The Drum Advertising Awards is back for 2019, recognising the very best work and sending a signal to the community that advertising has a fundamental role to play in building business, brands and creating jobs.
Judging the work is a panel of the industry's top individuals from Accenture Interactive, Lynx, Unilever, Seven Hills, MediaMonks. Iris, Facebook/Instagram, Vice, Fever-Tree, Quiet Storm, Škoda , Leo Burnett and Grey London.
Following is a breakdown on five of our stellar judges:
head of creative strategy, EMEA
Marks is an experienced leader in brand building and marketing with a recent focus on entertainment, talent and content. Her role at Facebook is to identify opportunities for longterm business transformation and to stretch what is possible on the platform -creatively, technologically and operationally. Prior to Facebook she was the marketing director of Syco, Red Bee Creative (part of the BBC) and worked at Mother, The Campaign Palace in Sydney and BBH.
I’m judging these awards as it’s a privilege to be part of an industry that has the ability to build businesses and fundamentally shape culture. And now more than ever, I feel it’s important to celebrate and reward creativity that has a positive impact on our world.
executive creative director
For the last four years Grubak has led VIRTUE’s Danish, Norwegian and Swedish agencies from non-contenders to top three most awarded agencies, having recently won Best of Discipline at the ONE SHOW and Grand Prix and Gold in Cannes. He co-founded Sky.Garden; A phone-based e-commerce platform allowing African Females to get around the archaic laws keeping them from owning businesses.
I’m obsessed with the future and ideas that challenge our predictions of it. I hope to see a lot of work that goes beyond campaigns and classic content marketing and to highlight those ideas that look ahead and not just communicates but ideas that could be turned into Brand IP’s and future revenue streams.Being in the jury is being a curator on behalf of the industry. The speed of communication, campaigns and content publishing is impossible to keep up with, which is why it’s important to highlight the work that inspires the industry to move forward.
Chung is an artful creative with a passion for illustration and loves to draw up concepts. She moved to Amsterdam in 2017 after mastering karaoke in the Shanghai ad scene for five plus years.
I'm always seeking cases that balance craft and innovation with real human insight. Great work shows empathy for its audience.
chief marketing officer
Lloyd has experience across high growth, start-up businesses and large consumer brands. A ‘full stack’ marketeer with proven expertise across digital and performance marketing. He has previously worked for Paddy Power and Snatch Inc, before heading the carwow marketing team.
This is a very exciting time for advertising, with technology disrupting the world’s largest industries, consumers demanding everything faster, cheaper and more accessible than ever before and data continuing to re-write the marketing rulebook. I look forward to working with my fellow judges to highlight the outstanding work taking place across the industry.
With over 18 years in designing holistic experiences for major brands, Walsh has a proven track record of building successful teams and creating the right culture for designers to thrive. A commercially and operationally successful business leader, Walsh has been key to the successful integration of Fjord and Accenture Interactive.
We all know the transformative power of a great idea. And we work in an industry full of bright minds and brilliant thinkers. There have been some amazing campaigns this year. As society’s interests and needs change, there are some tough challenges for brands to tackle through creative campaigns. Seeing how some of the industry’s best creative brains have come up with these ideas is a thought-provoking and inspiring process. And will be rightly celebrated through The Drum Advertising Awards.
The deadline is August 28, make sure you download your entry pack now.