@Eurobest announced 2014’s jury presidents 

Advertising, Eurobest, Festivals

Eurobest announced the10 jury presidents who will meet in Helsinki in December to award the greatest creative communications in Europe.

This year’s jury presidents are a dynamic mix of hugely talented individuals. They will set precedents in creative communications across the region and we’re delighted to have them working with us as we embark on a journey of discovery to find new talent, breakthrough ideas and ground-breaking creativity

Philip Thomas,

CEO Lions Festivals.

The jury presidents at Eurobest 2014 and their statements:

Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman McCann Worldgroup Global – Film, Print and Print & Poster Craft Jury President & Integrated Jury President

Being from the States, you tend to focus mostly on what is going on in your own backyard. I am excited to see all the nuances of culture and creativity from each country in the region.

Anna Qvennerstedt, Creative Senior Partner & Chairman of the Board Forsman & Bodenfors Sweden – Digital and Mobile Jury President

I hope to have some preconceptions altered, some opinions changed, make some new friends and have some really good laughs.

Ami Dror, Managing Partner Zaitoun Ventures Israel – Innovation Jury President

To me Eurobest seems to be about taking an exciting journey of discovery. As president, I can’t wait to discover Europe’s latest innovations, start-ups, rising stars and ground-breaking technologies.

Ami Hasan, Chairman hasan & partners  Finland – Direct and Promo & Activation Jury President

I hope a lot of the work will be funny. December is dark and already now two out of three best selling prescription drugs in Finland are antidepressants.

Bruno Stucchi, Owner/Strategic and Design Director Dinamomilano Italy – Design Jury President

I hope to see excellent work with a strong ethic component too. Design that impacts positively on the life of people, not just ‘nice’ ideas.

Chantal Rickards, Head of Programming & Branded Content MEC EMEA – Branded Content & Entertainment Jury President

 Helsinki’s Eurobest will allow me to help assess the best of European storytelling through content and that can’t have come at a better time. We’ve loved The Killing, The Bridge, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Borgen in recent years and I am expecting this invigorated interest in Nordic scriptwriting to come through loud and clear in this year’s Branded Content category.

Kelly Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer MSL Group – PR Jury President

There has never been a more exciting time to work in Public Relations.  As the lines between advertising, PR and digital marketing become increasingly blurred and audience siloes breakdown, I’m looking forward to discovering how the best agencies and brands from across Europe are evolving their approach to communications.

Laura Gregory, Founder / CEO, Great Guns UK – Film Craft Jury President

A monster year has kept me on my toes and hungry for what’s coming next. Eurobest is the perfect place for me to feed this energy and I can’t wait to discover and focus on European creativity.

Mark Holden, Worldwide Strategy & Planning Director PHD Global – Media Jury President

Award shows are the soup-kitchens for ad-folk in need of inspiration – where we can feed our minds on the thoughts and ideas of others.

Remi Babinet, Global Chairman and Creative Director BETC France – Outdoor and Radio Jury President

I’m looking forward to seeing great ideas and excellent craft in the outdoor and radio categories and having great discussions with the best in the business.

Eurobest takes place from 1-3 December and will see three exciting days of interactive content themed to invigorate and inspire attendees. The awards, which run alongside the Festival, allow Europe to pitch their creativity against one another, as the stand-out work is decided on and awarded by some of the greatest creative minds in the business.

Launched in 1988, Eurobest is Europe’s leading annual awards competition for creative excellence in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Craft, Interactive, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Design, PR, Integrated, Mobile and Branded Content & Entertainment 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, which takes place in Helsinki this year, has previously been held in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Lisbon.  Eurobest is organised by Lions Festivals.