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Megaphone Earns Global Spotlight with 12 Wins
at the 2022 Stevie® Awards

12 Stevies Poster September 2022
Stevie Awards®

Strengthening its reputation as one of the world’s most forward-thinking, results-driven companies, Megaphone has backed up its title of Organisation of the Year by winning not one, not two, but 12 Stevie Awards®.

Considered to be the world’s most celebrated business award, these programs dive deep into organisational culture, company growth, innovation, and effectiveness, and highlight the positive contributions of both businesses and professionals worldwide. Now into its third decade, the Stevie Awards® are seen as the crème de la crème recognition in the business landscape.

With tens of thousands of nominations every year across every industry, from all corners of the globe, achieving one title is no easy feat. Achieving 12 is near impossible, requiring a team culture that pushes boundaries, hunts for success, and approaches every day with a growth mindset.

Thanks to the exceptional growth in Australia, the USA, the UK and beyond; the consistently envied workplace culture (where learning and self-development are priorities), the fantastic results for its hundreds of clients (e-commerce and service-based), and a nurturing and inspiring leadership team, Megaphone earned the following accolades in 2022:


2022 Stevie® International Business Awards®

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

🥇GOLDWoman of the Year — Lauren Oakes – Megaphone CEO

🥇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


 2022 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers

🥇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


Judges’ Comments: 

Across both awards programs, winners were determined by the average scores of more than 400 total executives worldwide who participated in the judging process. Some of the glowing Megaphone endorsements can be found below:

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

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

A Few Words from Woman of the Year and CEO, Lauren Oakes

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Lauren Oakes, CEO of Megaphone

“Few words can express the immense gratitude I have for the entire Megaphone team. Every single person comes to work daily with a burning desire to better themselves, to learn, to help one another, and to create the world’s best marketing agency. 

As Megaphone continues to expand, as we continue to partner with the world’s biggest brands, and as our team goes from strength to strength, I genuinely believe that this is only the beginning for us.

We’re not like other marketing agencies, and we’re not trying to be. Our unique flair and our obsessive learning culture are what pave the way for amazing client results, company growth, career growth, and awards such as these.

Thank you to the Stevie committee and judges for your time, and an extra thank you to everyone who voted for Megaphone in the Employer of the Year category. Every award deserves recognition, however, to win Employer of the Year is a particular personal highlight.

Since inception, we’ve always striven to be two things: the world’s best marketing agency, and the world’s best place to work. We’re now one step closer to achieving our dreams.”

— Lauren Oakes, CEO

About Megaphone

Megaphone is a leading international full-service digital marketing agency, headquartered in Melbourne with locations (and clients) all over the world. 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.