The Beacons finalists have been announced and this year it's FCB Media and PHD leading the finalists with 24 and 20 mentions on the list respectively.
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FCB Media successfully defended its title as it was again declared Media Agency of the Year. Here's a rundown of how the evening went.
The finalists for the 2017 CAANZ Beacon Awards have been announced and with 18 nominations each, it looks like it’ll be FCB Media and MediaCom battling it out on the night.
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After a relatively quiet patch on the pitching front, things are heating up with BMW and Westpac both reviewing parts of their business.
Last night at the Beacon Awards, FCB Media walked away with a total of nine golds and 11 silvers over the course of the night—a tally so big that host Mel Homer joked the agency could play dominoes across the stage with all its trophies. Here's a rundown of the event.
At the first two first editions of the revamped Beacon Awards, there wasn’t much open space available on the FCB Media table on account of the sheer number of gongs the agency had collected over the course of the respective nights. At this year’s edition of the flashy awards evening that again seemed more akin to boxing event, the agency picked up a total of 13 awards, which is believed to be the highest number in the history of the event. Coinciding with this strong run of form is the tenure of FCB Media’s head of strategy Rufus Chuter, who joined FCB from London’s MEC in May 2012. And StopPress recently chatted to him about industry.
Over 900 ridiculously well-dressed media types took their seats at the Viaduct Events Centre last night for the 2015 edition of the Beacon Awards. Throughout the evening, each of the company tables gave partisan cheers when their co-workers stepped onto the stage to collect awards, serving as a reminder of the competitive banter that typifies the industry on a daily basis. And although most winners will no doubt feel a sense of pride—and the mild throb of a hangover—today, the most successful agencies on the night were MBM, FCB Media and Spark PHD.
After eight-and-a-half years at FCB Media—and "too long to remember working in media agencies"—managing director Derek Lindsay has decided he's achieved all he can with the agency and is off to seek out new challenges.
After losing the BMW account earlier this year, FCB Media has successfully orchestrated a switcheroo and landed itself behind the driver's seat of not one but four automotive brands by winning the European Motor Distributors (EMD) media account after a pitching process, which involved two separate media briefs.
FCB has been running like a dream in recent years, and so has its media arm FCB Media, with four best in shows in the past five years at the Media Awards/The Beacons, a few big clients added to its roster and its integrated offering proving to be a major point of difference. But the world has changed and FCB Media has recently changed its structure to better suit it, with the skills of the digital department now being distributed more broadly across the agency. Managing director Derek Lindsay talks about its philosophy, adding value to clients' businesses and addressing some of the perception problems media agencies currently face.
FCB Media, OMD, SparkPHD and Mediacom have taken a large number of finalist placings in the CAANZ Beacon awards, for which winners will be awarded on 1 May. Mediaworks, TVNZ and iSite Media are in the running for the Media Brand of the Year.