New York Festivals Announces 15 New Executive Jury Appointments

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – March 5, 2014: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® competition added 15 new prominent worldwide chief creative officers and executive creative directors to the 2014 Executive Jury. This creative brain trust, from five continents around the world, will assemble together in New York City, April 25th-29th, to select the World’s Best Advertising® award–winners across all mediums.

“We’re extremely excited to announce the final members of the 2014 New York Festivals Executive Jury, and we know they’re excited to jump in and start evaluating the entries we’ve received from 100 countries around the world,” said Michael O’Rourke, President of New York Festivals. “It's very humbling to have assembled such an influential group of industry experts—these are people at the very top of their creative game. We’re honored to have the participation of each and every one of them.”

Newly Appointed Executive Jury members include:

Rodger Beekman, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ben Coulson, Chief Creative Officer, GPY&R, Australia and New Zealand
Gustav Egerstedt, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sweden
Jeffry Gamble, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Group Hong Kong & Guangzhou, Hong Kong
Andrey Gubaydullin, Creative Director/Owner, Voskhod Creative Agency, Russia
Christian Haas, Executive Creative Director/Co-Founder, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, USA
Minoru Hakamada, Senior Creative Director, Daiko Advertising, Inc., Japan
Gerry Human, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather London, United Kingdom
Michael Kadin, Executive Vice President/Group Creative Director, Deutsch L.A., USA
Masako Okamura, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu, Vietnam
Juan Carlos Ortiz, President/Chief Executive Officer, DDB Latina, South America
Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup, USA
Martin Spillmann, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Switzerland
Friedrich von Zitzewitz, Chief Creative Officer, Group Hamburg, Germany
Shahir Zag, Chief Creative Officer, Young & Rubicam, United Arab Emirates

Click Here to view the entire 2014 Executive Jury.

The 2014 Executive Jury will be moderated by Rance Crain, President, Crain Communications & Ad Age Editor-in-Chief.

The 2014 New York Show™ events will take place on May 1st and feature creative panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking events, the awards ceremony, and an after-party to honor the winners. All New York Show events, and the 2014 awards ceremony, will be held at the New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman building located at 455 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

This year’s award-winning entries will receive New York Festivals’ trophies created by Sagmeister & Walsh and inspired by New York’s Art Deco skyscrapers.

NYF’s International Advertising Awards is recognized worldwide as a touchstone for global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications. Since 1957, New York Festivals has received entries from over 100 countries in all media in the following competitions: Avant-Garde, Branded Entertainment, Collateral & Direct, Creative Effectiveness, Design, Digital, Film & Film Craft, Integrated, Outdoor, Print, Public Relations, Public Service, Radio, and Student.

The 2014 extended Deadline is March 12th. For more information on the 2014 competitions go to: Rules & Regulations or to enter go to Log In.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Ph: 1 212 643 48001 212 643 4800
About New York Festivals®

New York Festivals organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:
AME Awards World's Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™
The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising™
Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising™
New York Festivals World's Best Advertising™
New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs™
New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films™

Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to


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