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The Cream Awards recruits creative chiefs from Realise, Lida, RR Donnelley, Whitespace, ViVid, Thinking Juice and Equator to judge


By The Drum Team | Editorial

August 4, 2014 | 2 min read

The judging for this year’s Cream Awards has been assembled, with creative chiefs from Realise Digital, Lida and RR Donnelly among the list.

The Cream Awards, which recognise the best creative work to come from the Midlands of England, will be announced later this year, with entries being judged by Nicky Bullard, creative director, of LIDA, Karl Sanderson, creative director of ViVid, Gellan Watt, creative director of Thinking Juice, James Jefferson, co-owner and creative director of Equator, Don Smith - executive creative director of Realise Digital, Iain Valentine , creative director at Whitespace and Corey Stewart, creative director of RR Donnelley.

Categories will include Best Use of Photography, Best Outdoor Campaign, Best Press Campaign and Best TV/Cinema Campaign, among many more.

Entries will be accepted until Friday 8 August 2014 with more information available through the Cream Awards website.

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