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CLIO AWARDS ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2008 CLIO FUTURE GOLD YOUNG CREATIVES PROGRAM

Press Releases   ·   April 24, 2008

(NEW YORK, April 24, 2008) The 49th Annual Clio Awards and Festival, the world’s most recognized global awards competition for advertising, design and interactive, in conjunction with ihaveanidea, has announced the 12 finalists under 30 years old who will compete in the 2008 Clio Future Gold | Young Creatives Program. The competition, whose mission is to elevate and inspire up-and-coming talent in the advertising industry, will take place at the 2008 Clio Festival, May 14-17 at the Gansevoort South Hotel in South Beach.

The program finalists are:

Copywriters:
• David Orlic, Garbergs, Stockholm, Sweden
• Edson Shundi Oda, DM9 DDB, São Paulo, Brazil
• Colleen Harlan, R/GA, New York, USA
• Rajat Dawar, Rediffusion DYR, Mumbai, India
• Tim Cairns, DDB Sydney, Australia
• Keshavan Radhakrishnan, Team Y&R, Dubai, UAE

Art Directors:
• Yona Hummels, FVH BBDO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Danilo Boer, AlmapBBDO, São Paulo, Brazil
• Amanda Clelland, Droga5, New York, USA
• Shakoon Khosla, TBWA\India, New Delhi, India
• Eron Broughton, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney, Australia
• Annie Klintworth, Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

These talented young copywriters and art directors will attend the upcoming Clio Festival, where they will be paired into six teams and asked to respond to a creative brief from client sponsor Yahoo! within 24 hours. All work will be judged by a panel of world-renowned 2008 Clio Awards jury members and later presented to Yahoo! before an audience of Clio Festival delegates. The winning team will be awarded on stage at the Clio Awards Gala on the evening of May 16 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.

The Clio Future Gold | Young Creatives Program is coordinated by the Clio Awards, in conjunction with ihaveanidea. Technology for the program is provided by Rackspace IT Hosting and Limelight Networks.

The 49th Annual Clio Awards will be presented during the 2008 Clio Festival, May 14-17 at the Gansevoort South Hotel in South Beach. Delegates made up of advertising and design creatives from around the world will attend an array of exciting events, including the Festival Opening Cocktail Party, the annual Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner Gala (this year honoring Marcello Serpa, partner and general creative director, AlmapBBDO, São Paulo, Brazil), The Saatchi & Saatchi Hero Show featuring provocative artist Ralph Steadman, daytime sessions featuring creative leaders from around the world, TV/Cinema/Digital, Print, Radio and Interactive Shortlist areas with technology provided by Rackspace IT Hosting and Limelight Networks, evening parties and two Awards Galas announcing 2008 winners, Advertiser of the Year and Agency/Network/Production Company of the Year at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.

About Clio Awards

The Clio Awards is the world’s most recognized awards competition for advertising, design and interactive. For nearly five decades, the Clio Awards has maintained its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, honoring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture. At the same time, the Clio Awards remains focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work. To this day, Clio’s iconic statute is the most widely recognized and coveted symbol of the industry’s creative accomplishments.

Tony Gulisano, a 26-year veteran of Clio, leads the organization as managing director. The Clio Awards, part of Nielsen Business Media, is owned by the Nielsen Company. For more information about the 49th Annual Clio Awards and Festival, please visit Clio Awards.



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