New York Festivals for the World's Best Advertising Reveals Second Round of 2016 Executive Jury Members

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Festivals 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.

"New York Festival's Executive Jury of celebrated creative leaders mirrors the diverse range of creative talent prevalent in the advertising industry today," said Michael O'Rourke, President of New York Festivals. "NYF is thrilled to provide our entrant's with this esteemed jury of internationally recognized thought-leaders."

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 cocktail party and awards ceremony will be held that evening in the renowned Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, followed by a celebratory after-party to toast the 2016 award-winners.

The 2016 competition final deadline is February 15th. For more information on the 2016 competitions simply go to: Rules & Regulations and to enter the competition simply go to Log In.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Ph: 1 212 643 4800

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CONTACT: Gayle Mandel New York Festivals 260 West 39th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10018 1 212 643-4800 gmandel@newyorkfestivals.comSource:International Awards Group