For Immediate Release

Premiere competition in creative communications for the entertainment business joins CLIO slate of fashion, entertainment and sports programming

New York, NY—May 1, 2015—The CLIO Awards, esteemed international advertising, design and communications competition, today announced the Key Art Awards, long an event jointly produced and represented by the CLIOs and The Hollywood Reporter, will become CLIO Key Art Awards partnered with The Hollywood Reporter.

After the last few years of CLIO management, and as the brand continues to expand its reach globally and among categories Key Art officially becomes a part of the CLIOs portfolio, and will remain under the direction of its industry-leading executive team. The CLIO Key Art Awards will take place on October 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

“Forty-four years ago, the first Key Art Awards were presented to a small and passionate group of movie marketers, to honor excellence in the art and tradition of creating movie posters,” said Lynne Segall, EVP and Group Publisher at The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Since that time, we’ve continued to grow and the CLIO team has done an expert job in fueling our upward motion.”

“When we look ahead, the growth potential for CLIO Key Art Awards is limitless,” said CLIO President Nicole Purcell. “Last year, 260 trophies were awarded, along with the expansion into TV and gaming. This is an impassioned community and we want to continuing evolving alongside the creatives we celebrate.”

The Hollywood Reporter remains integral to the brand and model, with its powerful connection to the industry and vast resources for storytelling an elemental driver of the continued growth of the awards.

Entries for 2015 are open through June 19. For more information, visit

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About The CLIO Awards:
The CLIOs is the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate high achievement in advertising, the CLIOs annually and throughout the year recognizes the work, the agencies and the talent -- across advertising, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and health care -- that, in a variety of categories and as judged by industry peers, push boundaries and establish new precedent.

About The Hollywood Reporter:
The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news.

Founded in 1930 as a trade-only publication, The Hollywood Reporter reached an all-time high of 17.1 million individuals worldwide online at in August 2014, and over 236,000 readers in its weekly magazine, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street. The Hollywood Reporter's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festival and awards season apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events. The Hollywood Reporter and A&E Network partnered together in 2014 to co-produce and broadcast The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables, an in-depth look at the contenders for the Emmys and Awards season. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr and on Facebook at 

About Mediabistro Holdings:
Mediabistro Holdings is a group of industry-leading brands in the global media and creative landscape. It consists of Adweek, The CLIO Awards, Mediabistro and FilmExpoGroup. Mediabistro Holdings remains a subsidiary of the Prometheus Global Media platform, alongside sister brands The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.


Kaitlyn Kurosky