Disney ABC TV, IAB & The Programmatic Advisory to judge The Drum DTA US Awards

Digital Trading Awards USA

Disney ABC TV Group, The Programmatic Advisory and the IAB will be involved in this year's The Drum Digital Trading Awards, held in association with MediaiQ and sponsored by OpenX, Digital Remedy, BidSwitch, Intermarkets and Unacast.

The awards champion programmatic performance across the US adtech industry over the last 12 months based on the recommendations of senior industry professionals.

Among the judges are: Wayne Blodwell, founder and CEO of The Programmatic Advisory; Mack McKelvey, founder and CEO of SalientMG; Benjamin Dick, director of Data and Ad Effectiveness for the IAB, Michael Dean vice president of programmatic and data-driven sales for Disney ABC Television Group and Christopher Murphy global chief strategy Officer for Accuen.

Blodwell will also chair this year's jury.

Richard Dunmall, president at Media iQ Digital, the headline partner for the last two DTA US Awards, said: "The Drum Awards is a great platform and an important partnership for us; a chance to celebrate outstanding achievements and the very best work in our industry, while spending time together with a smile on our faces! We are delighted to be part of it two years in a row.”

Entries are open to anyone in the digital media/trading ecosystem who can show that they offer a high value service or technology including advertisers, publishers, agencies, trading desks, technology companies, buy-side, sell-side and platforms.

A launch party for the awards will take place on April 27 in partnership with Digital Remedy at its offices in New York to allow interested parties to meet The Drum team and find out more.

The deadline for entries will be June 15, with the awards ceremony taking place on September 21 at the Edison Ballroom, New York. More information on how to enter can be found on The Drum Digital Trading Awards website.

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