Catalin Dobre – Romanian juror in Outdoor & Radio competition at Eurobest 2012

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Catalin Dobre, Executive Creative Director McCann Erickson Bucharest, is Romania’s juror in Outdoor&Radio competition at Eurobest 2012. He and Alina Damaschin, Managing Director Rogalski-Grigoriu PR, are the Romanians that will be judging at Eurobest this year.

Eurobest announced the full line-up of jurors for the 25th edition of the festival, scheduled to take place in Lisbon at the end of November.

Eurobest has been celebrating and awarding ground breaking ideas in advertising since 1988. Now, 25 years later, we have brought together an outstanding line-up of leaders whose own work has changed the face of the industry setting benchmarks in all forms of brand communications. We are truly honoured to have such a highly respected group judge Europe’s best creative work and set the standard for the future.

Philip Thomas

CEO Lions Festivals

This year’s juries at Eurobest are:

Film and Print Jury

  • Sir John Hegarty, Worldwide Creative Director & Founder, BBH, Global – Jury President
  • Peter Ampe, Creative Director & Partner, Happiness Brussels, Belgium
  • Vincent Behaeghel, Creative Director, BETC, France
  • Matthias Harbeck, Executive Creative Director, Serviceplan, Germany
  • Danny Yakobowitch, Executive Creative Director, Gitam BBDO, Israel
  • Thierry Albert, Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy, The Netherlands
  • Finn Knudsen, Creative Director, DIST Creative, Norway
  • Lourenço Thomaz, Founder, Partner & Creative Director, MSTF Partners, Portugal
  • Ivan Chimburov, Chief Creative Officer, JWT, Russia
  • Juan Silva, Executive Creative Director, Shackleton, Spain
  • Johanna Reis, Copywriter, Garbergs, Sweden
  • Pius Walker, Creative Director, Walker, Switzerland

Outdoor and Radio Jury

  • Olivier Altmann, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis France – Jury President
  • Alexander Hofmann, Creative Director, Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Austria
  • Simon Higby, Creative Director, DDB, Denmark
  • Eka Ruola, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Creative Director, hasan & partners, Finland
  • Christian Mommertz, Creative / Managing Director, BBDO Proximity, Germany
  • Jorge Teixeira, Creative Director, Excentric, Portugal
  • Ryszard Sroka, Creative Director, Y&R, Poland
  • Catalin Dobre, Executive Creative Director, McCann Erickson Bucharest, Romania
  • Tugbay Bilbay, Chief Creative Director & Chief Executive Officer, Manajans/JWT, Turkey
  • Richard Brim, Creative Director, Chi&Partners, UK

Direct and Promo & Activation

  • Jean Remy von Matt, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Jung von Matt, Germany – Jury President
  • Andreas Spielvogel, Creative Director, Lowe GGK, Austria
  • Jorrit Hermans, Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Belgium
  • Rémi Noël, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Paris, France
  • Jeroen van Zwam, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jørgen Gjaerum, Executive Creative Director, McCann Oslo, Norway
  • Rui Lorenço, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide, Portugal
  • Israel Villar, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman, Spain
  • Lasse Kampe, Creative Director, Mecka, Sweden
  • Rob Hartmann, Creative Director, Wirz BBDO, Switzerland
  • Karpat Polat, President & Executive Creative Director, DDB, Turkey
  • Arthur Parshotam, Global Creative Partner, OgilvyOne, UK

Interactive and Mobile

  • Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer / Vice President, AKQA, USA – Jury President
  • Niko Alm, Chief Creative Officer / Chief Executive Officer, Super-Fi, Austria
  • Stijn Gansemans, Creative Partner, Dallas, Belgium
  • Laurent Nuyen, Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Isobar, France
  • Heiko Freyland, Creative Director, thjnk, Germany
  • Andrew Allen, Executive Producer, Resn, The Netherlands
  • Jonas Grønnern, Creative Director, TRY/Apt, Norway
  • Erik Lassche, Chief Executive Officer, The Grand Union, Portugal
  • Vadim Senkin, Chief Executive Officer, Stars Interactive, Russia
  • Marcos Da Gama, Director of Digital Business, DDB, Spain
  • Philip Ahlqwist, Executive Creative Director, Volontaire, Sweden
  • Candace Kuss, Executive Creative Director, Interactive Lab, Hill & Knowlton Strategies, UK

Media Jury

  • Nigel Sharrocks, Chief Executive Officer, Global Brands, Aegis Media, UK – Jury President
  • Gauthier Elslander, Planning & Strategy Director, OmnicomMediaGroup, Belgium
  • Bertrand Beaudichon, Managing Director, PHD, France
  • Lars Kirschke, Chief Executive Officer, Optimedia, Germany
  • Tal Kedmi, Vice President Media Planning & Research, Mediacom, Israel
  • Esther Hendriks, Managing Director, OmnicomMediaGroup, The Netherlands
  • Tone Helene Angsund, Creative Director, Starcom, Norway
  • Alberto Rui Pereira, General Manager, Initiative, Portugal
  • Ana González Alonso, Managing Director, Universal McCann, Spain
  • Thomas Rosén, Digital Account Director, MEC, Sweden
  • Nathalie Bösiger, Chief Executive Officer, Mediaxis, Switzerland
  • Ozer Sata, Managing Director, Mindshare, Turkey

