MediaCom tops Media Week Awards nominations

MediaCom has topped the shortlist for the 2016 Media Week Awards with 19 nominations.

The7stars: last year's Media Week Awards agency of the year
The7stars: last year's Media Week Awards agency of the year

WPP stablemate MEC has done second best with 12 nominations and Omnicom’s OMD UK has 11 nominations for the most prestigious awards in UK commercial media.

Six media agencies are in the running for the agency of the year crown, with OMD and PHD representing Omnicom alongside WPP’s MEC and Dentsu Aegis Network’s Carat.

Last year’s agency of the year, the7stars, has once again been shortlisted for the top prize, with fellow independent Goodstuff Communications completing the shortlist.

Meanwhile, last year’s sales team of the year, Channel 4, has again been shortlisted for the award against five rivals: Exterion Media, Facebook, ITV, Trinity Mirror Solutions and Sky Media.

This year’s Media Week Awards are being co-chaired by Jenny Biggam, the co-founder of the the7stars, and Simon Daglish, the deputy managing director at ITV. The co-chairs did not have a vote during the shortlisting process.

Biggam and Daglish are overseeing a panel of more than 40 judges, with the final round of voting in the autumn. Jury members will visit shortlisted agencies and sales teams in person to decide the most prestigious awards.

The winners will be unveiled at the Media Week Awards dinner, attended by 1,400 guests from across the industry, on 20 October at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.

Gideon Spanier, head of media at Campaign, said: "We were delighted to receive so many outstanding entires after a strong year of growth for commercial media in the UK and internationally.

"The competition this year promises to be fiercer than ever during the final round of judging."

To see the full shortlist go to the Media Week Awards website.

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