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Clio Entertainment Announces its Inaugural Live Entertainment Jury


Clio Entertainment Announces its Inaugural Live Entertainment Jury

Hamilton’s Laura Matalon, Cirque du Solei’s Kristina Heney, Disney Theatrical Group’s Andrew Flatt and Situation’s Damian Bazadona are Among the Industry Leaders That Will Determine the New Entry Type’s Award Winners

New York, NY—June 11, 2019 Clio Entertainment, the original and definitive international awards program celebrating creativity in marketing the entertainment business, today announced the renowned leaders that will comprise its first-ever Live Entertainment jury.

“There’s nothing I love more than a night at the theater or symphony, so I’m particularly excited for the new dynamic that the Live Entertainment awards will bring to our show,” said Nicole Purcell, President, Clio. “We’ve selected the best creative minds to launch this new addition to our program and I can’t wait to hear their perspective on the first year of submissions.”

The inaugural Live Entertainment jury will convene on October 3, 2019 in New York City to determine the creative work that raised the bar in marketing and advertising for ticketed events in front of live audiences–including, but not limited to: theatre, performing arts, concerts and festivals. The group will also judge entries promoting a live entertainment organization or venue.

“I’ve spent my career building passionate communities and crafting unforgettable experiences,” said Damian Bazadona, Founder & President, Situation. “So I was ecstatic when I heard Clio Entertainment would be honoring live entertainment for the first time and jumped at the opportunity to be the chair of this incredible jury of my peers. I look forward to seeing our industry’s boundary-pushing work and leading the discussion this cycle.”

The distinguished jury responsible for determining the winners in Live Entertainment will include:

  • Jamaal Parham, Director of Content & Broadcast Production, AKA NYC

  • Dawn Baillie, Founder, BLT Communications

  • Kristina Heney, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, Cirque du Solei

  • Andrew Flatt, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing, and Revenue, Disney Theatrical Group

  • Steven Tartick, Executive Creative Director, RPM

  • Laura Matalon, CMO, Hamilton

  • Erik Piepenburg, Features Editor, Serino Coyne

  • Damian Bazadona, Founder & President, Situation and Clio Live Entertainment Jury Chair

  • Stacey Lieberman-Prince, VP & Executive Creative Director, SpotCo

The Clio Entertainment Award winners will be revealed on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on November 21, 2019. For more detailed information, deadlines and to enter work, visit www.clios.com/entertainment.

About The Clio Awards

The Clio Awards is the premier international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, the Clio Awards today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and health care industries. Clio recognizes the world’s most innovative work annually at Clio Sports in May, the Clio Awards in September, which includes Clio Music; at the Clio Entertainment Awards in November; and online with Clio Fashion & Beauty and Clio Health.  Noting the diverse and ever-changing creative landscape, Clio acquired and revamped global ad database Ads of the World and re-launched its content platform musebycl.io in 2018, to celebrate creativity 365 days a year.

About Clio Entertainment

Clio Entertainment, formerly The Clio Key Art Awards, is the original and definitive awards program celebrating creativity in the entertainment business. It honors an evolving industry that regularly pushes boundaries, permeates pop culture and establishes a new precedent for entertainment marketing around the globe. Established in 1971 by The Hollywood Reporter, the awards program became a Clio property in 2015 and continually evolves alongside the industry to recognize excellence in marketing, communications and emerging media across film, TV, live entertainment and gaming.    

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Sheena Bermingham

Director of Public Relations, Clio



Clio Entertainment Announces 2019 Jury

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER:                         Clio Entertainment Unveils 2019 Awards Jury

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Clio Entertainment Unveils 2019 Awards Jury