Eurobest organizers announced the members of the Design, Craft, Media, PR & Integrated juries from this year’s edition of the competition that honors European creative excellence.
This year there will be eight juries that will judge 14 categories, including 2 new ones: PR and Mobile.
The judges will meet in Hamburg, this year’s host city, to judge, deliberate and award Europe’s best work. They will be chaired by leading industry authorities from around the globe: Eugene Bay, Chairman VBAT Netherlands – president of Design jury, Filip Nilsson, Executive Creative Director Forsman & Bodenfors (Sweden) – Craft, Nikki Mendonca, President OMD EMEA – Media, Jean-Pierre Beaudoin, Co-Chair & Managing Director Group i&e France – PR and Linus Karlsson, Partner & Executive Creative Director Mother USA – Integrated.
Lead by Eugebe Bay, the Design jury includes Gerd Schulte Doeinghaus, Executive Creative Director Ogilvy/Vienna (Austria), Gordon Cesareo, Creative Director DesignBoard (Belgium), Morten Brudholm, Strategic Director & Managing Partner Make® (Denmark), Paul Groves, Creative Director W & CIE (France), Heinrich Paravicini, Chief Creative Officer Mutabor (Germany), Ana Margarida Cunha, Creative Director BBDO (Portugal), Grigory Gatenjay, Head of Art Znamenka Creative Agency (Russia), Ulf Berlin, Chief Executive Officer & Brand Director Silver (Sweden) and Domenic Lippa, Partner Pentagram Design (United Kingdom).
The Craft Jury, leaded by Filip Nilsson from Swedish Forsman & Bodenfors, includes the following jurors: Arno Lindemann, Chief Creative Officer Lukas Lindemann Rosinski (Germany), Jelle Oortman Gerlings, Director Bloodsimple (The Netherlands), Asiya Malinowska, Creative Director & Partner Brain (Poland), Axel Eckstein, Creative Director Euro RSCG Zurich (Switzerland), Ergin Binyildiz, Executive Creative Director Grey Istanbul (Turkey) and Greg Fay, Director RSA Films (United Kingdom).
In what concerns the Media Jury, presided by Nikki Mendonca, the jurors are Bruno Matthys, P&G Group Planning Director Space (Belgium), Eric de Rugy, Chief Executive Officer Naked (France), Volker Helm, Chief Executive Officer Initiative (Germany), Ran Bar-On, Chief Executive Officer Mediacom (Israel), Nicoleta Padure, Chief Executive Officer Media Concept Store (Romania), Braňo Polák, Chief Executive Officer Starcom MediaVest (Slovak Republic), Leticia García Ventosa, Strategic Planning Director Havas Media Global (Spain), Christine Völcker, New Business Manager and Account Director Mediaedge:cia (Sweden), and Chris Fluckiger, Chief Executive Officer mediatonic (Switzerland).
In what concerns the PR jury, it includes Paul Baeyaert, Chairman Consumer Practice EMEA Weber Shandwick (Belgium), Uta Behnke, Managing Director Edelman (Germany), Simona Gatta, Account Director SEC Relazioni Pubbliche e Istituzionali (Italy), Salvador Cunha, Chief Executive Officer Lift Consulting (Portugal), Hortensia Nastase, Managing Partner Lowe PR (Romania), Eloisa Alonso, Chief Executive Officer Hill & Knowlton (Spain), Dèsirèe Maurd, Partner & Creative Director Prime Group (Sweden), David Schärer, Co-Owner & Partner Rod Kommunikation Zurich (Switzerland), and Kelly Walsh, Chief Executive Officer MSL London (United Kingdom).
The Integrated Jury has in its componence the following jurors: Fernando Vega Olmos, Creative Chairman Continental Europe & Latin America JWT Global, Jonathan Harries, Vice Chairman & Global CCO Draftfcb (USA), James Hilton, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer AKQA (United Kingdom), Nikki Mendonca, President OMD EMEA (United Kingdom), Eugene Bay, Chairman VBAT (The Netherlands), Jean-Pierre Beaudoin, Managing Director Groupe i&e (France), Jonathan Detavernier, Interactive Director – Partner Famous Brussels (Belgium), Thomas Hoffmann, Creative Director &Co (Denmark), Tom Hauser, Creative Director Grabarz & Partner (Germany) and George Prest, Executive Creative Director DLKW Lowe (United Kingdom).
Romaniais also present in the TV/Cinema, Print, Outdoor & Radio Jury through Mihai Gongu, Creative Director Graffiti BBDO Romania. His jury is presided by Fernando Vega-Olmos, Creative Chairman Continental Europe & Latin America JWT Global.
“Romania waited on the side line for almost 20 years . In 2006, one year after opening a IAF bureau in Romania, we had the 1st juror at Eurobest – Alina Gavrila (Gavrila si asociatii). In 2008, we had a first, two jurors in two different sections: Razvan Capanescu (Film, print, outdoor) and Corina Bernschutz (media). 2010 is another key moment: Romania has three sections in which has jurors at the festival dedicated to European creativity. For the ones that read between the lines, is both an encouraging sign for the entire market and a trust vote for the way we harmonize locally the projects linked to Eurobest and Cannes”, Teodora Migdalovici, IAF representative in Romania, said when announcing Nicoleta Padure as member of the Eurobest’s Media jury.
Launched in 1988, Eurobest is Europe’s leading annual awards competition for creative excellence in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Interactive, Mobile, Media, Direct, Sales Promotion, Design, Craft, PR and Integrated advertising. The awards, which are judged by Europe’s top creatives, form part of a two-day Festival themed to identify and engage specific topics that are relevant to the European market. Launched in 2008, the Festival has been held in Stockholm and Amsterdam. Organised by the same team behind the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, the Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival and Spikes Asia, the Eurobest Advertising Festival is a purely European event.