Next Media Stars

The first batch of finalists is revealed in the race for the next-gen media mind crown.

To explore the new wave of talent and the big ideas they’re bringing to Canada’s mediascape, strategy asked media agency execs to identify their next stars. Check out who made the shortlist and what they’ve been up to in this two-part feature. Stay tuned for the final batch of contenders next month, and watch for the overall winner, who will be chosen by the strategy Media Agency of the Year jury and announced this fall.

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The print prodigy: Noah Vardon, strategy supervisor, Starcom

The integration expert: Shahnaz Mawji, supervisor, communications strategy, Carat

The partnership producer: Chris Swanson, media buyer/planner, MEC