Jury chair announced for The Festival of Media Global Awards 2012



18 January 2012:  Michael Donnelly, Group Director of Worldwide Interactive Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company, has been announced as the Chair of the Jury for the Festival of Media Global Awards 2012.

Following his appointment Michael commented on his role and personal perception of the awards: “As in years past, the Festival of Media Global Awards will demonstrate some of the very best in creative and innovative work happening throughout the world.  I am excited to be a part of them this year, now we are truly in the era of empowered consumers – equipped with reliable, always on, cross media connectivity throughout much of the world.  

This fact will challenge marketers to raise the bar with regard to their connections and planning skills, as I’m sure we’ll see from the entries we receive. The awards will certainly provide us all with an opportunity for tremendous learning, sharing and celebrating together.”

Award winners will be announced at the Festival of Media Global, taking place in Montreux, Switzerland from 15th-17th April.

Now in their 4th year the highly popular awards celebrate the very best in media thinking, with a full programme of 18 awards, more than ever before. In 2011 over 750 entries were received, with campaigns from over 50 countries making it through to the shortlist. Historically the UK, US, Australia and India lead the board, but 2011 saw a number of new countries, including Russia and Thailand, entering the fray for the first time.

The deadline for entries is 6th February, with the shortlist due to be announced on 15th March. Campaign entries will be available on www.creamglobal.com.

For press information please contact Debbie Zaman (+44 7971 962221) or Jessie Winston (+44 7977 118186) at firstname.surname@withpr.co.uk

Or visit http://www.festivalofmedia.com for all award entry and event booking information.

Check out videos of previous festivals and key presentations at www.YouTube.com/thefestivalofmedia

Please credit Festival of Media with all images and videos used. 

Notes to the editor

About C Squared

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For information on the awards:

email Nisha Ashra nisha@csquared.cc or call +44 (0) 207 367 6986

For information on delegate booking rates:
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For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:
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For information on the agenda:
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