Clive Bingwa takes out the Campaign Brief WA’s Ad Person of The Year award and OMD WA’s Tyson Spensieri named Supernova of the Year
Each year Ad Person of the Year and Supernova of the Year is chosen from nominations received from the industry. Anyone can put forward a nomination. This year’s winners are Nine Entertainment’s Clive Bingwa and OMD’s Tyson Spensieri.
Clive Bingwa has been a frequent finalist and runner-up for this award however this year the Nine Managing Director is a well deserved winner.
Bingwa is one of Perth’s longest serving Media leaders. Many times nominated for this award, this is the first time he has won it.
Bingwa’s career to date can be defined in three points:
Consistency – he has operated in the WA and National Marketing, Advertising and Communications industry for over 25 ears, building a solid reputation and some of the best relationships in market. He is known for his professionalism, integrity and commitment.
Progress – he started working for free at the start of his career for Capital Public Relations whilst at University. Across his 25 years his roles and responsibilities have grown exponentially. Currently Managing Director at Nine Entertainment Perth, overseeing the strategy and financials for the West Australian assets that span Total Publishing (WAToday, The Financial Review, Nine.com.au) and over 200 staff.
Delivery – across the 25 year period, he has either had senior roles across organisations that dominated the landscape (303), led organisations to growth and performance (Initiative), as well as led growth in businesses that had high potential (Nine).
He is an active advocate of the Perth Advertising, marketing and Communications Industry and makes regular representations on behalf of the industry across Government, C-Suite levels, SMEís, and emerging businesses to highlight the power of Marketing and Communications.
He is also a fierce advocate of ‘giving back’ and has ensured that we make good on our social license to trade within WA, by actively supporting charities in WA.
Finalists for this prestigious award were Mark Braddock (Block), David Burger (Initiative), Meg Coffey (Coffey & Tea), Nita Davey (Trilogy), Steve Harris (The Brand Agency), Nicole Lennox Grey (Wildlings), Mellissa Vella (ACA) and Matt Wilson (Wildlings).
The Supernova of the Year award recognises young talent that are judged to be future leaders in the industry. First introduced in 2007, the Supernova of the Year award is proudly sponsored by Nova 93.7, and previous winners include Luke O’Sullivan, Meredith Simpson, Matt Nankirvell, Holly Brindle, Natalie Stoelwinder and Eloise Cribb. This year’s Supernova of the Year award is awarded to OMD WA’s Tyson Spensieri.
Spensieri is a talented digital media specialist who has managed to achieve 40% growth in digital clients within OMD WA. His attitude, expertise, experience and ability to see the opportunities in clients and the larger business have rocketed him up the ranks of OMD WA within only 6 months.
Shortly before COVID sent the world into lockdown, he made the bold choice to leave the local Perth industry and grow himself, his career, and work alongside some of the biggest clients in a completely different country with no way home. He quickly gained employment and valuable insights into the UK, European & Middle East markets whilst increasing his skills in a variety of digital platforms.
After more than two years abroad, Spensieri returned to Perth and joined OMD WA, where he created instant growth and success with 75% growth in the first six months of his tenure. On top of all of this, he’s shown great leadership by building process diagrams for the broader team, client documentation, and new templates for his staff to use while continuing to grow the digital client base by 40%.
Full coverage of the 2023 Campaign Brief WA Awards is in our special 44 page magazine. Email Mina on email@example.com to get a copy.