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Judges Alumni

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Globally experienced marketing communications, corporate brand/ branding professional with strong technical & leadership skills. Strategist with ability to develop internal & external networks, achieve buy-in from senior stakeholders, gain C-suite support and deliver-with-excellence. Well- honed decision-making skills. Collaborative. Keep-it-simple approach.

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Stephen McCallion

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

Andrew is a content strategist and producer with in-house experience from the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson and nASDAQ OMX. In the past few years Andrew has mainly been focused on producing online videos and TV advertisements for smartphones, yet his broad career also spans financial communication, consumer PR and B2B copywriting.

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Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

James helped businesses create, transform and grow their digital presence, products and teams using strategy, marketing, product and technology. Working for global brands, offering a range of digital services from e-commerce, to online brand protection, digital business strategies and online marketing, helping clients understand new busi- ness practices, new consumer behaviour, and new digital technologies available.

His Clients include: Guardian News and Media, Selfridges & Co, Bacardi, News Interna- tional, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka Hilton Hotels.

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James Stevenson

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.

Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.

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Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Tony Coll is one of the UK’s most experienced media and presentation coaches and trainers. A former BBC TV and BBC Radio reporter and producer, he has worked for many years with senior figures from companies and organisations of all sizes; politicians; national and local government officers; health service and utility managers; pressure group spokespeople; charity workers; chief police and fire officers. He worked at cabinet level with the late Veronica Crichton, former director of communications at the Labour Party, in media training several UK government ministers.
Tony’s training can be delivered in the form of personal coaching or consultancy, in groups or as part of wider emergency response training. It covers effective emergency communication with newspapers, radio, TV and social media as well as addressing live audiences.

Tony Coll is an Oxford law graduate who began his career as a newspaper reporter in North East London and Sheffield.  He moved on to the BBC World Service, BBC Radio One ‘Newsbeat’, BBC and commercial local radio and BBC regional TV in Manchester and London.  He has interviewed cabinet ministers and other public figures; researched, produced, reported and presented news and current affairs programmes, from hard news, sequence programmes and “built” documentaries, through live political discussions and phone-ins, to lighter features, celebrity profiles and vox pops.

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Tony Coll

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd
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Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft
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Omar Rostom

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

International public relations expert and a digital guru with more than 20 years of experience.
- Deputy Managing Director of Edelman EMEA, European Technology – Digital evangelist (2011-2012), fouunder and Managing Director Rumeur Publique (1988, 2011).
- President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for 2013.
- Founder of NGO ‘Internet sans Frontières’ (Internet without Borders) in 2007 then WebDiversity in 2011.
- Published author of Allons, enfants de l'Internet! (Publisher: Diateino, 2010).
- Creator of the "ReputationWar" international conference (2013).
- Professor of Lobbying & Influence at INSEEC (since 2010).

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Christophe Ginisty

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland
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Hannu Koikkalainen

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

Guy has 30 years’ experience in international BBC TV news, corporate communications and media consultancy. Now based in the UAE since 2006, he founded and ran for 10 years a successful media training and consultancy firm in London, Greenwich Village PR, working with blue chip clients such as KPMG, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), L’Oreal (Paris) and the Crown Estate.
In 2006, as adviser to the spokesman of the Asian Games Doha, he led the official response to the media onslaught following the death of a competitor.
Guy has worked for many international news organisations such as BBC TV, BBC World Service Radio, International Television News (ITN), Reuters, EuroNews and Channel 4 News.

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Guy Perry

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

3rd Annual

BUSINESS BRILLIANCE

AWARDS

15 JULY 2016

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN

Business Brilliance Award Categories


Brand Brilliance (small to medium businesses with  Turnover under €20m)

Will you be best of the best?  Brand Brilliance award will be selected by judges after healthy debate and deliberation. The winner will be the star entry that encompasses the very best of Marketing Brilliance over the year. this award will go to the candidate that can best demonstrate consistent growth and strong financial performance and Brand recognition. Judges will look for evidence of exceptional delivery, site engagement and functionality, security, innovation and ethical practice. They will also look at how staff are engaged and developed, how the organisation’s strategic vision is led, managed and implemented, and evidence of a plan for sustained growth.

