2018 Video Categories Judging Committee
Ian Buck, Managing Director
Notch Video, Toronto, Canada
In 2012, Ian started Notch Video, an online marketplace where businesses can find a unique solution for their video production needs. Notch Video has helped brands like American Express, Tim Hortons, Samsung, BMW, GoDaddy, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Cadillac Fairview, and Air Transat produce award-winning and scalable social media content efficiently & cost effectively. Notch Video is North Strategic's sister agency.
With 15 years of experience across PR, digital, and ad agencies, Ian has built an arsenal of real-world experience within content creation, marketing strategy, and earned media. Prior to launching Notch Video, he was VP of strategy at Sid Lee, focused on creating earned media-integrated marketing platforms & campaigns for clients like Kraft & Moosehead. As a VP in the leadership team at High Road Communications, Ian provided strategy and managed teams running PR, digital, video, and social media programs, always delivering measurable, successful programs for clients including Gatorade, Xbox, American Express, and others.
Ian has years of experience, working with great teams to create new, progressive forms of marketing strategies, campaigns, and video content that connect with people on an emotional level. His expertise in video has helped drive earned media and build brand advocates, while helping dozens of top clients reach their business objectives.
Israel Bonequi, Creative Director
Birds Nest Foundation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Chad Borlase, Group Creative Director
SapientRazorfish, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jim Borwick, Associate Creative Director
Sapientrazorfish, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Burcin Cakmak, Account Director
Wanda Digital, Istanbul, Turkey
Sang Soo Chong, Professor
Cheongju University, Cheongju, Chungbuk, Korea
Sangsoo Chong is a professor of the Department of Advertising & PR at Cheongju University in Korea. He has worked at Ogilvy & Mather Korea as a vice president/ ECD until he moved to the university in 2008. He started his career as a film producer at Oricom, the first ad agency in Korea. It was an easy start for him since he studied film & drama in the university. Over 30 years he has worked at agencies as a film based creative director. He has been launched successful campaigns for Kimberly-Clark, Pizza Hut, Unilever, Motorola, KFC, Nestle, LG, Daewoo and Hyundai. He has served as a jury member at many awards shows such as New York Festivals, The One Show (Young Ones), AME, Ad Stars, Seoul TVC Festivals. He is giving the local agencies helping hand to win more international awards in recent years.
Erika Dehaas, Director, Digital & Marketing Strategy
Sobeys Inc., Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Lauren Dineen-Duarte, Director, Public Affairs and Social Media
American Express Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
An innovative and transformational marketer with a reputation for strategic thinking, Lauren Dineen-Duarte leads both public relations and social media strategy and advertising for American Express Canada. Since joining the company in 2008, Lauren has been responsible for developing and driving the communications strategy, content development initiatives and paid media strategy for the Canadian business.
Cho DongYul, Master
Cheil Worldwide Inc, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Saurabh Dua, E-Learning Head
International College of Financial Planning, Delhi, India
Brenna Eller, Head of Corporate Communications
Samsung Electronics North America, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, United States
Kathy Hong, Marketing Manager
American Express, New York, New York, United States
Iwona Kubicz, CEO
Procontent Communication, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland
Specializes in projects in the field of corporate PR and crisis management. Supervised communication processes prior to the privatization of companies in the energy sector among others: Energa. Member of the International Public Relations Association and the juror in the competition IPRA Golden World Awards in the category of communication in a crisis, Public Affairs and Lobbying. As Head of Strategy & Development Department in On Board PR she coordinated projects for companies such as TEVA, Zentiva, HBO, Disney Channel, UPC and projects supporting the development of R & D in Poland, among others Polish Technology Platform for Innovative Medicine. Running a comapny she gained experience by leading projects from many areas of communication: communication audits, Internal PR campaigns, public relations, crisis management for such companies as: Sanofi, Polpharma, Saxo Bank Kongsberg Automotive, Sonoco and Salts Healthcare. She also has a broad experience in working with trade unions. She war running the NSZZ Solidarity press office for several years. She is also the author of numerous academic publications and in marketing magazines. Conducted classes at the Institute of Journalism, University of Warsaw at Media Marketing and Public Relations faculty. She has communication and Journalism masters degree at Public Relations Institute of University of Warsaw.
Korhan Kurt, CEO
Promoqube, Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey
Korhan Kurt is an adman and an entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Promoqube, a digital brand communications agency which provides brands with efficient results in the social media age and Useful incubation centre which develops new marketing technologies. Promoqube, co-founded by him, is an innovation center which works with the biggest brands in Turkey. It’s the first agency that has been included to Facebook PDC program. Promoqube was acquired by IPG Mediabrands in 2014.
Rogelio Jr. Mariano, Professional Creatives Analyst
TaskUs Philippines, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Rohj is a brand marketing and communications leader based in Manila, Philippines. He has helped organizations grow its corporate and product-specific brands, some of which include media network, TV5, and Filipino conglomerate, Aboitiz Equity Ventures. He is currently part of an amazing team that creates environment for #RidiculouslyGood content, communications, and culture. Rohj graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. Outside of work, he is passionate about coaching young people on personal leadership and encouraging others.
Jeremy McWilliams, Managing Director
Bang TV, London, United Kingdom
Jeremy is the founder of Bang TV the international production company based in London with offices in New York and Los Angeles. He started as a copywriter at JWT and still prizes the value that creativity brings to a campaign. For the past 25 years in production he has produced projects around the world. He was part of the Radical Media producing team that twice won the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Lions. He’s also won awards at British TV Arrows, Cannes, D&AD and Spikes. Jeremy has extensive experience in multi-national commercial campaigns and has worked with many global advertisers.
Max Nikolaev, Product Champion Stimulation Technologies
Schlumberger, Houston, Texas, United States
Bilge Onur, Head of Employer Branding & Internal Communications
Turkcell, Istanbul, Turkey
Brittany Pond, Media & Special Events Director
Red Energy PR, Advertising, & Events, Denver, Colorado, United States
Jacqueline Purcell, Chapter Chair and Board Member
IPRA UK, London, United Kingdom
Aylin Santiago, Marketing Director
American Express, London, United Kingdom
Patrick Severein, Head of Content Marketing & Video Marketing
LVB Content Marketing, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
Patrick is working at LVB, the biggest content marketing agency of the Netherlands. LVB Networks has won several national and international content marketing awards over the last years. As head of content marketing and videomarketing, With his team Patrick creates videoformats, content campaigns, content strategies, corporate videos, animated videos and branded channels. for different brands and businesses, both B2C and B2B, like WWF Netherlands, ABN AMRO, Nuon, KPMG, NS, Dutch Railways, VodafoneZiggo and Cisco.
Ursula Terlecki, CEO
The Creators Bureau, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Catia Thomadaki, Coordinator - IR Communications
HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA, Maroussi, Athens, Greece
David Tye, Owner & Director
David Tye Brand & Marketing Communications, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom