The Holmes Group has announced a complete list of judges for the EMEA SABRE Awards, the largest and most prestigious awards competition for public relations programming.
The jury will again be chaired by Paul Holmes, editor and publisher of The Holmes Report and founder of the SABRE Awards, who has been active in the public relations awards business for more than 20 years. The panel will be drawn from throughout the EMEA region and will include leaders from the public relations agency business and from the client side of the business.
Representatives of major global brands include Paul Abrahams (Nomura), Lee Brooke (Nokia), Peter Devery (Microsoft), Colin Hensley (Toyota), Steve John (Bupa), Hans Koeleman (KPN), Abhinav Kumar (Tata Consulting), Aldo Liguori (Sony Ericsson), Andre Manning (Philips), Christina Schneider (Hewlett Packard), Nick Sharples (Sony), Simon Sproule (Renault-Nissan), Fionnuala Tennyson (Coca-Cola Enterprises), Philip Townsend (Manchester United), Anne Vilemoes (Danish Crown), and Angela Watts (Spotify).
On the agency side, the judges include representatives of major multinational public relations firms, including Kevin Bell (Fleishman-Hillard), Melendy Britt (Weber Shandwick), Paul Charles (Lewis PR), Sally Costerton (Hill & Knowlton), Chris Dobson (Grayling), David Gallagher (Ketchum Pleon), Nicky Guertin (Cohn & Wolfe), Graham Lancaster (Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster), Robert Mack (Burson-Marsteller), Eric Maillard (Ogilvy PR), and Leonid Solovyev (FD).
Other agency judges and founders and principals of some of the best independent firms in the region Mohamed Al Ayad (TRACCS), Diego Biasi (Business Press), Javier Curtichs (Tinkle), Anders Hult (Prime PR), Roland Klein (CNC), Christian Konig (Farner), Nick Mulholland (Freud), Kevin Murray (Bell Pottinger PR), Dana Oancea (Achelis Partner), Pavlina Rieselova (Ewing PR), Pavel Trochmiuk (Partner of Promotion), Nuria Vilanova (Inforpress), and Harald Zulauf (Media Consulta).
Other industry leaders include Valentina Atanasova and Yanina Dubeykovskaya Valentina of the international Communication on Top Forum in Davos.
More information about our judges can be found at the SABRE Awards blog (www.sabreawards.com).
SABRE entry forms can be downloaded from our website.