NZME has picked up a prestigious award for media business of the year at the 2016 CAANZ Beacons Awards on Wednesday night.

The glamorous event was held at the Viaduct Event Centre where just under 1000 of New Zealand's leading media personalities came together to celebrate the industry's best work from the past year.

FCB Media, dominated the night, taking out the supreme award for best in show with their Using Mobile to own a Moment campaign for Maritime NZ.

Meanwhile FCB Client, the Ministry of Social Development and OMD Client, Frucor Beverages were joint winners of the advertiser of the year award.

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Convenor of Judges for Beacons 2016, Derek Lindsay, said it had been a very strong year for the Gold awards.

"One international judge commented that overall, the Gold entries were some of the best media thinking he'd ever seen. He was seriously and repeatedly impressed with these papers - they oozed intelligence and creativity."

See the full list of winners here: