For the 24th year of the New York Festivals Global Awards 2018 competition, both Executive Jury Chairs are women.
Kathy Delaney, global chief creative officer, Publicis Health will chair the 2018 Global Awards Health & Wellness Executive Jury and June Laffey, chief creative officer, McCann Health will chair the 2018 Global Awards Pharma (Rx) Executive Jury.
The bold creative vision of Kathy Delaney has led her to be named one of The Most Creative Women in Advertising by Business Insider. Her work has been applauded by an impressive number of organisations and competitions. Before joining Publicis Health, she spent 12 years at Deutsch New York, where she helped to grow the company from a small boutique agency into an integrated marketing powerhouse. This year, Delaney was inducted into the MM&M Hall of Femme and named an HBA Luminary.
June Laffey is known for bringing passion, integrity, and love into every jury room she enters. Before becoming CCO of McCann Health, she was regional executive creative director for McCann Health Australia & Southeast Asia and she is the most awarded female creative leader in the history of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific. Laffey’s long association with the Global awards includes initiating Bravo!, the Global Awards ceremony in APAC, which was the inspiration for the ceremony in New York. June has also consistently served on the Global Awards Executive jury in New York.
“Another year, another set of incredible executive jurors. We’re excited to have these prominent creative leaders on board to lead the 2018 Globals Executive Jury sessions,” stated Fran Pollaro, executive director, Global Awards.
“These powerhouse sessions determine which innovative creative ideas will achieve Global-level work and which incredible piece will be declared the Best of Show.”
Elizabeth Elfenbein, chairwoman for The Global Awards, added, “Couldn’t be more thrilled to have these powerful empathetic women leaders join the Global Awards as Health & Wellness and Pharma Jury Chairs. Not only are they both incredibly accomplished creatives, they also truly care about their ability to impact society’s overall health. As chairs, they will serve their respective juries with the goal being to stimulate a conversation around the quality of the ideas in every dimension, as well to discuss the future of our industry and how we as creative leaders intend on helping move it forward. Our intent is that the executive jury leave the judging experience FEELING CREATIVE and that they each had a voice in what world class ideas look like.”
All entries into the 2018 Global Awards will be judged by the competition’s two-tiered jury process, the online Grand Jury and Global Live Sessions hosted at prominent international healthcare communication agencies, and the live Executive Health & Wellness and Pharma (Rx) Juries. Both juries are recruited from more than 20 countries on six continents. The 2018 Global Award winners will be announced this November.
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