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Megaphone Named 2022’s EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

among SEVEN Awards at the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers

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Melbourne, Australia – On 8 August, 2022, Megaphone was crowned winner of no less than SEVEN Stevie® Awards in as many categories in the seventh annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

Recognising Megaphone’s rare, learning-driven culture and the company’s relentless pursuit of individual growth, both personal and professional, the award-winning digital marketing agency won the following:


🥇GOLDEmployer of the Year  — Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations

🥇GOLD – Most Innovative Learning and Development Program

🥇GOLDAchievement in Outstanding Employee Engagement 

🥈SILVERAchievement in Coaching and Mentoring

🥈SILVERAchievement in Workplace Health & Wellbeing

🥉BRONZE – People-Focused CEO of the Year — Lauren Oakes, CEO

🥉BRONZE – Achievement in Leadership Development for Women


The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

More than 950 nominations from organizations of all sizes in 26 nations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories. 

Winners of the awards, named the Stevies from the Greek word meaning “crowned,” will be recognized during a gala awards dinner on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. 

Judges’ Comments: 

More than 100 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.  Winners in the Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of the professional judges and more than 80,000 public votes.  The public vote was sponsored by HiBob.

Judge 6: “Megaphone creates an environment that inspires innovation with constant coaching and mentoring, focusing on career progression and substantial client success. Well done, Keep it up.”

Judge 1: “People come first and that is what this is really all about. The awards achieved are indeed remarkable. The investment being made in training employees is noteworthy. We never stop learning is indeed being practiced within this organization..”

Judge 9: “Creating a learning program that supports employee long and short-term development is critical for company success, this is an example of how to do it! Great work!”

Judge 7: “ I would like to congratulate Lauren, CEO of the company, for her mentoring support to her employees.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2022 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR

Notes from the CEO

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“Since inception, Megaphone has striven toward two distinct goals: to be the world’s best marketing agency, and the world’s best workplace. 

To achieve those goals, we live and breathe personal development. It flows through our DNA and is how we have grown so quickly with such incredible results. These fantastic awards honour the fact that, no matter how large we grow, or how many countries we expand to, we will always put our team first, and we’ll never stop learning.” 

— 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 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

About the Stevie Awards

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.