New York Festivals Announces Additional Executive Jury Appointments for 2013 International Advertising Awards

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – March 12, 2013: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® announced six additional appointments to the 2013 Executive Jury. The following prominent executives will join the elite group of worldwide chief creative officers to select the World’s Best Advertising® across all mediums from the shortlist selected by the online Grand Jury.

Recently appointed Executive Jury members:

  • Fernando Bellotti, Regional Chief Creative Officer/President, Leo Burnett ,Argentina
  • Wain Choi, Worldwide VP & Global ECD, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
  • Mariano Duhalde, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Madrid, Spain
  • Rob Feakins, Chief Creative Officer/President, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, USA
  • Dave Rolfe, Director of Integrated Production, BBDO, USA
  • Yang Yeo, Chief Creative Officer, JWT Shanghai, China

The Executive Jury “Dream Team” convenes April 27 – May 1st for five days of live judging to determine the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Grand winners, as well as the one entry worthy of being named the World's Best Idea™.

“This year marks NYF’s 3rd year of gathering together the most respected and award-winning chief creative officers in the world to select those entries that will earn recognition in the 2013 competition. This group is as committed to the task of selecting the World’s Best Advertising, as they are to their own high standard of creative excellence,” said Michael O’Rourke, President International Awards Group/New York Festivals.

To view the 2013 Executive Jury visit:

Award-winning entries will be announced at the New York Show™ awards presentation on Thursday, May 2rd, 2013. The New York Show, a two-day series of creative events, will take place at the landmark New York Public Library's Beaux-Arts building, located at 455 Fifth Avenue, at 40th Street in New York City. Festivities will be held on Wednesday and Thursday May 1st and 2nd, and includes the Executive Jury Press Conference, keynote speakers, creative panel discussions, networking events, and exhibits of the Shortlisted work. Thursday evening features the 2013 New York Show awards ceremony and after-party to honor the winners in true New York style.

The final deadline for the 2013 competition is March 15th. For more information, please visit:,10

To purchase tickets for the New York Show please visit:

Ticket prices for the 2013 New York Show: Full Access Pass to all events, including panel sessions, screenings and award show - $250; Award Ceremony - $100; Executive Jury Press Conference and individual panel sessions - $30 per session.

Press inquiries should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Ph: 1 212 643 4800.

International Awards Group, founded in 1957, organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Financial Advertising™; The Global Awards® for the World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals® for the World’s Best Advertising®; New York Festivals® for the World’s Best TV & Films™; and New York Festivals® for the World’s Best Radio Programs™. 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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