Judging

Each year a selection of elite CEOs and senior marketers are secured to decide who will walk home recipients of a coveted YouTube NZ Marketing Award.

The judging panel looks for brand and marketing initiatives and projects that are clear examples of marketing leadership, innovation and excellence.

Judging for all the Marketing Excellence Awards, Marketing Campaign Awards and the Individual Awards will take place over two rounds.

Convenor of Judges

Michael FriedbergCEOSwayTech

International Judge for the Brand of the Year Award

Marketing Professor Mark Ritson

Round One Judges

Aaron GoldringCreative & Experience Design DirectorStanley St 
Adnan KhanCo-FounderStitch Predict
Alex LeeceHead of Account StrategyengageIQ
Alison Wheatley-MahonHead of Fundraising & MarketingHeart Foundation
Ally YoungBrand LeadSpark New Zealand
Andie SmithHead of Market Development Loyalty & CargoAir NZ
Andrew HughesDigital Media LeadXero
Andrew KayDirectorSkinny Marketing
Andrey ArestovCRM NZ Campaign LeadBP
Barnaby LuffHead of MarketingViatris
Ben PaulDirector/FounderThe BD Ladder
Bhavna PrenticeGlobal Marketing ManagerFisher & Paykel Healthcare
Bonnie BradleyChapter Area Lead – Digital & eCommerceThe Warehouse Group
Brad GuthrieGeneral ManagerSearch Republic
Briana MillarClient Experience and Marketing Discipline ManagerTonkin + Taylor
Charlotte ReadGeneral Manager MarketingNZ Winegrowers Inc
Charlotte SangsterBrand LeadWestpac New Zealand
Courtney AllenHead of MarketingFUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand
Dallas RabotDirectorMartian Bunker
Daniel HopkirkManaging Director / PartnerCrave Global
Danielle DysonHead of Marketing & Category – Dairy PortfolioGoodman Fielder
Darron JermyFounderDataIQ
David NormanSenior Manager (Head of) Insights & InnovationDB Breweries
Diane ClarkHead of Marketing & CX – Four SquareFoodstuffs New Zealand
Diane GambleChief ExecutiveVita Brevis Professional Services
Drew FranklinAssociate Dean External EngagementUniversity of Auckland – Business School
Evaan MiocevichHead of Account ServiceDentsu Creative
Fee CortisHead of MarketingBLUNT Umbrellas
Fern CastellanosMarketing DirectorNestlé
Fiona WoolleyHead of Marketing & CommunicationsKPMG
Gabrielle PritchardMarketing StrategistGoodSense
Georgina FrancesDigital Marketing DirectorRestaurant Brands
Graham GilbertHead of Paid SearchPure SEO
Hamish GrieveHead of CreativePlato
Hannah CookeHead of Marketing and DesignTRA
Hazel RiglerChief Executive OffiverVillage Accommodation Group
Jane SmallfieldFounder/DirectorProxi Management
Jarad O’HaraChief Business PartnerInsiders Agency
Jason AndersonGeneral ManagerBrave Digital
Jen MacindoeHead of BrandAir NZ
Jenni RyanChief Marketing OfficerAA New Zealand
Jo TaylorManaging PartnerColenso BBDO
Joanna O’ConnorMarketing DirectorAuckland Theatre Company
Joanne NevillePrincipal Advisor – Customer EngagementACC
Joanne RickmanMarketing ManagerRabobank New Zealand
Jon EdmondsGeneral Manager – DigitalTouchpoint
Juliana FosterGlobal PR ManagerNew Zealand Wine
Justine MartinsGo To Market LeadFortinet
