SVP, Group Director
Momentum Worldwide

Nicole Kaplan is Senior Vice President, Group Director at Momentum Worldwide, leading brand experiences, digital, social, sponsorships, and content for a range of clients, including all B2B efforts for American Express, Facebook, Google, Samsung, CIGNA, and Verizon.

With a global perspective (agency, client and media) on consumer and B-to-B brands, Nicole has a track record of developing solutions resulting in triple-digit awareness, brand affinity growth, and record-setting acquisition and sales.  She has a keen ability to foster relationships through collaboration, an eye for great work, consensus-building among C-level execs and is a recognized leader in creating an environment that supports training, mentorship and growth of high performing individuals. She is a former recipient of, and judge for, the Effie Awards and was nominated for the AAF Advertising Hall of Fame (40 and under). She joined the company in 2010 and under her leadership her clients’ work consistency wins praise and industry awards (46 and counting).

Before Momentum, she held marketing and account management roles MPA (Association for Magazine Media), DDB, McCann-Erickson and CMG, running accounts including Mobil Gasoline, CIGNA Healthcare, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Tauck World Discovery.

Fun facts: Nicole is a native New Yorker, AEF guest speaker, active volunteer, member of Gotham Rock Choir and has had her artwork displayed at Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Judging panel

Ann Handley

Chief Content Officer

Jeremy Schutte

Managing Director and Executive Creative Director

Brian Laker

Head of Marketing

Chris Duffey

Sr. Strategic Business Development Manager, Creative Agencies, Creative Cloud Enterprise 

Howard Belk

Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer

Howard Lenn

Group Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson New York

Kate MacNevin

Global Chief Operating Officer

Kenneth Hein

Global Chief Communications Officer

Mark Kiernan

Global Executive Managing Director: Digital & Content

Mike Wente

Chief Creative Officer, North America

Mike Romoff

Head of Global Agency and Channel Sales

Nicole Kaplan

SVP, Group Director
Momentum Worldwide

Paul Longo

Head of Agency Development

Reuben Webb

Chief Creative Officer 
Stein IAS

Ritesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer
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