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Megaphone Wins Most Innovative Company of the Year

By Liam Griffin 31 August, 2022, 2 mins read
among FIVE Accolades at the 2022 Stevie® International Business Awards®

Winners to Be Celebrated During Event in London on 15 October, 2022

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Melbourne, Australia – On 15 August, 2022, Megaphone was crowned winner of FIVE Stevie® Awards at The 19th Annual International Business Awards®.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2022 IBAs received entries from organizations in 67 nations and territories.

Thanks to exceptional leadership, top-tier client results, an innovation-focused culture, and first-in-field strategies, Megaphone beat out more than 3,700 nominations from organisations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, from all over the world, in 5 categories, as follows:

🥇GOLDWoman of the Year — Lauren Oakes – Megaphone CEO

🥇GOLD — Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – in Asia, Australia and New Zealand

🥇GOLDExecutive of the Year — Lauren Oakes  – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations: 

🥈SILVERMost Innovative Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees

🥉BRONZE — Marketing Department of the Year

Judges’ Comments: 

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July. 

Judge 4: “With Megaphone’s mindset of challenge = opportunity, the team managed to deliver phenomenal results. Its diverse leadership team set a vision for themselves to better their company with everything it does, and the rewards then come naturally for both clients (sales and profits) and employees (fast company growth and career progression).”

Judge 1: “For the Megaphone team that constantly learns, constantly tests, and constantly thinks outside the box, this is a natural achievement.”

Judge 8: “No wonder your achievements are getting a lot of global recognition. It is without a doubt you deserve a perfect score”

Judge 3: “Lauren Oakes’ brand of leadership exemplifies inclusion and continuous learning. May her tribe increase.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA

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Notes from the CEO 

“To win one Stevie® IBA is an enormous accomplishment. To win five, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, honours the team’s incredible drive to improve themselves every single day.  The amazing results – specifically these awards, the industry-leading client growth, and the rapid career progression opportunities – are the tangible rewards of our learning-obsessed culture.

Two personal accolades – including Woman of the Year, of which I could not be more proud – would never have been possible without the supportive, encouraging Megaphone team. We all challenge each other to develop, and these awards belong to all of us. I would like to highlight Megaphone’s 73% female leadership; a feat which is setting the benchmark for diversity in the marketing industry.”

  — Lauren Oakes, CEO

About Megaphone

Megaphone is a leading international full-service digital marketing agency, voted Australia’s #1 Social Media Agency in 2021, and Employer of the Year and Organisation of the Year in 2022. Megaphone has helped clients of every size and scale achieve unprecedented results through innovative, data-led digital marketing strategies. Find out more at megaphone.com.au


Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honouring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognise outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more at www.StevieAwards.com.

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