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Radio Mercury Awards Announces Advisory Council
New York, NY – November 20, 2015 – The Radio Mercury Awards is pleased to announce the formation of its Advisory Council.  As radio has evolved into a multiplatform digital medium, and with the introduction of additional award categories, the Radio Mercury Awards creative advisory council of leading industry professionals will help guide and plan for the years ahead. 

This group is comprised of advertising creative directors and radio branding and production executives alike.  By bringing this high caliber group of creative executives together, the council will advise on award categories and guidelines along with helping to grow awareness and participation among the agency and radio communities.

“As the Radio Mercury Awards celebrates its 25th Anniversary, we felt it was important to establish this council to help create a dialog between agency and radio creative minds to help lead and guide the Radio Mercury Awards into the next 25 years,” noted Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau.

The Advisory Council is comprised of the following executives:
•    Chris Smith, Brand Creative Group Head, The Richards Group - Chair
•    Chris Beresford-Hill, Executive Creative Director, BBDO NY – Vice Chair
•    Jill Applebaum, Creative Director, The Barbarian Group
•    Barbara Goldman, Owner/Producer, BG Productions Inc.
•    Mark Gross, EVP, Executive Creative Director, DDB Chicago
•    Tony Mennuto, VP Branded Content, CBS Radio
•    Dave Savage, Vice President Creative Services Group, iHeartMedia, Inc.
•    Greg Solk, SVP Programming, Hubbard Radio

Award categories for the 2015 Radio Mercury Awards will be announced in December along with Call for Entry guidelines and deadlines.  For more information log onto www.radiomercurywards.com.
About the Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 17,800 commercials have competed for over $3.2 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), and non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.

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