Mind Candy founder, CEO, Ofcom chair and IAB chairman awarded titles in 2014 New Years Honours list

Mind Candy founder and chief executive Michael Acton Smith has been awarded an OBE in this year's New Years Honours for services to the creative industries.

Moshi Monsters Michael Acton Smith has received an OBE

Joining the Moshi Monsters mastermind on the prestigious role call are Ofcom's chair Dr Mary Colette Bowe, who has received a DBE for services to media and communications, and IAB chairman Richard Eyre, who has been awarded a CBE for services to advertising and the media.

Aviva's chief marketing and communications officer Amanda Felicity Mackenzie received an OBE for services to marketing with head of Spectrum Policy, for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Jane Elizabeth Humphrey, also awarded an OBE.

Order of the British Empire titles were also given to Janet Elizabeth Hull, director of marketing and executive director, Creative Pioneers' Challenge, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, for services to the creative industries; Professor Sonia Livingstone, professor, department of media and communications, London School of Economics, for services to children and internet safety; former chief executive and chairman of IPC Media, Sylvia Jean Auton, for services to the publishing industry; and MD of AMS Neve, Mark Vallance Crabtree, for services to advanced manufacturing and creative industries.

MBE titles go to Gregory John Bensberg, former director of Spectrum Policy at Ofcom, for services to media and communications; former chairman of Northern Ireland Screen, Richard Hill, for services to broadcast media in Northern Ireland; and Michael Andrew Murphy, for services to business and digital media.

Rita Ann Clifton was awarded a CBE for her services to the advertising industry, with a former director of Glasgow School of Art Seona Elizabeth Reid taking a DBE title, and Roger George Parry's services to media and the arts particularly the Globe Theatre, London, rewarded with a CBE.

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