We are pleased to announce some of the most influential people from the media and advertising industry on the judging panel for this year’s BRAVE Awards.
vice president of global media innovation
In his capacity as Vice President of Global Media Innovation for all Unilever Global Brands, Babs Rangaiah oversees a team that works with Global Brands and their Agencies to infuse New Media Strategy and Integrated Channel thinking into the creative development process. continue reading…
executive vice president for corporate development
Ian Wright is Executive Vice President for Corporate Development within the Media, Content & Technology specialism in global market research company Ipsos. His role includes working with technology companies to identify new consumer opportunities, as well as partnering with them to drive the next generation of market research. continue reading…
VP, global marketing
Venky Balakrishnan is Global Vice President for Marketing Innovation at Diageo tasked with shaping Diageo’s approach to marketing and sales in the digital age. His remit includes spotting and seizing the inflections in technology, digital media and entertainment that put Diageo’s brands at the leading edge. continue reading…
VP president of consumer connections, global
creative development director
Cat joined pd3 in 2005 as a creative producer and quickly worked her way up the ranks, becoming a partner in the company in 2008. Her creative expertise and production background are utilised in a unique role that bridges the gap between initial idea to final execution.
head of digital and media innovation,
Jeremy was born in Sydney Australia. As a digital marketing specialist he has worked on brands like Stella Artois, Becks, MTV and Adidas. He has worked for over 12 years in leading creative communications agencies including Draftfcb, Lowe Worldwide and 180 Amsterdam. continue reading…
Andrew is one of the leading practitioners in branded content and has over twenty years experience working in marketing communications. He is a partner at Experience Communications where he runs contentworx, the branded content specialist offering brands strategic advice on developing content led marketing strategies.
SVP International Media and Planning
Michael is responsible for managing the media activities and investments for WB Pictures releases outside of North America. continue reading…
global head of content
Paul entered the media industry in 1980 as a research executive at Granada Television Sales. After a few years in research Paul moved into Client Sales where he stayed until 1990 and thereafter helped to create Granada’s first broadcast sponsorship offering.
Velvet Rock Communications
Jon is well recognized as a leading figure in the global media and communications industry.
Today, as Founder and CEO of Velvet Rock Group, he operates as an entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor within some of the fastest-growing sectors of the industry (particularly digital, mobile, experiential and technology-based businesses).
Andy is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of Preview Networks’ company strategy, development and operations. Prior to joining Preview Networks, Andy was the Vice President for MTV Networks and Viacom Brand Solutions International, responsible for all digital sales, strategy and the creation of digital commercial ventures for the company in Europe. continue reading…
Havas Sports and Entertainment
A graduate of ESSEC Business School, Noémie started at Havas Sports in 2004 as an intern. She joined the team in 2006 to manage the international development of the agency and then oversaw the corporate strategy of HS&E along with top management. She moved to Brazil in 2011 to develop business opportunities related to major upcoming sporting events.
executive creative director
Adam is an award-winning Creative Director and copywriter with over 15 years’ experience in digital marketing. In 2004 he co-founded Collective and has been the ideas man behind much of Collective’s work for Honda, EA, Mars, Callaway, LOCOG and Gatorade. Previous to Collective, Adam was Creative Lead for all European Nike work at AKQA. continue reading…
head of digital strategy
Phil is a digital thought leader and strategist with a breadth of experience across a multitude of brands, projects and sectors. He joined The Marketing Store in early 2010 and leads our digital team, focusing on delivering a seamless integrated offering across all our work. continue reading…
president and CEO
Scott Donaton is a veteran content creator and marketing executive who delivers strategic solutions to brands across platforms, including television, web, mobile, social, film, and music. As President and CEO of Ensemble, the branded entertainment arm of IPG Mediabrands, Scott works with both IPG and outside clients to develop collaborative, compelling content that marries creative thinking and production expertise with distribution muscle. continue reading…
vice president, global marketing solutions
Carolyn Everson is the Vice President of Global Advertising Sales at Facebook, where she leads the global advertising team focused on top strategic accounts and global agencies. In addition, she oversees media strategy, advertising sales, and account management. continue reading…
From a qualification in architecture to pioneering the latest 4D architectural projection-mapping, Ben Fender is a visionary.
head of innovation
Previously he ran his own consultancy, Digital Fauna after having spent ten years at Profero, growing it from a small shop in London to a global communications agency. He is also co-founder of Creative Social (www.creativesocialblog.com) and co-editor/co-authour of Digital Advertising: Past, Present and Future.
SVP, media and research
Twentieth Century Fox
Mark oversees the Research and Media Planning functions for Twentieth Century Fox International. continue reading…
Adjust Your Set
For the past decade Chris has acted as a prominent Investor and Entrepreneur in a range of new-media business start-ups. Now a recognized leader in the future of multi-channel retail and online video communications, Chris is currently Founder & CEO of Adjust Your Set and a Non Exec Director of Eagle Eye Solutions.
