We pleased to announce that the Head of Communication Jury this year will be Chetan Murthy, Head of Strategy of Vizeum Global, United Kingdom.

Chetan Murthy is the Global Head of Strategy at Vizeum. He has 12 years of experience in marketing working in UK, APAC and Global strategy roles at media, digital and creative agencies.

Chetan began his career in the UK working on government planning assignments at Carat before moving to MEC to continue to work on government behavior change campaigns such as the Department of Health’s anti-smoking initiative and clients such as Nintendo, Bupa, Danone and J&J. After completing the IPA Excellence Diploma in London he then moved to Hong Kong to lead creative strategic planning across APAC for Colgate-Palmolive at WPP agency Red Fuse before returning to the UK to become Vizeum’s Global Head of Strategy in 2014.

Communications Jury team members lead by Chetan Murthy:

Mihai Fetcu, Creative Director of Geometry Global Bucharest, Romania
Edgars Pētersons, Planner and Partner of Weekend, Latvia
Štefan Andrejco, Creative Director of Wiktor Leo Burnett, Slovakia
Anton Melnikov, Vice President of Creative and Strategy at the e:mg group, Russia
Nataliya Morozova, Group Chief Executive Officer of Havas Group Ukraine, Ukraine 

Communication jury evaluates the entries in Media, Promo & Activation, Content and Entertainment, Campaigns and Direct categories.

Participation in the festival can be applied till 23 April in one of 14 categories – Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Digital and Mobile, Design and Branding, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Campaigns, PR, Craft, Content and Entertainment, and Social.

The Golden Hammer 2017 competition entries will be judged by the jury from 16 different countries, from both major networks and outstanding independent creative agencies. The lists of finalists will be drawn up online during May. Jury members will then come together on 31 May, to decide on the winners, with the conference and awards event taking place in Riga on 2 June.

Golden Hammer is a festival of creativity in every sense. We honor victories achieved, congratulate passionate projects and celebrate the awesomeness of bright minds that know no boundaries.