Situation’s Founder & President, Damian Bazadona, Selected as Jury Chair for Clio’s Live Entertainment Jury

Situation’s Founder & President, Damian Bazadona, will chair a jury of renowned leaders to select the winning work that raises the standard in marketing ticketed events in front of live audiences. 

“Some of the best work I’ve seen in my career has come from live entertainment brands,” said Bazadona. “I’m thrilled there’s a new platform to celebrate the remarkable creativity in the live events space, and I’m excited to lead the discussion with my peers for this year’s boundary-pushing work.”

The group of visionaries, from both agencies and brands, will come together on October 3, 2019, in New York City to judge this year’s submissions, and winners will be revealed at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on November 21.

As an agency with its own live events production division and a wide range of clients dominating in the entertainment space, the new category at Clio Entertainment is something Bazadona is personally passionate about. He added, “I applaud the Clio Entertainment Awards for recognizing all the exciting work happening in live entertainment, and I look forward to celebrating the brands that constantly raise the bar.”

Bazadona also served on Clio Entertainment’s Digital/Mobile & Social Media jury in 2018. This year he’ll be joined by the following distinguished Live Entertainment jurors:

  • Jamaal Parham, Director of Content & Broadcast Production, AKA NYC
  • Dawn Baillie, Founder, BLT Communications
  • Kristina Heney, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, Cirque du Soleil
  • Andrew Flatt, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing, and Revenue, Disney Theatrical Group
  • Steven Tartick, Executive Creative Director, RPM
  • Laura Matalon, CMO, Hamilton
  • Erik Piepenburg, Features Editor, Serino Coyne
  • Stacey Lieberman-Prince, VP & Executive Creative Director, SpotCo
  • Charles Flateman, Senior Vice President of Marketing, The Shubert Organization

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Situation helps brands build passionate communities through digital-first marketing strategies. Since our founding in 2001, we’ve worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Stoli Vodka, The Metropolitan Opera, HBO, Major League Soccer, Wicked, National Geographic, Meals on Wheels and The Ad Council. Our competitive edge continues to be our ability to develop and leverage proprietary insights gathered from joining the front lines of the world’s most passionate brand communities. Our work spans creative, media, communications, and technology solutions for a wide range of industries. Situation has also been honored with numerous workplace awards from Crain’s, Best Companies Group, Cynopsis, Digiday, and Fortune. As an agency, we bring a spirit of corporate citizenship into everything we do.

The Clio Awards

Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, the Clio Awards today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and health care industries. Clio recognizes the world’s most innovative work annually at the Clio Awards in September, which includes Clio Fashion & Beauty and Clio Music; at Clio Sports in June; at the Clio Entertainment Awards in November; and online with Clio Health.

About Clio Entertainment

Clio Entertainment, formerly The Clio Key Art Awards, is the original and definitive awards program celebrating creativity in the entertainment business. It honors an evolving industry that regularly pushes boundaries, permeates pop culture and establishes a new precedent for entertainment marketing around the globe. Established in 1971 by The Hollywood Reporter, the awards program became a Clio property in 2015 and continually evolves alongside the industry to recognize excellence in marketing, communications and emerging media across film, TV, live entertainment and gaming.

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