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

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – January 27, 2013: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards®, now in its 56thyear, announced four additional appointments to the 2013 Executive Jury. This elite group of worldwide chief creative officers and executive creative directors will convene in New York City April 27th through May 1st to select the World’s Best Advertising® across all mediums from the shortlist selected by the online Grand Jury.

Recent Executive Jury appointments include:

  • Warren Brown, Creative Founder, BMF Sydney, Australia
  • Chris Garbutt, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Paris, France
  • Guido Huffels, Chief Creative Officer, Heimat Werbeagentur GmbH, Germany
  • Diane Ruggie, Creative Director & Partner, Velocebella, USA

“The 2013 Executive Jury is an incredibly impressive group of international CCO’s and executive creative directors, this ‘dream team’ will make certain that any agency earning an award in this year’s competition will truly merit the title of The World’s Best Advertising®,” said Michael O’Rourke, President International Awards Group/New York Festivals.

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 February 27th. 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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