“Regional judging is the foundation of which our Grand Jury is built. For 2018, the AME Awards has recruited 108 planners, strategists and marketing executives from 41 countries in 5 regions around the globe who will participate in a three-stage judging process,” said Michael Demetriades, President and Executive Director of New York Festivals AME Awards. “The prestigious regional juries are looking forward to seeing the best marketing work created in 2017.”
New York, NY – December 11, 2017: New York Festivals® AME Awards® for the World’s Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness™ has announced the 2018 Grand Jury. Since 1994, the AME Awards jury has honored campaigns world-wide that successfully demonstrate groundbreaking solutions to challenging marketing problems that achieve measurable results.
AME’s Grand Jury comprised of interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, planners, and creatives evaluated entries submitted from 23 countries worldwide. The 2017 jury awarded 1 Grand Trophy, 3 Regional Platinum Awards, 1 AME Green Award, 25 Gold AME Awards, 32 Silver AME Awards, 30 Bronze AME Awards and 30 Finalist Certificates.
In this Spotlight Interview, AME spent a few minutes with Björn Neugebauer, Creative Director for Kolle Rebbe GmbH Germany Over the last 20 years Björn has been creating award-winning ideas for Germany’s finest agencies such as Serviceplan, Jung von Matt, Kempertrautmann and BBDO Interone. As a creative director he made six BMWs drift the driftmob, a rotatable billboard turn into a Travel-Compass and Lufthansa’s frequent-flying mums and dads become digital bedtime-storytellers. Currently Björn works for Hamburg-based agency Kolle Rebbe, travels the world in a rusty camper-van and waits for someone to invent a reliable weather app.
Sergio Spaccavento, Executive Creative Director at Conversion Italy join’s the 2017 AME Awards global Grand Jury and brings the experience of judging some of the world's top awards shows. He is a multi-talented director, copywriter, scriptwriter, TV and radio show writer, and advertising teacher who has worked for prominent agencies of all sizes serving a wide range of national and international brands.
AME Grand Jury member, Sasan Saeidi is the Group Managing Director of FP7 McCann-UAE; overseeing FP7 DXB & Momentum operations. Under his leadership, FP7 DXB has invested a lot of energy and passion behind creating "Work that matters” beyond anything else. With his vision ofbelieving in Creativity with purpose. the agency has gone from strength to strength and success year on year since 2011.
Since opening the shop in 2001, Jon’s worked with brands and agencies in the B2B and B2C space to create storytelling campaigns that build customer loyalty and increase sales efforts. Prior to Jigsaw Media Jon held positions in sales and lead marketing roles for ADWEEK Magazines, Sporting News, Total Sports and Fan Guides.
Pim specializes in digital strategy and creative concepts, and his expertise lies within thefields of digital marketing, UX design and uncovering trends in technology and innovation, as well as in growing a start-up into a leading independent agency. With Pim at the head of the agency, DPDK now works for international clients such as Peugeot, Ikea, Citroen and Grolsch.
In the interview below, AME spent some time with Paul Cartlich, Senior Creative Editor/Producer for Giaronomo Productions and asked him to share his insights on working as a visual storyteller in the industry. He is passionate about film and is recognized as one of the leading lights in his field. During his career, he’s been responsible for several high profile television and film campaigns ranging from The Walking Dead Comicon trailers for seasons 1, 4 & 5, TV Campaigns for Breaking Bad and Mad Men and trailers for Filth and Louder Than Bombs and is also the editor behind the critically acclaimed Rust and Bone trailer.
This week, AME spent a few minutes with Grand Jury member and branding /advertising superstar, John Barker, CEO and Chief Idea Officer for Barker and asked him to share his creative insights with AME’s international community.
This is the third year that AME Awards Grand Jury member, Dominic Fernandes will serve on AME's Grand Jury ofinternational interdisciplinary creatives and review work from around the globe to select the world’s most effective advertising & marketing campaigns. As Vice president, head of business marketing for EMIRATES NBD, Dominic is responsible for developing and implementing Emirates NBD’s marketing strategy at large. He believes that communication should be disruptive to engage with the target audience and a 360 degree marketing framework is essential for a brand to influence consumers. Dominic has held many leadership roles at prominent agencies and has worked on such prestigious brands as HSBC, Singapore Airlines, Braun, Bajaj Auto Limited, HPCL, Lloyds Group, ACC Limited and Geoffrey Manners and more.
Sérgio, an experienced brand, media and innovation professional, brings his creative talents to the 2017 AME Grand Jury. A proven thought-leader, Sérgio is also a frequent speaker and lecturer and a regular columnist for Marketing Magazine (AUS) and Merca 2.0 (MEX).
“The 2017 AME Awards continues its 23-year tradition of showcasing brilliant creative delivering measurable results,” said Deb Ryan, newly appointed Executive Director of the AME Awards, “and AME diligently monitors the industry to provide relevant categories that mirror evolving creative industry trends across all platforms.”
New York, NY – February 10, 2015: The AME Awards® for the World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness℠ has announced the Shortlist for the 2015 competition. The AME Grand Jury members comprised of interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, planners, and creatives from all over the world, evaluated entries to select the Shortlist from entries submitted from 18 countries worldwide.
New York, NY – August 1, 2014: The AME Awards® competition is now accepting entries. Since 1994, the AME Awards has honored campaigns world-wide that successfully demonstrate groundbreaking solutions to challenging marketing problems.