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Big brand marketers join Mumbrella’s BEFest Awards jury team

Marketers from Westfield, Westpac, Nestle, Volkswagen, Samsung, Sony Music, Lion, Warner Music and Tourism Australia are amongst the big brand owners joining this year’s line up of BEfest Awards jurors.

BeFest Awards

The final deadline for entries to this year’s awards is this Friday, August 26, 2016. Details on how to enter can be found here.

Mumbrella’s annual BEfest Awards is Australia’s only awards program dedicated to celebrating the best in branded entertainment and content.

Categories include Best Content Strategy, Best Branded Publication, Content Company of the Year, Best Use of Film Craft, Best Use of Interactive, Best Sponsorship and Best Branded Entertainment fiction and non-fiction.

This year also sees the addition of the Marketing Team of the Year category, which aims to recognise the entertainment industry’s best marketing team. Entrants can include marketing teams working in film, music, TV, radio, gaming, sports betting and other entertainment media.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony at the Chauvel Cinemas, Sydney on November 10, 2016.

To submit your awards entries by this Friday, August 26, click here.

2016 Mumbrella’s BEfest Awards jurors:

  • Jesse Desjardins, Global Manager, Social & Content, Tourism Australia
  • Toby Dewar, Head of Media, Westpac
  • Billy Falkingham, Head of Content & Social, Medibank
  • Lauren Bailey, Head of Content and PR, Westfield
  • Antonia Farquhar, Head of Media, Nestle
  • Craig O’Donnell, Digital and Customer Experience Marketing Manager, Volkswagen Group Australia
  • Dan Nitschke, Director – Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Lizzie Young, Director of Content & Brand Integration, Nine Entertainment Co
  • Kate Dezarnaulds, Head of Partnerships, TEDxSydney
  • Justine Murphy, Brand Development Manager, Air New Zealand
  • Simon Cahill, Head of Digital and Brand Development, Warner Music Australia
  • Jai Sanderson, Former Head of Brand and Marketing Communications, Samsung Australia
  • Nick Cummins, Creative Partner, The Royals
  • Kim Barnard, Group Content Director & Editor In Chief, The Urban List
  • Edward Pontifex, Executive Producer, The Sweet Shop
  • Lauren Joyce, Head of Strategy & Ideas, Ensemble
  • Tom Robinson, Head of Content Strategy & Distribution, MediaCom
  • Danielle Long, Editor, Branded Arts Review
  • Barbara Messer, Content strategist, writer & editor
  • Anna Burns, General Manager, Future Classic
  • Cath Pope, MD, Curated Content
  • Carly Loder, Director – Marketing and Communications, Fox Sports
  • Kate Richardson, Agency Director & Head of Strategy, Red Engine
  • Alistair Ferrier, Head of Content, One Green Bean
  • Emily Bull, Executive Producer Hellofuture.tv /Head of Video Edge
  • Christie Poulos, Global head of video, King Content
  • Richard Parker, Managing Partner, Edge
  • Jonathan Pease, Founder, Tongue
  • Roshni Hegerman, Strategic Planning Director, McCann
  • Bob Mackintosh, Executive Creative Director, Host
  • Simon Jarosz, Creative Director, Mediacom
  • Richard Spicer, Marketing Manager, Lion
  • Lauren Quaintance, Co Founder & Head of Content, Storyation
  • Brett Mitchell, Director, Pollen
  • Alex Light, Commercial Director, Vice
  • Kirsty Gavin, Creative Director, Host
  • Mark Campbell, Head of Content & Creative Partnerships, Havas Media
  • John Ford, CEO & Founder, The One Centre
  • Ayal Steiner, General Manager, Outbrain
  • Troy Graham, Communications Director, Imagination
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