SOURCE: The ADVERTISING Club of New York

The ADVERTISING Club of New York

January 04, 2018 14:40 ET

The International ANDY Awards Open up Ideas-First, Category-Free Call for Entries

2018 Integrated Jury Revealed

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 04, 2018) - The ADVERTISING Club of New York's International ANDY Awards, now in its 54th year, today announced it has opened up its Call for Entries. Per The Club's highly-publicized "Open Letter to the Industry," The ANDY Awards have taken a leadership role by pressing reset, creating an award show which reflects the direction of our business while simultaneously simplifying the process for those that submit their work. To enter this year's show, visit The ANDY Awards official site at www.andyawards.com.

As the first premier advertising award show of the season, The International ANDY Awards is an early predictor that often provides a glimpse into what will sweep the industry's award season. With a look inside this year's jury room, entrants also gain additional insight as to which work is resonating best with industry leaders.

According to Gina Grillo, President and CEO of The AD Club, "After much consideration and consultation with our Creative Council of leaders, we have made two bold decisions, which we believe will have long-term impact on award shows and their significance to our industry. The first is the elimination of categories, and the second is providing the community access to what has always been a closed door experience around final judging deliberations. It is our belief that the two steps combined will keep the focus on the ideas themselves and offer the opportunity for education regarding award-winning work, increased fame for the work, the winners and most importantly, ensure absolute transparency."

While The ANDYs are eliminating categories, the following areas of recognition will remain but the ideas come first:

  • Distinction for Craft
  • Socially Conscious Ideas
  • RESET (innovative or groundbreaking ideas)
  • The Bravery Award (best examples of creative/marketer collaboration)
  • Student Work

The below list of creative leaders will serve on the 2018 Integrated Jury.* Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, Deutsch North America will serve as this year's Jury Chair as part of the two-year commitment to the show.

  • Rosie Bardeles, Executive Creative Director, BETC
  • Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB
  • Colleen DeCourcy, Partner, Global Co-Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy
  • Geoff Edwards, Co-Head of Creative, CAA
  • Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder / President, PRETTYBIRD
  • Gerry Graf, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Barton F. Graf
  • Judy John, Chief Executive Officer, Canada / Chief Creative Officer, North America, Leo Burnett
  • Margaret Johnson, Chief Creative Officer, GS&P
  • Andrew Keller, Global Creative Director, Facebook Creative Shop
  • Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer, Fallon
  • Nick Law, Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
  • Ted Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Brand Agencies, APAC
  • David Nobay, Creative Chairman & Founder, Marcel Sydney
  • Marc S. Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble (2017 Bravery Award Winner for P&G India)
  • Anselmo Ramos, Founder & outgoing Chief Creative Officer, DAVID
  • Jamie Robinson, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Joan

*Juror list is as of release date and is subject to change in the coming weeks.

About The ADVERTISING Club of New York
The ADVERTISING Club is the premier organization for all advertising and marketing professionals in New York. Founded in 1896, The AD Club 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 host producer of The International ANDY Awards, which acknowledge outstanding creative achievement around the world in the field of advertising. Visit www.theadvertisingclub.org.

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