Winners of Malaysian CMO Awards 2020 announced!

After a thorough online judging process with a top flight group of judges, the organisers of the Malaysian CMO (Chief Marketing Officers) Awards 2020 are proud to share the list of final winners…. 

Best Marketer in B2B MarketingTHAM YEN LEEAstro Media Solutions
Best Marketer in Omni-Channel Marketing (Special Mention)EDMUND LEERed Bull Malaysia
Best Marketer in SME MarketingGIGI LEE CHING YEERHB Bank Berhad
Best Marketer in Sustainable Brand MarketingNIZAM BIN SANIBank Rakyat
Best Marketer in Millennial MarketingSUTAPA BHATTACHARYATNB
Best Marketer in e-Commerce MarketingANGELINA VILLANUEVAKFC Malaysia
Best Marketer in Event & Experiential Marketing (Special Mention)RAYMOND SIVAMDEC
Best Marketer in Customer Experience MarketingJOVINA TAN SIEW CHINGTaylor’s Education Group
Best Marketer in Data & Technology MarketingANGELINA VILLANUEVAKFC Malaysia
Best Marketer in Mobile Marketing (Special Mention)KONG EE LYNNunifi, Telekom Malaysia 
Best Marketer in Social Media MarketingRAYMOND SIVAMDEC
Best Marketer in Influencer MarketingSHEENA FONGNovartis
Best Marketer in Festive Communications MarketingFERNIE JASMINE ABDUL GHANIAxiata Group
Best Marketer in Education & TrainingSHIRLEY NEWTaylor’s Education Group
Best Marketer in Media & Content Partnership MarketingBENJAMIN WOO LIK KANGMaxis
Best Marketer in Loyalty & Engagement MarketingANDREW 
Best Marketer in Retail & Promotions MarketingANDREW YEOHIKEA Southeast Asia 
Best Marketer in Retail & Promotions MarketingMARTIN VOONRHB Banking Group
Best Marketer in Loyalty & Engagement MarketingSHAZLINA MOHD SUFFIANMaybank
Marketing Trailblazer – Financial ServicesABDUL SANI ABDUL MURADRHB Banking Group
Marketing Trailblazer – FMCGEDMUND LEERed Bull Malaysia
Marketing Trailblazer – FMCG (Special Mention)FARHAN HAFETZFGV Holdings Berhad 
Marketing Trailblazer – TelcoTAI KAM LEONGMaxis
Marketing Trailblazer – Media & EntertainmentMOHD SHAHRIZAL ABDUL RAHIMAstro Media Solutions
Marketing Trailblazer – DigitalBEN FOOTaylor’s Education Group
Marketing Trailblazer – DigitalSCHRENE GOHPos Malaysia
Rising Marketing Star – Media & EntertainmentNG KOK SUMAstro Media Solutions
Rising Marketing Star – DigitalSTEFANIE SIOWIPC Shopping Centre (IKEA SEA)
Rising Marketing Star – TelcoNICK YAP KA WAHMaxis
Rising Marketing Star – Financial ServicesNATALIE CHEW YEE JHIENRHB Banking Group

The judges studied entries and breakthrough case studies to select their choices across multiple categories. 

The number of submissions were consistent this year, even though this has been a pandemic year. 

Nominations were accepted from senior marketers and team leaders, including CMO/VP/GM/Head of Advertising/Marketing/Retail/Data/Digital in brand marketing across 30 disciplines and industries. 

The power-packed show broadcast to the industry and the world will celebrate the contribution, inspiring leadership and trail-blazing achievements by key players in Malaysia’s marketing communications and media industry. 

The winning candidates have shown their influence and involvement in positive business outcomes – whether market share, revenue growth, or profit, in a responsible manner. 

“While most judges were hunkered down at the home or office, they gave their best to complete the judging over a period of 10 days. It was an exhaustive and robust process, and I have never seen more dedication to world-class benchmarks. The judges are a Who’s Who list in the Asia Pacific business leadership space,” shared Professor John D Chacko, Jury Head of the Malaysian CMO Awards 2020. 

Winners will be honoured during a virtual awards evening on Jan 8, making the event a perfect jumpstart for the industry going into the brand new year! 

Prof Harmandar Singh, President of the Malaysian CMO Awards announced, “We are going through unusual times and while marketing activities have been subdued by COVID-19, brands nevertheless stepped up to the plate to deliver excellence and business results. The judges evaluated how candidates led, adapted and embraced the new way of working and delivered campaigns, launched new initiatives that progressed the economic health of the company, people and brand. Each winner is a truly deserving winner!”

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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


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