Tuesday, 3 May 2016

New York Advertising Festival: Babaeko Joins Grand Jury to Select Final Winners


Chief Creativity Officer of X3M Ideas, Steve Babaeko has been selected by the organizers of the New York Advertising Festival as a member of the Grand Jury to select this year’s International Advertising Awards for Mobile at the prestigious New York Festival slated for 19th of May.

Babaeko was appointed based on his remarkable performance as a member of the 2016 online judging panel for the awards, which has been described as the World’s Best Advertising and Creative Communications Awards.

“New York Festivals will welcome award winners, jury members and guests from around the globe to this day long series of events honoring the World’s Best Advertising” said a statement by the organizers.

As part of the events, four creative panel sessions will take place during the day at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway while the gala will hold at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City. A cocktail reception in the Ertegun Atrium will be followed by the awards ceremony in Rose Theater while a celebratory after-party will be held at Parkview Lounge, on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center, to toast all the winners of the World’s Best Advertising.


Commenting on the development, Babaeko says, “We are delighted for the honour and global acknowledgement. We sit here doing our thing but technology has made it possible for our footprints to be noticeable on the global space, therefore the call to be: first part online jury to shortlist the entries and next to be part of the Grand Jury that will select the final winners in our respective categories of this global Advertising Festival - New York Festival. I am really delighted”.

Other international admen that are also part of the jury for the festival include Gian Lanfranco, Creative Director at McCann, USA, who is on board to judge this year’s International Advertising Awards for Integrated / Mixed Media; Shaun O’Neill, National Business Development Manager at MediaWorks, New Zealand, a part of the Grand Jury 2016 for Radio and Kostas Verveniotis, Strategic Planning Director at The Newton Laboratory, Greece.

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