The ADVERTISING Club of New York and The International ANDY Awards calls on international award shows to support Cannes gender ban

gina grillo.jpgIn response to the Cannes Lions directive to caution jurors not to recognise work that reflects gender bias, Gina Grillo, (left0 President and CEO of The ADVERTISING Club of New York and The International ANDY Awards and Pete Favat, Chairman of the 2017 jury, today issued the following statement in support:

"The Board of Directors of The ADVERTISING Club of New York, as well as the 2017 jury of the ANDY Awards applaud the efforts of Madonna Badger of Badger & Winters and the International Festival of Creativity at Cannes' recently announced ban on advertising work that reflects gender bias.

"As an organization committed to driving diversity within the industry, which includes what consumers are subjected to, we enthusiastically support the ban and request that the One Show, the Art Director's Club, The Clios, the London International Awards and the D&AD awards stand with us to eliminate this problem that negatively impacts our industry. Let's continue to fight for #WomenNotObjects. Together we can all make a difference. #Impart."

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