Bonfire's Rene LeMerle named Chief Marketing Officer of the Year at 2017 AMI WA Awards

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Western Australia's marketing professionals gathered at the Flour Factory recently to celebrate the 2017 Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Awards for Marketing Excellence in WA.

Amongst the winners, Rene LeMerle, Head of Marketing at digital agency Bonfire, was named CMO of the Year. Bonfire also won awards for Data Driven Marketing and Advertising, and Small Budget Marketing.

LeMerle, has been immersed in the digital landscape since 1997, and is passionate about helping companies embrace digital marketing and innovative technologies to evolve their business. His remit includes Bonfire's brand management, strategic planning and execution of the agency's marketing activities. He's also a key driver of digital innovation across the company and the offerings it delivers to its clients. 

The AMI Awards for Consumer Acquisition Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Marketing Communications: B2C and B2B were presented to Australian property development company, Stockland.
Contemporary Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, Gab Titui Cultural Centre, and Tourism Western Australia were also honoured with two award wins each. Gab Titui was recognised with the awards for Brand Revitalisation and Public Sector Marketing. The award-winning work was developed by The Hub. 

"Winning these awards clearly demonstrates that we punch well above our weight and deliver quality marketing and business outcomes for our clients across Australia," said The Hub Managing Director, Nicolle Jenkins. "We are proud to represent Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday Island. We have worked with them for the last two years in revitalising their brand, market research, developing a retail strategy and products. It's a very rewarding experience."

This year, both national and state AMI award judges assessed a record number of nominations across 28 categories.

The 2017 winners were:

Brand Revitalisation: Gab Titui Cultural Centre, 'Shaping Australia's most northern frontier brand'

Consumer Acquisition Marketing: Stockland, 'Stockland Harrisdale - Community Giving'

Content Marketing: Tourism Western Australia, 'Just Another Day In WA'
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Stockland Baldivis, 'Stockland Sustainability Tour'

Data Driven Marketing and Advertising: CVCheck, 'Less Is More: How A National Brand Leveraged Data Insights For Better ROI'

Integrated Marketing Communications: Tourism Western Australia, 'Just Another Day In WA'

Marketing Communications: B2C and B2B: Stockland Harrisdale, 'It's All Here. And It's All Yours.'

Not for Profit Marketing: Hockey WA, 'Hockey For Life'

Public Sector Marketing: Gab Titui Cultural Centre, 'Shaping Australia's most northern frontier brand'

Small Budget Marketing: City Beach Veterinarians, 'Small Budget Big Dreams: How an established brand used digital to make the most of their marketing'

Social Marketing & Social Change: Royal Life Saving Society WA Inc, 'RLSSWA Affiliated Membership Program'

Chief Marketing Officer Of The Year: Rene LeMerle, Bonfire

Marketing Team Of The Year: Curtin University


Dan @Eliza_ said:

Well played and well deserved mate. Congrats!

Rene said:

Thanks a lot Dan

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