SOURCE: International Awards Group

International Awards Group

August 01, 2011 12:16 ET

The Global Awards Announces 2011 Grand Jury

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2011) - The Global Awards®, honoring the World's Best Work in Healthcare Communications™ announced the 2011 Grand Jury. The following international healthcare communications executives have joined the Global Awards Grand Jury, lending their vision and expertise to the competition:

  • Helen Boak, Creative Director - Euro RSCG Life Catapult, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Vineet Bhagchandani, Chief Creative Officer - Aakanksha Healthcare, Mumbai, India
  • Luke Brannelly, Creative Director - 3Dme, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Dave Buck, President - Crowley Webb & Associates, Buffalo, New York
  • Richard Cobourne, Producer - On Screen Productions, Chepstow, Wales
  • Don Cowan, Executive Producer - AS&K Visual Science, Garden City, New York
  • Angelo Ghidotti, Executive Creative Director - S & H Group, Milan, Italy
  • Jim Johnston, Founding Partner-Creative/Innovation - Stonefly Communications Group, Westerville, Ohio
  • Sanjay Kudale, Creative Director - McCann Healthcare, Mumbai, India
  • Guy Mastrion, Chief Global Creative Officer - Palio, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Chet Moss, Executive Vice President/Chief Creative Officer - ICC Lowe, Parsippany, New Jersey
  • Stephen Mullens, Principal/Creative Director - Giant Creative Strategy San Francisco, California
  • Hajime Nakazawa, Creative Director - McCann Healthcare Worldwide Tokyo, Japan
  • Peter Peeters, Creative Director - Norvell Jefferson Productions, Turnhout, Belgium
  • Suzanne Pope, Creative Director - john st. Toronto, Canada
  • Peter Siegel, Creative Director - Pacific Communications, Costa Mesa , California
  • Karl Simunic, Vice President/Creative Director - Healthcare Consultancy Group, New York, New York
  • Kazumasa Watanabe, Creative Director - PharMa International Tokyo, Japan
  • Dorene Weisenstein, Executive Vice President/Chief Creative Officer - The Core Nation, Irvine, California

Additional Jury members will be announced soon.

"It's such an honor to have these international executives on the Global Awards Grand Jury. They've proven themselves in the industry with their talent and reputation, and we look forward to them selecting the 'World's Best Work in Healthcare Communications™,'" said Michael Demetriades, Executive Director, The Global Awards.

When asked what qualities the jury will be looking for in this year's Global Awards, Dave Buck, President of Crowley Webb & Associates, had this to say: "It's exciting to look at work on a global scale, and see how cultural influences can lead someone to a completely unexpected idea. I look for something that solves the challenge in a way I haven't seen before. So much healthcare work falls into familiar patterns, so when someone breaks through, it really stands out, both for the judges and the intended audience."

"We all know that pharmaceutical messages are restricted in ways that consumer messages are not -- both for legal reasons and because medical audiences tend to be more conservative than general audiences. But every year, we see that certain creative people have somehow managed to rise above all the restrictions to produce work that is fresh, smart, simple and compelling. That's the sort of work I'll be looking for in this year's Global Awards," commented Suzanne Pope, Creative Director, john st. Toronto, Canada.

Digital entries submitted into the Global Awards will also be judged online. Online judging sessions allow an additional base of international jurors to be represented on the Global Awards Grand Jury.

The Global Awards Board, headed by Tom Domanico, Chairman Emeritus, Draftfcb Healthcare USA, is represented by a panel of prominent healthcare professionals. Board members guide the judging process and ensure that the competition addresses the evolving needs of the healthcare communications industry.

The 2011 Global Awards will honor award-winners at celebrations held in Sydney, Australia on December 1st and New York City in early December 2011.

Now in its 17th year, The Global Awards receives entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, advertising agencies, production companies, and design studios that produce communications for medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare related products and services.

The Global Awards deadline for entries has been extended until August 19th, 2011.
For a complete list of rules and regulations go to:,7,8,2 or visit the Global Awards website at

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Phone 212 643 4800.

About the Global Awards
Now in their seventeenth year, The Global Awards are dedicated to excellence in healthcare communications on an international basis.

International Awards Group organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising Awards; NYF Television & Film Awards; and NYF Radio Programs & Promotions. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. Founded in 1957, IAG and their brands now have representation in 75 countries. For more information, go to

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