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Judging panel announced for 2017 CitNOW Video Awards

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CitNOW has announced the judging panel for the third CitNOW Video Awards as the final countdown to the May 8 entry deadline continues.

AM associate editor and manager of its parent company’s B2B digital operations Jeremy Bennett joins the panel with leading figures from the industry.

Now in its third year, the CitNOW Video Awards recognise the expertise of automotive companies and industry professionals who have embraced video in the industry and demonstrate best practice.

The judging panel will select the final winners in eight categories.

On the panel are:

  • CitNOW founder Andrew Howells
  • Geoffrey Page-Morris, former operations director at Sytner
  • Nick King, head of insights, Auto Trader
  • Steve Nash, Institute of the Motor Industry chief executive
  • Jeremy Bennett, AM associate editor and Bauer B2B digital manager
  • Gordon Lyster, editor, Motor Trade News
  • Rebecca Chaplin, head of editorial video, Car Dealer

The deadline for entering the CitNOW Video Awards is Monday.

The shortlist will be announced on June 12.

More information on how to enter can be found at

The CitNOW Video Awards are free to enter and categories include:

-          Best CitNOW Workshop Video

The best CitNOW created by a workshop technician as part of the aftersales process, using the CitNOW Workshop app

-          Best CitNOW Sales Video

The best CitNOW created by a member of the sales team within a vehicle retailer, using the CitNOW Sales app

-          Best CitNOW Bodyshop Video

The best CitNOW created by a member of the assessment team within a bodyshop, using the CitNOW Bodyshop app.

-          Best CitNOW Web Video

The best CitNOW created by a member of the sales team using the CitNOW Web app.

-          Best Overseas CitNOW Video

The best CitNOW created by a retailer, workshop or bodyshop located outside of the UK.

-          Most Creative Use of CitNOW Video

The most creative use of CitNOW in order to improve the customer service process.

-          Best Management Commitment CitNOW (new for 2017)

The best CitNOW created by a manager as part of the Academy training process.

-          Best Overall CitNOW Video

The best CitNOW of 2017 from all the entries submitted.

Alistair Horsburgh, CitNOW chief executive, said: “We are very happy indeed to have such expert representatives from the automotive industry judging this year’s CitNOW Video Awards again. They reflect both the high standard of the industry and its people, as well as the awards themselves.

“Video is a key part of the sales and aftersales functions for the automotive industry. Our awards celebrate and reward those who are doing it well and can act as a beacon for those who have yet to start using it.

“We’d welcome all entries for those who have not yet entered; a simple, brilliant video from the last 12 months will resonate just as well with our judges as it will with a customer.”

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