Kamran KazalbashBrand LeadOne NZ
Katherine JensenConsultant, Freelance
Kerry WhitehouseManaging DirectorBrandSpec Group
Kylie GibsonGeneral Manager – Brand and MarketingArvida
Laura CibilickFounderRUN Aotearoa
Leanne TooMarketing DirectorRestaurant Brands NZ
Leigh BenvieHead of Brand & MediaMcDonald’s
Lew BentleyOwnerHeadlight
Liam TaylorExecutive Creative Director & FounderDARKHORSE
Lisa DeanHead of MarketingEMA
Lisa HarrisonCo-FounderBadass Beverages
Lucy BaileyGroup Marketing ManagerFonterra Brands NZ
Luke FarmerGeneral Manager – Client SolutionsMediaWorks NZ
Mandy OosterbroekBrand LeadSBS Bank
Maria TyrrellDirectorMarble Consulting
Matt TohillGeneral Manager Customer EngagementEuropean Motors Distributors
Michelle BurnsMarketing ManagerCMT Group NZ
Michelle HaynesVP, Head of Marketing & CommunicationsTOMRA Food
Mike KeechChief Executive OfficerImpact Sponsorship 
Mike KotlyarDirector@consult
Monique MatthewsNational Marketing Operations ManagerColliers International
Nathalie MoolenschotGeneral Manager MarketingAnimates
Nick BoulstridgeChief Digital & Technology OfficerCALIBRE + CANDOR
Nicola YatesSenior Marketing Manager: Media & Planning (Chapter Lead)Woolworths Supermarkets
Nikki McKelvieManaging DirectorDDB Group Aotearoa NZ
Oliver AllenGeneral ManagerPerceptive
Peter ManginChief Product + AI OfficerPure SEO
Pooja GuptaDigital Marketing ManagerEbbett
Quentin WeberFounder & CEOUnbound
Rachel O’CrokettClient Solutions ManagerTikTok
Rachel O’ConnorHead of Communications and ImpactSport Manawatū
Rebecca FlavellHead of MarketingFullers360
Rhona ClarkMarketing Consultant & Freelancer
Robert LimbCEO of TRACK AUS & NZTRACK
Roberto CamposCreative Lead for Asia/PacificIngram Micro
Rosina WebbFounder and DirectorEnergise
Rowan WornerMarketing ManagerNew Zealand Red Cross
Russell LongSenior Brand ManagerGenesis
Sally KnoxHead of MarketingYellow New Zealand
Sam ExcellPartner and AlliancesHewlett Packard Enterprise
Sam StutchburyExecutive Creative Director & FounderMotion Sickness
Sarah MelroseCreative DirectorMilk
Sarah RoganHead of Sponsorship ANZ
Sharn PhillipsHead of MarketingPopeyes
Sharon LyndonGM MarketingPlaceMakers
Simon LairdHead of Sales and PartnershipsGoogle New Zealand
Simon WeddeCo-FounderStitch
Sobia MughalGlobal Product Marketing ManagerSerko 
Solange Francois BasonMarketing ManagerAshcroft Homes 
Sonya MacmillanSenior Campaign ExecutiveMetlifecare
Sorrel DaviewsHead of Digital MarketingLotto New Zealand
Steve BallantyneManaging DirectorBrand IQ
Steve Sutherland5th Qtr & B2B Customer Marketing Manager Silver Fern Farms
Sue KiplingExecutive Strategy DirectorYoungShand
Tim RosenbrookDirectorGecko Marketing
Tom SykesStrategy DirectorPrincipals
Tracey McKayMarketing ManagerCoca-Cola Europacific Partners NZ
Vanessa WilliamsGeneral ManagerHamilton Central Business Association
Vanessa WilliamsGM ‑ Marketing & Mediarealestate.co.nz
Vesna NixonHead of MarketingKiwibank
Virginia BashfordStrategic Communications and Engagement AdvisorTauranga City Council
Zania GuyExpert Digital Marketing + Social Media ConsultantZaniaGuy.com

