[EVENT] Being a Judge for #PremDac19

It's always a pleasure to be invited to judge awards, and I've been involved in the Premier Digital awards/conference for a long time. A day's work of judging has arrived in my inbox - and if you click on the image, you can see the categories/other judges: As judges we are given the shortlist, which has been created by a number of others, then we make the final decisions. You can also vote for the…

[EVENT] Judging for @ProlificLondon Awards

I've previously judged a variety of events, including The Jerusalem Awards, and Premier Digital Awards, and now pleased to say that I'll be judging this year's Prolific London Awards. Prolific London is the leading website for news, features, research, jobs and events about the capital's creative sector, with a particular focus on mid-market marketing and tech news. It is owned by Prolific North Limited, an independently-owned publishing and events company based in Manchester, which is now well…

Thinking about ‘awards’… (#CNMAC13)

As "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here" blares out of my TV, I'm reminded that I started a blog post post-CNMAC13, as a number of us discussed whether there is any value in awards. There's usually many comments as the celebrities go into the jungle that we don't know who they are - 'celebrity' is a fickle beast … they become famous (again) for being 'a celebrity'… we're very fickle, us Brits though,…

Credit for Science Work?

This was an interesting article... as someone who enjoys working in a  team... but also wants credit for my work, I'm not sure this only applies to the sciences: Professor Hoffmann, an emeritus distinguished class research director with the French National Research Agency (CNRS) in Strasbourg, shared half this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with US immunologist Bruce Beutler "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity". But, as reported in Times Higher…