Design Jury

  • Chris Moody, Creative Director, Wolff Olins, UK – Jury President
  • Volkmar Weiss, Creative Director, Bureau Weiss, Austria
  • Phil van Duynen, Creative Director, Adopt, Belgium
  • Line Rix, Chief Executive Officer and Partner, 1508, Denmark
  • Petri Pesonen, Creative Director, BOB Helsinki, Finland
  • Giles Deleris, Co-Founder, Creative Director, W&Cie, France
  • Stefan Weil, Chief Creative Officer, Atelier Markgraph, Germany
  • John Comitis, Creative Director, VBAT, The Netherlands
  • Ricardo Mealha, Owner & Creative Director, Ricardo Mealha Design, Portugal
  • Isabelle Dahlborg Lidström, Creative Director, NINE, Sweden

PR Jury

  • Lord Tim Bell, Chairman, Bell Pottinger Private, UK – Jury President
  • Paul Baeyaert, Chief Executive Officer, Belgium & Chairman, Consumer Practice EMEA, Weber Shandwick, Belgium
  • Nicky Guertin, Chief Executive Officer, Cohn & Wolfe, France
  • Mirko Kaminski, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, achtung!, Germany
  • Andrea Cornelli, Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Ketchum PR, Italy
  • Francisco de Mendia, Chief Executive Officer, Cunha VaZ & Associados, Portugal
  • Alina Damaschin Ciocirlan, Chief Executive Officer, Rogalski Grigoriu PR, Romania
  • Asunción Soriano Cuesta, Vice President, Inforpress, Spain
  • Linda Waxin, General Manager, Edelman Stockholm, Sweden
  • John Rossant, Chairman, PublicisLive, Switzerland

Craft Jury

  • Karim Bartoletti, Partner/Executive Producer, Filmmaster Productions, Italy – Jury President
  • Maxime Boiron, Chief Executive Officer, \Else, France
  • Florian Meimberg, Director, Florian Meimberg, Germany
  • Alberto M. Rodrigues, Producer, Ministério Dos Filmes, Portugal
  • Sybrig Andringa, Executive Producer, CZAR, The Netherlands
  • John Bergdahl, Senior Partner & Creative Director, Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden
  • Peter Brönnimann, Executive Creative Director, Spillman/Felser/Leo Burnett, Publicis, Switzerland
  • Chrissie Abbott, Designer, BlinkArt, UK

Branded Content and Entertainment Jury

  • Dean Baker, Managing Director, JWT Entertainment, UK – Jury President
  • Jenny Orru, Producer, Publicis Entertainment, France
  • Phillip Schilling, Managing Director, Rapp Germany
  • Paul Stechschulte, Executive Creative Director, Arnold, The Netherlands
  • Daniel Calabuig, Creative Director & Head of Transmedia, Draftfcb, Spain
  • Bjorn Hoglund, Executive Creative Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky Europe, Sweden
  • Ipek Gokdel, Head of Group M Entertainment, Group M, Turkey
  • James Cunningham, Head of Content, Academy Films/A+, UK

Integrated Jury

  • Sir John Hegarty, Worldwide Creative Director & Founder, BBH, Global – Jury President
  • Olivier Altmann, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis France
  • Jean Remy von Matt, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Jung von Matt, Germany
  • Karim Bartoletti, Partner/Executive Producer, Filmmaster Productions, Italy
  • Lourenço Thomaz, Founder, Partner & Creative Director, MSTF Partners, Portugal
  • Pius Walker, Creative Director, Walker, Switzerland
  • Dean Baker, Managing Director, JWT Entertainment, UK
  • Lord Tim Bell, Chairman, Bell Pottinger Private, UK
  • Chris Moody, Creative Director, Wolff Olins, UK
  • Nigel Sharrocks, Chief Executive Officer, Global Brands, Aegis Media, UK
  • Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer / Vice President, AKQA, USA

The winners in all categories will be announced during the Awards Ceremony taking place on Friday 30 November at the Patio da Gale in Lisbon. Eurobest takes place between November  28-30, at Cinema Sao Jorge in Lisbon.

Launched in 1988, Eurobest is Europe’s leading annual awards competition for creative excellence in the categories of TV/Cinema, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Craft, Interactive, Media, Direct, Sales Promotion, Design, PR, Integrated, Branded Content & Entertainment, and Mobile advertising. Since 2008, the awards, which are judged by Europe’s top creatives, form part of a two-and-a-half day Festival themed to identify and engage specific topics that are relevant to the European market. The festival, attended by more than 1300 delegates in 2011, has previously been held in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Lisbon. Eurobest is organised by Lions Festivals.

Lions Festivals is the organiser of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival.

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