement and media at Unilever
Kevin Johnson, CEO, Mediacom
Jonathan Levitt, CMO, Reitmans
Kristine Lyrette, president, ZenithOptimedia
Natasha Millar, senior marketing director, Kellogg
Susan O’Brien, VP of marketing, Canadian Tire
Steve Rhind, director of marketing, Nissan Canada
Angela Scardillo, VP marketing and communications, Best Buy
Jed Schneiderman, president and co-founder, Tapped Mobile
Penny Stevens, president, Media Experts
Ryan Van Dongen, director of global media strategy and planning, Scotiabank