GIANFRANCO CHICCO NAMED EUROPEAN MARKETING DIRECTOR AT THE LOVIE AWARDS
London, UK (21 June 2016) – The Lovie Awards, the most prestigious honour in Europe for excellence in Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile & Apps and Social, today announced that Gianfranco Chicco has been named as the new European Marketing Director, bringing his proven record of achievement in marketing and technology across various platforms. His deep knowledge of the technology, advertising and creative industry and power of understanding companies is essential to creating new strategies at the Lovie Awards, in order to execute new ideas that bring optimal growth to the company across the region.
“I am thrilled to bring my years of marketing and creative experience to the Lovie Awards, and am eager to expand the brand to the forefront of thought leadership in Europe,” said Chicco, about his appointment to the new position.
Most recently, Gianfranco worked at Social Media Week as Executive Director for London, relaunching and refreshing the event’s experience and raising its profile, and in Milan as Conference Director and Programme Curator.
Previously, Chicco launched Taiken Lab, an experience design agency that creates experiences bringing people together, bridging the gap between the digital and the physical worlds.
Prior to Taiken Lab, Chicco was responsible for launching the World Business Forum in Milan and subsequently served as its first Marketing Director, was the Marketing Manager of the innovative PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam, the Conference Director of Frontiers of Interaction and managed projects in Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Buenos Aires and Japan. His events have featured speakers like Bill Clinton, Jack Welch, Malcolm Gladwell and some of the best agencies and startups from around the world.
An Industrial Engineer graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires with a Masters in Business Administration from MIP-Politecnico Di Milano, Gian currently resides in London.
For more information or to view Gian’s bio, please visit lovieawards.eu
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 digital and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and individual creators. Now in its sixth 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, Italian, Swedish and Dutch 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, MediaMonks, Adformatie, Creativepool, Digiday, The Drum, FITC, It’s Nice That, Mobile Marketing Association, Netimperative, Ninja Marketing, NUMA, Springwise, Sysomos, Tubefilter, El Pais, and HuffPo Espana.
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