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NYFA 2012 appoints six additional Executive Jury members

The Executive Jury will select the World’s Best Advertising™ across all mediums from the shortlist selected by the Grand Jury

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 15, 2012

New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards, now in its 55th year, has announced six additional appointments to the 2012 Executive Jury.  This elite group of worldwide chief creative officers and executive creative directors were chosen to select the World’s Best Advertising™ across all mediums from the shortlist selected by the Grand Jury.  The Executive Jury convenes in New York April 28th through May 1st.  The award-winning entries will be announced at the New York Show on May 3rd at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Recent Appointments to the Executive Jury include:

Michael Dee, Chief Creative Officer, DDB China, China

Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather

Rob Reilly, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Diane Ruggie, former Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director, DDB, USA

Luiz Sanches, Executive Creative Officer, AlmapBBDO, Brazil

Koichiro Shima, Co-CEO/Executive Creative Director, Hakudhodo Kettle, Japan

“The 2012 Executive Jury is proving to be one of the most impressive groups of international CCO’s and executive creative officers ever assembled to judge the shortlist across all mediums for an international advertising competition,” commented Michael O’Rourke, President of International Awards Group. “NYF also extended the Final Deadline until February 27th, allowing more entrants the opportunity to get their work in front of this incredible creative brain trust.”

The 2012 NYF Executive Jury is comprised of 30 international advertising agency chief creative officers and executive creative directors. Unlike other advertising competition juries, the NYF Executive Jury does not have a Chairman or President presiding, thereby allowing all members of the jury to be of equal status.  In 2011, Donald Gunn, founder of The Gunn Report, moderated the first live NYF Executive Jury.  Mr. Gunn will reprise his role as moderator, guiding the 2012 jury on its path to select the World’s Best Advertising™.

The New York Show, a 2-day festival begins on May 2nd, and will feature creative panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking events, the 2012 Executive Jury Press Conference, exhibits, and will culminate with the annual International Advertising Awards ceremony taking place on May 3rd.   All New York Show events and the 2012 awards gala will take place at the landmark New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building located at Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street.

To purchase tickets for the New York Show click here.  Ticket prices: Full Access Pass to all events, including keynote speakers, panel sessions, screenings and award show - $295; Award Ceremony - $85.

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