Direct Line marketing director Mark Evans and Alison Jones, the newly-installed customer director at The Co-Operative Food, are joining 12 media and creative experts to judge the Outdoor Media Awards for 2018.
The awards, now in their 12th year, are run by Clear Channel UK in partnership with Campaign magazine. They reward excellence in Out of Home advertising, from the most memorable, strategic and innovative campaigns to the brilliant people involved in creating them.
There are nine categories in this year’s awards, including the new Rising Star Award. This award recognises those that have joined the world of Out of Home within the last 5 years and who are making waves within the industry.
The judges will be reviewing all submitted entries and crowning the winners, including The Grand Prix winner who will receive £100,000 worth of media space to use across Clear Channel UK screens.
The People’s Favourite Award is the only category that will not be judged by the judging panel, but by over 1,000 members of the UK public.
The judging day, which will be chaired by Global Editor-in-Chief of Campaign, Claire Beale, will take place in early May, followed by the shortlist announcement later that month. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 28th June at The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
The awards are free to enter, and campaigns may be entered into multiple categories.
The 2018 Outdoor Media Awards judges:
Claire Beale – Global Editor-in-Chief, Campaign (Chairperson)
Mark Evans – Marketing Director, Direct Line Group
Geoff de Burca – Managing Partner, MediaCom UK
Catherine Becker – CEO, VCCP Media
Alistair MacCallum – CEO, m/SIX
Joanna Lyall – Managing Director, Mindshare UK
Stephanie Marks – Managing Director, Havas Media UK
Richard Morris – CEO, Initiative UK / President, Initiative EMEA
Verica Djurdjevic – CEO, PHD UK
Alison Jones –Customer Director, The Co-Operative Food
Tim Pearson – CEO, MGOMD
Rian Shah – Managing Director, UK Hub, Zenith
Caroline Pay – Co-Chief Creative Officer, GreyLondon
Clare Peters – Executive Director, Head of Planning, MGOMD
Chris Pelekanou, Commercial Director, Clear Channel UK