First Jurors Confirmed for Festival of Media Global Awards 2012

London, 31st January:
C Squared, the organiser of the Festival of Media, has announced the first round of confirmed jurors for the Festival of Media Global Awards 2012.

Newly confirmed members of the jury represent both client and agency sides of the media industry spectrum and include Nadine McHugh from Colgate-Palmolive, P&G‘s Rich DelCore, Suresh Balaji from HSBC, OMD‘s Nikki Mendonca, Monica Gadsby from Starcom MediaVest Group , Anna Pradzynska from Lego and Cake‘s Mike Mathieson. This announcement follows the recent confirmation of Michael Donnelly, Group Director of Worldwide Interactive Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company, as Chair.

Charlie Crowe, Founder of the Festival and CEO of C Squared, comments: “Interest in and entries to the Awards grow every year and 2012 is no exception. The success of the Awards is due in no small part to the industry figures who take time out to select the very best work from around the globe. The Festival is all about generating inspirational, controversial and insightful debate for attendees, and we expect the quality of campaigns entered to reflect this ethos. Good luck and see you in Montreux!”

Since the first global event six years ago in Venice, the Festival of Media has more than doubled in size, establishing itself firmly on the media industry’s calendar.  The 2012 Festival promises to draw key global media and communications influencers, strategists and budget holders from across the world, bringing with them more award entries than ever before.

The deadline for award entries is 6th February, with the shortlist due to be announced on 15th March. Campaign entries will be available on and award winners will be announced at the Festival of Media Global, taking place in Montreux, Switzerland from 15th-17th April.


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Notes to the editor

Confirmed judges for the Festival Of Media Global Awards include:

  • Chair: Michael Donnelly, group director, worldwide interactive marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Nikolas Badminton, director of digital strategy, DDB
  • Suresh Balaji, global head of media and marketing innovation, HSBC
  • Dave Benson, global head of communications planning, ZenithOptimedia
  • Chris Botha, chief executive officer, The Media Shop
  • Laurent Broca, executive vice-president, network and client development, Havas
  • Gordana Buccisano, business director, ZenithOptimedia
  • Cheuk Chiang, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific, PHD
  • Ben Collins, digital media director, EMEA, Initiative
  • Nihar Das, regional managing director, MediaCom
  • Rich DelCore, global director of branded entertainment, P&G
  • Amy DuPon, SVP, head of strategic planning, MPG
  • Caroline Foster Kenny, chief client officer, MEC
  • Monica Gadsby, regional chief executive Latin America, Starcom Media Investment Group
  • Jeff Hyams, chief strategy officer, MEC
  • Frederic Joseph, worldwide chief digital officer, ZenithOptimedia
  • Jakob Kalkar, global media director, Carlsberg
  • Sarah Kramer, president, client services, Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Gerhard Louw, international media management, Deutsche Telekom
  • Mike Mathieson, founder and chief executive officer, Cake
  • Nadine McHugh, vice president global integrated media communications, Colgate Palmolive
  • Nikki Mendonca, chief executive officer EMEA, OMD
  • Kerstin Millar, partner, strategy, Mindshare
  • Peder Mittet, chief executive officer, Starcom Norway
  • Vishnu Mohan, chief executive officer APAC, MPG
  • Nicolas Ramonde, chief executive Argentina, Initiative
  • Carlos Ospina, general manager Colombia, Mindshare
  • Anna Pradzynska, marketing director, Lego
  • Ricardo Reis, chief executive officer, Havas
  • Kate Rowlinson, new business and marketing director, EMEA, MediaCom
  • Marc Schader, chief commercial officer, MPG
  • Thorsten Schulz, chief executive officer, Initiative Germany
  • Scott Schwartz, global strategist, UM
  • Rupert Slade, head of international, PHD Media
  • Chris Stephenson, strategy director, PHD
  • Scott Tegethoff, president global product, UM
  • Nick Vale, global planning director, Maxus Worldwide
  • Melanie Varley, chief strategy officer, MEC
  • Steve Williams, chief executive, OMD UK Group


About C Squared 

C Squared is the global media and marketing industry’s fastest growing publishing and events business. Since the launch of its first international industry publication – Cream – in 2005, C Squared has grown twelve-fold and, though still headquartered in London, over half the Group’s turnover now comes from outside the UK. Known for our creative approach, vibrant team and unrivalled global connections, C Squared’s brands are leaders in their markets and offer knowledge and networking to senior decision-makers in advertising and communications across the world. Across C Squared’s portfolio of market-leading magazines, websites and conferences, it has readers, subscribers, visitors and clients from over 50 countries and produces successful events on every continent – from New York to New Delhi; from Valencia to Vilnius and from Amsterdam to Accra.


For information on the awards:

email Nisha Ashra or call +44 (0) 207 367 6986

For information on delegate booking rates:
email Rachel Barber or call +44 (0) 207 367 6978

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:
email Caroline Holmes or call +44 (0) 207 367 6980

For information on the agenda:
email Greg Brooks or call +44 (0) 207 367 6974