Las Vegas Digital Media Awards 2019 Winners

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the (beyond) SOLD OUT 13th Annual Digital Media Awards! Here’s just a few of the highlights:

One rockstar co-host – Skyler Beresini from Quantcast

Two Guest Speakers – one of our judges, Lisa Solomon + Big Brothers Big Sisters of NV CEO, Molly Latham

Three NEW Award Categories

Seven Shining Star Award categories celebrating the people behind the award winning work

Eight Creative Awards from Best Cause Marketing to Best Influencer Campaign

Nine cool sponsor giveaways… a $250 AirBnB giftcard (Quantcast knows what we want!), Apple Airpods (thanks Zeta!) and tickets to a UNLV Basketball game (LVRJ knows how we love local events) were just a few.

ALL our awesome attendees!

Meet Our Judges

We are beyond grateful for our esteemed judges.  Their contributions of time and energy are appreciated.

John Kirkpatrick
SVP Brand Marketing, Epic Records

John Kirkpatrick

As SVP of Brand Marketing, John Kirkpatrick, connects label artists with brands for collaborations across fashion, lifestyle, tech and home, among other sectors. He joins from location-based experience company The VOID, where he was CMO, a position he also held at invite-only membership community PTTOW!! His resume includes stints at Hard Rock International, Hot Topic, Paramount Pictures and Elektra Records.

Vivi Nguyen

Manager of Brand Production – Hulu

Vivi Nguyen

Vivi has 10+ years of experience producing Marketing campaigns in the TV/Media industry. Currently a Manager of Brand Project Production at Hulu, Vivi manages a team of producers to facilitate creative needs across the company, helps bring to life 360 campaigns to support the marketing efforts of our Brand, licensed content and product teams.

Lisa Solomon

Lisa Solomon

Ceo – Antheneum Collective

Lisa is a creative and collaborative sales executive who has driven breakthrough branded content and digital advertising campaigns. Her experience in digital sales and media strategy includes working at some of the top companies in the world, like AOL, Microsoft, and NBC Universal.  Lisa is the founder and CEO of Atheneum Collective, an online learning platform that offers a variety of expert online courses designed to empower and inspire this generation of innovators and marketers. She lives her mantra, “Knowledge is Power and Knowledge Shared is Power Multiplied.”

Peter Platt,

President – Accountable Digital

Peter Platt

Peter is a 30-year veteran of the agency business and has been involved in Internet marketing since the early 1990s. He was also one of the first 100 people certified in the Google AdWords program in 2004. Peter’s experience brings together a unique combination of business development, account management, technology and strategic planning skills. Peter provides an active voice to the internet marketing community, blogging and writing for iMedia, presenting at an array of conferences (including MediaPost & iMedia) as well as providing specific sessions on social, search and other forms of internet marketing.

Aimee Young

Aimee Young

Chief Marketing Officer – Quicken, Inc.

Aimee Young is a marketing executive and advisor focused on building businesses that transform their categories.  As Chief Marketing Officer of Quicken, Inc. the company achieved double-digit revenue growth after a decade of decline.  As Chief Marketing Officer of SoFi, the modern consumer finance company named a “Millennial Brand to Watch” by Forbes, the company grew 26X during her tenure.  Prior to SoFi she held digital marketing and e-commerce leadership roles at companies ranging from Virgin to food app HarvestMark.  She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Psychology and Economics from Wellesley College.

Meet The Award Winners!

Best Use of Programmatic

From custom set-ups to unique targeting to distinctive messaging along the consumers’ journey, you leveraged a programmatic tool set for campaign success.

R&R Partners was recognized for their Kylie Skin programmatic campaign.

Best Blog

Expressing passions. Making a difference. Sharing Knowledge. Building rapport. Company or personal. Blogs do all that and more. The perfect blog is a combination of tech savviness and great content.

Noble Studios won Best Blog for Travel Nevada.

Best Use of Native

If content is king, who ruled the land? How did you integrate your story seamlessly into your consumers’ media consumption?

REQ won Best Use of Native for their Southern Motion campaign.

Best Influencer Collab

People influence people. How’d you influence the influencers to share your message with their audience?

Open Influence won Best Use of Influencer Collab for their LVCVA Influencer campaign

Best Video

If a picture is worth a thousand words, is video worth 5,000? There’s no better way to share your story than through site, sound and motion.

One Love won Best Video for their ‘Can Chocolate Teach You How to Love Better?’ Video

Best Cause Marketing

As marketers, the brands we work for & with have the power to use their voices for good. Whether it was supporting a non-profit or advocating against inequalities, these marketing campaigns made a difference.

Kirvin Doak Communications won Best Cause Marketing for their Zero Fatalities Anti-Speeding campaign.

Best Omni

Great stories are made of many pieces. What campaign created a WOW experience for your customers at every touchpoint?

Allied Global Marketing won Best Omni for their Palms The Infatuation Campaign.

Best Use of Social

Much like Ron Burgundy, social is kind of a big deal. Whether it’s a full-blown campaign, a viral sensation or simply great content, show us your most instagrammable moment.

MGM Resorts won Best use of Social for their Winter Is Here campaign

Shining Star Series

The Innovator

They make your vision a reality. They have the tech chops and a creative mind to see the future and make it the present.

Joe Arduini of REQ is our 2019 Innovator Shining Star

Up and Coming Agency

We all know one. It’s the teammate new to digital that is kicking ass, taking names and running circles around us “net veterans”.

Mellisa Deang of R&R Partners is our 2019 Up and Coming Agency Shining Star

Up and Coming Brand

We all know one. It’s the teammate new to digital that is kicking ass, taking names and running circles around us “net veterans.”

Megan Bell of Caesars Entertainment is our 2019 Up and Coming Brand Shining Star

Junior LVIMA Member

Julian Tallent is our 2019 LVIMA Junior Member Shining Star

Sales Person

Farid Fordham of The Trade Desk is the 2019 Sales Person Shining Star

LVIMA Volunteer

Behind LVIMA is a tribe of volunteers. We appreciate every. single. one. of them. There’s one that stands out…

Lucas Batista of the Las Vegas Review Journal is the 2019 LVIMA Shining Star

Best Account Manager

Your go-to. The person who knows your brand inside & out. Collaborates effortlessly across partners, and in the end, makes YOU a rock star.

Charlie Hanks of REQ is the 2019 Best Account Manager Shining Star

Leadership Excellence

We all look up to one. They are a positive role model and mentor to not only their teams, but the company at large. Let’s celebrate those helping to make us better.

Lauren Medina of R&R Partners is the 2019 Leadership Excellence Shining Star