MUMBAI: Kyorius, a not-for-profit initiative by Transasia Fine Papers, and D&AD today announced the addition on Neil Dawson - Partner, Dawson Pickering to the already illustrious list of jury members at the Kyoorius Advertising Awards. Neil joins some of yhr worlds top creatives at the Kyoorius Advertising Awards including Past D&AD President and jury foreman - Roise Arnold - Deputy Executive Creative Director, BBH, Abhijit Avasthi - national Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Agnello Dias - Chairman & Co-Founder, Taproot India, Graham Kelly - Regional Executive Creative Director,Isobar, Senthil Kumar - National Creative Director, JWT and Sonal Dabral - Chairman & Chief Creative offier, DBB Mudra Group and Woon Siew Hoh - Regional Executive Creative Director, Hakuhudo.
Apart from 3 years working in South Africa, Neil has spent the whole of his career in London. His ‘Wedding’ ad for Volkswagen Surprisingly Ordinary Prices has, for over a decade, been the most awarded print ad in history. His ‘Fish’ commercial re-launched the Keep Walking campaign for Johnnie Walker globally and as Chief Creative officer on the Philips account Neil won back- to-back Cannes Grand Prix in 2009 for Philips Carousel and 2010 for Philips Parallel Lines.
With long time creative partner Clive Pickering, Neil has recently launched London’s newest ad agency - Dawson Pickering.
The overarching structure of the Kyoorius Awards is to only award work that is worthy of merit. No matter how big the brand, or how small the names behind it; how wide the media reach is or the number of re-tweets; the ultimate goal is to create outstanding work that works.
With over 34 categories spanning Press Advertising, Outdoor Advertising, Film Advertising, Radio Advertising, Direct Marketing & Activation, Integrated and craft related categories including Art Direction, Craft for Advertising, Film Advertising Craft - the Kyoorius Advertising Awards will reward only the best of the best in each category. This is why Kyoorius Awards have no winning tier structure - no gold, silver or bronze, and it is the jury’s prerogative to award one or multiple Blue Elephants in any one category, whereas none in another, if entries are not up to the mark.