Marketers from Virgin Atlantic, Santander, Mercedes Benz, Match.com and Wrigleys to judge Drum Marketing Awards 2012

The judging panel for this year’s Drum Marketing Awards 2012 has begun to form, with marketers from Virgin Atlantic, Santander, Mercedes Benz, Match.com and Wrigleys having all agreed to participate.

Entries are currently being accepted for this year’s awards, which asks entrants to submit reports for their chosen categories, which this year include Brand of the Year, PR Strategy of the Year and Social Media Strategy.

Judging entries will be Hamish Rickman, global advertising manager at Virgin Atlantic Airways, Gail Gardner, marketing manager for Santander, David George, marketing director for Passenger Cars at Mercedes-Benz UK, Katie Shepphard, director of relationships and marketing at Match.com, Daniela Campari, UK marketing director for Wrigley and Steve Antoniewicz, managing director of the Recommended Agency Register, with further names to be announced in the coming weeks.

David George described what he will be looking for while judging on the day: “For me, it's a must that marketing campaign awards recognise delivery of business impact. I'm obviously keen to see innovation, and creativity, but what will really excite me is where customer insight has been central to the thinking and execution.”

Entries for the awards must be made through The Drum Marketing Awards website, with a deadline set for 20 January 2012, although entries prior to 16 December 2011 will receive an early bird rate.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in May 2012.

For more information contact Kim Baran on kimberley.baran@carnyx.com

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