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Clio Sports Announces 2019 Jury

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Clio Sports Announces 2019 Jury

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

  • Todd Allen, Vice President, Marketing, Anheuser-Busch InBev Canada

  • Neil Blewett, Creative Director, Anomaly Toronto

  • Sarah Kate Noftsinger, Head of Marketing & Fan Engagement, Atlanta United FC

  • Michael Aimette, Executive Creative Director, BBDO NY

  • Juan Ochoa, Director of Marketing, beIN SPORTSHoward Mittman, CMO / CRO, Bleacher Report

  • Michael Fedele, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Body Armor

  • Patrick LaCroix, Head of Global Media, Sponsorship and Activation, Bose Corporation

  • Sarah McKenna, Senior Vice President/Fan Services and Entertainment, Boston Red Sox

  • Peter Radovich, Creative Director, CBS Sports

  • Ricardo Fort, Vice President, Global Sports & Entertainment Partnerships, Coca-Cola

  • Kim McConnie, Head of Big League Bash, Cricket Australia

  • Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President & Chief Brand Officer, Dallas Cowboys Football Club

  • Sean Hanrahan, Senior Vice President of Marketing Solutions and Brand Marketing, ESPN

  • Amy Hudson, Sports Media Partnerships Lead, Facebook

  • Mike Raffensperger, CMO, FanDuel

  • Ellie Norman, Director of Marketing and Communications, Formula 1

  • Terri Hines, Executive Vice President, Communications, Fox Sports

  • Jill Abbott, Head of Consumer and Athlete Engagement, Gatorade

  • Jeff Stamp, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, GREY NY

  • Valéria Herzer, VP, Strategy and Partnerships, Havas Sports & Entertainment

  • Shaun McIlrath, Global CCO, iris Worldwide

  • Toan Nguyen, Partner, Jung von Matt/SPORTS

  • Michael Bucek, Vice President Marketing & Business Development, Kansas City Royals

  • Brendan Hannan, Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Digital, LA Galaxy and StubHub Center

  • Allison Howard, Vice President of Corporate Partnership, LA Lakers

  • Alonso Davila, Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Madison Square Garden

  • Barbara McHugh, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Major League Baseball

  • Shannon Hosford, Senior VP of Marketing & Fan Experience, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

  • Jennifer Tobias-Alvarez, Chief of Creative and Content, Miami Heat

  • John Maher, Vice President, Brand, Broadcast & Production, Minnesota Wild/Minnesota Sports & Entertainment

  • Kimberly Davis, Vice President, Social Impact, Growth, and Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League

  • Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, Executive Vice President, Digital Media, NBA

  • Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing, NBA 2K Games

  • Martin Lotti, VP / Brand Design, Nike Inc.

  • John Shea, President, Marketing and Events, Octagon

  • Justin Toman, Head of Sports Marketing and Partnerships, Pepsi

  • Alexandra Baldwin, VP, Marketing Partnerships, PGA Tour

  • Angelina Lawton, Founder + CEO, Sportsdigita

  • Will Bortz, Sr. Manager, Brand Partnerships & Sponsorships, Taco Bell

  • Renato Fernandez, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA/Chiat/Day

  • 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.

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Director of Public Relations



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