The star-studded evening was kicked off under the city skyline, brilliantly illuminated by the Vivid festival’s first night, setting the stage for the inaugural Next of the Best Awards, hosted by Mediaweek.
Masterfully orchestrated by Mitch Churi at the renowned Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf, this exciting event shed light on the most promising talent under 40 across media agencies, media sales, content creators, and marketing.
Mediaweek’s Next of the Best Awards: A Beacon of Recognition
This spectacular occasion honoured 12 award recipients, painstakingly selected by an expert industry panel of 10. The awards reflect the dedication and dynamic energy of these individuals in shaping the future of the media industry.
The night’s most coveted title, the Grand Prix winner, was bestowed upon Jimmy Hyett, truly epitomising the calibre of talent being recognised under the age of 40.
The Australian Social Media Titans
The event also unmasked the top 100 most influential Australians on Social Media, with Hollywood’s own Hugh Jackman reigning supreme.
Music and Merriment: Tori Forsyth and Keli Holiday
Adding to the evening’s vibrancy were musical sensations Tori Forsyth and Keli Holiday. Forsyth, a rising star, delighted the attendees with her distinctive blend of country and rock. Post-awards, Keli Holiday of Peking Duk fame elevated the mood at the Rolling Stone Next of the Best After Party, concluding the night on a high note.
The Complete list of winners can be found here.