Our Panel of Industry Judges

Finalists for each award category are evaluated and hand-selected by a panel of judges. Our 2023 panel is made up of industry experts with vast experiences working in influencer marketing. Find out more about this year’s judges below.

Melissa Ahlstrand

Director of Marketing, Hayu Americas
NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Stephanie Joseph-Flatts

Business Owner, Marketing & Segment Strategy
RBC

Fraser Mackenzie

Senior Director, Digital Marketing
Universal Music Group

Toni Rufo

Head of Client Services
Blue Ant Plus

Andrew Verescak

Founding Partner
Bridge Digital Inc.

Kathryn Walker

Account Manager
Promotion Solutions

The Influence Agency Representatives

JOHN BASTAWROUS

Account Director, Digital Marketing
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Sam Butcher

Creative Director
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Kitty Lana Carr

Account Director, Creative Services
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Tanya Cruz

Communications Director
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Danielle Howson

Lead Web Optimization Manager
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Sari Klackowski

Senior Client Success Manager
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Stephanie Palasti

VP of Client Success
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Jackie Tambosso

Senior Client Success Manager
THE INFLUENCE AGENCY

Judging Criteria

Our panel of judges is made up of professionals from agencies and brands, each representing extensive experience in their respective fields.

Our judges are tasked with evaluating campaigns and influencers based on a variety of criteria, assigning a score from 1 to 5 in each of these categories. To maintain the integrity of the judging process, the panel will not convene as a group. Instead, judges will independently review and score the submitted campaigns online and on their own. This approach is designed to prevent any potential influence and to guarantee that each campaign is evaluated solely on its own merits.

In any cases where there is a conflict of interest with a particular agency or brand, our judges are obligated to abstain from scoring that specific campaign.

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