FINALISTS |  Beacon Awards 2021 in association with oOh! Media

Posted 24 March 2021.

​​We look forward to you joining us at the 2021 Beacon Awards in association with oOh!Media!

Download the Finalist List here.

We’re proud to announce the finalists for Beacon Awards 2021.

Read the accompanying list to see who is in the running this year.

A panel of 120 judged the preliminary round online. They assessed entries and selected just over 129 entries from across the 23 Beacons categories to go through to the next round. The category judging discussions to determine the Silver and Gold Beacon winners, took place on 13 April at Eden Park attended by 74 senior-level industry leaders, lead by our seven Executive Judges. Samantha Osborne, General Manager at Cartology; Rachel Anderson-Cormack, Chief Commercial Officer at Dentsu; Annemarie Browne, Chief marketing Officer at Lotto; Jonathan Symons, Marketing Director at TVNZ; Tammy Buhagiar, Chapter Area lead at Spark; Nick Vile, General Manager at oOh!media; Penelope Brown, General Manager at MBM, and Zac Stephenson, Managing Director at MediaCom.

Simon Lendrum, Convenor of Judges for Beacons 2021 said that “the Beacons in 2021 are proving to be a celebration of resilience, clever thinking and effectiveness. The majority of our eligibility period was, of course, dominated by Covid. Marketing teams and agencies were suddenly confronted with completely new issues, with no playbooks to refer to. I imagine countless hours were dedicated simply to changing schedules, cancelling campaigns, and being reactive. But the entries this year show that what was also keeping those teams busy was the pursuit of new and clever ways to engage audiences, smart thinking that delivered great results, and a determination to be proactive, to get brands, products and not-for-profit initiatives out in New Zealand, in front of the right audiences at the right time in all the right places. The calibre of entries, across the board, suggests all of the efforts to overcome the challenges 2020 presented were not in vain.

So, without further ado, a round of applause please, to congratulate our finalists for Beacon Awards 2021!

We look forward to finding out who got noticed at the Gala Dinner next month on May 13th at Shed 10.


For more information please contact:

Natasha Galloway, Director of Marketing, Commercial Communications Council

P: 09 303 0435

M: 021 890 147

James Wotton, Events & Sponsorship Manager, Commercial Communications Council

P: 09 303 0435

M: 027 42 6330