New York Festivals Announces Five Additional Executive Jury Appointments

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – February 13, 2014: New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising™ competition has appointed five prominent worldwide creative officers and executive creative directors to the 2014 Executive Jury. This “dream team” of 30 elite industry leaders will meet together New York City April 25th - 29th to select the World’s Best Advertising® award–winners across all mediums and the entry that will earn the World’s Best Idea™ Award.
Newly Appointed Executive Jury members include:

Brendan DiBona, Executive Creative Director, AKQA, USA
Armin Jochum, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, thjnk, Germany
Bridget Jung, Chief Creative Officer & Regional Creative Director for Europe West, DigitasLBi, France
Gaston Legorburu, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, SapientNitro, USA
Jimmy Smith, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Amusement Park Entertainment, USA

Additional Executive Jury appointments are forthcoming.

“New York Festivals is incredibly honored and proud to assemble an Executive Jury of this stature, each and every member of the 2014 Executive Jury is respected globally for their expertise in the industry as well as their creative accomplishments,” said Michel O’Rourke, President New York Festivals. “The live Executive Jury and The GrandJury® online judging panel represent more than 100 countries, making New York Festivals jury the largest and most diverse international jury in the world.”

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 will 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, NYF 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 February 28th. 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 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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