As the 2013 Bookmarks Awards sneak up on us (as the ‘next big thing’ tends to do), the organisers are hard at work appointing the people that comprise the critical ‘back-end’ – the MC, the international judges and the jury president.
Gareth Cliff, 5FM DJ and M-Net Idols judge, is the MC for the Bookmarks Awards ceremony on 14 November at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Organisers have announced that the 2013 Jury President is John Dixon, CEO of Draftfcb South Africa (a position he has held since 2008), and current Financial Mail Agency Leader of the Year. Dixon is a board member of the Association of Communication Agencies (ACA), and has served on the Financial Mail Adfocus and Finweek AdReview jury panels. His impressive digital agency scorecard is proof of the value he can add as Jury President.
While the line-up of industry leaders for the local judging panel is being finalised, the esteemed international judges are: Laura Jordan Bambach (International Agency Judge) and Sophia Stuart (International Publisher Judge).
“What distinguishes us from all other SA industry awards is the focus on ‘measurable performance’, in addition to creativity and execution. Who better to judge whether brilliant work not only meets high creative standards, but also adds value, than these two phenomenal women who have been doing just that throughout their impressive careers?” says Nikki Cockcroft, chair of the Bookmarks.
For more information visit www.thebookmarks.co.za.