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The Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards: Congratulations finalists!

In honour of the powerful partners who help make Microsoft Advertising successful, we’re delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards for Asia Pacific. The Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards will celebrate our Elite and Select partners for the incredible work they’ve done in 2020 across various categories. We have also introduced a new category — the Community Response Award — which celebrates the innovation and invention our partners have demonstrated during this unique time. This year’s Awards theme is “Forward Together,” which points to the importance of partnership, and how we move forward toward recovery and growth. As Microsoft Advertising evolves, these partners are demonstrating the ways in which they go above and beyond to ensure their clients are showing up in all the right places, in the most impactful ways.

Elite and Select tier members in Asia Pacific are all invited to join the special virtual Partner Awards on 25 February 2021 at 2:00 PM AEST, when we’ll announce our winners with all the celebration and recognition you’ve come to expect. We saw many outstanding submissions from across Asia Pacific this year that once again showcased the truly remarkable work we have come to expect from our partners.

Categories and finalists appear below in alphabetical order. Our Global Award winners will be announced during the Elevate Partner Summit on 21 April 2021.

If you’re a finalist and would like a badge graphic to announce your finalist status, please reach out to msapartnerawards@microsoft.com.

Individual and Team Awards

Trailblazer of the Year

Awarded to an individual that, in an innovative and engaging way evangelises Microsoft Advertising and drives Microsoft Advertising brand awareness and affinity internally, as well as in the industry.

  • Chris Fleming — Resolution Media
  • Diego Sanchez — Indago Digital
  • Kat Wilson — Resolution Media
  • Lauren Serio — Resolution Media
  • Rooman Osmany — ReachLocal Australia and New-Zealand
 

Account Team of the Year

Awarded to an exemplary account team or group that partners, engages, and drives Microsoft Advertising revenue growth and feature adoption throughout the year.

  • Catch — Sparro
  • Indago Digital
  • Team Red — Performics Mercerbell
  • Toyota — Performics Mercerbell
  • Suncorp Group — Resolution Media
 

Community Response Award

This new award category offers recognition to partner organisations or someone within a partner organisation that has provided innovative support or services to the industry or the community this year amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Mediabrands Australia
  • Sensis Pty Ltd
  • Reef Digital Agency
  • Resolution Media

Company Awards

Rising Star of the Year

Awarded to a Select partner that has demonstrated the most accelerated focus this past year with Microsoft Advertising.

  • Dynamic Creative
  • Indago Digital
  • Webprofits
 

Client Partnership of the Year

Awarded to a client and their respective partner who has shown excellence in their digital advertising campaigns. This new award takes into consideration revenue, feature adoption and overall collaboration in areas such as marketing, thought leadership and insights.

  • AiiMS Group
  • inc Digital Media
  • Performics Mercerbell
  • Resolution Media
 

Agency Partner of the Year

Awarded to the agency partner who has showed excellence in partnership with Microsoft Advertising across the board.

  • Indago Digital
  • Reprise Digital
  • Resolution Media
  • Sparro
 

Channel Partner of the Year

Awarded to the channel partner who has showed excellence in partnership with Microsoft Advertising across the board.

  • AiiMS Group
  • ReachLocal Australia and New Zealand
  • Sensis Pty Ltd
 
Congratulations to our finalists in APAC. Our Americas and EMEA finalists can be found in their regional blogs as well.