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Machine_ sees 3 top talents selected to judge at the 2021 Bookmarks Awards

The 13th annual IAB SA Bookmark Awards has recently announced its 2021 jury panels and their respective chairs. Machine_ is thrilled to see three of our top talents selected to judge at this prestigious award show.

  • Ruddy Gatare – brand strategist
    jury panel: youth action
  • Robyn Campbell – managing director
    jury chair for builders panel
  • Sarah Browning De-Villiers – chief content officer jury panel: marketing

Robyn Campbell, managing director of Machine_ and head of the IAB SA Agency Council, will be the jury chair for the builders panel. Campbell says that this year’s show will shine a light on the importance of effective work following the unprecedented year that was 2020. “At Machine_, we believe in work that works, so I’m excited to see how the industry delivered just that during a time when brands needed it most. If brands ever wondered about the importance of marketing, I think last year reminded everyone of the power of enhanced customer experience, innovative digital marketing and the importance of connecting with consumers.”

In 2020, the IAB SA formed their new digital content marketing committee, which is led by Machine’s chief content officer Sarah Browning-De Villiers. So, naturally, she is thrilled to see the introduction of two new content marketing categories in this year’s show. “Content marketing puts the audience at the centre of marketing strategies and fundamentally understands the importance of adding value before pushing a product. I can’t wait to see the content marketing case studies and excellence that these new categories will unlock,” says De-Villiers.

Ruddy Gatare, joins the youth action jury panel serving his innate passion for youth development in SA - which was recognised in 2020 when he was asked to join the IAB SA youth action council. "What an honour and privilege it is to be selected as a jury member; this is something I've always wanted to be part of. What's even more exciting is that this is the first-ever youth action panel, we'll be judging the work of future talent in our industry, and this recognition is one of many ways we can truly invest in break-through talent.”

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This year’s IAB SA Bookmarks will encompass digital advertising and marketing work that falls into eight categories: marketing; performance marketing; builders; publisher; social, community and influencer marketing; innovative engineers, best digital student; and special honours.

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