For Immediate Release
Thursday, 9th October 2014
COMEDIAN MARK DOLAN CONFIRMED AS HOST of THE 4TH ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS
Full list of Winners to be announced on Tuesday 14th October
Organisers of The Lovie Awards are delighted to announce that award-winning comedian, writer and TV presenter Mark Dolan will host the fourth annual event, which takes place on Tuesday 11th November 2014 at LSO St. Luke’s in Shoreditch, London. Mark will take the helm of the show which celebrates Europe’s brightest creative talents in tech, and is the most prestigious honour for excellence on the European Web.
The trademark of The Webby Awards – the global sister-award to The Lovie Awards – has been its famous 5- word acceptance speech. Expanding on that tradition, The Lovie Awards asks winners to deliver a “Declaration of Lovie,” a unique acceptance speech that must include the word “Love.” As host, Mark will ensure that winners abide by tradition.
With voting in The People’s Lovie Awards still open through the 9th October, the whole of the internet turns its attention to the highly anticipated announcement of all winners on Tuesday 14th October. As well as award winners in Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile & Apps and Social from across the UK and Europe, The Lovies also presents a number of Special Achievement Awards, which will be revealed on the 14th. Past Special Achievement honourees include Stephen Fry (Person of the Year), Björk (Artist of the Year), and Vic Hayes, the “Father of Wi-Fi” (Lifetime Achievement).
Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman for The Lovie Awards commented; “Much like our winners, Mark is supremely talented and it’s an honour and a privilege to welcome him to The Lovie Awards family.”
Mark Dolan continues to make his name across television and in live performances. He fronted a series lampooning the world of ads, in Channel 4’s Mad Bad Ad Show. This followed three series’ of the hugely popular Channel 4 documentary series, ‘The World’s…and Me’, which featured the world’s smallest, tallest and hairiest people, as well as the most surgically enhanced woman! Mark is also the host of the iconic Channel 4 comedy show Balls of Steel, which aired on 4 Music. Mark launched both E4 and More 4 respectively as host of the comedy show Show Me The Funny and as anchor of the late night topical talk show The Last Word. He had a successful five-year stint as host of Sky’s flagship movie show, 35mm.
For more information about The Lovie Awards or to speak to a member of the team please contact:
Sean Harwood @ Full Fat
+44 (0) 207 183 9525
Dan Wash @ Full Fat
+44 (0) 207 183 9525
+44 (0) 207 193 9525
About The Lovie Awards:
The mission of The Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europeʼs top web and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and bedroom bloggers. Now in its fourth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,500 entries from over 30 countries across the EU, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian can be entered in five main category types: Websites, Mobile & Apps, Internet Video, Online Advertising, and Social. More information at www.lovieawards.eu/ Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, MailChimp, MediaMonks, Coolhunting, ACE Hotel, Full Fat PR, NUMA: Paris, Rude Baguette, Springwise, Creativepool, Internetworld, net magazine, Quixel, and Lürzer’s Archive.