NYF for the World’s Best Advertising reveals 2nd round of 2016 Executive Jury Members

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

New York Festivals (NYF) International Advertising Awards announced the second round of prominent creatives appointed to the 2016 Executive Jury. For the sixth year, New York Festivals will assemble 30+ of the world’s most awarded chief creative officers and executive creative directors to judge this year’s entries across all mediums and select the World’s Best Advertising winners.

Michael O'Rourke - NYF President
Michael O’Rourke – NYF President

New York Festival’s Executive Jury of celebrated creative leaders mirrors the diverse range of creative talent prevalent in the advertising industry today (…) NYF is thrilled to provide our entrant’s with this esteemed jury of internationally recognized thought-leaders.

Michael O’Rourke,

President New York Festivals

The second round of the 2016 New York Festivals Executive Jury:

  • Steve Keum, Chief Creative Officer, First Kiss Korea
  • Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India
  • Nir Refuah, Chief Innovation Officer, McCann Erickson Romania
  • Yasuharu Sasaki, Head of Digital Creative/Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Inc. Japan
  • Leslie Sims, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R New York

The 2016 Executive Jury panel will gather together May 13-17th in New York City for five rounds of judging across all mediums and select 2016’s Finalists, First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize, Grand Award winners, and Best of Show.

Since 2011, entries to New York Festivals International Advertising Awards entries have been judged by 400+ members of NYF’s Executive and Grand Juries, a brain trust of global creative minds, who collectively cast over 400,000 votes to select the World’s Best Advertising®. The 2016 Executive Jury will utilize NYF’s Matrix Judging System; a patented system insures each entry is scored on its own merits with 50% of the vote based upon its concept / idea, 25% stemming from its brand and market relevance, and 25% pulled from its production execution.

The 2016 New York Show creative panel sessions and networking events will take place on Thursday, May 19th at the NYIT Auditorium, 1871 Broadway, between 61st & 62nd Street. The New York Show gala will be held that evening in the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, with a cocktail party in the Ertegun Atrium and the awards ceremony immediately following in the Rose Theater. A celebratory after-party will follow to toast the 2016 award-winners.

The 2016 competition final deadline is February 15th.