New York Festivals 2012 International Advertising Awards Announces Six Additional Executive Jury Appointments

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New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards announced six additional appointments to the 2012 Executive 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

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“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.” - Michael O'Rourke, President, International Awards Group.

New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards, now in its 55th year, 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, Hakuhodo 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 please visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/main.php?p=4,4. Ticket prices: Full Access Pass to all events, including keynote speakers, panel sessions, screenings and award show - $295; Award Ceremony - $85.

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards receives entries from 70 countries, recognizing work in all media in the following competitions: Art/Technique + Technology, Avant-Garde, Collateral, Commercials, Design, Interactive, Hispanic USA Advertising, Integrated Mixed Media, Marketing Effectiveness, New Commercial Director of the Year, Outdoor/Out of Home, Print, Public Relations/Brand Communications, Public Service Announcements, and Student.

To view the 2012 Executive Jury and Grand Jury go to: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/main.php?p=2,10,3.

The NYF International Advertising Awards Final Deadline is February 27th, 2012. For more information, or to enter go to: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/main.php?p=2,10
All winning entries in the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards competition will be featured at: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com.

Press inquiries should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel(at)newyorkfestivals(dot)com. Ph: 1 212 643 4800.

About International Awards Group Founded in 1957, IAG organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising Awards; NYF Television & Film Awards; and NYF Radio Programs & Promotions. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to http://www.newyorkfestivals.com.

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