Our mission is to find the very best of the European Internet, and last year that included great work from over 30 European countries. Our Lovie Ambassadors make sure that all the outstanding digital work happening in their countries finds its way to our Academy.
Established in 2007, the Lovie International Ambassadors Program has helped to strengthen our relationship with the Internet community and industry around the world. The Lovie Ambassadors are a group of passionate Internet supporters, creatives, and entrepreneurs, serving as a “voice on the ground” in their area.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Lovie Ambassador program please contact Claire Graves at Claire@webbyawards.com.
The Netherlands: Maarten, Bart, + Jake
I Love The Webbys was started by Jake Blok as an ongoing campaign to get great Dutch talent to enter The Webby Awards. Maarten van den Berg joined the efforts in 2008 and Bart Gloudemans came aboard in 2011. Dutch companies are often hesitant to enter their work for an award based in America, but over the years the Dutch have proven to be prolific Webby winners, which makes the I Love The Webbys team immensely proud.
France: Jérôme Duchamps
Jérôme Duchamps has been in the communication industry for 15 years. Previously the managing director at Tribal DDB and managing director at BETC Digital, he is currently the CEO of Spoke, a digital agency specializing in social media that he founded in 2009. He is also the Vice President of AACC interactive, a professional organization representing 80% of French communication agencies.
Sweden: Martin Cedergren
Martin Cedergren is co-founder and Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Stockholm. He has 18 years of experience in the marketing industry and is one of just a handful of Creative Directors that have successfully worked and won +300 international awards in both the on and offline.
United Kingdom: Tim Malbon
Tim Malbon is a founding partner of Made by Many, a digital product innovation company based in London and New York. Made by Many is an experiment in creating a new type of digital design and technology business— one that is as far away from being a traditional agency as possible, an opinionated company of outsiders hell-bent on making awesome stuff that zillions of people use every day.
Germany: Horst Liebetrau
Horst Liebetrau is the founder and managing director of upside, a digital agency based in Cologne. Ever since he started paper prototyping mobile applications for Apple’s Newton back in 1995, Horst has creatively and strategically headed digital work for awesome clients including: Audi, Deutsche Telekom, eBay and T-Mobile, collecting high profile awards along the way. An entrepreneur at heart, Horst is not only constantly involved in self-initiated side projects, but also supports young founders and local startups by means of (pretty cool) co-working spaces and personal coaching.