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Pinterest, iCrossing, McGarryBowen: Meet The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US judges 2019


By Dani Gibson | Senior Writer

September 17, 2019 | 9 min read

Businesses need to be able to navigate their way through the digital minefield and produce work that gets cut through and results. This is why The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US were created – to unearth the talented individuals, teams, products and services that are making the biggest difference in the digital advertising world throughout the United States.

This year's judging panel sees the likes of experts from Disney, Pinterest, iCrossing, McGarryBowen New York, LQ Digital, Ueno, New York Times, Xaxis Media Group and Croud, who will reward the teams, individuals and the work that is making the biggest difference in the industry.

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Pinterest, iCrossing, McGarryBowen: Meet The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US judges 2019

Earlier this month, we announced Marc Mallett, vice president, performance advertising at Disney Advertising Sales as the chair of the judging panel.

Following is a breakdown of five of our stellar judges:

Meredith Guerriero
Meredith Guerriero
US head of partnerships
Guerriero is US head of partnerships at Pinterest as well as site lead for the Pinterest New York office overseeing operations and culture. Her team works closely with partners, helping them utilize Pinterest to solve business challenges and drive meaningful results. Prior to this she built and led Facebook's sales efforts for the healthcare, grocery, politics and advocacy verticals. Prior to that, she spent ten years at Google, leading their sales and commercialization efforts for their programmatic offerings and leading their efforts for the Automotive industry globally.
I've been in the ad tech industry for many years and have seen the evolution of how brands can take data-driven storytelling to another level while achieving measurable results. Consumers today are looking for personalized experiences that allow them to see a brand in their every day lives. I'm excited to see what this year's entries bring and look forward to being a part of the judging panel.
Chris Apostle
Chris Apostle
chief media officer
Apostle is a global strategic marketing and media leader with extensive experience in driving performance via digital, search, mobile and social experiences and programs. An accomplished agency veteran, he has continually delivered success in the strategic development and execution of omni-channel marketing / advertising for Fortune 1000 companies, and other well-known, brands and organizations.
Continually monitoring and evaluating the strength of digital advertising programs and judging their effectiveness helps to signal the marketplace on what performance looks like and how best to bring it to life. These campaigns and work help to set the standard and best practices in a market space that is ever-evolving. This year, I’ll be looking for a combination of excellence in the use of data, creativity and effectiveness in segmentation/targeting as well as excellence in engagement, all for the purposes of driving performance.
Ida Rezvani
McGarryBowen New York
Ida Rezvani
Prior to McGarryBowen, Rezvani was the WPP global client leader for the Intercontinental Hotel Group, working across their full portfolio of brands. She is fully versed in leading change in complex organizations and implementing new operating models spanning multiple brands, markets and disciplines. Rezvani has led brand communications for iconic brands from both Europe and America including United Airlines, Marriott Hotels, Marks & Spencer, Virgin Trains, and Visit London.
It’s an honor to be part of the jury for The Drum Digital Advertising Awards this year. I’ll be looking out for clear evidence of how data and creativity have come together to drive client business. I’m also just looking forward to seeing brilliant work from the brightest minds in our industry.
Greg Allum
LQ Digital
Greg Allum
vice president, display and social
Allum is an established client-side and agency marketer with over ten year’s experience leading high-performing teams. He recently moved from the UK to US as vice president, display and social at LQ Digital to drive forward the agency’s social media capability and lead its growing team. Prior to joining LQ, he worked for Jellyfish as global head of social. He has significant in-house experience at brands including British Gas, Legal and General and more recently Sony Electronics.
I'm honored to be part of the judging panel for this year's Drum Digital Advertising Awards, it’s been a privilege to judge both awards in EMEA and now in the US. The importance of gaining recognition by your peers and a reputable publication such as The Drum can help motivate and inspire in-house and agency teams. I’m looking forward to entries leveraging data, insight and creativity to achieve meaningful business impact and growth.
Vinesh Gayadin
Vinesh Gayadin
art director
Gayadin is a designer and art director based in New York. Originally from Amsterdam, he has worked with some of the world’s most creative agencies in a wide variety of media. For his work with brands such as G-Star Raw, Tommy Hilfiger, Scotch & Soda, Google and Mercedes Benz, Gayadin has received a total of 16 Cannes Lion Awards, including two Grand Prix.
Great projects with truly strong idea’s, craftsmanship, skills and dedication deserve to be noticed in this time of media overload. The greatest ones of those projects even deserve high standard industry recognition, like the Drum Awards. That’s why I have joined The Drum’s team of judges to help recognizing the great ones and helping those projects and people behind it to the stage they deserve.

These awards are now closed for judging. Nominations will be announced at 3pm EST, October 7, 2019 on the homepage.

Partners of these awards are Brightcove and Winmo.


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