Justin Hamilton to Host Shop! Awards Gala Dinner

Despite the setbacks everyone faced globally over the last 12 months, this year’s Shop! Australia and New Zealand Retail Marketing Awards are shaping up to be the biggest and best yet!

Covid 19 delivered opportunities to reinvent the way things have been done in the past, and as a result, new categories were introduced catering to the evolving market, as well as overhauling some historic elements that were in need a more forward-thinking approach.

As well as the new award categories introduced in 2020, this year the historic ‘cigar shop Indian’ statuette trophies are being replaced with a contemporary new design to be launched on the Awards night. The new design is a better reflection of our industry and caters to the range of cultural sensitivities in the multi-faceted world we live in.

Not unexpectantly, we have seen the fresh approach to the 2020 Awards result in an uplift in entries from the previous year, demonstrating that both new and past entrants are excited about the opportunity to be rewarded for their inspiring work and stories of transformation.

Announcing Shop!’s 2020 Retail Marketing Awards Host, Justin Hamilton

We are thrilled to announce that iconic Australian comedian Justin Hamilton, will host the Gala Awards Dinner celebration taking place on Thursday March 25 at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney.

After more than twenty-five years in the industry, Justin Hamilton has carved out an incredibly successful career as a stand up comedian, writer, director and podcaster while maintaining his unique voice within the Australian Comedy scene.

In 2010, Justin not only continued his live stand-up career, but appeared in the Librarians as the recurring character Biscuit. A regular guest on television and radio has seen Justin expand his popularity and following. Whether it is as co-host of Triple M’s weekend breakfast team Toast alongside Charlie Pickering and Terri Psiakis which Justin did up until 2009, or regular movie reviewer for Perth’s number one rated Mix FM, he has brandished a unique voice in the radio landscape.

2010 saw Justin return to what he does best with his stand-up show “Idiot Man Child” touring all over Australia. Justin has not only sold out numerous solo seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne Comedy Festival but has also won awards to go along with them including for his shows “Three Colours Hammo” and “The Ballad of John Tilt Animus”.

In recent years, Justin has made regular appearances at the Just for Laughs Sydney festival performed at the Sydney Opera House.

In 2020 Justin began two new shows at the Adelaide Fringe where he produced a stand-up show “…And Hammo Was His Name-o” and a new John Tilt Amimus play, “Time is the Fire”. Justin is currently producing his second season of the Big Squid podcast.

Bookings can be made to attend Shop! Australia and New Zealand’s 2020 Retail Marketing Awards on the Shop! website. https://www.shopassociation.org.au/

Download your Shop! ANZ 2020 Awards Gala Dinner invitation.