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Macleay advertising lecturer shortlisted for 2013 Siren Awards

Macleay College’s copywriting and radio lecturer, Cameron Horn, has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Siren Awards.

Held annually by Commercial Radio Australia, the Siren Awards are national advertising awards for excellence and creative in commercial radio advertising.

There are three categories in the Sirens – Radio Single, Radio Campaign and Radio Craft.  Cameron has been nominated in the Radio Campaign category with three commercials for Elite Smash Repairs, which he voiced in tandem with Southern Cross announcer, Cam St. Clair.  The ads are the follow-up campaign for a series that he wrote for Elite which won Best Campaign in the 2012 ACRAs (Australian Commercial Radio Awards).

The Siren winner will receive the gold siren trophy along with two tickets to attend the International Cannes Advertising Festival where their winning ad will be entered into the Cannes Radio Lions Awards.

Macleay College’s Head of Advertising, Ian Thomson, says, "It is great that Cameron can offer students a learning experience based on his respected place within the industry".

The Diploma of Advertising that Cameron teaches is an industry leading creative course for those wanting to land their dream job in advertising after only 12 months of study.  Covering all aspects of contemporary advertising, students get the opportunity to learn how advertising agencies and other creative businesses are structured and run, as well as being able to put their knowledge into practice through the college’s industry recognised internship placement program.

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