The combined expertise of the Jury members contributes to the quality of the Digital Communication Awards. The highly renowned experts come from both academic and entrepreneurial backgrounds and stand with their names for the quality and impartiality of the evaluation process.
The evaluation criteria
- A strategic approach,
- Creativity &Iinnovation,
- Implementation and
- Results & Efficiency
are the evaluation criteria the Jury will use to assess the submitted entries before deciding on the winners.
You will have the chance to present your projects first hand to our expert Jury. On Sept 20th 2019, the nominees in the categories 01 – 33 are invited to come to Berlin for the final evaluation session, to convince the Jury of the qualities of their campaigns. This presentation is mandatory to win in one of the 33 categories.
Prof. Dr. Ana Adi
Prof. Dr. Adi has a background in public relations. Prior to joining Quadriga, Prof. Dr. Adi has worked, lived and studied the USA, Great Britain, Belgium, Bahrain, Thailand and Romania. She defines herself as a geek at heart, a polyglot, foodie, travel lover and a world citizen.
Dr. Astrid Deilmann
He has an extensive experience in the areas of internal communication, employee engagement, online communications, social media, user experience design, innovating digital channels evolution, as well as facilitating effective cross-functional cooperation.
Before joining the Human Capital department, Fabio was the head of the Social & Digital Internal Communications team in the UniCredit Holding Company and he led the Internet & Remote Banking activities in the Italian Retail bank of the Group.
Fabio is adjunct professor of Internal Communication at the International Postgraduate Master in Corporate Communication at Università Cattolica (Milan).
Ana-Maria is a member of CIPR and Founder of Global Women in PR Roumania. She has been also a jury member at the Romanian PR Awards for the last 5 years.
Ana Maria is dedicated to the education of youth, sustains media literacy training and works with other media organizations in addressing educational issues in Romanian school system.
Rob has worked in multiple countries, and currently with 50 countries on their digital and social media strategy.
Before joining EF, Rob was an entrepreneur in the leisure and travel sectors.
In 2014 she was awarded the Golden Apple for Press Office of the year. Additionally, she has been a member of the executive committee of the Federal Association of Press Spokespeople in Germany since 2017.
Prof. Marnix Gisbergen
She started her career as a journalist of a business weekly magazine, and then has worked for several years in prominent Russian and international PR agencies including Edelman Imageland, where she led a number of PR programs in healthcare for Procter&Gamble, Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca, and worked on several international projects including Russian Winter Festival in London.
From 2007 till 2011, Irina headed Strategic Alliances and Communications group at Pfizer Russia, a major global pharmaceutical company. In 2011, Irina joined Abbott Russia, one of the leading global healthcare companies, as Director of Public Affairs and Communications. In her role at Abbott, Irina was responsible for external communications, reputation management programs and strategic internal communications. In January 2017, Irina joined Uber as Communications Director for Russia and CIS.
Irina is a certified public relations professional and holds MBA degree in “Communication and Leadership” from Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gutzmer
Alexander Gutzmer developed rich expertise in journalism, communication and media in several editorial departments of respected newspapers, magazines and publishing houses. He worked as the London correspondent for the German national weekly “Welt am Sonntag”, as editor-in-chief for the magazine “pressesprecher” at Helios Media, as editor-in-chief at the management magazine “think:act” (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) and as editorial director at the Burda Creative Group.
– Winner at 2014 European Excellence Awards in blog category.
– Social media leadership in peer group on LinkedIn and Twitter.
– Maersk Oil in top 50 employers (EMEA) on LinkedIn.
– Leading peer group in talent brand index on social media channels.
– Intranet nomination at 2015 European Excellence Awards.
His background is MA Literature, Film & Media. Studies in Journalism, Creative Storytelling, Leadership. Copywriter, brand journalist and editor of brand magazines in Danish, German and English. Worked with Content Marketing since 1999.
Keynote speaker in Denmark, Europe and USA about “Internal and External Communication”, “Content Marketing”, “Game Change and Digitalization”.
Magnus tweets at @mgns.
Lina Jakučionienė counts almost 20 years of experience in the communications field, both internal and external, as well as international communication. Lina has deep knowledge and experience in Marketing management, too. Lina is the Head of the Public Institution “European Innovation Projects”, she has been the Director of Corporate Communication at ERGO in the Baltic States and worked as the Head of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.
Lina also has work experience in the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) and the European Parliament (Brussels). Lina has been the Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Communication Association. Since 2017 she is the Member of the Management Committee for the International Communication master’s degree Study Programmes of Vilnius university.
Dr. Paul Ketelaar
His responsibilities in Archimedes Foundation (Estonia) include the development and execution of the national higher education marketing strategy for "Study in Estonia" and representing Estonia in communications-related working groups on the state level and European level. He is the marketing and communications expert in promoting Europe as a study destination for the European Commission project “Study in Europe”.
After his studies, he was appointed Junior Professor and Researcher at the University of Florence and collaborated with local institutions and government for scientific divulgation and communication projects, both online and through local events. Duccio Manetti is the Editorial Manager and founder of the international scientific journal Humana.Mente (www.humanamente.eu).
In 2011 he joined General Electric’s Digital Internal Communications Dept. and he then held the position of Global Digital Strategist for the Oil & Gas business and various global marketing communication roles for GE Oil & Gas headquarters. Today he is Demand Generation & Commercialization Manager for BHGE, managing commercialization and marketing of main product lines.
Prof. Dr. Audrey Mehn
Prior to the council, Mellergaard was employed in the agency industry as Head of Social at the creative agency BABY and social media advisor at Advice A/S. She also has a background working with content strategy and employee advocacy as Social Business Manager at IBM Denmark and is regularly used as a social media specialist in Danish media.
Achievements include academic publications and speaking at conferences in the fields of artificial intelligence, business intelligence and FinTech, as well as awards for her achievements at Dell.
Dr. Sebastian Rudolph
Hans tweets @hansruijgers.
Next to that, Guy works closely together with the Marketing Communications teams of the DSM Business Groups to advise them in using social media in Marketing & Sales.
Dominik S. Schneider
Dr. Chiara Valentini
Prof. Dr. Mario Voigt
After her communications and economics studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, she had several roles within PR for luxury hotels before moving to Accor in February 2016.