28 of the top creative directors in the field of interactive advertising have been selected to judge One Show Interactive, the industry's most prestigious awards competition celebrating the year's best in digital media and web design.
The 12th annual One Show Interactive Awards will take place on May 8th at Terminal 5 in New York as part of The One Club's Festival Week which includes The One Show on May 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center and One Show Design on May 4 at the IAC Building in New York. The One Club is the world's foremost non-profit organization which recognizes excellence in the advertising Industry. The One Show Pencil is the most prestigious award in advertising. The deadline for entries for One Show Interactive and One Show Design is February 27th.
"Interactive advertising is the keystone in any advertising campaign today," said Kevin Swanepoel, President of The One Club. "Digital media allows for a dialogue between the consumer and the brand. This year's jury includes some of the most influential and well regarded creatives in digital advertising today."
This year's international jury hails from ten different countries and will meet in New York from March 17-20 to choose the winners of the coveted 2009 One Show Interactive.
"I'm tremendously honored to be Chairman of the One Show Interactive Jury," commented Michael Lebowitz, CEO of Big Spaceship. "Our industry is at an amazing inflection point, which is why I'm especially looking forward to the discussion of the strategy behind the work. Digital media is completely changing the way brands communicate. An incredible amount of strategy led to this change, not just technology. One Show Interactive allows an inspiring group of jurors to reward not just the creativity of the work, but also the insight that made it possible."
The 2009 Judges for this year's One Show Interactive competition:
Jury Chairman: Michael Lebowitz - Big Spaceship (New York, USA)
Jerome Austria - Weiden + Kennedy (New York, USA)
James Baker - WDDG (New York, USA)
Tim Barber - odopod (San Francisco, USA
Ingrid Bernstein - Deutsch (New York, USA)
Joakim Borgstrom - Weiden + Kennedy (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
David Bryant - StrawberryFrog (New York, USA)
Gemma Butler - Agency Republic (London, UK)
Paul Clements - TBWA (Denmark)
Michael Ferdman - Firstborn (New York, USA)
Dan Fietsam - Energy BBDO (Chicago, USA)
Mike Geiger - Goodby Silverstein & Partners (San Francisco, USA)
Daniel Granatta - Grupo W (Mexico)
Aaron Griffiths - Ogilvy (New York, USA)
Flo Heiss - Dare (London, UK)
Robert Lindstrom - North Kingdom (Sweden)
Andrew Matarazzo - Gringo (Sao Paulo)
Ty Montague - JWT (New York, USA)
Sergio Mugnaini - Almap BBDO (Sao Paulo)
Satoshi Nakajima - Deep (Japan)
Ted Persson - Great Works (Sweden)
Ashley Ringrose - Soap Creative (Australia)
Ed Robinson - The Viral Factory (London, UK)
Neil Robinson - AKQA (San Francisco, USA)
Rob Schwartz - TBWA/Chiat/Day (Los Angeles, USA)
Iain Lynch Smith - Freeverse (New York, USA)
Iain Tait - Poke (London, UK)
Dominique Trudeau - Bleu Blanc Rouge (Montreal, Canada)
Johan Vakidis - Ogilvy One Worldwide (Shanghai)