Global Chief Communications Officer
gyro

Kenneth Hein has spent more than 20 years in and around marketing, working as an editor at Adweek, communications director at J. Walter Thompson and currently as the Global Chief Communications Officer at gyro. In his current role, Hein offers guidance for gyro’s marketing and public relations across the globe. At JWT he built the PR department in its New York headquarters office from the ground up. Before JWT, Hein spent 15 years as an editor covering marketing, branding and advertising at Adweek, Brandweek and other top publications. He is the recipient of the Ad Club 2017 President’s Award, a D&AD Pencil, the Jesse H. Neal Award for Excellence in journalism, as well as numerous other accolades. 

Judging panel

Ann Handley

Chief Content Officer
MarketingProfs

Jeremy Schutte

Managing Director and Executive Creative Director
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Brian Laker

Head of Marketing
Twitter

Chris Duffey

Sr. Strategic Business Development Manager, Creative Agencies, Creative Cloud Enterprise 
Adobe

Howard Belk

Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer
Siegel+Gale

Howard Lenn

Group Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson New York

Kate MacNevin

Global Chief Operating Officer
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Kenneth Hein

Global Chief Communications Officer
gyro

Mark Kiernan

Global Executive Managing Director: Digital & Content
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Mike Wente

Chief Creative Officer, North America
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Mike Romoff

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Nicole Kaplan

SVP, Group Director
Momentum Worldwide

Paul Longo

Head of Agency Development
Microsoft

Reuben Webb

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Stein IAS

Ritesh Patel

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