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Australia/New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Agency Network Agency of the Year

14 Dec 2017, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore


-621 Days to Final Entry Deadline

Early Entry Deadline: 28 Sept 16
Final Entry Deadline: 5 Oct 16
Shortlist Released: 14 Nov 16


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Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Thursday, 14 Dec 2017
The Australia/New Zealand Agency of the Year judging panel will comprise a minimum of five client marketers and senior Campaign editors.
In the first round of judging, judges will review and score entries independently and the scores will be sent directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers to verify the shortlist.The jury will then meet to discuss shortlisted entries in both the people and agency categories.

The judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be made at the discretion of the judges based on a scoring system and no feedback or correspondence will be entered into about the results.

The results will be compiled by PwC.

  • Jane Hoban
    Global Marketing Director
    Name: Jane Hoban
    Job Title: Global Marketing Director
    Company: T2

    Currently Global Marketing Director at T2 Tea, a global luxury retailer offering the widest collection of innovative teas and teawares from around the world. I am responsible for harnessing and cultivating T2’s brand essence and turning it into an incredible end-to-end customer experience across all touch points. I spend my days unearthing new opportunities for T2 to share its unique brand experience with tea lovers around the globe. Before T2, I was Global Vice President of the Drug Channel at Unilever, a €3 billion business. As a senior international business leader with over 20 years’ experience, I have driven the marketing endeavors of some of the world’s biggest, most successful blue-chip companies including Unilever, the Coca-Cola Company and L’Oréal. Over the years, I have spent time immersed in roles spanning retail, sales and marketing with local, regional and global remits.

  • kylie Watson-Wheeler
    Senior Vice President & Managing Director
    The Walt Disney Company Australia & New Zealand
    Name: kylie Watson-Wheeler
    Job Title: Senior Vice President & Managing Director
    Company: The Walt Disney Company Australia & New Zealand

    Kylie Watson-Wheeler is Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand. Based in Melbourne, she is responsible for driving the company’s strategy; coordinating, leading and expanding all company business divisions; overseeing Disney global franchises and seeking out new business opportunities in the region. Kylie leads all of Disney’s activities in Australia and New Zealand, encompassing Film, TV, Digital, Consumer Products and Home Entertainment distribution and the management of the group's TV channels. She has broad-based expertise from multiple business areas including consumer products, marketing, sales and theatrical distribution.

  • Melissa Hopkins
    Director, Marketing & Communications
    Name: Melissa Hopkins
    Job Title: Director, Marketing & Communications
    Company: Optus

    Mel officially joined Optus on November 2016 and leads the team for all customer-facing communications and engagement. A self-confessed tech-freak, she is renowned for creating impact for brands with bold and ambitious campaigns in complex and challenging environments. Mel has extensive global experience working across a range of brands and sectors with executive roles both client and agency side. Most recently she spent 4 years as Global Head of Brand for Vodafone in London and has previously led brands such as Absolut Vodka, the British Army, Nestle and Fujitsu. Mel has lived and worked across Europe, Asia Pacific, the U.S and the Middle East. Mel has been a guest lecturer at London School of Economics; a contributor to Fast Company Magazine and a mentor to various U.S-based start-ups.

  • Michelle Hood
    Regional Marketing Manager, Nutella Australia & New Zealand at Ferrero
    Name: Michelle Hood
    Job Title: Regional Marketing Manager, Nutella Australia & New Zealand at Ferrero
    Company: Ferrero

    Michelle has twenty years of experience in research, strategy planning, marketing management and media that has spanned the social, government and FMCG food sectors. Her career began in research, working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics then heading up TNS’s social and government sector in Canberra. She moved into insight planning at Unilever spanning both consumer and then shopper insight roles, working across their portfolio of iconic brands. For the past ten years, Michelle has worked at Ferrero, evolving through three careers. She started as Insight Planner, focussed on localising the European brands for greater relevance including the repositioning of Nutella in Australia. This led her to becoming the Nutella Regional Marketing Manager where she drove four years of double digit growth, growing the brand into the socially active celebrity brand it is today. Recently, she has evolved again to take the role of ANZ Communications & Media Manager across the Ferrero portfolio.

  • Rahul Asthana
    ANZ BCC Sector, Digital & Ecommerce Leader, CMG - Australia/New Zealand
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Name: Rahul Asthana
    Job Title: ANZ BCC Sector, Digital & Ecommerce Leader, CMG - Australia/New Zealand
    Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Rahul Asthana joined the Kimberly Clark ANZ Executive Leadership Team in January 2017. He is the Sector leader for the Baby & Childcare business and also is responsible for the digital & ecommerce marketing, consumer insights and engagement teams. An experienced brand builder and business professional, Rahul has 16 years marketing and sales experience working on the largest brands with the largest FMCG companies in the world. Rahul began his career with Kimberly-Clark in March 2013 as the Sector Leader for Baby & Child Care for ASEAN before expanding his scope as Regional Marketing Director and Sector Leader for Baby & Child Care and Director for eCommerce and Digital, Asia Pacific. Since January 2014, Rahul has been a key member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team of Kimberly-Clark’s consumer business as regional sector leader.



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NOTE: In categories with three or fewer entries, the judges’ scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. This may result in no trophies being awarded in a category.


Creative Network of the Year
Company Award Type
Soames Hines, Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific


Creative Network of the Year
Name Award Type
Soames Hines, Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific