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Brand You Awards - deadline extended

Published on Monday, 24th June 2013
Who is the best freelancer or individual that you have worked with this year? Why not nominate them for a Brand You Award? Extended deadline to Wednesday 10th July.

We’re in an industry surrounded by opportunities to win awards and be recognised for campaigns and projects across a variety of genres, but there are few programmes around that focus on the individual - the actual people who make a real difference and whose contribution is sometimes overlooked as part of the bigger picture.

Brand You, a new initiative from Bristol Media supported by Social Heads and Cloud 9, and sponsored by Synergist has been created to change all of that and it doesn’t matter whether you are just beginning your career or you have already established yourself in your field.  It’s time to make a stand and shout about your success – or indeed the success of someone you know.

  • If you are a freelancer you can nominate yourself or another freelancer.
  • If you are a freelancer who has worked for an individual whether in house or agency, you can nominate them.
  • If you are a business who has worked with an outstanding freelancer, you can nominate them.
  • If you are a business who would like to recognise the contribution one of your staff has made to a campaign, project or production, you can nominate them.

The Awards are celebrating the outstanding contribution that in house, agency staff and freelancers make to campaigns, projects and productions.

How to Enter

Entering couldn’t be simpler and there are two easy ways in which to be a part of Brand You.  Either enter yourself, or nominate someone you know (although you do need their permission please!) All you need to do is send us the following by Wednesday 10th July 2013:

  • A one page CV
  • Examples of your work between 1st January 2012 and 1st July 2013, as detailed in the categories and criteria
  • 100-150 words on why you or the person you are nominating is a worthy winner
  • A recent photograph

Once you have everything together, pop it into a folder with your name and the category you are entering and send it to us using a File Sharing Service like DropBox or WeTransfer to

If you or the person you are nominating are members of Bristol Media, then Brand You is completely free to enter.

If you are not a member and neither is the person you are nominating, then there is a fee of just £29.50+VAT for each submission. You can enter as many categories as you like.

Categories and Judges

This year, we have 15 categories which will be judged by a number of prominent national and regional creative business people.  Please make sure you read the categories and criteria to ensure you are entering the correct category.

Advertising: JUDGES: Bil Bungay Founding Partner, Beattie McGuiness Bungay, Andy Cheetham Creative Director CheethamBelljwt and Andy Reid, MD, McCann Bristol

Animation & FX: JUDGES: Andrew Lord Managing Director Flipbook, Jon Humphries Creative Director The Neighbourhood + Mark Taylor, Animation Director and Producer at A Productions.

Client Services & Account Management: JUDGES: Nicky Unsworth Managing Director BJL, Pete Davis Managing Director getmemedia, David Chandler Client Services Director, Mason Zimbler

Broadcast: JUDGES: Peter Lowe, Managing Editor Sky News plus Dick Colthurst, MD, Tigress Productions

Design: JUDGES: Ben Casey Managing Director The Chase, Simon Elliott Design Director Rose Design and Roger Proctor, MD, Proctor & Stevenson

Digital including Mobile & Web Design: JUDGES: Dave Brown Managing Director Apposing, Wini Tse Creative Director Code Computer Love and Tristan Pride Creative Director, e3

Direct Mail: JUDGES: Chris Jackson, Elmwood and Rob Howsam, Purpose and Rajnish Razdan, Creative Director, The Real Adventure

Events & Experiential: JUDGES: Paula Kelsey Cloud 9 Event Management, Katie Goodrum The PRCA and Alex Kopfli, Director, Motion

Games & Apps:  JUDGES: Stephen Reed BMB Digital, Dom Moira Lean Mean Fighting Machine and Mark Mason, CEO Mubaloo (App Developer of the Year 2012)

Marketing: JUDGES: John McCarthy European Marketing Director Kantar Media, Mike Hemmings Marketing Director Amscreen, plus SW Judge to be announced.

Print & Publishing: JUDGES: Paul Linford Publisher Hold The Front Page, Andrew Thomas Publisher Communicate Magazine and Dougal Templeton, Founder of Venue and Chair of Wildfire Communications.

Photography: JUDGES: Martin Brent, Tim Ainsworth

Public Relations: JUDGES: Francis Ingham CEO PRCA, Clive Reeves MD Clive Reeves PR and Caroline Harris, MD, Spirit Public Relations

Social Media: JUDGES: Sarah Hall, Managing Director Sarah Hall Consulting, Adrian Johnson Managing Director Social Umpf, and Jo Randall, MD, Purple Fish.

Video Viral Online: JUDGES: Pete Camponi Creative Director Them&Us, Vince McSweeney Executive Creative Director McCann Erickson Communications House, plus Executive Creative Director David Watson, Aspect Film & TV

If you have any questions about your eligibility or about the categories, please email  or, or

Huge thanks go to freelance designer Ronan Haughey for the Brand You design. You can contact Ronan at

You can also reach Ronan at social media agency Foxclock on 0117 2300855.

We look forward to hearing from you and to receiving your entries!