DDB Sydney CCO Ben Welsh to represent Australia on NYF Awards' executive jury

NYFEXEC (1).jpgNew York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced the first 19 members of the elite 2019 NYF Executive Jury. Aussie expat Matt Eastwood, global chief creative officer at McCann Health USA has been selected as executive jury president and Ben Welsh, chief creative offficer at DDB Sydney will represent Australia on the jury.
 
These prominent chief creative officers and executive creative directors from the world's foremost advertising agencies will gather together for five days of passionate and focused deliberations taking place in New York City April 29th - May 3rd to select the World's Best Advertising.
For the 9th consecutive year, entries into New York Festivals Advertising Awards will be judged by 22+ of some of the most awarded creative leaders from around the globe. The executive jury will review the finalist entries selected by the online NYF Grand Jury.
 
Says Susan Glass Tuse, executive director, New York Festivals Advertising Awards: "We're thrilled to bring together an international jury of this caliber. Their stellar reputations and commitment to creative work set the benchmark for innovation and excellence. This year's award-winning panel will bring their unique perspectives to the jury room, ensuring that all entries are reviewed with the utmost attention and based on an international view of industry standards and trends."
 
To date the 2019 executive jury includes:

Executive Jury President - Matt Eastwood, Global Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health, USA
•  Cristiana Boccassini, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Italy, Italy
•  Nathalie Brown, VP, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R, USA
•  Lulo Calio, Chief Creative Officer, FCB&FiRe, Argentina
•  Paul Chan, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Hong Kong, Hong Kong
•  Catalin Dobre, CEE Creative Director/Chief Creative Director, McCann Bucharest, Romania
•  Ícaro Dória, Chief Creative Officer, Arnold Worldwide, USA
•  Chris Garbutt, Global Chief Creative Officer, TBWA/Worldwide, USA
•  Magnus Jakobsson, Executive Creative Director, Åkestam Holst NoA, Sweden
•  Jung A Kim, Executive Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, South Korea
•  Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa, South Africa
•  Andrés Ordóñez, Chief Creative Officer, Energy BBDO, USA
•  Erh Ray, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Havas/BETC, Brazil
•  Ruchi Sharma, Former Creative Chairperson, BBDO Lanka, Executive Creative Advisor, Splendor, Sri Lanka
•  Jason Schragger, Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, USA
•  Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett London, United Kingdom
•  Matthias Spaetgens, Partner/Chief Creative Officer, Scholz & Friends, Germany
•  Dörte Spengler-Ahrens, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt/SAGA, Germany
•  Ben Welsh, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Sydney, Australia
•  Fadi Yaish, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, NYFA‿and us, UAE

Additional executive jury members will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
2019ExecutiveJurysmall.jpgEntries into the 2019 NYF Advertising Awards competition will be judged by 400+ members of NYF's executive jury and grand jury, a combined brain trust of global creative minds, who collectively cast over 400,000 votes to select the world's best advertising.
 
The Final deadline to enter the 2019 New York Festivals Advertising Awards is March 1, 2019. For more information and to enter the 2019 competition please visit: HERE.

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