IAB Press Release

Record number of entries for the IABNZ 2018 Awards

Wed, 18 Jul 2018

After the huge success of the IAB New Zealand Awards held last year, we are delighted to announce a record 69 entries have been received for the 2nd Interactive Industry Awards Dinner on August 30.

The spectacular Aviation Hall at MOTAT in Auckland will again play host to recognise the exceptional work of Digital Ad Sales, Ad-Operations and the Creative people within our industry.

Alongside celebrating the successes of the past 12 months, the Awards provides an opportunity for IABNZ members and those who have been instrumental in shaping the industry to come together and connect over an evening of exceptional food, drink and entertainment in the backdrop of the Aviation Hall.

The IABNZ Awards celebrates the achievement of digital advertising in New Zealand across specialist categories including:


  • Mobile
  • Display
  • Video
  • Search


  • Junior Ad-Ops
  • Senior Ad-Ops

Creative Categories

  • Best use of Mobile
  • Best use of Data
  • Best use of Native
  • Best use of Video

Other categories include:

  • Digital Product of the Year
  • Digital Agency of the Year
  • Trading Desk of the Year
  • Rising Star Award
  • Council Member of the Year Award
  • Service to Industry Award
  • Grand Prix Award

Finalists will be notified on August 15 and winners announced at the event on August 30. The Grand Prix Award winner receives a trip Barcelona to attend the Mobile World Congress held in February 2019.

A huge thank you to this years sponsors: ad:tech NZ, Nielsen, Google NZ, Taboola, Google Marketing Platform and Marsden Inch.