New York Festivals® Bowery Awards, a new competition celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape, announced the 2020 Executive Jury. The Bowery Awards Executive Jury is world-class, multi-disciplinary jury comprised of innovative leaders at the forefront of their creative arena. Together they will determine winners through passionate and focused deliberations.
David Sable, Senior Advisor, WPP and former Global CEO of Y&R, will serve as the President of the Executive Jury for the inaugural year of the Bowery Awards. An industry thought-leader with a reputation as a social activist, Mr. Sable is tapped for his marketing and digital expertise around the world.
“David has been instrumental in assembling our two world-class juries that include Advertising Hall of Famers, Founders, Artists, Movie Producers, and others recruited from a wide cross-section of creative fields,” said Scott Rose, Executive Director, New York Festivals Bowery Awards. “We’re thrilled he’s at the helm of the Bowery Awards Executive Jury.”
“I’m excited to be involved with the Bowery Awards, a competition that will celebrate the diverse group of creatives who work behind the scenes in the industry as freelancers, their recognition is long overdue,” said David Sable. “Independent freelancers work within a variety of disciplines and contribute innovation and creativity, often on high priority project-based work, the Bowery Awards provides an opportunity for their talent to be applauded center stage.”
2020’s Bowery Awards entries will be judged by two award-winning multi-disciplinary juries, the Grand Jury and the Executive Jury. The Grand Jury will review the entries to determine what will become Finalists. The Executive Jury will determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners and the Grand Award and Best of Show.
2020 Bowery Awards Executive Jury
Bowery Awards Executive Jury President – David Sable, Senior Advisor, WPP
Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide
Carol H. Williams, Owner, President, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Carol H. Williams
Helayne Spivak, Former Executive Director, VCU Brandcenter
Martin Puris, CEO, Founder, Puris&Partners
Daisy Expósito-Ulla, Chairman/CEO, D Expósito & Partners
Marvin Waldman, President, The Shadow Group, LLC
Lindsay Brillson, Executive Creative Director, Red Antler
Marcus Taylor, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Verizon Media
Jason Sosnoff, Producer, Baltimore Pictures & Executive Producer for HBO’s Paterno and The Wizard of Lies
Fede Garcia, Global ECD, Huge
Duncan Bird, VP Brand & Digital, Fiverr
Justin Oliver, Product Marketing Lead, Google Assistant
Whitney Sullivan, Founder, Size Matters
Emmett James, Founder, Size Matters
Paco Olavarrieta, Former CCO, D Expósito & Partners
Nana Mensah, Actress/Writer, The King of Staten Island, 13 Reasons Why, New Amsterdam
Marc Morris, Co-Founder, Tunespotter & Reacha, Music Supervisor
Billy Bradford, Creative Director, Size Matters
Terry Robin Jones, Creative Director, Young & Hungry
Chris Wolfgang Mauch, Director, Storyboard Artist, Illustrator, Animator, Independent
Suzanne Keen, Group Creative Director/Commercial Director
Brendan Deneen, President of Literary and IP Development, Assemble Media
Marc Reiser, Co-Founder, BMFS
Lucas Panizza, Freelance Creative Director
Scott Faucheux, Creative Director, OSK New York
Christiano Abrahao, Independent Creative Director
Gaëtan du Peloux, Executive Creative Director, Marcel
Kaydee Bridges, Head of Enterprise Marketing and Brand, Cardinal Health
Kristina Snyder, CEO and Founder, Snyder New York and Snyder Studio
Amanda Rubin, Co-Head, Brand and Content Strategy, Goldman Sachs
June Laffey, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health New York
The Bowery Awards categories feature four category groups: Audio/Radio, Film Craft/Motion Video, Design, and Quarantine Content. The competition’s robust roster offers numerous subcategories created to recognize freelance creatives from numerous creative disciplines. Including both documentary and scripted short film.
The results of the Bowery Awards jury panels will result in a curated a winner’s gallery with contact information allowing companies, clients, and representatives to contact the independent creators’ whose work resonates with their needs.
Proceeds of the 2020 Bowery Awards will be donated to Feed the Frontlines NYC. The New York initiative has delivered over 127,000 nourishing meals to essential workers and those facing food insecurity while helping 25 local restaurants to keep their lights on and bring 120 employees back to work.
“We’re in a moment that requires creative thinking and generosity more than ever, so it’s great to be part of a competition that uplifts independent creativity while providing direct support to the community. We are so grateful to New York Festivals and the Bowery Awards for supporting our efforts to feed New Yorkers in need and keep our city’s restaurants afloat.” —Isabella Di Pietro, co-founder of Feed the Frontlines NYC.