Alex Schill, global chief creative officer & partner of Serviceplan Group, has become the 2020 Executive Jury President of the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards.
This is the 10th year NYF’s Executive Jury will come together and the second year a Jury President will preside over its jury panel of chief creative officers and executive creative directors from around the globe. Schil will join the 2020 Executive Jury in New York City in March for four days to select the World’s Best Advertising across all mediums.
Schill brings 25 years of global leadership skills, innovation and creativity to his role as executive jury president. He understands the demands of judging NYF’s finalist entries thoroughly as he has previously served as an executive jury member for three consecutive terms.
“We are excited to have a global creative leader the calibre of Alex Schill as 2020’s Executive Jury President,” stated Scott Rose, executive director of the New York Festivals Advertising Awards. “Alex’s reputation as an innovative award-winning creative and his experience leading creative teams ensure that ground-breaking work from around the world will be judged with meticulous attention.”
“I am more than honoured to serve as Jury President for the 10th annual New York Festivals Advertising Awards Executive Jury,” Schill stated. “Over the years, NYF has kept its special set-up among the world’s most precious award shows as it gathers numerous highly reputed CCOs from all around the world together in one room to judge the shortlisted entries selected by the Grand Jury. So, the quality of the outcome is amazingly high, and the value of each statue is undoubtable.”
Schill has led the entire Serviceplan Group worldwide since 2008 as global chief creative officer and partner. He is presently in charge of more than 24 agencies in cities from Beijing to Zurich and leads a global team of 4,200 employees.
In just five years, he has led Serviceplan to the front row in national and international rankings. In 2016, the agency was ranked #1 inHoriznt’s German Creative Ranking, #1 in BVDW’s Digital Ranking, #1 in Recma’s Media Ranking, #1 in Red Dot’s Design Ranking and #1 in w&v’s Efficiency Ranking.
In 2018, Serviceplan was featured in the Top 50 most creative agencies worldwide in the Gunn Report. In 2019, the Serviceplan Group was named Independent Agency of the Year at New York Festivals, Cresta Awards and London International Awards. And in recent years, Schill has accumulated more than 75 Cannes Lions, including two Grands Prix. He is a sought-after speaker on the international creative awards circuit and has given keynote speeches at Cannes, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx and the Loerie Awards. He has also served stints as Jury President at Cannes Lions, CLIO, Eurobest, LIA and at D&AD.
The Executive Jury will convene this March 2020 during the 10th annual Executive Jury judging sessions. Executive Judging sessions will take place in New York City March 31- April 3.