Josy Paul among panellists at NYF 2016 New York Show Creative Panel Sessions

Creative Session Partners Include New York Women in Communications, The Content Council, Weber Shandwick, and Miami Ad School

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Josy Paul among panellists at NYF 2016 New York Show Creative Panel Sessions

Creative Session Partners Include New York Women in Communications, The Content Council, Weber Shandwick, and Miami Ad School

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | April 22, 2016


New York Festivals International Advertising Awards announced its partnership with New York Women in Communications Inc., The Content Council, Weber Shandwick and Miami Ad School for the 2016 New York Show Creative Panel Sessions.

New York Festivals and the 2016 partners will present a powerhouse of creative panels that will explore campaigns that—intentionally or not—got people talking about more than the brand. This year, these four dynamic organizations will provide session attendees with insights into the ever evolving world of creative communications. All Creative Panel Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 19 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, between 61st & 62nd Street.

2016's New York Show Creative Panel Sessions:



Consumers today are in control and they are savvier than ever. To meet their increasingly demanding preferences, marketers have broken through the bonds of traditional advertising, and storytelling is now the thread that runs through everything. So how do brands develop content that breaks through?

This panel will discuss not only what it takes to break through but how brands can, when they get it right, even drive the cultural conversation.


· Beth Collins Ellard, Executive Vice President, Media – The Advertising Council, NY

· Maya Draisin, Associate Publisher & Head of Marketing – WIRED, NY

· More panelists to be announced soon!

· Moderated by Georgia Galanoudis, Managing Director – Imprint, NY

11:30am-12:30pm THE CONTENT COUNCIL Presents… Is Content Marketing the Only Marketing Left?

Create a movement and inspire a tribe of people to believe. That's when content marketing is at its best. Sure you can use content to educate, but how do you inspire people to action? How can you make a brand stand for something bigger than a product or service?Join The Content Council, the premier non-profit organization representing content marketers globally, for a lively discussion on using storytelling for a greater purpose.Panelists:· Jacquie Loch, Vice President Content Solutions – St. Joseph Communications Media Group, Canada

· Andy Seibert, Chairman – Managing Partner – Imprint, NY / Chairman – The Content Council, NY

· Rachel Jo Silver, Founder – Love Stories TV, NY

· Beth Tomkiw, Chief Content Officer – Manifest, Chicago

· Moderated by Lori Greene, Founder – LPG Enterprises, NY

 1:30pm-2:30pm WEBER SHANDWICK Presents… Pushing Buttons—and Cultural Boundaries

Advertising has typically reflected a cultural status quo, offering scenarios that represent the friendly and familiar. But what happens when the 'taboo' or controversial is presented?As more brands become socially conscious and inclusionary of non-traditional lifestyles—and recognize those who live them as a growing and often underrepresented demographic—we're seeing the emergence of a new definition of normal. Whether LGBTQ couples or biracial families to presenting topics which touch a political nerve, more brands and organizations are sparking conversations.This panel will shine a light on campaigns that intentionally courted conversation by including groups or topics normally excluded from mainstream messaging while purposefully leaning into unchartered territories to elevate the 'holy trinity' of paid, owned and earned integrated campaigns. How will advertising be more culturally relevant and react “faster” to cultural shifts in an always-on world evolves?


· John Mescall, Global Executive Creative Director – McCann Worldgroup

· Gary Osifchin, Vice President, Brand Equity, Global Biscuits - Mondelez International

· Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer – BBDO India

· Jenna Young, Executive Creative Director – Weber Shandwick, NY

· Moderated by Michael Schiferl, Executive Vice President - Weber Shandwick

 2:30pm-4:00pm MIAMI AD SCHOOL Presents… Beyond Your Portfolio: Get people talking about you!

Agencies hire people, not portfolios. This workshop will take a look at some of the things young creatives did that challenged society's entrenched beliefs and attitudes, and explore what you need to do to get people talking about you!Panelists:· Raj Ramamurthy, Art Director - Ogilvy and Mather, NY· Jessica Shriftman, Art Director - Wieden + Kennedy, NY

· Nick Smatt, Account Planner - BBDO, NY

· Facilitated by Pippa Seichrist, Cofounder, Head of Innovation & Development – Miami Ad School

The 2016 New York Show events will be on May 19 and feature four creative panel sessions, a cocktail reception, the awards ceremony, and an after-party. New York Festivals will welcome award winners, jury members and guests from around the globe to this day long series of events honoring the World's Best Advertising. To purchase tickets visit: Here.

The four creative panel sessions will take place during the day at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway (btw 61st & 62nd St).

Later that evening, guests from around the world will then join us for our Gala event at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City, for a cocktail reception in the Ertegun Atrium, followed by the awards ceremony in Rose Theater.

A celebratory after-party will be held at Parkview Lounge, on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center, to toast all the winners of the World's Best Advertising.

New York Festivals offers students & teachers the opportunity to register for complimentary panel session tickets, to register please visit: Here.