New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising Announces the First Round of Executive Jury Appointments

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – December 6, 2013: New York Festivals Word’s Best Advertising™, now in its 57th year, announced the first round of the 2014 Executive Jury appointments. For the fourth year in a row, NYF will assemble a “dream team” of elite worldwide chief creative officers. They will all meet together on one panel in New York City April 25th - 29th to select the World’s Best Advertising® across all mediums.

“This year’s Executive Jury once again brings together the most innovative leaders in advertising that are responsible for the world’s most ground-breaking and highly awarded campaigns," said Michael O’Rourke, President, New York Festivals. "As members of the Executive Jury, they join together to evaluate work across all competitions and categories, allowing them to curate a body of work that represents that year in advertising. These prominent creatives raise the bar by providing entrants the opportunity to have their work evaluated by this incredible brain trust.”

The first round of the 2014 Executive Jury includes:

Pancho González, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Inbrax, Chile
Merlee Cruz-Jayme, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, DM9 Jayme Syfu, Philippines
James McGrath, Creative Chairman, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, Australia
Debbi Vandeven, Chief Creative Officer , VML, USA
Stephane Xiberras, President & Chief Creative Officer, BETC Paris, France

Additional Executive Jury appointments are forthcoming.
The 30 members of the Executive Jury will evaluate every shortlisted entry selected by the online Grand Jury. With over 400 jury members representing more than 75 countries, NYF has the largest and most diverse international jury in the world. This process, along with the patent pending matrix judging system, insures that each entry earning an award truly earns the title of World’s Best Advertising.

The 2014 New York Show™ 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 gala will take place at the New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman building located at 455 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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 75 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.

Entries submitted before December 16th, 2013: SAVE 10% and use the code PRN2014. The 2014 competition Entry Deadline is January 31st, and all entries submitted after January 31st, 2014 will be subject to a 15% Rush Fee.

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 Most Effective Advertising™
Midas Awards World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™
The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare Advertising™
New York Festivals World's Best Advertising™
New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs™
New York Festivals World's Best Television & 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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