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Jury in place for Kyoorius Advertising & Digital Awards 2015

The Advertising Awards will be led by Grey London’s Nils Leonard, while Havas Work Club’s Andy Sandoz will head the Digital Awards jury

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 3, 2015


Kyoorius, in association with D&AD, has announced the jury members for the 2015 Kyoorius Advertising and Digital Awards. The nine-member advertising jury comprising of international and Indian agency representatives, will be led by Nils Leonard, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Grey London. The Kyoorius Digital Awards will be helmed by Andy Sandoz, Creative Partner, Havas Work Club and Deputy President of D&AD.

Commenting on the jury mix for the awards, Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder CEO, Kyoorius, said, “Our jury members represent the best of advertising and digital today. They raise the bar for the quality of work we expect to be entered and also bring experience judging international awards shows like D&AD. We want work to be judged on its merit, irrespective of language or cultural reference, thus a diverse jury is essential.”

Along with Leonard, the other jury members for the Advertising Awards include:

Andy Greenaway, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro APAC

Arun Iyer, National Creative Director, Lowe Lintas & Partners

Bobby Pawar, Director, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis South Asia

Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director, DDB Group Singapore

Juhi Kalia, Executive Creative Director, JWT Singapore

Malvika Mehra, National Creative Director & Executive Vice President, Grey India

Nik Studzinski, Executive Creative Director, Droga5

Rajiv Rao, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather India

For the Kyoorius Digital Awards, the five-member jury along with Sandoz includes:

Kunal Jeswani, Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather India

Melanie Clancy, Creative Director, BBDO Proximity Singapore

Tim Doherty, Chief Creative Officer, Isobar China

Vassilios Alexiou, Creative Partner, DARE

As per the Kyoorius and D&AD’s rigorous judging criteria, voting is always done in private, never by a show of hands. All jury members will gather in India from April 29 to May 2 in Mumbai to review, discuss and elect the best of the best over an intensive three-day session which will be open to the public.

As reported earlier, the call for entries opened on March 2, 2015, with the submission deadline set for April 10, 2015. The awards night is scheduled for May 22, 2015 at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai.

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