13 October 2011

Econsultancy, the global source of independent advice and insight on best practice digital marketing and e-commerce, has announced the global judging panel for its fourth annual Innovation Awards, dedicated to recognising the people who love to go out on a limb and push the envelope of digital marketing.

Entries will be assessed by a prestigious panel of judges, including Michael Donnelly, Group Director, Worldwide Interactive Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company; Craig Hepburn, Global Director, Digital & Social Media at Nokia; Charlotte Robertson, Vice President Digital Marketing North America at EMI Music, Warren Buckley, Managing Director, Customer Services at BT; Ian Crook, Marketing Director at Tesco.com, Kevin Cochrane, VP Enterprise Marketing at Adobe Systems and Piers Jones, Group Product Director at Guardian News & Media.

“This year’s judges were hand-picked as famed innovators, with some previous winners of Innovation Awards themselves,” said Ashley Friedlein, CEO of Econsultancy. “If you’ve broken a boundary, connected a new set of dots or overturned an apple cart this year, our elite panel want to hear from you.”

The judging panel includes:

• Michael Donnelly, Group Director, Worldwide Interactive Marketing , The Coca-Cola Company
• Craig Hepburn, Global Director, Digital & Social Media, Nokia
• Warren Buckley, Managing Director, BT
• Ian Crook, Marketing Director, Tesco.com
• Charlotte Robertson, Vice President Digital Marketing North America at EMI Music
• Eric Crossfield, Web Analytics Manager, John Lewis Financial Services
• Simon Harrow, Chief Operating Officer, Kiddicare
• Kevin Cochrane, VP Enterprise Marketing, Adobe Systems
• Jonathan Wall, Group E-Commerce Director, Shop Direct Group
• Piers Jones, Group Product Manager, Guardian News & Media
• Anthony Hitchings, Group Product Manager - Advertising & Personalisation, FT.com
• Ed Longley, Head of Direct Online, Hiscox
• Rob Silsbury, Marketing Director, Glasses Direct
• Helen Southgate, Senior Online Marketing Manager, BskyB
• Ben Eva, Head of Marketing USA, Euromoney Institutional Investor
• Guy Hipwell, Independent Advisor
• John Watton, Director, Global Brand & Marketing, Expedia Affiliate Network
• Chris Combemale, Executive Director, DMA
• Richard Foan, Group Executive Director, Communication & Innovation, ABC
• Will Grant, Web Technology Professional
• Lee Odden, CEO, TopRank Online Marketing
• Manley, SEO Director, bigmouthmedia
• Douglas Topken, Customer Experience transformation, Elsevier
• Kate Leahy, Executive (Strategic Programs), Acxiom
• Jim Lefevere, Director, Global Digital Marketing, Roche
• Pete Dorogoff, Independent Consultant

The deadline for entry into the Innovation Awards 2012 is Friday 21 October 2011. More information, including judges’ bios, categories and submission guidelines, can be found at: http://econsultancy.com/awards.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, taking place on 23 February 2012 at The Hilton Park Lane, London, although entries are welcomed from all over the globe. For more information and to book tables, visit http://econsultancy.com/awards/ceremony.


Media contact
Christopher Hipson (christopher.hipson [@] econsultancy.com)
Marketing Executive
Tel. 00 44 (0)20 7269 1451

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Published on: 2:21PM on 13th October 2011