2018 marked the 31st annual AdNews Agency of the Year Awards. The night was all about celebrating the best agencies and the best work in Australia.

This year’s event was held on Thursday 15th March at Sydney’s Star Event Centre and attracted over 600 guests all dressed to impress. The stage design was impressive and incorporated the AdNews colours and event artwork – bringing it to life with a 5meter circular screen and over 150 suspended vintage Edison bulbs.

The formalities kicked off after entrée service with a mysterious hooded man – that goes by the name of Gerard Masters, a piano and a mash up of over 12 iconic songs. The sharp-witted Gretel Killeen was the MC for the evening and had the pleasure of introducing a total of 30 award categories through the night with a break in the middle for main course.

For the first time ever, two Hall of Fame recipients were inducted. This highlight of years of team work, hard work and trust resonated with the guests. Inspiring beautiful acceptance speeches and great respect between competitors in the awards and in the business.

The celebrations continued on the Sky Terrace of the Star, at the AdNews after party, featuring an indulgent cheese platter and Movenpick icecream bar. Our DJ kept our guests dancing into the small hours on the terrace.

A truly fantastic evening!

Great night!

The highlights reel will be available to view next week… watch this space.