Mastercard senior vice president media Ben Jankowski has been revealed as chair of the final jury for this year’s M&M Global Awards.
Jankowski will lead the jury in picking the winners in a range of categories of media excellence, including two several new categories, such as Best International Growth Strategy and The Talent Award.
Confirmed jury members include Johnson & Johnson media management lead IMC EMEA Katalin Spielman, LinkedIn director of marketing solutions in UK, DE and ES Henry Clifford-Jones, and Zenith Singapore chief strategy officer Chris Harrison.
“I look forward to being the jury chair for the M&M Global Awards,” said Jankowski. “It is one of the most prestigious awards in advertising and I look forward to participating.”
Leading the shortlist so far is Omnicom Media Group agency OMD, with 35 nominations across 16 categories, with MediaCom and MEC in second and third places respectively.
Winners will be announced at the M&M Global Awards gala dinner event on the evening of 8 September 2016 at London’s Grosvenor House, supported by headline partner NBCUniversal International Networks.
“This year’s awards attracted a record number of entries, underlining the importance of international media and campaign excellence across multiple markets,” said Danielle Redwood, managing director for awards at C Squared. “Only the M&M Global Awards recognise the best in international media, and the gala dinner event promises to be another unforgettable night for the industry.”
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