The Judging Panel will be made up of an independent Chairperson, Judging Co-ordinator and a minimum of 24 industry experts across the various disciplines.
GM - Brand & Marketing, MTN
Marketing Manager: Brand & Purpose, KFC
Managing Partner, Ignition Consult
CEO, Integer Hotspot
Managing Director, Sport Industry Group (UK)
Sports Editor & Presenter, Hot FM
Managing Director, Nielson Sports
Strategy Director at Accenture Song
Chief Architect, DNA Brand Architects
Former SA Rugby Player & Sports Personality
Clinton Van Der Berg
Head of Communications, Supersport
Retail Director, Accenture Song
PhD – Director: PR & Communications - NBA Africa
Senior Director of Sport, UJ
Managing Director, Machine
CEO, BMI Sport
Sports Radio Presenter
Dr Jaco Pienaar
Chief Knowledge Officer, PEAR Data Insights
Sports Business Researcher & Writer, Cash ‘n Sports
Senior Manager: Sponsorships, Telkom
Creative Lead, WPP Team Liquid
MD, WE Communications
Attorney, Javelin Sports Consulting
Head of Games, Planning & Strategy, Nigerian Olympic Committee
Group Sponsorship Manager, Hollard
Global CEO, M&C Saatchi
Founder, Livida Sport (UK)
Director of Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Sport England
Women’s Football Lead: Sponsorship Marketing, VISA (UK)
Carling Black Label Brand Manager, SAB
National Marketing Manager - The North Face
Head of Marketing, Osiris Trading
The Judging Process – for all entries except for Agency of the Year and Emerging Agency of the Year
The first round of judging will take place on the 8nd and 9rd of November after which the shortlists will be announced.
The second round of judging will take place on the 13th to the 15th of November where the panel will judge the shortlists.
As part of this round of judging, the independent Chairperson and Judging Co-ordinator may seek additional clarification from entrants.
Questions may be sent to the entrants in advance of a short video-call that may cover questions on more than one entry.
The Independent Chairperson and Judging Co-ordinator will collate the results after the second round and may call for a third round of judging where there is no clear winner.
Judging of Agency of the Year
Meetings (pitching sessions) by invitation will be set with the entrants in the Agency of the Year category for the week of the 17th of November.
We anticipate the Q&A sessions will take 30-45mins.
It is anticipated that the Independent Chairperson and Judging Co-ordinator will submit a number of clarification questions to be discussed in the Q&A sessions along with a short “why we should win” Agency pitch.