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IPA awards 9 Fellowships

At its Members’ Lunch (22nd April), the IPA awarded nine Fellowships to individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the marketing communications industry.

22/04/2009

At its Members’ Lunch (22nd April), the IPA awarded nine Fellowships to individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the marketing communications industry.


The nine Fellows, who are drawn from IPA member agencies, are:

Mark Cridge, Chief Executive, Glue
George Cumming, Managing Director, Frame Agency
Neil Dawson, Founder, Hurrell Moseley Dawson & Grimmer; MIPA
James Goddard, Chairman, JJ
Steve Goodman, Managing Director Print Trading (Group M), MediaCom; MIPA
Moray MacLennan, Chief Executive, M&C Saatchi Worldwide
Guy Robertson, Managing Partner, GRP; MIPA
Richard Storey, Chief Strategy Officer, M&C Saatchi
Denise Turner, Head of Insight and Effectiveness, Media Planning Group

The individual citations for Fellowships are:

Mark Cridge, Chief Executive, Glue
Mark is a pioneer and leading figure in the digital advertising and marketing communications arena, and Glue was one of the first few digital agencies to join the IPA. He was also one of the early members of the IPA Digital Marketing Group.Mark has been a regular spokesman on digital matters on the IPA’s behalf over the years, and has championed creativity in the online world. He has made many speeches including giving one of the keynotes at the IPA/OAA ‘Digital out of Home’ seminar in 2006. He also Chaired IPA Stage 1 in the same year. Most recently, in March 2009, he gave a 44 Club talk on the digital industry in Edinburgh.

George Cumming, Managing Director, Frame Agency
George has been an active member of the Scottish Chairman's Group since 2003 and has represented Scottish members on the IPA Finance Policy Group since 2004. As well as helping to deliver training courses in Scotland, George has contributed to the content of both the Foundation Certificate and the Advanced Certificate. He has also completed the Foundation Certificate himself, and he mentored one of the Diploma graduates from his agency in the qualification’s first year. He has written several winning IPA Effectiveness Award papers and helped his agency gain two prizes at the Excellence in CPD awards in 2004.

Neil Dawson, Founder, Hurrell Moseley Dawson & Grimmer; MIPA
Neil was Deputy Convenor of Judges for the 2006 IPA Effectiveness Awards and Convenor of Judges for the 2008 Effectiveness Awards. As such he is the Editor of Advertising Works 17 and has also contributed a chapter to the book. Neil is also advising on and appearing in the next series of IPA brand films, which will be available in mid-2009. Neil has been a member of the IPA Value of Advertising Group since 2003, and was a key contributor to the Effectiveness Culture Working Party, which published its findings on the importance of ‘purposeful creativity’ in September 2008. He has also promoted the learning from the Awards at seminars and conferences, including Measuring Advertising Performance 2009.

James Goddard, Chairman, JJ
James has been a prominent supporter of the IPA in recent years, both as a Council and Membership Committee member and as Regional Chairman. He was Regional Chairman 2006 – 2008, during which time he toured the country to help host the many dinners that the IPA holds each year to keep in touch with, and canvas the views of, its membership, and James has made a significant contribution to their success. He was elected to Council in April 2006, soon after which he also joined the Membership Committee. In April 2008 he succeeded Stephen Whyte as both Honorary Secretary and Chairman of the Membership Committee.

Steve Goodman,Managing Director Print Trading (Group M), MediaCom; MIPA
Steve is a tireless supporter of the press medium and he has represented the IPA on the ABC Council for over 10 years, including a two-year term as the industry’s buying representative on the ABC's Management Committee. For the last two years he has also represented the membership as the IPA Board Director on the National Readership Survey. In addition, Steve was the prime mover in setting up the IPA Press Buying Directors’ Forum, which he currently chairs, to ensure that the agencies’ interests are understood and represented.

Moray MacLennan, Chief Executive, M&C Saatchi Worldwide
Moray was elected to the IPA Council in 2005 and Chaired the IPA Client Services Group which published Great Account Handling Tips from the Top under his leadership. In 2007 Moray was elected IPA President. His agenda has been to promote the value of advertising in the boardroom and to Government. Progress in the former has been achieved through the IPA’s origination and organisation of IR Magazine’s ‘Best Narrative Reporting Award’, and a series of publications and events building awareness of brands as valuable intangible assets requiring professional stewardship. Meanwhile the standing of the industry in Government eyes has been improved significantly through IPA involvement in the ‘Creative Economy’ programme and the ‘Creative Britain’ initiative, as manifested in the highly successful event in Golden Square and the UKTI sponsored ‘export’ mission to Bejing.

Guy Robertson, Managing Partner, GRP; MIPA
Guy has been a member of the Scottish Chairman’s Group since March 1998. He has been involved in organising various 44 Club events and took over the running of the CPD Forum in 2001. Since then he has run a course in the Scottish training programme every year. In 2007, Guy became Chairman of the IPA in Scotland, joined the IPA Council and the Council Steering Group, and has proved to be a keen supporter of the IPA, its events, courses, and the CPD Programme. Guy has also taken an active interest in developing relationships with various universities, including Strathclyde, for which he has judged creative work and presented various marketing prizes, including awarding work placements at his agency.

Richard Storey, Chief Strategy Officer, M&C Saatchi
Richard was Deputy Convenor of Judges for the 2005 IPA Effectiveness Awards and Convenor of Judges for the 2007 Effectiveness Awards. Richard was the Editor of Advertising Works 16, the book of the 2007 IPA Effectiveness Awards, and wrote a chapter for it. He also contributed to Advertising Works and How, the book published in 2005 to mark the Awards’ 25th anniversary, and to the COI’s How Public Service Advertising Works, published in 2008. He was also a significant contributor to, and interviewee for, the IPA's brand films. Richard has been a member of the IPA’s Value of Advertising Group since 2006.

Denise Turner, Head of Insight and Effectiveness, Media Planning Group
Denise has been an active member of the two key IPA media research committees, TRAG and MRAG, for 15 years. She has also represented the IPA on the POSTAR Technical Committee. Over the past four years Denise has been a tireless supporter of the IPA’s TouchPoints initiative. She played a key role in the project’s initial design and execution, and has worked alongside the IPA team in establishing TouchPoints as an important industry tool. Her agency was the first to provide case histories on how the research can be used and to promote them via published articles and conference/seminar papers, both on her own and with the IPA. Denise is closely involved in the development of TouchPoints 3.

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