2019 Vega Digital Awards
Supercharging the Digital Future
True talent rises, reaching ever higher in a quest to be seen, heard and enjoyed. Like the stars for which these awards are named, your talent inspires us all to achieve at a higher level. Your energy and creative spirit drive changes in digital communications at the speed of light; changes that influence perception and inspire community. We honor the shining stars whose work supercharges the industry, opening up a vast, new universe of possibilities for the world to explore.
The shimmering Vega Awards statuette is custom designed and crafted by International Awards Associate. Like stars in the night sky, it signifies the height of achievement. This multifaceted, masculine figure represents the creative strength to charge forward to victory, transforming digital media. Standing approximately one foot tall and weighing over five pounds, the Vega Awards present the Canopus (platinum), Centauri (gold) and Arcturus (rose gold), in honor of your arrival in the digital arts galaxy.
Global Business Development Director, Grayling
Jon has 25 years of public relations experience, encompassing consumer, corporate, business-to-business and crisis and issues management. In his current role, Jon is responsible for co-ordinating Grayling's response to multi-market briefs, working with colleagues from all disciplines throughout the agency' s international network to develop strategies, and ensuring the right resources are brought together. He previously established and ran Grayling' s EMEA-wide account for PayPal. Before joining Grayling, Jon's career saw him develop and run successful UK and international campaigns for clients including Associated British Foods plc, Baxters Food Group, The Gleneagles Hotel, Hasbro, ICI, Marriott International, McCain Foods, News International, PepsiCo, Red Bull, Scottish & Newcastle (now Heineken), Shell, Unilever and Weetabix. Jon is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and has previously judged several PR industry awards, including the CIPR Excellence Awards, PRCA Awards, the PRWeek Awards and the Romanian PR Awards. Jon is currently resident in San Francisco.
Senior Creative Director, DMG Beijing/Shanghai/L.A.
As the Senior Creative Director at DMG Beijing/Shanghai/L.A., Birger Linke has a global perspective, having worked across countries and continents in companies such as Ogilvy & Mather (Beijing), Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore), TBWAVietnam, Leo Burnett (Shanghai), to name a few. He is an experienced judge, having judged many international awards shows. His works are featured in numerous publications around the world, as well as on national television in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc.
Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup
A Creative Director with more than 15 years of international experience, Alessandro Sciortino had the opportunity to create integrated campaigns for clients like MasterCard, Honda, Opel, Alitalia, the FAO, and Poste among others. He has led international creatives in Belgium, Germany, and Italy, starting as a copywriter and actually guiding McCann and MRM Rome as a CD on traditional and digital advertising. Alessandro won more than 30 awards worldwide including Cannes, Epica, Eurobest, Eaca, ADCE Awards, to name a few. He also served as a jury member at ADCI, ADCE, and NY Festivals. His professional experience includes knowing 4 languages and involvement in the Scientific Committee of the University of Rome - Master in Media Management.
Senior Art Director, Saatchi & Saatchi New York
Jacopo Biorcio is a Senior Art Director, originally from Italy, now based in New York. He studied Advertising and graphic design in Turin (Italy), before working in London and Berlin, where he worked as an Art Director at DDB, creating integrated campaigns for global clients such as T-Mobile, Sony, Volkswagen, eBay, and others. In 2017 Jacopo moved to New York, joining Saatchi & Saatchi and working on clients including Tide, Olay, Luvs, Pampers, Flipz, Theraflu, and more. Jacopo helped create and develop Tide’s award-winning Super Bowl campaign: “It’s a Tide Ad”. He has collected many industry awards throughout his career including the Film Grand Prix and a Titanium Lion at Cannes Lions Festival, a D&AD Black Pencil, Best in Film at The One Show, and even an Emmy nomination. In 2018, AdAge featured him in their “Creatives You Need to Know” list.
If you would like to be considered as a judge for the 2019 Vega digital awards, click here to nominate.
2019 Vega Digital Awards
Vega Digital Awards is an IAA Competition
International Awards Associate (IAA) is a group of industry innovators, creators, designers and communications professionals, deeply committed to moving the industry forward through discovery and recognition of new and existing talent – all of us evolve for the better.