With just two weeks to go until the official deadline for entry into this year’s MiAwards, Jim Brigden, the UK chief client and commercial officer at leading digital marketing agency iProspect has joined the judging panel.
Brigden’s experience in launching, growing and selling agencies is highly respected across the industry having built The Search Works up into a £100m business and then joining iSpy Marketing as CEO in 2009, which was later sold to AEGIS in 2012, seeing it merged into iProspect.
Now in their fifth year, the MiAwards are organised and hosted by MiNetwork and look to recognise and reward independent marketing services agencies across the UK that are well run, managed and led agency businesses. The categories, which are open to both members and non-members agencies, are split into four strands – Business, Marketing, Geographical and Public Vote.
Brigden joins an already formidable judging panel that includes:
- Ian Pearman, CEO of AMV BBDO
- Noel Penrose, former CEO of DDB Worldwide and founder of Juniper2 Advisory
- Barry Dudley, former COO of Naked Communications and a partner at Greensquare
- Karen Welman, Founder of Pearlfisher
- Steve Antoniewicz, former MD of Citigate Smarts and MD of the Recommended Agency Register
- Vicky Reeves, Founder of Chameleon
- Andy Edge, commercial director at Odeon Cinemas
Richard Draycott, managing director of MiNetwork, said: “What Jim doesn’t know about running a great marketing agency business isn’t worth knowing and to have him on our judging panel adds even more credibility to the MiAwards. I can’t wait until the judging day to get his insights into agency management and leadership, which I can share with our members.”
All MiNetwork members get TWO FREE ENTRIES to MiAwards and the deadline for entry into his year's MiAwards is Friday 13th September. The gala dinner takes place in Manchester on Thursday 14th November. For more details on MiAwards, categories and how to enter please visit the website www.miawards.me or contact Nikki Gillies on 0141 559 6076 or by email.