An entrepreneurial award winning Creative Director with limitless belief in the word ‘yes’, Ian has dedicated the past decade to showing clients the future. He graduated with a Communications degree from Nottingham Trent University before taking over the management of a boutique promotions agency. In 2002, Ian left to form Studio Output with Dan & Rob, performing the essential business functions to encourage future growth, including marketing, sales, client development and strategic planning.
managing director of EMEA & APAC
As EMEA & APAC Managing Director of SAY Media, Giles Ivey oversees business operations for one of the most creative and forward thinking media companies in the industry today. continue reading…
William A.(“Bill”) Lederer, formerly CEO, Kantar Video and Boardmember, WPP Digital, has served as a C-Level global digital executive for WPP’s Kantar, TNS, and Getty Images. He has extensive build-up/turnaround operating and strategic expertise in both established and entrepreneurial companies in US and European online and mobile video, advanced TV, Internet and e-commerce, advertising/marketing research & information services. continue reading…
executive vice president and director of content
As BBDO’s Executive Vice President and Director of Content, Teddy’s role is to deliver creative, innovative and measurably effective marketing solutions, in the form of original branded content, branded integration, sponsorship, social, mobile and experiential marketing to BBDO’s globally renowned clients. continue reading…
CEO and founder
Mike Mathieson is CEO and founder of Cake, the Creative Communications agency that coined the phrase ‘Brand Entertainment’. Previously he spent 15 years as a record plugger/ PR in the music industry and around music festivals before switching from bands to brands in 1999. Cake operates in the disciplines of PR, Social media, social experiences, social responsibility and content creation, employs 90 people and is based in London, New York and Paris and became part of the Havas Group in 2008. continue reading…
Ashley joined blueprint.tv in the spring of 2007 as an Executive Producer creating video content for some of world’s largest natural resource companies. continue reading…
Claire joined Amaze in 2011 and heads up the newly created Content Division within the agency. Claire has transferred the skills learnt during her successful career as a TV producer, to meet the growing demand from clients to provide rich digital content. continue reading…
director of film, motion and design
A Crafted Story
Graham Rapsey is an award-winning Canadian creative director and short filmmaker. As a founding member of The Greater Good Creative Collective and a creative director he has always sought the story at the heart of the script, product, idea, or brand he’s working with. The result is a craft-based narrative approach to a wide variety of media and platforms, from branded documentaries and short films to mobile apps, marketing campaigns, and advertising concepts. continue reading…
In his role at AOL, Rene is responsible for overseeing the expansion of the AOL Advertising.com Group in Europe. The group includes Advertising.com, ADTECH, Pictela, AOL Video (inclusive of goviral and 5min Media), Content Solutions and Sponsored Listings and serves a combined content and advertising market at scale through video, brand advertising, content and ad serving. continue reading…
In his role as the President of OgilvyEntertainment, Doug Scott has, since June 2006, been developing and producing brand funded entertainment for clients, including Horizons on the BBC for DuPont, Digital Cribs for Cisco, The Invested Life for TD Ameritrade, and an animated series for Capri Sun called The Disadventures of the Direspectoids. continue reading…
chief experience officer
founder and managing director
Net Media Planet
A specialist in maximising the potential of online marketing, Sri has helped clients including HSBC, Evans (part of the Arcadia Group), P&O Ferries, Papa John’s Pizza and The Perfume Shop to drive a step change in their online efforts with significant impact on their bottom line. continue reading…
president & managing director of LiquidThread
Starcom MediaVest Group
Brian Terkelsen is President & Managing Director of LiquidThread at Starcom MediaVest Group. LiquidThread, SMG’s digitally-led content creation unit, moves beyond branded entertainment to create communities, conversations and advocates for brand properties; it is geared to create and sequence content across every screen to advance marketer goals. continue reading…
founder and chief executive, Rey Interactive
AJ moved into Creative and Rich media where he launched Sales in the Western US as the Director of Sales for Klipmart Corporation, the #1 provider of online video delivery and management services for agencies, advertisers and publishers. AJ was instrumental in the growth and development of Klipmart. continue reading…
With a BA Hons in Philosophy and English Literature, Liz teamed up with the Art Director Dave Shelton and joined Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury, in the agency’s first year. continue reading…
director of branded entertainment
Mike Wiese leads the creative and business development of original programming and entertainment solutions for clients across the network, including digital video, scripted and unscripted film and television, music experience, licensing, and live events for global advertising agency JWT continue reading…
chief operating officer
Sarah Wood is co-founder and COO of Unruly. She’s responsible for ensuring we deliver the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. continue reading…