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Monday, March 12, 2007


To celebrate 50 years in the business, the New York Festivals played host to a group of industry people in both Australia and New Zealand, first at Sydney’s Opera bar and then at Auckland’s Bellini Bar. NYF consultant Gordon Tan, from Singapore, and new Australasian rep, June Laffey, wanted the chance to catch up with people locally and help raise the profile of the awards. These get-togethers were the first of others planned around capital cities Australia and New Zealand in the year to come.
Under the new leadership of CEO Jimmy Smyth, the man who resurrected the Clio awards in the early nineties, the stature and value of winning an award from the New York Festivals or any of the IAG competitions (including the Globals, Midas Awards and AME) is set to rise. One way of doing this is by selecting the very best judges possible.
Says Laffey: “Judges from around the world for this year’s competition have been recommended by last year’s judges and are predominantly multiple award winning Creative Directors and Executive Creative Directors, representing over 30 countries. Many have been judges in Cannes, Clio and D&AD. The calibre of this year’s judges in Australia and New Zealand is exceptional. A full list will soon be announced but I can tell you we are delighted to have Melbourne based Ron Mather and Auckland based Toby Talbot on board.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are these people?

6:32 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bar staff?

8:29 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wayne Pick, Wayne Pick and Wayne Pick.

9:46 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey is that skinny guy Paul Hankison?? what's up Hanko!!

3:49 PM NZST


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