Mike Raffensperger, Deborah Curtis and Howard Mittman among the Industry Influencers Selected to Determine the Year’s Most Creative Sports Marketing and Advertising from Around the World
Clio Sports Will Award This Year’s Winners on June 13 in New York City
New York, NY—January 17, 2019 —Clio Sports, the competition honoring creative excellence in sports marketing and advertising on a global scale, today announced its 2019 jury. This year’s esteemed panel of industry leaders and innovators includes Los Angeles Lakers’s Allison Howard, Pepsi’s Justin Toman, Fan Duel’s Mike Raffensperger, American Express’s Deborah Curtis and Iris Worldwide’s Shaun McIlrath.
“With each passing year, the sports industry continues to push the boundaries on advertising and marketing,” said Allison Howard, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Los Angeles Lakers. “As someone who is constantly on the lookout for innovative ideas to generate conversations, I’m thrilled to be a part of the jury that will select the most impactful creative work from a year that was so full of slam dunks.”
As part of their duties, the jurors will convene from May 7 to 9 in New York City to evaluate an international pool of submissions across multiplatform categories and determine the work that most elevated sports culture in the collective consciousness this year. The winners of the sixth annual Clio Sports Awards will be honored at an exclusive event on June 13, 2019 at Capitale in New York City.
“From the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang to the World Cup in Russia, Serena Williams at the U.S. Open to Nick Foles at the Super Bowl, the past year has been full of memorable moments, rising stars and unexpected viral sensations,” said Nicole Purcell, President, Clio. “For us, it’s the creative work leading up to those moments that permeate pop culture and enhance the way we experience sports. We are so excited to gather the esteemed members of this year’s jury of industry leaders and game changers to reflect on, evaluate and celebrate the most influential work of the 2018-2019 season.”
Clio Sports is currently accepting submissions in all categories, including Branded Entertainment & Content, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events and Social Good. For information, submission deadlines and to enter work, visit clios.com/sports.
The 2019 Clio Sports award recipients will be decided by:
Daniel Glantz, Global Head of Advertising, Sponsorship, and Strategic Partnerships, AIG
Deborah Curtis, Vice President, Head of Global Brand Experiences & Partnerships, American Express
Greg Economou, Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Sports, Ticketmaster
TJ Adeshola, Head of U.S Sports Partnerships, Twitter
Heidi Noland, Vice President, Global Brand + Creative, UFC
Jim Mollica, SVP Global Consumer Engagement & Digital, Under Armor
Nicole Kankam, Managing Director, Marketing, USTA
Glendon Scott, Group Creative Director, VML
Chris Ferguson, EVP / Executive Creative Director, Weber Shandwick
Tim Katz, Director, Head of News + Sports partnerships, YouTube
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.