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Trevor Beattie named as chairman for this year's international Creative Out of Home Awards

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By Tony Connelly | Sports Marketing Reporter

June 23, 2016 | 2 min read

Trevor Beattie has been announced as the chairman for this year’s Creative Out of Home Awards.

‎The founding partner at BMB will join Rik Moore, head of creative strategy at Havas Media, Dino Burbidge, director of technology and innovation at WCRS, and Rosh Singh, director of digital innovation at Kinetic Worldwide, on the judging panel for this year’s awards which have opened internationally for the first time.

Beattie, who has previously served as a guest editor at The Drum, said: “Having spent an inordinate amount of my waking hours recently working as its guest editor, I can safely say I’m a huge fan of The Drum.

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“I like the way it speaks, I love its attitude and I’m proud to have my name associated with it. I’ve also been a lifelong fan of what were once called “posters” but must now be deemed “Out Of Home”. You don’t get to Skip Ad with a poster; it’s a street performer. The oldest yet the newest form of advertising out there.”

To mark the new international focus of the Creative Out of Home Awards The Drum has partnered with global association of outdoor advertising bodies, Fepe International, who come on board as a sponsor.

Now in its fifth year, the 2016 Creative Out of Home Awards celebrate the best of out of home advertising across 29 categories including best use of live updates, best use of contactless technology and integrated campaign as well as the Chairman’s Award which will be chosen by Beattie himself.

Entries for the 2016 Creative Out of Home Awards can be made here and will close on 26 August.

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