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18 February 2022

2022 APPA Awards New Zealand Judging Panel Announced

The 2022 APPA Awards New Zealand celebrate exceptional creativity in the promotional products industry and the innovative use of promotional products in marketing programs and initiatives.

To assess the entrants of this year's Awards Program, APPA has enlisted a panel of three promotional marketing experts. Each judge has a different background in the industry to ensure different perspectives and views are represented on the panel.

This year’s high-calibre panel of judges for the 2022 APPA Awards New Zealand: 

Jo Boerema-Barr (Chair of the NZ Marketing Association)
Jo's career spans both public and private sector, with extensive experience across both finance and marketing functions for a number of large NZ organisations including Mercury Energy, Tower, Tip Top Ice Cream and Auckland Council. Jo's governance experience covers services, retail and not for profit sectors. Currently she is Chair of the NZ Marketing Association and an independent Director and Audit and Risk Chair for Office Products Depot.

Howard Jones (Managing Director, Sands Promotions)
In 1986, Howard became a founding director of Sands Promotions, an APPA member distributor in Sydney, Australia. Howard was a founding director of APPA, is a past President and life member. Since 1999, his company has won multiple APPA awards for the creation and delivery of effective campaigns using promotional products.

Michael Lee (Associate Professor of Marketing, The University of Auckland)
Dr Michael Lee is an Associate Professor of Marketing at The University of Auckland. Mike publishes in top journals and continues to collaborate with industry partners such as:  ZURU, ASB, The True Honey Company, Cavalier Bremworth, Giltrap group, Virgin Airlines, 2Degrees, Wrigley’s, Independent Liquor, The New Zealand Rugby Union, ASB, Frucor, and Aquaticus.

Entries to the 2022 APPA NZ Awards close 2 March 2022. Finalists for each award category will be announced in March with the winners announced virtually in April. Please click here to download the 2022 APPA Awards New Zealand Entry Guidelines or find out more more about the Awards Program.

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