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Judges for Media Awards 2013 Announced

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The judging panel for the Media Awards 2013 has been announced. The Awards will take place on April 4th in the Burlington Hotel.

The judges include:

  • Des Byrne, Founding Partner, Behaviour & Attitudes
  • Satin Reid, Head of Strategy, Carat UK
  • Prof. Damien McLoughlin, UCD Michael Smurfit Business School
  • Emma O’Doherty, Managing Director, Mindshare
  • Dave Tallon, Commercial Director, Starcom
  • Pat Kiely, Commercial Director, TV3
  • Jason Nebenzahl, Managing Director, PHD
  • Michael Dwyer, Founder & CEO, Pigsback.com
  • Joanne McKendry, Media Director, AV Browne
  • Dave Winterlich, Managing Director, Carat
  • Dave Tallon, Commercial Director, Starcom
  • Eamon Clarkin, Owner, Ti Chiara
  • Paul Henderson, Managing Director, Associated Newspapers Ltd. Ireland
  • Pearse McCaughey, Creative Director, Cawley-Nea/TBWA
  • Paul Hutchinson, Sales Director, UTV TV
  • Darren Jackson, General Manager, PML Group (NI)
  • John Keane, Managing Director, Ardmore Advertising
  • David Lyle, CEO, Lyle Bailie
  • Michael Ryan, Independent Regionals
  • Joe Flaherty, President, RNPAI
  • Frank Mulrennan, CEO, Celtic Media Group

The chairman of this year’s judging panel is Paul Keenan, CEO of Bauer Media, one of Europe’s largest broadcasting and publishing groups. A number of other judges will be confirmed over the coming weeks.

Now in their third year, The Media Awards celebrate the very best work, businesses and brands in the media business in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Last year over 600 guests attended the awards at which MediaVest won the Grand Prix while Carat picked up Agency of the Year.

While the categories for this year’s Awards have remained the same, a new category – Agency Network of the Year- has been introduced to reflect the evolving face of media buying and planning both in Ireland and internationally.

The organisers of the Awards – which are a joint venture between IMJ and the Brainfood Store – have also announced that RTÉ Media Sales is to become a Platinum Partner of the Awards in April. A number of other partners will be announced over the coming weeks.

Entry to the Awards is open to all agencies and media owners operating in the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland.  Work commissioned between Jan 1st 2012 and December 31st 2012 will be considered.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday February 26th 2013 at 6PM and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday April 4th at The Burlington Hotel, Dublin 2.

Further information on categories, how to enter can be found at www.mediaawards.ie

For further information please contact: Des Doris on 01 284 6096 / 087 246 9815 or email :des.doris@alchemyevents.com. Alternatively contact

Jennifer Komertzky-Bowe, IMJ on 01-661 1710  or email jennifer@mountmedia.ie

Some of the highlights of the Media Awards 2012.