Finalists Announced

NZ Effie Awards 2015 in association with TVNZ - Finalists Announced!

Posted 17 September 2015.

​Finalists announced for the 2015 Effie Awards

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​CAANZ today reveals the 99 successful entries that make the finalist list for the 2015 New Zealand Effie Awards in association with TVNZ.

Entries have been judged by over 200 preliminary judges and 70 category judges and the front-runners for New Zealand’s most anticipated communications industry event can now be revealed.

This year’s Executive judges who will determine the metal are Aisha Daji Punga (Frucor Beverages Ltd), Oliver Lynch (Westpac), Kate Smith (Independent), Jenny Stiles (Nielsen), Kellie Nathan (Independent Marketing), Jodie Burnard (Flight Centre) and Ben Rose (Sovereign). They will be joined by our UK guest judge Ali Bucknall. The Executive judging panel also determine the Hardest Challenge award and the coveted Grand Effie Award. With such a high calibre of skills and experience amongst the Executive judging panel and with our international judge, who herself has written many successful international Effie papers, this year’s Effie Awards are placed in the most capable of hands.

CAANZ is pleased to bring Ali Bucknall to our shores. Ali has extensive advertising and communications experience in agencies such as CDP, WCRS, D’Arcy, Leo Burnett and Elvis – the latter two as Executive Planning Director. She’s worked across most business sectors and some of the world’s most famous brands, including P&G (global responsibility for Always), Orange (development and launch of the brand), McDonald’s, Fiat and the British Government (NHS and Police, Crime and Benefit fraud prevention) to name but a few.

Ali(son) will be headlining the Effectiveness Function, in association with TVNZ, to be held on Monday 5th October at AUT. Tickets on sale this week.

Finalists will learn their fate at the gala dinner to be held at The Langham on Thursday 8th October. No doubt everyone hoping they can add one of the world’s most coveted advertising awards to their trophy cabinet.

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