2017 Jurors Announced

Dawn Hudson, Andrew Donkin, Scott Cutler among those judging

New York, NY—January 11, 2017 —Clio Sports, the competition honoring creative excellence in sports marketing and advertising on an international scale, today announced its 2017 jury. This year’s jury consists of top names in sports marketing and business from the Global Chief Marketing Officer of Under Armour, Andrew Donkin, to the President of StubHub, Scott Cutler, to the CMO of the NFL, Dawn Hudson.

The jurors will convene between April 19 – 21 in New York City to sort through an international pool of submissions across categories including integrated campaigns, film series and digital/mobile, and decide this year’s top creative class. The winners of the fourth annual Clio Sports Awards will be announced and celebrated at an exclusive event on May 16, 2017 at Capitale in New York City. The first submission deadline is January 20, 2017.

“As an Olympic year, 2016 was huge for advertising and marketing in sports, and we’re already hearing buzz around the 2017 Super Bowl ads. We expect the competition to be incredibly steep, and needed to gather a strong field of experts to help us determine the best creative work of the past year,” said Nicole Purcell, president, Clio. “We are excited to begin the process that will honor the best campaigns and creative that have permeated pop culture and made a mark in our 2016-2017 season.”

Judging the 2017 Clio Sports Awards are the following:

  • Max Van Den Doel, Head of Global Sports Marketing, adidas
  • Mark Clowes, Global Advertising Lead, AIG
  • Deborah Curtis, VP, Entertainment Marketing & Sponsorships, American Express
  • Andrew Sneyd, Global VP Marketing, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Dan Lucey, Executive Creative Director, BBDO
  • Lisel Welden, VP of Marketing, Bleacher Report
  • Phil Pacsi, VP of Sports and Events, Marketing & Training Bridgestone Americas (Firestone)
  • Derek Kent, Chief Marketing Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Marc Mentry, Chief Brand Officer, Capital One
  • Tracy Marek, SVP Marketing/CMO, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Matt O’Neil, VP, Brand & Media, Dallas Cowboys
  • Roger Hyde, Senior Vice-President Creative Services, DIRECTV
  • Carrie Brzezinski, Vice President, Marketing Solutions, ESPN
  • Francesco Calvo, Chief Revenue Officer, FC Barcelona
  • Noel Cottrell, Chief Creative Officer, Fitzgerald & Co
  • Marissa Pace, Head of Digital Media, Formula One Management Limited
  • Bill Battin, SVP Marketing, Fox Sports Media Group
  • Xavi Cortadellas, Head of Innovation and Design, Gatorade
  • Nuno Teles, Chief Marketing Officer USA, Heineken
  • Stacey Vollman Warwick, SVP, General Manager, Intersport
  • Brandon Gayle, Head of Global Sports Partnerships, Instagram
  • Raphael Brinkert, Managing Partner & Founder, Jung von Matt/Sports
  • Jon Podany, Chief Commercial Officer, LPGA
  • Michael McCullough, EVP / CMO, Miami Heat
  • Christopher Mallory, SVP, Creative Services, MLB Network
  • Omid Farhang, Chief Creative Officer, Momentum Worldwide
  • Geoff Molson, Owner, CEO, President, Montreal Canadians
  • Kevin Best, Vice President - Media and Advertising, NBA
  • Jennifer Storms, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Sports Group
  • David Newman, SVP, Marketing & Communications, New York Mets
  • Dawn Hudson, CMO, NFL
  • Paul Conway, VP, Creative, NHL
  • Adam Harter, Vice President - Consumer Engagement, PepsiCo
  • Anne Gordon Sr., VP of Marketing, Media & Communications, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Rodrigo Sobral, VP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA
  • Benjamin Blanco, Head of Sport & Entertainment Marketing, Samsung Electronics UK
  • David Meltzer, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Sports 1 Marketing
  • Kenneth Fuchs, CEO, STATS LLC
  • Scott Cutler, President, StubHub
  • Michelle Palmer, President, Sports & Experiential, The Marketing Arm
  • Craig Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports
  • Andrew Donkin, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Under Armour
  • Lisa Baird, Chief Marketing Officer, United States Olympic Committee
  • Jeff Urban, President, Whistle Sports
  • Karl Lieberman, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy New York
  • Scott Hargrove, Chief Marketing Officer, World Surf League


For more information, visit the Clio Sports Jury page

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About The Clio Awards
The Clio Awards, the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business, was founded in 1959 to celebrate high achievement in advertising. Clio surfaces work from around the world to identify creativity that not only moves consumers and makes icons of brands, but also shapes a global industry. Clio honors the talent, agencies and brands behind the world's most innovative work annually at the Clio Awards in September, which includes Clio Fashion & Beauty and Clio Music; at Clio Sports held in May; at the Clio Key Art Awards in November; and online with Clio Health. Noting the vast, diverse and ever-changing creative landscape, Clio re-launched its content platform, clios.com, with Ads of the World, to celebrate creativity 365 days a year.


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