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New York, NY – October 31, 2017: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® is now accepting entries for the 2018 competition. New York Festivals, now in its 60th year, is recognized worldwide as a touchstone for global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications.
New York, NY – August 14, 2017: New York Festivals®, now in its 61st year, announced the appointment of Susan Glass Ruse to the position of Associate Executive Director of NYF’s International Advertising Awards competition. Ruse, an accomplished creative strategy leader will work in tandem with SVP Executive Director, Michael Demetriades spearheading the global development of NYF’s flagship competition.
New York, NY – May 18, 2017: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® competition announced the 2017 award-winners at the New York Show℠ gala held at on May 18th at the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
New York, NY – May 1, 2017: Debi Mazar, film/television actress and TV personality will emcee the 2017 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® New York Show℠ taking place on May 18th at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Ms. Mazar, known for bringing her talents to street-smart and tough-talking roles, will take to the stage to honor the World’s Best Advertising award-winning entries from around the globe.
The 2017 Executive Jury members weigh on what it was like to judge this year’s New York Festivals Advertising Awards.
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New York, NY – April 13, 2017: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® announced the 2017 Finalists for the following competitions from entries submitted from 57 countries: Activation/Engagement, Avant-Garde/Innovative, Branded Entertainment, Best Use of Media, Design, Digital, Direct & Collateral, Film-Cinema/Online/TV, Film Craft, Integrated /Mixed Media, Mobile, Outdoor/Out of Home, Print, Public Service Announcements and Student.
New York, NY – April 3, 2017: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® announced the 2017 Film Craft Executive Jury panel. The 2017 Jury is comprised of prominent Directors, Executive Producers, Creative Directors and Production Executives who are some of the most creative, technically advanced filmmakers in the industry today.
New York, NY – March 22, 2017: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® announced the formation of the inaugural Film Craft Executive Jury. For the first time in the history of NYF’s elite Executive Jury, a new Executive Jury panel exclusively devoted to judging Film Craft will assemble in New York City on April 8th during the week of the Executive Jury judging sessions.
“The caliber of this year’s Executive Jury represents a cross section of some of the most highly regarded creative leaders in the industry today,” said Michael O’Rourke, President of New York Festivals. “This esteemed panel brings a global creative view to the judging room and their ability to recognize ground-breaking creative work ensures entries are judged with the utmost consideration.”
CP&B Boulder, is the agency behind Emoji Ordering. A successful entrant in the 2016 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards®, successfully taking home multiple awards in Mobile competitions.
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising℠ traveled to Mumbai to shine the spotlight on The Creative Power of PSA’s on Wednesday, December 14th from 7PM – 10PM at the Hard Rock Café, Worli Mumbai. The evening, hosted by Best Media Info, featured an in-depth look at a world-class selection of PSA’s that raised awareness, championed a cause, and were a catalyst for social change.
New York, NY – October 3, 2016: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® is now accepting entries for the 2017 competition. New York Festivals is recognized worldwide as a touchstone for global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications.
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® World’s Best Advertising® travels to Colombia. NYF’s award-winning television commercials from around the globe will be featured at the Creative Conference Colombia sponsored by P&M Magazine on Wednesday, August 30th in Bogota at Centro Cultural Gimnasio Moderno, carrera 9 No. 74 – 99.
“It is an incredible honor to be asked to be the first ever Jury President of the prestigious New York Festivals,” said Eastwood. “As the Jury President I want to encourage the judges to award work that not only actively engages consumers but also achieves results. But my hope is to go even further than that. Bill Bernbach once said, ‘All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.’ We’ll be looking for work that works. But, more importantly, we’ll be looking for work that lifts creativity and, indeed, society to a higher plane.”
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® announced its world class Grand Jury. To date, NYF’s powerhouse 400+ Grand Jury represents the most diverse brain trust of global creative minds in the advertising industry from 65 countries.
NYF’s Advisory Board, formed immediately after the 2018 Executive Jury judging sessions, pulls from a brain trust of creative leaders representing 5 continents. Their sage advice and industry expertise were influential in improving the overall competition and they will provide wise counsel throughout the year.
Creating amazing work may be its own reward. Having your work seen and recognized by the global creative community is inspiring, encouraging and energizing. Nice fuel for your next project.
New York Festivals Advertising Awards are a simple way of telling clients and vendors that you are not interchangeable, that there is a standard of excellence in which quality and passion matter. It’s a reminder that the agencies who represent these values are truly the ones you want working for you and the ones you want to work for.
It’s hard to imagine New York Festivals without Michael Demetriades at the helm of the AME Awards. His ability to network across all continents around the globe is second to none. With a background in advertising that goes back to the days of Madison Avenue’s golden years, Michael has witnessed the evolution of the industry and has an archive of the some of the most memorable campaigns from the early days of TV advertising to prove it.
