SOURCE: nFusion


January 21, 2016 10:00 ET

Third Annual Cojones Awards Adds More High Profile Judges

The CMO Club, Dun & Bradstreet, and Forrester Slated to Join AMA, Korn Ferry, and Forbes in the Selection of This Year's Most Inspiring, Bold, Connected, Innovative, and Transformative CMOs

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) - nFusion today announced its full selection committee for the third annual Cojones Awards to be presented during SXSW:

  • Rishi Dave, CMO, Dun & Bradstreet and 2014 Cojones Award Winner (new panelist)
  • Caren Fleit, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
  • Pete Krainik, Founder and CEO, The CMO Club (new panelist)
  • Rob Malcolm, Chairman of the Board at American Marketing Association; and Executive-in-Residence at UT's McCombs School of Business
  • Sheryl Pattek, VP, Principal Analyst, CMO Practice at Forrester Research (new panelist)
  • Jenny Rooney, Editor, CMO Network at Forbes

The judging panel is responsible for nominating deserving candidates for the Cojones Awards, then voting on finalists. This year, winners will be selected for outstanding performance in one of the five categories below:

1. Inspire - to build authentic brands with a sense of purpose
2. Be Bold - to disrupt the status quo and break out of the sea of sameness
3. Connect - to deliver meaningful customer experiences seamlessly across channels
4. Innovate - to implement new ways of engaging customer living a digital lifestyle
5. Transform - to build organizational capabilities to become modern marketers

"We are excited about this year's stellar lineup of panelists -- we have evolved the panel to include a broader range of thought leaders in the industry, ranging from publications, the CMO community, and industry analysts," said nFusion CEO John Ellett. "They will each bring valuable insights to the conversation this year as they nominate and judge the change agents who are transforming today's marketing landscape."

The Cojones Awards recognize marketers who have disrupted the status quo and who embrace the role of the modern marketer. Nominations from the advisory panel showcase marketing leaders who have shown courage, ingenuity, and spirit in delivering remarkable results for their organizations.

"I'm honored to be included as a panelist," said The CMO Club Founder and CEO, Pete Krainik. "The Cojones Awards is an important event in the CMO community and recognizes an attribute essential to CMOs' success -- courage."

This year's event will take place on March 12, 2016 at Swift's Attic. For more details, visit:

About nFusion:

nFusion is the agency for today's modern marketer. We help clients create and deliver relevant, personalized experiences at each touch point, regardless of time of day, device or location. With the nFusion Accelerator, we offer a unique advisory service that provides CMOs with strategic advice and action plans to help them deliver quickly on growth and transformation mandates. Clients of nFusion include BJ's Restaurants, Google, Samsung and Sitecore. nFusion is proud to have been recognized by Ad Age as Small Agency of the Year in 2014 and winner of a Gold Effie in 2015. Follow nFusion on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or the agency website.

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