NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - The CMO Club is pleased to announce the 2014 nominees for the annual CMO Club Awards. Bestowed annually across 10 categories, the awards recognize top senior marketing executives and are the only awards of their kind given to CMOs by their peers. A total of four winners per category will be determined by Sept. 30 and all finalists, winners and the 2014 CMO Hall of Fame inductee, will be honored at The CMO Awards Dinner Nov. 18, 2014 in New York City.

Those eligible for award nomination must currently hold the title of CMO or be serving as a senior marketing executive for a major company, brand or organization. Eligibility does not require membership in The CMO Club. This year, two new awards were created, "Creativity" and "Customer Experience," representing significant areas of focus that club members felt were essential to honor across their peer community.

Prior to The CMO Awards Dinner Nov. 18, all award finalists and winners will participate in an "All-Star" Thought Leadership Roundtable as well as participate in the development of a 2014 CMO Awards Winners Insights Report for CMO Club members.

CMO Club Founder and CEO Pete Krainik said, "This year's nominees represent the best and the brightest and we are thrilled to have so many industry thought leaders in attendance. The fact that each year more than 100 CMOs attend the awards to honor their peers is a true testament to the pride and esteem the executives have for one another."

2014 CMO Awards Categories and Nominees

The CMO Leadership Award recognizes a marketing executive's demonstrated leadership in building, leading and motivating a high-performing marketing organization. The nominees are:

Philip Granof EVP & CMO, Black Duck Software
Jon Iwata SVP Marketing & Communications, IBM
Jeff Jones EVP & CMO, Target
Colette LaForce SVP & CMO, AMD
Roberto Medrano CMO, SOA Software
Richelle Parham CMO, eBay
Martine Reardon EVP National Marketing, Macy's
Keith Weed Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Unilever

The CMO Marketing Innovation Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in creating an environment that fosters and delivers true marketing innovation, changing the game for ROI, customer engagement and/or the industry as a whole. The nominees are:

Ann Davids SVP & CMO, Direct General Insurance
Evan Greene CMO, The Recording Academy
John Kennedy CMO, Xerox Corporation
Julie Lyle CMO, h.h.gregg
Tim Mapes SVP of Marketing, Delta Air Lines
James Overturf CMO, Extra Space
Mike Sievert EVP & CMO, T-Mobile
Barton Warner VP Growth & Innovation, Bayer HealthCare

The CMO Officers Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in leading and living the brand beyond the marketing department and/or leading the growth agenda for the company. The nominees are:

Mark Addicks CMO, General Mills, Inc.
Frances Allen EVP Marketing, Denny's
Anne Finucane CMO, Bank of America
Bill Goetz SVP & CMO, Sysco Corporation
Sanjay Gupta CMO, Allstate
Alicia Jansen VP Marketing, MDAnderson Cancer Center
Ani Matson CMO, NEA Member Benefits
Deborah Wahl CMO, McDonald's USA

The CMO Rising Star Award recognizes demonstrated range of capabilities in leading an organization, marketing innovation and leading a company's growth agenda, with less than 10 years of senior marketing experience. The nominees are:

Lisa Armstrong VP Marketing, Pentair
Miki Racine Berardelli President, Digital Commerce, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President Chico's FAS, Inc.
Kate Chinn VP Marketing, Rockefeller Center
Eliza Esquivel VP Global Brand Strategy, Mondelez International
Sonny Ganguly CMO, WeddingWire
Doug Jensen VP CRM & Analytics, The Estee Lauder Companies
Greg Revelle CMO, AutoNation
Shannon Smith VP Marketing, J. Crew

The CMO Programmatic Marketing Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in leading the development and implementation of programmatic marketing success within his or her organization. The nominees are:

Seth Farbman Global CMO, Gap
Steve Fuller CMO, L.L. Bean
Mayur Gupta Global Head Marketing/Innovation, Kimberly Clark
Dave Madden SVP Global Media Solutions, Electronic Arts
Richard Marnell SVP Marketing North America, Viking River Cruises
Tim McDermott Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, Philadelphia 76ers
Jerry Sun CMO,
Chris Taylor VP Online Marketing, 1800Flowers