Round Two Judges

Aaron GoldringCreative & Experience Design DirectorStanley St 
Adnan KhanCo-FounderStitch Predict
Alan HardCEOMarketing Impact
Alison Wheatley-MahonHead of Fundraising & MarketingHeart Foundation
Amy DuffyHead of Marketing & Publicity Auckland Council
Amy KnightleyDirector of Marketing & CommunicationsNew Zealand Story
Andrew KayDirectorSkinny Marketing
Anna LawrenceGM Brand, Customer Engagement & Sustainable Transport EducationAuckland Transport
Annalese BookerMarketing ManagerMeridian Energy
Annemarie BrowneMarketing DirectorLion NZ
Barnaby LuffHead of MarketingViatris  
Ben CochraneMarketing DirectorThe Business Marketing Group
Bonnie BradleyChapter Area Lead – Digital & eCommerceThe Warehouse
Caroline Ah Chong-DouglasGeneral Manager, Sales & MarketingSkyCity Entertainment Group
Carolyn SchofieldBrand and Marketing Strategy ConsultantBrandScience NZ
Catherine HarrisCEOTBWA\New Zealand
Chelsea KnowlesStrategistMotion Sickness
Damon StapeltonCo-Founder and Chief Creative OfficerThe Monkeys Aotearoa
David ThomasonBrand Planner and Advertising Strategist
Diane GambleChief ExecutiveVita Brevis Professional Services
Dominic QuinGGM – Marketing & MediaFoodstuffs NZ
Dominique TouchaudDirector of Marketing and Business DevelopmentShokunin Marketing
Fee CortisHead of MarketingBLUNT Umbrellas
Fern CastellanosMarketing DirectorNestlé
Fiona CresswellGeneral Manager – Marketing OperationsFisher & Paykel Healthcare
Giselle BleakleyHead of Marketing and CX- New WorldFoodstuffs North Island 
Graeme MeyerStrategic Marketing & Project Management Consultant 
Grant TorrieNational Director – Marketing & CommunicationsColliers New Zealand
Hamish GrieveHead of CreativePlato
Hamish MitchellDirectorMitchell Consulting
Helen BosleyHead of MarketingFletcher Living
Henry PopplewellMarketing Chapter LeadGenesis
Jacqui HurdleyHead of Brand, Insight & Marketing CommunicationNZ Post
James KydEGM MarketingXero
Jen RolfeManaging PartnerRainger & Rolfe
Jenni RyanChief Marketing OfficerAA New Zealand
Jo Boerema-BarrDirector / Consultant
Jo MitchellMarketing Strategy & Media LeadThe Warehouse Group
Jon EdmondsGeneral Manager –  DigitalTouchpoint
Jonathan WaeckerChief Customer and Sales OfficerThe Warehouse Group
Julia JackChief Purpose and Brand OfficerKiwibank
Justin MowdayCountry Managing DirectorAccenture Aotearoa
Kate DruryHead of MarketingMetlifecare
Katherine JensenConsultant, Freelance
Lead NeilsonBrand MarketingLotto New Zealand 
Lew BentleyOwnerHeadlight
Lisa DeanHead of MarketingEMA
Lucy BaileyGroup Marketing ManagerFonterra Brands NZ
Luke RiveDirector of MarketingMcDonald’s NZ
Lynne JacobsDirectorJust Life Group
Mark VaughnCustomer Insights & Experience ManagerMitre 10 (New Zealand) 
Meagan TuckermanChief Marketing OfficerMomentum Life
Melissa SoichGroup Marketing ManagerFAB Group
Michael McGlynnPrincipal Digital ConsultantTonkin + Taylor
Michal PetrusNational Clients & Marketing ManagerBDO New Zealand
Mike HarrisonGeneral ManagerOMD New Zealand
Mike KeechChief Executive OfficerImpact Sponsorship 
Monique MattewsNational Marketing Operations ManagerColliers International
Nicki ShirleyHead of MarketingCCL
Nicola DennisonHead of Customer EngagementGoSee Travel
Nigel DouglasCEOOMD New Zealand
Nikki GraftonGroup CEOPHD
Nikki McKelvieManaging DirectorDDB Group Aotearoa NZ
Nileema AllerstonSenior Manager Brand and Communications VodafoneWestpac
Paul ScoringeBusiness DirectorScoringe Marketing 
Renee Milkop-KerrMarketing and Innovation Director OceaniaFonterra
Reuben HalperHead of YouTubeGoogle New Zealand
Richard StevensManaging DirectorABD Business Sales
Rob HarveyChief Executive Officerdentsu
Rufus ChuterManaging PartnerTogether
Sam RamluManaging Director/Co-founderMethod (NZ)
Sandra GeangeChairPGF Group (Problem Gambling Foundation)
Sarah FenwickSenior Brand Manager – ConfectioneryNestlé
Sarah MelroseCreative DirectorMilk
Sarah SandovalGM ConsumerNZ Post
Sarah SteeleDirector/FounderMount Marketing NZ
Saron MoffattSenior Transformation Manager SBS Bank
Shaun FitzgibbonManaging PartnerTRA New Zealand
Shaun JonesHead of External EngagementACC New Zealand
Simon LairdHead of Sales and PartnershipsGoogle New Zealand
Sonja WebbHead of MarketingOfficeMax New Zealand
Steve BallantyneManaging DirectorBrand IQ
Steve ImmGM Brand & MarketingGenesis
Steve MainDirectorAUT
Stuart OgdenChief Marketing OfficerFullers360
Sue KiplingExecutive Strategy DirectorYoungShand
Tim CullinaneHead of StrategySaatchi & Saatchi
Tom SykesStrategy DirectorPrincipals
Travena AddenbrookeAI Marketing LeadSpark New Zealand
Vanessa WilliamsGM ‑ Marketing & Mediarealestate.co.nz
Vivian BryantDirectorBRAND Spanking
Wayne PickCreative Partner& PICK