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C4F Awards 2012

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C4F - Communicaton for Future

See the future, and the future will see you!

Annual Excellence Awards
Communication Professionals

Recognition of outstanding communicators with creative approach and innovative visions on the future of communications!

To be given to individuals with huge influence on the improvement of communications and truly effective contributions in fostering new trends in the development of the communications industry worldwide.

There are two major stages of nominees' selection:
1st stage
Long-listed candidates apply via due entry form (please request it at: filed upon due recommendation by a Board-representative of partner-associations for the current year or by a member of the Committee that coordinates WCF-Davos “Communication on Top”.
2nd stage
Short-listed candidates are selected via monitoring of the received applications and any adjacent documentation describing the nominated case or the nominated person.
Final voting procedure is executed by the members of the Committee for WCF-Davos.

The winners receive a trophy of excellence and the right to a participation as a Special Guest in the next main annual edition of the World Communication Forum in Davos “Communication on Top”!

C4F award is positioned within 4 categories:
Titan of the future • Image of the future • Media of the future • Relations of the future

C4F Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner 2012 took place on 9 February in Garden Hall 3 at Morosani Schweizerhof Hotel, Davos, Switzerland.


Titan of the future -

We live in the New Renaissance era, when a new type of people emerge – people, who are creative in every aspect, available 24/7, committed to the high business and ethical standards of true global leaders. Some call them multitaskers, but we consider them to be the re-born Leonardo-s, the new Titans of our new epoch.

Paul Holmes

Paul Holmes

Winner for 2012

Paul Holmes received the C4F "Titan of the Future" award for his remarkable professional project - the Holmes Report, providing ratings and breaking news from the communications industry worldwide.

He has been conducting this extremely informative website with sophisticated analysis on public relations trends since the year 2000 - Paul acts as the Editor-in-Chief and CEO, with over two decades of experience in news commentaries and evaluation of the public relations business, also consulting both public relations firms and their clients.

Paul runs the annual SABRE awards, with over 45 categories and several editions in large geographical regions. The global SABRE 2012 is taking place at the First Global PR Summit that is being launched (again by Paul) on October 30-31 at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Hotel in Miami Beach.

Image of the Future -

Visualization has become the language of the future. Nominees for this award are professionals who create stunning images and develop the visual communications of the future.

Juan Carlos Belloso

Juan Carlos Belloso

Winner for 2012

Juan Carlos received the C4F "Image of the Future" award for his outstanding professional contribution in promoting the image of Barcelona around the world.
Advisor to the Barcelona Brand project, the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan, the Catalonia Brand Committee and founding member of the 'Barcelona Global' Association, a private organization formed by a group of business people, professionals and entrepreneurs with the aim of creating and developing projects to improve the positioning and influence of Barcelona in the world system of cities, Juan Carlos is also currently advising different countries, regions and cities in Spain, Europe, Russia and Latin America in the areas of place branding, image & reputation management, and competitiveness.

Media of the Future -

Not long ago we used the term New Media, while currently we often tend to mention Traditional Media and we witness rapid changes in the media industry as a whole, due to which we have become - more than ever - mobile, interactive and social. The award in this category is granted to those who foresee the next step in media development.

David Lee

David Lee

Winner for 2012

David Lee received the C4F "Media of the Future" award for his recent project Shakr Media. Shakr Media transforms written content and photographs into beautiful motion graphics sequences, powered by the latest in-browser 3D technology.

David was one of the selected few Asian entrepreneurs from Seoul, South Korea, to present as a speaker at Techcrunch Disrupt Beijing.

Relations of the Future -

Corporations usually define the state of economics, while corporate communications help to build up competitive advantages. This award recognizes the masters in Reputation Management, Crisis Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Larisa Rudakova

Larisa Rudakova

Winner for 2012

Larisa Rudakova received the C4F "Relations of the Future" award for her career as General Manager of Medialine Publishing House, influential of truly positive changes towards transparency and major human resource improvements in the Russian media & communications relations.

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