The CMO Social Responsibility Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility and/or marketing efforts for social and other charitable causes, "doing well by doing good" The nominees are:

Steven Fund CMO, Intel
Alison Lewis CMO, Johnson & Johnson
Simon Lowden SVP & CMO, PepsiCo
Doug Piwinski SVP Global Marketing and Communications, TOMS
Syl Saller CMO, Diageo
Tom Santora CMO, Omni Hotels and Resorts
Vinay Shahani VP Marketing, Volkswagen of America
Marc Speichert CMO, Recent L'Oreal

The CMO Content Engagement Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in creating and curating relevant and valuable content that is consistent with the company's core values and drives the brand, engages audiences and positively impacts customer behavior. The nominees are:

Lisa Bacus EVP & Global CMO, CIGNA
Elisabeth Charles CMO, Petco
Blair Christie SVP & CMO, Cisco
Mary Ann Fitzmaurice Reilly CMO, AMEX Open
Barbara Goodstein CMO, Vonage
Colin Hall CMO, Allen Edmonds
Michael Leedy CMO, American Eagle Outfitters
Beverly Thorne CMO, Century 21 Real Estate

The CMO President's Circle Award recognizes an active CMO Club member who supports the DNA of the CMO Club by building relationships with peers in the Club, sharing and helping others and encouraging other CMOs to join the world's best CMO conversations. The nominees are:

Jen Compton VP Marketing, Boston Bruins
Cammie Dunaway Global CMO, KidZania
Emmanuel Laroche VP Marketing/Consumer Insights, Symrise
Ted Lowen SVP Marketing, Hitachi USA
Dave Minifie EVP & CMO, Centene
Heather Newman CMO, ContentPanda
Kimberley Salzer GM,
Matt Sweetwood CMO, Unique Photo

The CMO Creativity Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in the art of being original and creative and in inspiring creativity within the organization. The nominees are:

Loren Angelo Head of Marketing, Audi of America
Lee Applbaum CMO, The Patron Spirits Company
Guy Longworth SVP, PlayStation Brand Marketing, Sony Computer
  Entertainment America
Karen Quintos SVP & CMO, Dell
Shelia Reed CMO & SVP, Aspire Financial Services
Jonathan Rigby CMO, Manchester United
Jennifer Warren CMO, RadioShack
Michael Zuna CMO, Aflac

The CMO Customer Experience Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in customer experience transformation, improving the quality of customer interactions and exceeding customer expectations. The nominees are:

Luanne Calvert CMO, Virgin America
Alan Gellman CMO, esurance
Kieran Hannon CMO, Belkin International
Denise Incandela President, Digital and Global Ecommerce, Ralph Lauren
Bob Kraut SVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Papa John's International
Rocki Rockingham VP of Community Relations and Communications, Jarden Consumer
Steven Shure VP Worldwide Marketing,
Michael Sprague Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kia Motors America

For more information on The CMO Awards program and past winners, please visit:

About The CMO Awards

Created by The CMO Club and its members to celebrate the marketing industry's brightest leaders and to provide a forum to share their successes with other CMOs, the CMO Awards is the first and only CMO Awards program driven and decided entirely by an elite group of CMOs. CMO Club members and/or CMO Club Chapter Presidents participate in and drive every stage of nominations, category winners, CMOs Choice Awards and CMO Hall of Fame.

  • Honoring accomplished senior marketers in 10 dynamic categories
  • Members' only voting for "CMO's Choice" in each category
  • CMO Award winners Roundtable (plus Winning CMOs Solutions Report for Members)
  • CMO Hall of Fame Induction: World's premier CMO honor bestowed annually on one CMO

About The CMO Club:

The CMO Club is a membership organization exclusively for senior marketing executives who want to meet, share, and learn from each other. Fueled by inspiring local dinners, regional events, CMO Innovation Summits, and the Digital "Members Only" Clubhouse, marketers provide and receive valuable insights from each other, in a "non vendor selling" environment. Working with the over 800 club members and best-in-class strategic partners, The CMO Club also addresses the top CMO challenges each month with thoughtfully curated content.

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