A HUGE thank you to our 2014 panel of judges:
Jonah Sachs, Co-Founder and CEO, Free Range Studios
Jonah Sachs is an internationally recognized storyteller, author, marketer, designer and entrepreneur. For the past 14 years, under Jonah’s leadership, Free Range has brought key social issues to the attention of millions of people with renowned viral videos like The Meatrix and The Story of Stuff. The company has also delivered major brand storytelling and design projects for Autodesk, Greenpeace and the American Civil Liberties Union.Jonah has helped hundreds of major brands and social causes break through using an empowerment marketing approach that fuses ancient storytelling techniques with digital media. Sachs’ book, Winning the Story Wars
(2012, Harvard Business Review Press) draws on case studies from his own body of work, as well as some of the most successful brands of all time, to show how values-driven stories will not only revolutionize marketing, but represent humanity’s greatest hope for the future. It was named one of the American Marketing Association’s top marketing books of 2013.Jonah and his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, Sundance Film Festival, NPR, The Colbert Report, The Huffington Post and FastCompany Magazine, which named him one of the 50 most influential social innovators. Additionally, his work has received three “best of” awards from the SXSW Interactive festival.
Billie Goldman, Partner Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation
Since 1995 Billie Goldman has been an innovator for Intel in press relations, sales, product marketing, brand awareness and preference and most recently in partner marketing. In each role, Billie has left an indelible mark as a creative catalyst. Billie’s most recent accomplishments include producing the ground breaking, award winning social films “The Beauty Inside” and “The Inside Experience,” in partnership with Toshiba. Billie is known for her contagious enthusiasm, her ability to build long-term relationships and her talent for turning often high-concept ideas into memorable consumer experiences.
Toni Wallace, Director, Strategic Marketing at Sony Music Entertainment
Toni has seven years of experience defining and leading new digital products, channels, and marketing strategies/programs for next generation businesses and brands in consumer online services, entertainment, new media, and mobile. Toni’s mission is to enable artists at all levels to give their art to the world by creating innovative business strategies, products, and services that deliver best-in-class consumer experiences anytime, anyplace, no restrictions.
Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA, Psychologist/Social Technology Strategist/Director @ Media Psychology Research Center
Pamela Rutledge is Director of the Media Psychology Research Center, a nonprofit dedicated to research, assessment and development of media technologies based on positive, narrative and cognitive psychologies. She is also faculty director of the Media Psychology Program and adjunct Faculty in Leadership Psychology Doctoral Program at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, adjunct faculty at Fielding Graduate University, and an instructor and advisory board member for UC Irvine Extension’s Internet and social media marketing certificate programs. Ms. Rutledge teaches Media Psychology & Social Change, Social Media & Emerging Technologies, The Psychology of Website Design, Audience Profiling, Narrative Media, and Transmedia Marketing through Storytelling.
Jerri Lynn Hogg, Media Psychologist, Social Media Psychology Specialist, Educational Online/Virtual Consultant and Senior Research Fellow
Jerri Lynn Hogg is an educator and a sponsor for advocacy and social change. Her specialties and research interest include social media, how we communicate in a digital world, agumented reality, media reform, digital image, transmedia, audience profiling, public relations, marketing, imagery, design, and culture.