Media AOY 2008 Judges



Catherine Bridgman
Formerly SVP marketing ventures, Canwest Broadcasting, Toronto

Over four years at Canwest, Catherine spearheaded custom multi-asset campaigns for advertisers in Canada and the U.S. With over 25 years’ experience, Catherine started her career in TV distribution, and proceeded to roles in research, publishing, brand development and marketing with Brunico Communications, Quebecor Media and Tribute Entertainment Media. She left Canwest last month.

David Cairns
Director of communications planning, Dentsu Canada, Toronto

David joined Dentsu in 2003 and created the agency’s media group, whose accounts including Toyota, Lexus and Canon Canada. David started the media operation at Chiat/Day (now TBWA) in 1988 and spent seven years there as VP media director. He then launched David Cairns & Company, which became the Toronto office of Carat North America, and Asylum Thinkgroup, a strategic consortium of media executives. He has been named one of strategy’s top media directors four times.

Laura Gaggi
President, Gaggi Media Communications, Toronto

As owner of Gaggi Media for the past 16 years, and with over 30 years of media experience, Laura’s passion for the business has generated recognition for her creative integrated media solutions. Gaggi Media is an award-winning strategic media planning and buying company that handles accounts including the Globe & Mail, Hilton Hotels and Dr. Oetker.

Jeff Marchand
President/principal, Priority:Media, Toronto

In 2006, Jeff founded his media intelligence company to train, inspire and instill confidence in marketing departments in a critical segment of their advertising initiatives. Clients include Diageo Canada, Frito-Lay and H.J. Heinz. For 15 years prior to starting his own company, Jeff was at Leo Burnett/Starcom, where he progressed to become Canadian SVP and GM.

Frédéric Rondeau
Media director, Bos Montreal

Frédéric was appointed media director after four years at Bos, which handles media planning and buying for clients including Fido, Loto-Québec and Couche-Tard. Previously he spent four years at BCP and ZenithOptimedia. It’s easier to list those businesses he hasn’t worked on: Turkish foie gras, aromatherapy toilet paper and waste-fuelled mopeds.

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Media Director of the Year – Bruce Neve

Next Media Star – Danny Shenkman

Gold – Starcom MediaVest

Silver – Mediaedge:cia

Bronze – PHD

Honourable Mention – MediaCom

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