The 2020 Gerety Awards have announced that early bird entries for its event are now open. Additionally, the awards have announced its 2020 jury for South Africa. The Gerety 2020 jury includes more than 170 agencies and brand leaders from 30 different countries and will choose the best in advertising through the female lens.
According to the awards, 80% of all purchasing decisions are made by women, and award shows have been judged overtly by men over the years. The Gerety Awards aims to set an important distinction when defining the standard to which advertising is held.
2020's executive jury sessions will be held in New York, London, Helsinki, Berlin, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Melbourne, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. The juries will choose the Agency and Production Company of the Year from their country, and define the overall shortlist.
The South African executive jury includes:
Jacquie Mullany, executive creative director at VMLY&R
Mpume Ngobese, MD at Joe Public
Sanche Jansen van Rensburg, executive creative director at Avatar
Simone Bosman, founder and creative at Osu & Kumalo
Neo Segola, executive creative director at FCB Africa
Sarah Dexter, CEO at Mullen Lowe
Nadia Mohamed, marketing director at McCain
Emma Strydom, head of design at Network BBDO
Juliet Honey, creative at Freelance
Suhana Gordhan, executive creative director at FCB
Linda Notelovitz, director / producer and founder at Life Design
Liezel Bygate, marketing director at Bliss Brands
Monalisa Zwambila, CEO at Riverbed
Loli Bishop, producer at Freelance
Fiona O Connor, creative director at Havas
All of the 2020 executive juries can be viewed here.
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