The Drum and BIMA launch Digital Hall of Fame


By The Drum Team, Editorial

March 5, 2012 | 2 min read

The Drum has teamed up with BIMA, Microsoft and Adobe to launch the UK's first Digital Hall of Fame, which will become a living, breathing archive of the greatest Britons in digital.

This September, 20 inspirational and influential Britons will be inducted into the Digital Hall of Fame at ad:tech in London. Each year thereafter a new digital champion will be elected into this illustrious company.

It is up to you to decide which influential and inspirational Brits belong in the Hall of Fame.

So nominate now on the Digital Hall of Fame website or by tweeting your candidate's name to @BIMA with the hashtag #digitalHOF.

Justin Cooke, BIMA chair and Fortune Cookie CEO, believes it is about time the UK rewards its “digital heroes” in this fashion.

He said: “I think we need to celebrate the Great that is Britain.

“This country has created many of the people who are responsible for the way the world operates now.

“Many of the tools and devices we use every day we were responsible for. We need to make sure the world knows that we are still doing that now and therefore providing a Hall of Fame that recognises and celebrates those individuals that have made the world what it is today and are continuing to shape where the world is headed are absolutely critical.”

The nomination process will remain open until the end of March. A panel of experts, assembled by BIMA, will then whittle the candidates down to a shortlist before the first 20 inductees are decided by a final public vote.



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