The Drum Awards for the digital industries (formerly the DADI's) is here once again, recognising the very best that the industry has to offer.
These awards are open internationally to all agencies and brands who are producing exciting and innovative digital work. From apps to consumer products, use of search to social media, paid media and VR, the awards have been recognizing excellence for 14 years.
Chaired by Phil Jones, founder and organiser of Podge Events, this year's has a cracking line-up, including experts from Goodwood, DixonBaxi, Co-op Power Division, The Co-operative Bank, Various, Equator, The Moving Picture Company, Manchester Metropolitan University, Great State, Sport England, Comic Relief, Wonderful Creative Agency, BBC Creative, The Church of England, Good-Loop, Twitch, FCB Inferno, Cypher Coders, Warner Records, 23 Code Street, Colooder, The Football Association, Found in Music, Deloitte Digital, The Jockey Club, The Social Element, Monterosa, A_TK, Virgin Galactic, National Express, Crowe UK, London Sport, Wolff Olins, PublicisSapient, Getty Images, Neomorin, Decoded Consulting, David Beckham Ventures, Publicis Poke and EE.
Check out five of these stellar judges below:
founder and managing director
Maudhub is the founder and managing director of Wonderful, a digital creative agency with transformation at its heart. Building new brands or revitalising tired ones is what we do, delivering digital transformation projects and creating fresh digital experiences.
I am honoured to be on the judging panel for this year's DADI Awards and I'm looking forward to seeing the amazing work produced by such talented people, teams and agencies.
The Social Element
founder & chief executive offier
Littleton founded The Social Element in 2002, way before the explosion of social media. Today she leads a strong global team of 300+ who work with some of the world’s biggest brands to deliver consultancy-led social media services, helping them to create genuine human connections with consumers, whilst using social to help solve their business challenges.
I’m delighted to be judging the Dadi awards and I’ll be looking for brands that have a digital strategy that helps them have a genuine human connection with their consumers and really show innovation
founder & chief creative officer
Jefferson is one of the owners, founders and CCO of Equator. She has created gamechanging websites, national integrated campaigns, start-up brands, business models and strategies across almost every sector from finance (Lloyds, Santander, AXA and RBS), utilities (SSE and Spark) to travel (Malmaison, Village, Rocco Forte) and consumer goods (Baxters, Macallan, Paul Mitchell) to name a few. Jefferson plays an active part in promoting diversity within Equator and in the creative and digital industries as a whole through her place on the Inclusion & Diversity Council of BIMA (British Interactive Media Association).
It’s an honour to be judging this year’s DADI awards, it’s always a key event in our year and a great showcase of new digital work. I’m very excited to see original work that connects innovation, insight and ideas in elegant executions.
founder & chief executive offier
With over 20 years’ experience in the technology and digital agency sectors, Dolukhanov works with start-ups, brands and agencies developing technology, transformation and ecosystem strategy, supporting the launch of new products, services and improving operational efficiencies, while working in close collaboration with brand, marketing, experience and product teams. In 2009, he co-founded award Nice Agency, a multi award-winning mobile agency, working with brands such as Channel4, UBS, The Times and Ticketmaster. Nice was acquired by independent creative agency Karmarama in 2014.
I am delighted to be judging the DADI awards in 2020 – the focus on the effectiveness of digital work alongside with creativity and technology sets a high bar for the industry to meet. I look forward to seeing the award entries and judging alongside some of the most talented individuals in digital.
head of national marketing & communications
With more than 16 years in marketing primarily in professional services, Pitsillides has a passion for marketing that creates a positive client experience at every touchpoint. Being curious and having diversity of thought are important factors to successful decision making. In a world where so much of what we consume involves digital interaction, the need to use data to inform, innovate and improve has never been more important in order to keep up with the pace of change.
It's such an exciting time to recognise diverse brands that apply digital excellence so it's an honour to have been asked to judge the DADIs this year. Year on year the awards show that innovation and creativity never stand still.
The deadline for these awards are Friday 31 July, 2020. Make sure you download your entry pack now.