(London and New York, 24th February 2015) - Jesse Coulter, Co-Chief Creative Officer of CAA Marketing, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has been named the 2015 London International Awards (LIA) Branded Entertainment Jury President. Introduced by LIA as a stand-alone category in 2014, Branded Entertainment awards creativity and the power of the idea across films, television programming, live events, audio, gaming and music videos that engage consumers by entertaining them, rather than through traditional advertising. LIA defines Branded Entertainment as an entertainment-based vehicle that is funded by and complementary to a brand's marketing strategy.
LIA founder, Barbara Levy commented, “We are delighted to have someone of Jesse Coulter’s caliber as this year’s Jury President. With a strong background in creating award-winning entertainment-driven advertising, he seemed a natural choice to chair the Branded Entertainment category.”
Throughout his career, Coulter’s innovative approach to marketing has been recognized by major advertising and entertainment awards shows, garnering two Grand LIAs, in addition to five Cannes Lions Grand Prix, two Emmys, and an Annie, and his work for Chipotle was hailed as one of Advertising Age’s “Top 15 Campaigns of the Century.” In 2014, Coulter was recognized as the second-most-awarded Chief Creative Officer by Advertising Age and he was featured on Creativity’s 50 Most Creative People list for the second time in three years.
“Having served as a member of the first-ever LIA Branded Entertainment jury last year, I am honored to have been selected as this year’s Jury President,” said Coulter. “The LIAs really understand the branded entertainment category and the wide-ranging backgrounds of its jury members reflect that. Together, we will watch every film, play every game, and do our best to give each piece the attention it is due so we can reward the work that pushes the category forward.”
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Notes to the editor:
The London International Awards (LIA) is an annual worldwide advertising award. The Awards, founded in 1986 by President Barbara Levy, began by honoring international advertising in the realms of cinema, television, print and radio, evolving since its inception into 15 unique media types. It was the first truly international advertising awards of its kind to acknowledge all media and methods from all over the world to be judged by a diverse global jury. Today the awards honor the legends, pioneers and embodiments of excellence across advertising, digital, branded content, music & sound, branded entertainment, design and production.