Mumbrella Awards 2009 – success!


Well this week was cool. On Thursday, me and Maxus CEO Dave Gaines headed to the Mumbrella Awards at about 11am and 90 mins later we walked out with an award.

Unfortunately Maxus hadn’t won Media Agency of the Year (that went to OMD, Congrats OMDians!) but I had snared the Industry Blog of the Year award.

The win was a good feeling. I’ve spent a fair bit of time on Talking Digital over the past 12 months and it’s good to see that some people enjoy it. Big thanks go to Liam Walsh who really got this blog going and contributed for the first 3 months of it’s life.

At the presentation Tim asked me what my plans for the blog were and I stumbled my words around not really answering the question. With the benefit of hindsight and a little time to think the main aim would be to maintain the level of discussion and grow readers. Another key thing is to stay focused on covering media issues.

In addition, there’s a whole lot of incredibly smart people who read the blog I’d love to get the occasional contribution from. People like John Grono, Neil Ackland, Tony Faure, Wendy Hogan, Joe Pollard, Nick Spooner, Chris Walton, David Gaines, Liam Walsh, Nicholas Gray … so guys, look out I’ll be on your case.

The remainder of the year will be reasonably quiet. There’s a column due to go on Business Spectator December 17 and here there will be a small series around 2010 predictions/trends from the likes of Randall Rothenberg, Nicholas Gray, Julian Cole, Neil Ackland and others who share their thoughts on the next 12 months.

Thanks to everyone who voted and thanks to Tim Burrowes for organising it all.

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6 responses to “Mumbrella Awards 2009 – success!

  1. Russell Easther

    Congrats Ben! Glad to see the hard IP work has paid off! 🙂

  2. Congratulations mate

  3. Nice work Ben. Good to see the media loony view is striking a chord. Keep it coming.

  4. Congrats Ben – well deserved, and keep asking the big questions…

  5. Nice work Shep..

  6. All the best for 2010 Ben!

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