CommBank’s Nathan Kwok and Jill Harmon win marketing category at Australian Young Lions Competition

APN Outdoor has announced the winners of the Australian Young Lions Competition.

CommBank’s Nathan Kwok and Jill Harmon have won the Marketing category in the Australian Young Lions Competition.

A panel of more than 65 senior industry members narrowed nearly 200 entries to three finalist teams in each category. On Wednesday evening, 18 finalists competed in a final round to win a trip to the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where they will compete in the international Cannes Young Lions Competition.

Given just 24 hours to respond to a brief focused on KidsXress – a charity established in 2006 to offer innovative early-intervention trauma therapy to children in the form of art, music, play and drama – the finalists then pitched their responses live to a judging panel.

  • Marketing: Nathan Kwok and Jill Harmon from CommBank
  • Digital: Tristan Viney from Eardrum and Rosie Stone from Loud Communications, and
  • Media: Myles Haslam and Caitlin West from Bohemia Group, NSW.

Photos by andre&dominqiue


At CommBank, Nathan Kwok is young adults marketing manager and Jill Harmon is manager, consumer marketing strategy.

“As a company strongly committed to promoting creativity and fostering young talent in our industry, it is an honour to play such a crucial role in the competition,” says APN Outdoor CEO and MD James Warburton.

“APN Outdoor is committed to creating opportunities for brands to have better, more meaningful connections with consumers. Combine this with our firm belief that creativity is at the heart of that connection and working with Cannes Lions is a dream opportunity.”

The runners-up – Sophie Liu and Laura Tran from Blue 449 NSW, David Vo and Kisha Oister from eBay NSW and Kate Foley and Ben Grant from Cummins and Partners Victoria – will attend Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity in September to represent Australia in the Young Spikes competition.


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Ben Ice
BY Ben Ice ON 25 May 2018
Ben Ice was MarketingMag editor from August 2017 - February 2020