Year in Review: Paul Hancox, MediaWorks

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  • January 1, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Year in Review: Paul Hancox, MediaWorks

In keeping with an ongoing tradition, a few industry players gave us their take on the year for our annual opinion harvest. Here's what Paul Hancox, commercial director at MediaWorks, thought about 2014.

1. Favourite local campaign that isn't yours

Spark's The Boroughs. Ground breaking. I love it.

2. Favourite campaign that is yours

For me it’s 3. It has the human touch and insights into what Mike McRoberts and co are really like.

3. Favourite international campaign

The Jaguar #GoodToBeBad campaign starring various British villains.

4. Least favourite campaign

I’m sure there is a brand whose campaigns are usually amazing, but who were a bit off form in a campaign last year….but everyone tries hard.

5. Your own biggest success

The Edge TV. #1 music television channel, and commercially very successful. 

6. Favourite magazine/website/TV show/radio show/podcast/news service/app/song/other 

App - Spotify 

TV show - Ray Donovan

Website –

Radio - Jono & Ben on The Rock 

Song - anything by Duran Duran

7. Most ridiculous buzzword


8. Best innovation

Uber cabs – amazing.

9. Most over-hyped ‘innovation’


10. Best brands

Paul Henry.

11. Best stoush

Nothing to see here.

12. Heroes

Wendy Palmer. 

13. Villains

Mr Packson. 

14. Predictions for 2015

MediaWorks launches another outstanding radio brand and owns 7.30pm on television. And, of course, bigger budgets!

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