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Media release

17 NOV 2016

Sexton Award recognises upcoming media talent

Joshua O’Connor has taken home the John Sexton Memorial Award for Media Planning for 2016, sponsored by Dentsu Mitchell.

The annual RMIT Sexton Media Award, running since 1995, is Victoria’s foremost student media and communications award and celebrates up and coming talent to the industry. 

Joshua was selected by a judging panel comprising RMIT faculty, Dentsu Mitchell employees and  representatives of Visit Victoria for his response to a brief to come up with a campaign for Visit Victoria and The Book of Mormon. 

He wins a cheque for $500 along with an internship at Dentsu Mitchell while completing his 
studies. 

Dentsu Mitchell has been a proud sponsor of the John Sexton Memorial Award since 2012, and has a long-standing relationship with RMIT supporting their education of young and promising talent. 

Past winners of the Sexton Media Award have gone on to accept full time roles at Dentsu Mitchell, such as Matt Heyns who received the award in 2013. Matt was offered the position of Digital Coordinator in January of this year following a placement with the agency during his university studies. 

Ron Phillips Group Client Services Director at Dentsu Mitchell said, “We are proud to play a key role in supporting young new talent to our industry and look forward to many more years supporting RMIT though our sponsorship of the Sexton Media Award.”


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About Dentsu Mitchell

Dentsu Mitchell is the culmination of 40 years of Australian heritage and experience, combined with the global connectivity and resource of Japanese media giant Dentsu. The result is an agency with a truly unique offering and uncompromising drive to deliver highly strategic and effective media solutions. We pride ourselves in our relentless pursuit to understand and connect with Australian consumers in a meaningful way, whilst executing innovative excellence at every stage of the process. We thrive on the opportunity to challenge industry assumptions and yield outcomes that result in long-lasting client relationships.


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