Mediatel reveals judging line up for the Media Leaders Awards 2021
Clockwise from top left: Pippa Glucklich, Liberty Hive; Naren Patel, Media For All; Lindsey Clay, Thinkbox; Jon Mew, IAB UK; Phil Smith, ISBA; Lauren Ogúndèkó, PHD
Mediatel News, Mediatel Events and Videonet have today revealed which industry experts will make up the judging panel for its inaugural Media Leaders Awards.
Joining Mediatel Group's CEO Greg Grimmer and Michaela Jefferson, news editor of Mediatel News, will be Pippa Glucklich, former CEO of Amplifi UK and chair of Liberty Hive; Naren Patel, founder of mentoring network Media For All; Tony Effik, managing director - global display, video and creative at Google, and founder of advocacy group Black and Brilliant, and Lauren Ogúndèkó, head of response and board director, PHD Media, and member of MEFA.
Representatives of the industry's main trade and marketing bodies will also join the line up, including Stephen Woodford, CEO of the Advertising Association; Lindsey Clay, CEO of Thinkbox and president of the global TV group; Phil Smith, director general, ISBA; Lucy Barrett, client director, Radiocentre; Jo Allan, managing director, Newsworks; Sue Todd, CEO, Magnetic; Jon Mew, CEO, IAB UK, and Fredrik Borestrom, president of the IAA UK and head of agency, international at LinkedIn.
Further additions will be announced in the coming weeks.
"For our inaugural Media Leaders awards we were determined to have a caucus of judges who both know the industry inside out and also have the credibility to make judgment on the very best leaders in our industry," said Grimmer.
"The group we have assembled I think will fulfil this task admirably. We are all looking forward to rewarding those that have driven their own company and the industry forward over the last 12 months."
The free-to-enter awards programme will feature seven categories overall, with a Media Leader of the Year title awarded in four distinct categories: Media Agency, Media Owner, Advertiser and Tech.
Two Grand Prix prizes will then be awarded for Media CEO of the Year and International Media Leader of the Year, while a third will be awarded to the Future Media Leader of the year - a rising star from any part of the media industry.
Finally, the Judges' Special Choice Award - a non-entering category - will be awarded to one person who has inspired the leaders in our industry and who deserves recognition for the work they do to influence and champion better business practice.
The final deadline for entries is Friday 6 November. The Media Leaders Awards ceremony will take place virtually on Thursday 7 January 2021.
For more information on individual categories and to enter, click here.