New York Festival AME Awards unveils 2024 grand jury

By Oluwaseyi Lawal
The New York Festival AME Awards, marking its 30th year of recognizing excellence in advertising and marketing, has unveiled the distinguished 2024 Grand Jury. This panel, comprised of accomplished strategists from around the world, underscores the crucial intersection of creativity and efficacy.
With members hailing from 30 countries, including Argentina, the UAE, Brazil, Singapore, Ecuador, and Sweden, the 2024 Grand Jury comprises esteemed individuals holding roles such as Chief Strategy Officers, CEOs, Creative Chairmen, CCOs, Heads of Planning, and Strategy Directors. Renowned for their innovative approaches and track records of delivering creative and effective solutions, these industry leaders bring a wealth of expertise to the judging panel.
Tasked with evaluating this year’s AME entries, the diverse Grand Jury, representing 5 global regions, will conduct meticulous online assessments, playing a pivotal role in shaping the 2024 AME Shortlist. As past award-winners themselves, their discerning ability to identify outstanding creative work that not only addresses challenges but also motivates action and yields tangible results sets an unparalleled standard for the competition.
Entrants can anticipate an exceptional jury that is not only well-versed but also passionately dedicated to acknowledging and applauding groundbreaking, results-driven regional and global campaigns.
“We’re thrilled that these strategic innovators are generously contributing their talent and time to judge the 2024 AME Awards,” said Gayle Seminara Mandel, VP Executive Director, AME Awards. “Their global knowledge and industry perspective will guarantee the recognition and celebration of creative work that not only solves problems, inspires action, but also delivers outstanding results.”
The outcomes of the 2024 AME Awards Jury deliberations will be incorporated into the AME Report, an annual ranking publication recognizing exceptional agencies and brands across 30 nations. The conclusive date for submissions to the 2024 AME Awards is April 3, 2024.
Grand Jury Members include:
Dina Alsharif, Strategy Manager, Accenture Song UAE
Rohit Arora, Director Strategy & Growth, Viola Communications UAE
Ghada Azzi, Managing Editor, Arab Ad Magazine Lebanon
Steve Babaeko, CEO and CCO, X3M Ideas Nigeria
Bhaskar Bateja, Head of Strategy, Memac Ogilvy UAE
Megan Nethercote, Strategy Director, Fine Group South Africa
Damayanti Purkayastha, Head of Strategy, MullenLowe MENA
Anja Petrovski,  Marketing & PR Director, Audi Volkswagen Middle East\Dubai UAE
Mariam Samy, Senior Manager – Strategy & Insights, Saatchi & Saatchi UAE
Fabio Silveira, General Manager, Havas Creative Dubai UAE


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