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Judging


Each year a selection of elite CEOs and senior marketers are secured to decide who will walk home victorious with a TVNZ-NZ Marketing Award.

This year’s judging panel will be looking for brand and marketing initiatives and projects that are clear examples of marketing leadership and success.

Judging for all 15 Sector Awards, 13 Excellence Awards and the 3 Individual Awards will take place over two rounds.

2021 Judges

Convenor of Judges

Michael Friedberg, Director/vCMO at MJF Consulting

Round 1 Judges

Alison Wheatley-Mahon, Head of Fundraising & Marketing at Heart Foundation
Allison Yorston, Brand Director – Nutrition/Fun & Enjoyment Portfolio at Frucor Suntory
Andrew Cooper, CMO at Electric Kiwi
Annabel Lush, Business Manager at Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand
Anne Casey, Marketing Consultant at Marketing Minds
Annemarie Browne, CMO at New Zealand Lotteries Commission
Annie Dow, Managing Director at Dow Goodfolk
Bianca Osborne, Brand Manager at ASB Bank
Briana Miller, Client Experience Manager at Beca
Carolyn Schofield, Head of Brand at Trustpower
Cassandra Powell, GM Marketing at Assurity Consulting
Chris Chen, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, College of Business and Law at University of Canterbury
Emma Barker, Marketing Manager – Cards & Consumer Lending at ASB Bank
Frith Morrissey, Chapter Lead – Brand & Mass Marketing at Westpac
Gabrielle Pritchard, Head of Marketing at Figured New Zealand
Hamish Mitchell, Managing Partner at Jumping Fox Interactive
Hazel Rigler, Chief Commercial Director at Motive Group
Helen Flannery, Marketing Campaign Manager at New Zealand Police
Jarad O’Hara, INSIDERS Chief Business Partner at Pitchco
Jason Anderson, General Manager at Brave Media
Jen Martin, Digital Marketing Consultant at Honey Digital
Jon Edmonds, General Manager –  Digital  at Touchpoint Group
Kamran Kazalbash, Managing Director – Farrimond at Attivo
Kathryn Mitchell, General Manager – Trade Marketing at TVNZ
Kerry Whitehouse, Director at BrandSpec Group
Laura Knight, Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand
Lew Bentley, Head of Strategy and Owner at Energi
Linda McConnell, Strategic Marketing Lead at Intergen
Lisa Harrison, Freelance Marketing Manager
Lucinda Sherborne, Head of Planning at DDB New Zealand
Lynne Le Gros, Chapter Lead Product Marketing at Spark New Zealand
Margie Sorensen                    
Maria Tyrrell, Managing Director at NeedScope International
Melanie Spencer, Co-CEO at Socialites
Melissa Semmens, Marketing Manager at Energise
Michael Durie, Director at Durie Hill & Associates
Michael McGlynn, Head of Marketing and Communications at Tonkin & Taylor
Michelle Cavander, Senior Marketing Manager at IAG New Zealand
Michelle Haynes, General Manager Global Marketing at Framecad Solutions
Nadia Phillips, Partner Marketing & Sales Manager at Umbrellar
Nicki Shirley, Head of Marketing at Qrious
Nigel Douglas, CEO at OMD New Zealand
Oliver Hill, Digital Experience and Marketing Manager at WSP Opus
Olwin Kleve, National Marketing Director at Buddle Findlay
Paul Scoringe             
Phill Sherring, Principal Adviser Marketing & Communications at Ministry for Primary Industries
Rebecca Farlow, Principal Advisor Brand & Design at Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Richard Conway, Managing Director at Pure SEO
Robin McDonnell, Managing Partner at Phantom Billstickers
Sam Irvine, Managing Director at Badger Communications
Sandra Geange, Chief Executive Officer at Middlemore Foundation
Sonia McConnachie, Director at Commando
Sonya MacMillan, Marketing Executive at Ingham Motor Group
Tania Rowland, Founder & ReInvention Strategist at Divergent Consulting
Tim Rosenbrook, Director at Gecko Marketing
Wendy Rayner, GM Strategy & Brand at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand
Wendy Thompson, Co-CEO at Socialites

Individual Awards Judges

Angela Broad, Head of Marketing & Design NZ at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand
Dominic Quin, Group General Manager of Marketing and Customer Experience at Foodstuffs New Zealand
Edwina Neilson, Senior Marketing Manager at NZ Automobile Association
Johanna Boerema-Barr                      
Justin Flitter, Chief Marketing Officer at PlayBooks.live
Rosina Webb, Managing Director at Energise
Todd McLeay Co-Founder at Human Centred Business Institute

Round 2 Judges

Andrew Lewis, Managing Director at TRA
Angela Broad, Head of Marketing & Design NZ at Coca-Cola Amatil NZ
Ben Cochrane, Managing Director at The Business Marketing Group
Blair Glubb, CEO at Uno Loco
Carolyn Schofield, Head of Brand at Trustpower
David McCallen, Chief Strategy Officer at OMD New Zealand
David Thomason, Brand Planner and Advertising Strategist
Desiree Keown, Group Marketing Manager at NZ Panels Group
Edwina Neilson, Senior Marketing Manager at NZ Automobile Association
Hamish Mitchell, Managing Partner at Jumping Fox Interactive
James Kyd, EGM Brand and Strategy at Xero
Johanna Boerema-Barr                      
Jodi O’Donnell, Commercial Director at TVNZ
Justin Flitter, Chief Marketing Officer at PlayBooks.live
Lynne Le Gros, Customer Marketing Chapter Lead at Spark New Zealand
Maria Tyrrell, Managing Director at NeedScope International
Mark Jenner, Managing Director at Jenner and Co
Matthew Pickering, General Manager Marketing at ANZ
Michael McGlynn, Head of Marketing and Communications at Tonkin & Taylor
Michal Petrus, National Clients & Marketing Manager at BDO in New Zealand
Michelle Cavander, Senior Marketing Manager at IAG New Zealand
Mike Cunnington, Deputy Commissioner, Information, Intelligence and Communications at Inland Revenue
Nicki Shirley, Head of Marketing at Qrious
Nigel Douglas, CEO at OMD New Zealand
Renee Milkop-Kerr, General Manager – Customer and Marketing at IAG New Zealand
Robin McDonnell, Managing Partner at Phantom Billstickers
Rochelle Walsh, Head of Business Marketing at IAG New Zealand
Sandra Geange, Chief Executive Officer at Middlemore Foundation
Sharon Moffatt, Marketing Services lead at ASB Bank
Sonia McConnachie, Director at Commando
Steve Main, Director at Principals Branding
Suraiya Phillimore-Smith, Chapter Area Lead Marketing at Westpac
Vivian Bryant, Director at BRAND Spanking

Supreme Awards Judges

Edwina Neilson, Senior Marketing Manager at NZ Automobile Association
James Kyd, EGM Brand and Strategy at Xero
Mark Jenner, Managing Director at Jenner and Co
Michal Petrus, National Clients & Marketing Manager at BDO in New Zealand
Sonia McConnachie, Director at Commando
Steve Main, Director at Principals Branding
Vivian Bryant Director at BRAND Spanking


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