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Award Show Bedlam! Red Apple, Eurobest, ANDYS news

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Award show season is kicking off again (does it ever really end?)  with Spikes Asia underway today, but here’s some info about a show that doesn’t get much press. Next week the Moscow International Festival of Advertising Red Apple Awards throw down in Russia. Truthfully it might’ve escaped my radar entirely if I hadn’t heard that the jury was being chaired by Sean Cummins, big shot of SapientNitro, the Aussie agency who won three Grand Prix at Cannes for that “Best Job In The World” campaign.

Russia is not exactly a country renowned in the ad industry for being a creative powerhouse, but there are a number of Russian ihaveanidea members who have told us to keep an eye on this emerging market. The Red Apple Awards is as good as time as any to start. Besides, the trophies are pretty cool…

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eurobest Award Show Bedlam! Red Apple, Eurobest, ANDYS newsOn to an award show that our readers are a little more familiar with! The 22nd Eurobest Awards have selected the jury heads, a list that includes one superstar we interviewed very recently here on ihaveanidea.

Andy Fackrell, the Chief Creative Officer of 180 Amsterdam (click on those links for the ihaveanidea and agency profile) will head the up the Integrated jury.

Matthias Schmidt, Executive Board Member of the Scholz & Friends Group and Creative Managing Director at Scholz & Friends Hamburg, Germany, will head the TV/Cinema, Print, Outdoor and Radio jury.

Sicco Beerda, Executive Creative Director of Euro RSCG Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will chair the Interactive jury.

The Design jury will be led by Jonathan Ford, Creative Partner of Pearlfisher, London, UK.

London-based Nick Waters, CEO EMEA of MindShare has been appointed Media juryPresident.

The Direct and Sales Promotion jury will be chaired by Jens Mortier, Partner and Creative Director of mortierbrigade, Brussels, Belgium.

The first ever Eurobest Craft jury will be led by Olivier Altmann, Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Conseil, Paris, France.

The Eurobest entries deadline is fast approaching; it’s next Friday, September 25th 2009. Click here for more info.

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The 2010 ANDY Awards are coming up soon. You know, that award show with the small but ultra uber mega superstar jury that judges work in every category? Well it seems like they’re taking a bigger step to recognize the prominence of digital work, as 2010 Jury Chairman, Ty Montague, the well coiffed Chief Creative Officer of JWT North America has added the position of Co-Chairman to the Awards for the very first time. That Co-chair? Michael Lebowitz, Founder and CEO of Big Spaceship.

“In recent years, many creative awards shows have spun off digital shows to support the enormous role that interactive plays in the marketing landscape,” says Ty in his best press release reading voice. “The ANDYs haven’t done this, believing that integrated campaigns need to be evaluated in a single show. However, we recognize the rapidly evolving nature of our industry and the importance of digital work to have its deservedly prominent place in our show. Michael and I will be working closely together to accomplish this for the ANDYs.”

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