Brand Brilliance (Large Business with Turnover €20m+)

Same as above

People's Choice Business of the Year (FREE)

As the name indicates (People's Choice) the whole process is based on the nominations and voting of the people of the region. Voting will open to the general public in January, and the winners will be honoured at The Business Brilliance Awards on 15 July 2016.

The polls are now open to vote for your favourite business operating in a region to win the People’s Choice Award Category at the Business Brilliance Awards 2016. Register the company of your choice to enter the Award today!

Employer of the Year 

This award recognises organisations that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce.

Entrepreneur of the Year

In recognition of a highly motivated entrepreneur who continues to exemplify drive, determination and exceptional abilities in the creation and administration of a successful business. The winner of this award will have a proven record of leadership, ingenuity, tenacity and success.

Business Leader of the Year

Judges will be looking for individuals who can demonstrate outstanding enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial flair. A business leader with exceptional vision and leadership, with a strong financial track record.

Innovative Team of the Year 

There is no ‘I’ in team Teams entering this category deliver excellent team work and added value. Through their remarkable determination, dedication and coordination they successfully use their varied skills and knowledge for the benefit of the business. If your team has produced excellent results, you deserve recognition.

Brilliance in Environmental & Corporate Sustainability

To win this award you need to show that your organisation has addressed its wider social responsibilities and made a real difference to the community. We’re looking for a company that has truly taken responsibility for the impact its activities have on the environment, local residents and the wider community, and also has an eye to its employees. This could take in the promotion of diversity and equality within the workplace.

Best New Product Launch 

Awarded to the campaign most effective in gaining brand awareness/trial/repeat for a new, repositioned, existing or extended product service or company. Emphasis: clever, innovative ideas to make a brand relevant/new, worth trying.

Best Social Media Campaign

Campaign or an ongoing initiative by the brand. Judges will look for the most engaging creative, and the cleverest, most useful and innovative use of social media.

Please do remember to include evidence of return on investment, however this was assessed, so the judges can best understand how social media made a real impact on the organisation.

Brilliance in Marketing

Brilliance in Marketing Award recognises a marketing, PR or advertising campaign that has proved to be original, innovative and particularly effective. This can be a one-off campaign or part of a sustained strategy.   Entry is open to both large and small budget campaigns and companies may enter directly, or marketing agencies may enter a campaign on behalf of a client.

Brilliance in PR/Communications

It could be a campaign, project or strategy specifically aimed at hard to reach groups. Show us who you targeted and why they were hard to reach, how you were creative, how you understood your audience and provide robust evidence of success.

Best Marketing/ PR Consultancy

Only pro-active agencies that offer competent and successful performance-based programme management need apply. Judges will be casting a critical eye on aspects like effective communication, transparency, promotion and incentive strategy.

Rising Star (under 30’s)

One extraordinary individual will be presented with our Rising Star Award. Given to a person who judges feel have displayed something truly exceptional in the sector over the last 3 years. Entrants can only be nominated by their department /company head

BBA 2016 – EVENT INFO

Award Submissions Deadline: 6pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), 15th May 2016

Award ceremony: 3rd June, 2016 – Baku, Azerbaijan The subject of your entry must have been featured in your campaigns during the year from 1 January 2015 to 15 May 2016.

  • Entering the Business Brilliance Awards tells all stakeholders how confident and proud you are of your achievements
  • Recognition and success in the competition brings high levels of exposure and acclaim for your organisation
  • Success in the Awards offers extensive networking, interaction and learning with the most successful businesses.
  1. Register and submit your registration form after you Identify the category or categories you wish to enter.
  2. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation together with special category entry form. Award Submissions Deadline 6pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), 11th March 2016
  3. The judging will take place in September and the short listed names will be released during 2nd week of March 2016

An independent judging panel – made up of industry experts and leading companies – will consider the entries and adjudicate. SCORING CRITERIA INCLUDES: – clarity of objectives – campaign strategy – creativity – campaign execution – use of budget – return on investment. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning their decisions

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