World Out of Home Organization announces 2022 Award winners – honours leaders from Australia, Canada and Portugal and creative from UK and China
11 June 2022: The World Out of Home Organization (WOO) has announced its first Annual Awards since 2019 at its Toronto Global Congress, held this week from May 25-27. This is WOO’s first in-person Global Congress since pre-pandemic Dubai in 2019.
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to oOh!media co-founder and former CEO Brendon Cook. Cook built oOh! into Australia and New Zealand’s leading Out of Home media company and a major player on the world stage. He is a former board member of WOO and lead two expert panels on programmatic OOH at Toronto 2022.
Cook, former WOO President Antonio Vincenti of Pikasso and former Executive Director John Ellery were inducted as the inaugural Honorary Lifetime members of the World Out of Home Organization Fellowship.
There were joint winners of the 2022 Leadership Award: Broadsign President and CEO Burr Smith and Charmaine Moldrich, CEO of Australia’s Outdoor Media Association (OMA.) Smith has helped build Montreal-based Broadsign into one of the world’s leading OOH technology companies. Moldrich has provided 12 years of inspiring leadership for OMA including major breakthroughs in audience research and measurement.
Ricardo Queirós da Costa Bastos – Dream Media Portugal. At just 33 Ricardo is already the leader of the largest operator of static billboards, digital billboards and activation media and roadshow in Portugal. Highly commended in this category were Ciara Kennedy of VistarMedia and Annabel Mizen of Evolve.
WOO President Tom Goddard says: :Brendon Cook, Burr Smith and Charmaine Moldrich are three legends of the global OOH industry while Ricardo Queirós da Costa Bastos is surely on his way there.
“No-one has done more to turn OOH into a major, top of mind medium than Brendon Cook and we’re delighted to honour him. Burr Smith and Charmaine Moldrich have led their organizations through a truly testing time for the industry with vision, maturity and optimism, three things that mark out great leaders. Ricardo will surely follow in their footsteps.
Creative Awards – Classic and Digital. The Creative Awards Jury was chaired by Ian Heartfield, Chief Creative Officer of New Commercial Arts. NCA is WOO’s creative ad agency and produced the global ‘Our Second Chance’ campaign in 2020.
Should’ve Gone to Specsavers – The Agency (Specsavers in-house team), Talon Outdoor, MGOMD
Jury Chairman Heartfield says “Perfection. Highly disruptive, witty, brutally simple, and demonstrates how OOH can be the perfect medium for breathing new life into a long standing brand idea.”