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Awards Ceremony: April 26, 2016 at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi , Dubai

 

Fresh Concepts Await you at MDA 2016

 

Breaking the stigma of tradition and conform with the dynamic nature of innovation, technology and most especially in the digital media, Goes to show that the MENA Digital Awards too needs a REBOOT!

We are expanding the boundaries of the competition and warrants a commitment be always bigger and better. The New Group of Categories "Digital Assets" allows more digitally innovative and equipotential works to take part in the recognition. Under this group are the six categories, namely: Best Web Platform, Best Online Banner, Best Digital Point of Sales, Best Mobile App, Best Facebook App and Best Game App.

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  • Laura Jordan Bambach

    Creative Partner

    Mr President, UK
    Laura Jordan Bambach

    Laura Jordan Bambach

    Creative Partner

    Mr President, UK

    For 20 years, Laura has brought her fresh and experimental approach to digital. Combining tech insights with passionate storytelling, she has won numerous awards for her commercial work and been recognised globally as an innovator and industry leader.

    Laura, former president of D&AD, has recently been named one of Britain’s most influential people within the 2015 Debrett’s 500 annual list, scooped up Individual of the Year at the Dadi Awards 2014 and even been awarded an honorary doctorate for her services to graphic design.  Under her stewardship as Creative Partner, Soho-based agency, Mr. President has recently been awarded Creative Agency of the Year by The Drum, a fine achievement for an agency just two years old

    Laura is also a co-founder of SheSays, a global volunteer network which works to get more women into the creative industries.

    Laura lectures around the world extensively and was recently invited to be part of the Facebook Creative Council, a think tank to help steer the future of social.

    And if that wasn’t enough, Laura is also a trained taxidermist.

  • John Bernard

    Global Marketing Director

    Mozilla / Firefox OS, UK
    John Bernard

    John Bernard

    Global Marketing Director

    Mozilla / Firefox OS, UK

    John Bernard is the Global Marketing Director at Mozilla leading the strategy and Go-to-Market activity for Firefox OS.

    Firefox OS launched in 2013 as a competitor to Android and iOS as a mobile phone operating system. In his current role, John is responsible for launching Firefox OS with Operators and mobile phone manufacturers globally, which has seen successful market introductions across 50 countries to date.

    Prior to this, he was in senior global marketing roles within Sony Ericsson, Siemens and LG Mobile using levers such as digital marketing, ATL, Sponsorship and Below-the-Line (BTL) campaigns to raise awareness and drive sales of multiple handsets and services worldwide.

    In 2013, John achieved the 'UK Marketer of the Year' award. In 2014, John was recognised on the Marketing ‘Vision 100’ and was shortlisted for the ‘UK Digital Marketer of the Year’ award.

    John serves on the Board of the Open Web Devices Compliance Review Board (OWDCRB) and is a Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a spokesperson within both the mobile phone and marketing industry. John received his MBA from Henley Management College in 2002.
     

  • Alexandru Cernatescu

    Group CEO & Co-Founder

    Infinit Solutions Agency, Romania
    Alexandru Cernatescu

    Alexandru Cernatescu

    Group CEO & Co-Founder

    Infinit Solutions Agency, Romania

    Alexandru Cernatescu has 12 years of experience in business development, C-Level management, product development and leadership in Digital Advertising, Advertising, Innovation and Software & Technology companies.

    The last 8 years of his career were also a very successful entrepreneurship story as he co-founded, together with his brother, what is now the largest independent digital agency in Romania – Infinit Solutions Agency and one of the fastest growing technology driven groups.

    By having at the centre its own innovative digital ecosystem driven approach and philosophy – Tradigital™ – the company had one of the fastest growths in the Romanian market acquiring and serving some of the largest and most important brands, both local and some at a regional level. Infinit serves brands like Microsoft, Honda, Skoda, Total, Forbes, Rompetrol, Abbvie, Janssen, Royal Canin, Anadolu, CEC Bank, Borsec and many more.

    For this, he has recently received the distinguished Forbes “30 under 30” special prize for young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

    He is also a seasoned brand strategist with extensive experience in major brands development and business transformation towards digital.

    As a seasoned international public speaker, Alexandru enjoys talking about thought provoking subjects that he is personally very passionate about like futurology, technology, digital advertising & entrepreneurship in the technology age.