The coveted 2018 Best of Show Award was awarded to “Fearless Girl” McCann New York for client State Street Global Advisors’ SHE fund: an investment fund for companies with more women in leadership. The statue of a fearless young girl standing up to Wall Street’s Charging Bull became a symbol of female empowerment, the icon of International Women’s Day, a piece of city art, and a social media phenomenon. People across the world emulated her stance as an expression of personal empowerment. “Fearless Girl” was in the winner’s circle taking home 3 Grand Trophies and an impressive 9 First Prize Awards.
On May 17, THE 2018 NEW YORK SHOW was held in JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL. Members of the Jury, Press, and Advertising Creatives from around the globe joined this special evening and witnessed the world’s best advertising. This year, Focus Media Group was honored to receive the 2018 New York Festivals Top Valuable Media Award.
This year’s judging sessions kicked off April 20th with a jury of 32 members strong representing 17 countries. Jurors assembled together sequestered in a darkened room, armed with iPads programmed with NYF’s judging app ready to review shortlisted creative campaigns in all media from around the globe. The Executive Jury, through multiple rounds of collaborative judging, determine the 2018 World’s Best Advertising® award-winners.
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising’s will travel to Milan Italy to present a special screening of “The Creative Power of PSA’s.” The showcase will feature in-depth look at a world-class selection of PSA’s that raised awareness, championed a cause, and were a catalyst for social change.
Join us for Cocktails & Archive Screening, as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of New York Festivals, let’s take a look back at a selection of the industry’s most iconic advertisements dating back to 1985.
New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards World’s Best Advertising℠ showcase traveled to Beijing China and took to the stage at the 16th annual IAI Advertising Awards on July 8th and 9th. A presentation of NYF’s 2016 Grand Award winning work was screened on July 8th. NYF rep, Jinjun Wu presented the showcase before a crowd of 800 representatives of China’s most prominent advertising agencies and media companies held at Beijing’s Communication University.
oin 2016 New York Show℠ Creative Sessions Partner, Weber Shadwick on Thursday, May 19th at 1:30pm for a panel session that shines the light on campaigns that courted conversation by including groups or topics normally excluded from mainstream messaging.
Join 2016 New York Show℠ Creative Sessions Partner, The Content Council on Thursday, May 19th at 11:30am for a panel session for a lively discussion on using storytelling for a greater purpose.
Join 2016 New York Show℠ Creative Sessions Partner, New York Women In Communications on Thursday, May 19th at 10:00am for a panel session that will explore break through content that—intentionally or not—got people talking about more than the brand.
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising was in the spotlight at Milan’s Anteo sapzioCinemao to participate in a special presentation called “Advertising Takes the Stage.” The March 18th event was hosted by TVN Media Group’s Pubblicità Italia, Italy’s most prominent advertising, marketing, and communications magazine, and featured a screening of New York Festivals 2015 award-winning entries.
New York Festivals 2015 award-winning entries traveled East to Shanghai and Beijing for a showcase screening at the Financial Times Chinese appreciation and marketing luncheon on August 19th and 20th.
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards World’s Best Advertising℠ competition was in the spotlight July 1st through July 3rd in Yeoju, South Korea. An accumulated 60,000 visitors viewed the World’s Best Advertising℠ showcase at the three-day exhibition featuring more than 5000 of New York Festivals award-winning ads, creative workshops, keynote speakers and a special recognition ceremony honoring award-winners from South Korea and Asia.
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising℠ showcase of award-winning entries traveled to Taipei, Taiwan this January. Brain Magazine, Taiwan’s leading advertising/marketing/pr trade publication, hosted a special screening on January 14th presented by prominent advertising executive, Ian Chen, Group Creative Director of JWT Taipei. The 3-hour showcase was held at a theater at Brain Magazine’s office in Taipei and featured the 2014 New York Festivals® award-winning First, Second, and Third Prize entries, as well as Grand Prize winners and Best in Show. Thank you to the wonderful team at Brain Magazine!
This week New York Festivals traveled to the sunny town of Miami to visit with advertising and design students at the Miami Ad School and University of Miami.
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® World’s Best Advertising® is Bogota bound! NYF’s award-winning television commercials will be featured at the “Creative Challenge” event taking place December 3rd in Colombia.
New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards® World’s Best Advertising® showcase of award-winning television commercials will travel to Istanbul Turkey to take part in MediaCat's “Brand Week Istanbul.” New York Festivals 2013 Gold, Silver and Bronze medal-winning work will be screened on November 13th and 14th at Ciragan Palace Kempinski.
The World’s Best Advertising® was showcased at the Rex International Tradeshow for Advertising, Marketing and The Mass Media in Kiev. Rex is the Ukraine’s largest advertising and marketing event taking place September 24-27th at Kiev Expo Plaza.