ENTRY DEADLINE: December 4, 2015 at 11:59pm EST


By the time a Creative Media Awards entry reaches the winners' circle, it has survived two rounds of judging. Round One consists of the MediaPost editorial team reviewing and judging each of the categories. Our editors handpick three finalists per category and then send the results to the 2013 CMA judges, who choose a winner for each category, as well as a "Best in Show."


Icaro Doria
Chief Creative Officer, DDB New York

Icaro Doria serves as Chief Creative Officer of DDB New York, where he is responsible for leading the agency’s entire creative department to ensure that DDB New York maintains its pedigree of creative excellence, while inventing new, more nimble ways of working to generate better results for clients.

Before DDB, Doria was the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy in São Paulo, Brazil. Under Doria’s leadership, the office went from a kitchen table to an exciting office of 160 people, winning several local, regional and global accounts, including Coca-Cola’s global effort for the FIFA World Cup 2014, Diageo’s Smirnoff, TIM Telecom (Brazil’s second largest mobile provider), Original Bank (Brazil’s largest rural bank), Heineken, Nike, Mondelez, Philips and Coca-Cola’s juices portfolio.

His career spans three continents, from his native Brazil, to Portugal to the U.S. market, where he spent six years prior to returning to Brazil with Wieden+Kennedy. While in the U.S. he most recently served as Group Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco working on the Hewlett Packard and Sprint Telecom accounts. Before that, he was at Y&R New York where he served as Global Creative Director for Dell and Bacardi, as well as Group Creative Director for a range of accounts including Virgin Atlantic, Land Rover, and VH1.

When he first came to the U.S., Doria was instrumental in the creative resurgence of Saatchi & Saatchi New York, where his work helped the agency to win “Agency of The Year” at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, the Clios Awards, the Young Guns, London International and The Art Directors Club of NYC.


Carl Fremont
Global Chief Digital Officer, MEC Global

Carl leads the strategic direction for the growth and seismic shift in data and digital services for MEC, a leading global media and marketing agency. He is a leader in the industry and a frequent speaker and consultant on the transformations occurring in digital and technology; often quoted in the press for his views on the future of marketing and media.

Carl has extensive marketing and media experience in a multitude of brand categories including automotive, financial services, consumer package goods, retail, eCommerce, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and travel.

Carl serves on the advisory boards of a select number technology, media and venture capital companies as well as a consultant for GLG, Guidepoint Global and Pacific Crest. These positions provide Carl with a unique view of the advances in the industry. Carl was elected to the Ad Club of New York Board of Directors in 2009 and in July 2015 became Chairman. He has also served as its lead for the I’m Part Media Action, which since its inception has raised over $10MM (US) for scholarships and training for diversity talent in the Marketing and Communications fields.

At Digitas from 2000 to 2013, Carl led the Global Media practice working with clients including America Express, Whirlpool, Delta, Sprint, Mars, Meade Johnson, AT&T and eBay.

Prior to joining Digitas, Carl was a Senior Vice President of Media Services at Wunderman; a leading performance based and CRM company. During Carl’s 16 year tenure at Wunderman, he managed all direct marketing activities for the company including Ford, Citibank, American Express and AT&T.

Tom Goodwin
SVP Strategy and Innovation, Havas Media
Tom Goodwin is the SVP of Strategy and Innovation at Havas Media, his role is to understand new technology, behaviors and platforms and ideate and implement solutions for clients that take advantage of the new opportunities these make possible. An industry provocateur and commentator, he's a columnist for the Guardian, Mediapost and regular contributor to TechCrunch, Ad Age, Ad Week and Digiday. Tom recently joined Havas after founding Tomorrow, an agency to provide innovative advertising and marketing solutions for the post-digital age, positioned at the intersection between digital agencies, creative agencies and management consultancies. Prior to founding Tomorrow, Tom served as director, partner development, at IPG Media Lab, driving growth and innovation. In his role, he built client relationships, provided strategic insights, and conceptualized new product offerings and revenue models. Before that, Tom led new business development and strategy for companies including HUGE Inc. and Lowe Worldwide, holding global roles based in the U.K. and U.S. A passionate futurist and technology trend forecaster, Tom brought the Western world’s first QR code-based campaign, developed the first interactive outdoor ad, and created the first click-to-install mobile ad. His approach is grounded in a belief that the role of technology is to solve problems, address consumer needs, and support business goals. Born in England, Tom earned a degree in architecture and structural engineering from the University of Sheffield, combining his love of the arts and design with an interest in measurable results. He lives in New York.