Pops and Amir Kassaei on New York Festivals 2013 jury

MUMBAI: Leo Burnett India chief creative officer India Sub Continent KV Sridhar, fondly called Pops, and DDB Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Amir Kassaei have been selected to be part of New York Festivals International Advertising Awards. The announcement was made after the second round of appointments to the 2013 Executive Jury. Since 2011, NYF has assembled a group of worldwide creative officers brought together to select the world‘s best advertising.

The second round of the 2013 Executive Jury Members includes:

  • Leo Burnett, India chief creative officer India Sub Continent KV Sridhar,

  • JWT US president, chief integration officer Mike Geiger

  • DM9 Jayme Syfu, Philippines chairman, chief creative officer Merlee Jaymee

  • DDB Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Amir Kassaei,

  • Havas Worldwide US chief creative officer Jason Peterson

  • Y&R Asia, Singapore Chief Creative Officer Asia Marcus Rebeschini

Additional executive jury appointments are forthcoming. International Awards Group/New York Festivals president MichaelO‘Rourke said, "The 2013 Executive Jury will evaluate only the Shortlist selected by the NYF‘s Grand Jury. This process of the Executive Jury evaluating entries during five rounds of judging allows each entry to be given the utmost attention. To have your work seen by a jury with this much combined experience makes earning an award in the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards a testimony to the creativity and originality of the entry."

The NYF Executive Jury will convene in New York City from 27 April - 1 May, concluding with the New York Show awards presentation on 2 May.

The executive jury evaluates every shortlisted entry selected by the online grand jury, comprised of 400+ international executive creative directors, making it the most diverse jury of any advertising competition in the world.

New York Festivals will host the 2013 celebration of the World‘s Best Advertising with The New York Show, a two-day series of creative events held at the New York Public Library‘s Beaux-Arts building in New York City. Festivities will be held on 1 and 2 May 2013 and includes the Executive Jury Press Conference, keynote speakers, creative panel discussions, networking events, and exhibits of the shortlisted work. Thursday evening features the 2013 New York Show awards ceremony and after-party to honor the winners in New York style.

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards receives entries from 70 countries, recognizing work in all media in the following competitions: Avant-Garde, Branded Entertainment, Creative Marketing Effectiveness, Design, Digital, Direct & Collateral, Film, Integrated, Outdoor, Print, Public & Media Relations, Public Service Announcements, Radio, and Student.

The deadline for the 2013 competition is 27 January 2013, entries received after this date are subject to a 15 per cent rush fee.

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