Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Loeries 2016 Jury Panel Announced

Advertising veteran and CEO of Amusement Park Entertainment, Jimmy Smith; Global Chief Creative officer of FCB, Susan Credle; digital icon and Creative Director of London based Mr. President, Laura Jordan-Bambach as well as Bridget Jung a seasoned Creative Director with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry have been announced as members of the Loeries 2016 Jury Panel.

This year's event will takes place from Monday 15 August to Sunday 21 August, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. The event is expected to attract top practitioners in the in the brand communications industry across Africa and the Middle East.

The highlight of the festival is the DStv Seminar of Creativity, which takes place on the Friday of Creative Week (August 19 2016). The seminar includes Jury Presidents and global thought leaders. Jury Presidents this year include some of the most iconic and creatively talented individuals in the field.

Smith will bring his unique insight to the judging panel, having previously demonstrated his creative prowess in  variety of roles as a copywriter, creative director, author, TV writer, video game creator, and film and record producer in Los Angeles.
Over the past two decades, Jordan-Bambach has brought a fresh and experimental approach to brand communications. Her ability to combine tech insights with passionate storytelling has won her numerous awards, she has also been recognised globally as an innovator and industry leader.

Credle has been named as one of Advertising Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising as well as one of Business Insider’s Most Creative People in Advertising. In 2014, she was the Cannes Lions Jury President for Promo & Activation. Susan, who will this year lead the jury panel in the TV/Radio category.

Also, Bridget Jung gained most of her professional experience in Europe, where she was recently the Chief Creative Officer at DigitasLBi Paris. With Bridget at the helm, DigitasLBi was named Digital Agency of the Year in 2013 and won more than 21 international creative awards in the same year. Since moving back to her native Australia, Bridget founded Jungle, a creative consultancy in Sydney that focuses on sports marketing.

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