ANDY Awards

November 20, 2009 14:38 ET

RESET: The Final Jury for the 2010 International ANDY Awards Announced

Victory Declared for Advertising's First-Ever Crowdsourced Awards Show Jury, Elect The Jury

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 20, 2009) - The 25 jurors voted on at for the International ANDY Awards, advertising's first awards show to bring innovators from inside and outside the industry together and crowdsource its jury selection process, were announced today by the show's Co-chairs Ty Montague, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of JWT North America, and Michael Lebowitz, Founder and CEO of Brooklyn, NY-based digital agency Big Spaceship.

After six weeks of voting across five continents, the passionate campaign that engaged the finest minds in creativity and digital media resulted in the following 25 creative minds who will sit on the 2010 ANDY Awards jury, Feb. 21-27 in New Orleans, La.

Suzana Apelbaum, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, REDE

Remi Babinet, Founder & Global Creative Director, BETC Euro RSCG

Hashem Bajwa, Executive Director of Digital Strategy, Droga5

Jeff Benjamin, Executive Creative Director/Interactive, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Rick Boyko, Director, VCU Brandcenter

Juan Cabral, Creative Director, Fallon London

Rebecca Carrasco, Partner & Executive Creative Director, Colman/Rasic/Carrasco

Mimi Cook, Creative Director, Apple

Shepard Fairey, Graphic Designer/Graffiti Artist

Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, Arnold Worldwide

Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer, Y&R

Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer, AKQA

Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman, McCann Erickson, India

Alessandra Lariu, Senior Vice President, Digital Group Creative Director, McCann NY

Nick Law, Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, R/GA

Jose Molla, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, la comunidad

Bob Moore, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis

PJ Pereira, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Pereira & O'Dell

Leo Premutico, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Johannes Leonardo

Ashley Ringrose, Co-Founder, Soap Creative

Vivian Rosenthal, Co-Founder, Tronic Studios

Rob Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day

Mark Tutssel, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide

Erik Vervroegen, Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Mark Waites, Founding Partner & Joint Creative Director, Mother/London

"I believe we were successful in getting a jury of amazing creative talent and innovators that are helping define the future of our industry," said Montague. "Elect The Jury was meant to drive conversation about how technology is influencing creativity and ideas, and I think we've generated a lot of positive and necessary debate. I hope that debate continues."

Through multiple media channels highlighted by intensive online discussion, Elect The Jury also served as a platform to address several important issues facing the ad business. They included the future and necessity of award shows, the relevancy of big ideas in the digital age, how the recession is affecting creativity, and the role of specialists vs. generalists in creative technology.

"Elect The Jury was an important step for the industry to take," noted Lebowitz. "The future of our business involves collaboration, disrupting the traditional way of doing things, and cultivating ideas from around the world from many different disciplines. I think Elect The Jury has us pointed in the right direction."

Gina Grillo, Executive Director of the Advertising Club of New York and producer of The ANDYs, said: "Besides being a showcase for the best work in the world that engages advertising's finest talent, The ANDY Awards has always evolved with the leadership and passion of the creative community. So for 2010, we wanted to do something that's never been done by any other award show. Thanks to Ty and Michael, we were able to change the game with Elect The Jury."

The ANDYs is now accepting entries at and the final call for work is Jan. 4, 2010.

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About The International ANDY Awards

The ADVERTISING Club is the premier organization for all communications professionals in New York. The Club, founded in 1896, offers its members a forum to exchange ideas, make connections, and honor excellence. The Club's Foundation provides students numerous educational outreach programs that give back to build a stronger and more diverse advertising and marketing community. The Club is the facilitating sponsor of The International ANDY Awards, which is dedicated to raising the standards of craftsmanship, encouraging creativity and recognizing the contributions of individuals and agencies to advertising excellence worldwide. Founded in 1964 as a print only competition, the ANDYs has evolved into a prestigious show that is renowned for honoring the best in advertising of the year, in all media categories.

About JWT

JWT is the world's best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues its dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge -- from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content for brands such as Freixenet, Ford and HSBC.

JWT's pioneering spirit enables the agency to forge deep relationships with clients including Bayer, Cadbury, Diageo, DTC, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg's, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nokia, Rolex, Royal Caribbean, Schick, Shell, Unilever, Vodafone and many others. JWT's parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).

About Big Spaceship

Big Spaceship is an innovation-led digital creative agency that partners with brands to create and evolve deeply engaging experiences, products and relationships. Founded in 2000 and located in Brooklyn, N.Y., Big Spaceship starts conversations and tells stories across the digital landscape. Their clients include entertainment, consumer packaged goods, media, technology, travel, sportswear, luxury and lifestyle brands.

Big Spaceship has garnered countless accolades, including One Show, Clio, Webby and Cannes Lion awards. The company holds more Favourite Website Awards (FWAs) than any other firm and was the first American agency inducted into the FWA's Hall of Fame. Founder and CEO Michael Lebowitz leads seminars across the globe and recently served as the Chairman of the 2009 One Show Interactive Jury and the D&AD Viral Jury.

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