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Google, Microsoft, GoCompare, Linkedin, Deliveroo: Meet The Drum Search Awards 2020 jury

The Drum 29 Jan 2020 07:00
Microsoft, GoCompare, Linkedin, Delete, Google: Meet The Drum Search Awards 2020 jury

The Drum Search Awards returns for 2020, celebrating the most effective search strategies and campaigns over the past 12 months.

Microsoft, GoCompare, Trainline, Yotel, Linkedin, Google, Vaunt, Deliveroo, MediaCom, Amara, Delete Agency and Foxtons are set to judge this year's crop of entries. The jury will come together with their knowledge and expertise to asses the most innovative, creative and effective search campaigns in both the PPC and SEO sectors.

The deadline for the awards is Thursday 30 January.

Below is a breakdown of six jury members:

Adrian Cutler
Adrian Cutler
director, global agency
Cutler is a regular keynote speaker, award judge and panellist at industry events like Cannes, Adweek, SMX and DMexco. He is an ally and thought leader on inclusion and what this can mean for marketing.
I am looking forward to judging these awards. The Drum is THE place for what is happening in our industry and what better way than to recognise those that are paving the way forward with innovative and strategic thought. I will be looking for those that are doubling down on excellence, you don’t just have to have done something with shiny new things, innovation can come from delivering the best search experience that drives real value.
Richard Keenan-Heard
Richard Keenan-Heard
head of SEO
Keenan-Heard joined Trainline three years ago from GroupM agency Wavemaker where he spent several years working for brands including Calpol, Johnson’s Baby, Compeed and Michelin before moving to global B2B clients including GE Digital and GE Healthcare. With a background in both technical and content Richard is passionate about helping customers find the information they need quickly.
I'm returning to judging panel for a second year. I'll be looking for entrants to highlight great uses of data and creative flair that has led to demonstratable business impact.
Elizabeth Knights-Ward
Elizabeth Knights-Ward
group marketing manager, content marketing, EMEA, LSMS
Knights-Ward leads the content and social team for LinkedIn sales and marketing solutions, EMEA. She brings to the table a rich and innovative background in B2B and tech marketing and specialises in the creation of strategic content, social and event-based marketing.
These awards highlight the very best of the best. Not only do they bring together some of the finest industry talent in a display of unique strategy and campaigns, each category truly sets the benchmarks for success for the future. As a judge, I’m able to see first-hand the innovation taking place on a daily basis and that provides me with a unique opportunity to learn along the way. I’m excited to see the entries. A little tip: I’ll be paying close attention to those who best take their objectives and distil them into a solid, creative strategy that delivers.
Byron Tassoni-Resch
Byron Tassoni-Resch
head of SEM
Tassoni-Resch is the head of search engine marketing at Deliveroo and leads the team for all Search, App, Display and Video campaigns. He has been in the industry for over 12 years, his main focus revolves around paid search automation at scale.
I’m really looking forward to reviewing the entries for The Drum Search Awards. The awards bring out the brightest and best in the industry. This year, I’m going to be on the lookout for companies that have leveraged data & automation to solve unique challenges. Companies who have been able to do that will definitely stand out from the crowd.

Make sure you submit your amazing campaigns before Thursday 30 January.

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