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PAST JUDGES
Quotes 
2017 JURY
 
Greg Castronuovo | President | OMD West | Los Angeles
 
Mike Harris | Managing Partner/Global Chief Strategy Officer | 180LA | Los Angeles
 
Chris Beresford-Hill | Executive Creative Director, EVP | BBDO | New York
 
David Gompel | Chief Operating Officer | Publicis Communications | China
 
Ivo Roefs | Co-CEO | DDB & Tribal Worldwide | Amsterdam
 
Helen Pak | Chief Creative Officer | Grey Canada
 
Alan Madill | Chief Creative Officer | Juniper Park\TBWA | Toronto
 
Norman Tan | Chief Creative Officer | J. Walter Thompson | Shanghai
 
Nils Andersson | President & Chief Creative Officer | TBWA\China
 
Pops KV Sridhar | Founder & Chief Creative Officer | Hyper Collective | Mumbai
 
Andrew Christou | Chief Creative Officer | Publicis | Seattle
 
Michael Lemme | Chief Creative Officer & Partner | Duncan Channon | San Francisco
 
Greg Buri | Creative Director | David&Goliath | Los Angeles 
 
Philip Khosid | Partner & Chief Creative Officer | Battery | Los Angeles
 
Sam Bergen | Executive Creative Director | VICE Media | Los Angeles 
 
Josh DiMarcantonio | Partner/Executive Creative Director | Zambezi | Los Angeles
 
Brian Latt | Executive Producer / Partner |  m ss ng p eces | Los Angeles
 
Rosie Arnold | Creative Partner & Head of Art | AMVBBDO | London
 
 
 
 

 
 2016 JURY
 
 
"The whole notion of creativity and what role it plays not only in advertising but in society at large is changing with every new advance in technology and with each new generation that interacts with it.
The A-List celebrates the evolution of creative thought and expression in a way that other shows do not." 
 
Greg Smith | Chief Creative Officer | The VIA Agency | Portland, ME
 

 
“I love the focus of this show, its powerful, unique and future facing. The faster brands can be in entertainment the better. “ 
 
Pete Favat | Chief Creative Officer | Deutsch | North America | Los Angeles
 

 
"When entertainment and advertising are truly indistinguishable, we are seeing the greatest successes. The A-List Hollywood Awards celebrate just how possible it is to be relevant, watchable and still sell a product."   
 
Xanthe Wells | Chief Creative Officer | Pitch | Los Angeles
 

 
"People now own the choice of which communications they let into their world. Much of the work that thrives no longer resembles what we could traditionally categorise as advertising or entertainment, the lines have blurred. It’s great to have an award show to recognise this work.” 
 
Brigid Alkema | Executive Creative Director | Clemenger BBDO | Wellington
 

 
"It’s been decades since consumers have payed for a cinema ticket in order to enjoy awarded advertising. About time for an award show to remind that one thing will never change: The universal need to get released from boredom."
 
Christian Mommertz | Chief Creative Officer | TBWA\ Germany
 

 
"Advertising and entertainment can generate the most colorful flowers. The A-List lets us roll around in them like hungry bees celebrating the most inspiring pollen in the industry."  
 
Andrea Stillacci | President & Founder | Herezie | Paris  
 

 
2015 JURY
  
Joe Alexander | Chief Creative Officer | The Martin Agency | Richmond
"There are way too many award shows and way too many without a clear purpose. The A-List is the rare exception, It rewards the brands - and agencies - that are behaving in the most creative and engaging ways.  Now that's refreshing."
 

 
Donny Makower | President | RED Interactive Agency | Santa Monica 
"I am continually impressed by the growing pool of talent, creativity and technical excellence that surfaces in our industry. So many agencies and ideas are entered into the A-List Hollywood Awards and I’m looking forward to celebrating those who are able to innovate and drive change in today’s ever-evolving landscape. This should be a very exciting year." 
 

 
Matt Eastwood | Worldwide Chief Creative Officer | JWT | New York
"The best brands understand their role is not just to sell, but to entertain and engage. The more we can do to encourage a wider understanding of this the better it will be for the entire industry. So, I’m thrilled to be able to help select the best demonstrations of this understanding at the A-List Hollywood Awards."
  

 
Eric Schoeffler | Chief Creative Officer | DDB Group Germany 
"Our industry has always been about telling great stories. With all what‘s going on today, we shouldn’t be scared. We can now make use of all the new fantastic opportunities to tell our best stories in a deeper, more compelling or more engaging way. Could there be a better place to celebrate great storytelling than the hometown of entertainment?“
 

 
Mark Cibort | President, Digital | Trailer Park | Hollywood
"In our business, great stories connect brands to their fans, giving them an experience they want and when done effectively, actively seek. I’m glad that the A-List Hollywood Awards celebrates our industry’s commitment to great storytelling in the most appropriate place – the heart of the entertainment."
 

  
Andreas Ullenius | ECD / Senior Partner | Akestam Holst | Stockholm 
"I’m jealous about all advertising that people seem to actually choose to watch, use or in other ways engage with. I’m also very inspired by it, and I’m looking forward to help The A-List, award brands and agencies that have succeed in doing this." 
 

 
Rob Feakins | Chief Creative Officer/President | Publicis Kaplan Thaler | New York 
"Quite simply brands today have to be entertaining. Consumers want them and expect them to be unexpected, surprising, inspirational or funny. And the competition is fierce: they’re in social feeds and up against your friends, Upworthy and Mashable. I’m looking forward to seeing which brands make content that you can’t resist." 
 

  
 
Warren Brown | Creative Founder | BMF | Sydney  
"All brands today face the daunting challenge of being seen, heard and loved. Daunting because everyone is raising the bar creatively, and it's not just those employed to do so, anyone with a phone has the ability to intrigue, entertain and inform. We're awash with content and how a brand can be 'sticky'  and find relevance in this world requires some extraordinary insights and creativity. That's why I'm looking forward to the A-List Hollywood Awards." 
 

 
 
Pierre Lipton | Chief Creative Officer | 360i | New York
 “The A-List celebrates advertising’s highest call: to create stories across platforms that are measured not just against other advertising, but against all forms of entertainment. And to become a part of culture in order to have a deep and lasting effect on brands."
 

 
Tom Eslinger | Worldwide Digital Creative Director | Saatchi & Saatchi | New York   
 "The A-List Awards makes advertising and the people that create it work very hard to earn these awards – the  criteria, categories and requirements make this show unique and I’m looking forward to being inspired and humbled by collisions of advertising, entertainment and "holy sh*t!” ideas."
 

 
Mark Tutssel | Global Chief Creative Officer | Leo Burnett | Chicago
 

 
Luiz Sanches | Chief Executive Officer & Partner | AlmapBBDO | Sao Paulo
 

  
Joaquin Molla | Co-Founder & Creative Director | the community | Miami
 

 
Mike Geiger | President, Chief Integration Officer | JWT North America | New York
 

  
Erik Vervroegen | International Creative Director | Publicis Worldwide | Paris
  

 
Guido Heffels | Chief Creative Officer | HEIMAT | Berlin 
 

  
David Rolfe | Director of Integrated Production | BBDO | New York  
 

 
2014 JURY
     "While many of the great advertising award shows have embraced the brand work being done at the intersection of marketing and entertainment, the A-List Hollywood Awards were born to celebrate this work.” 
     
    Chair - Jae Goodman | Co-CCO & Co-Head of CAA Marketing | Creative Artists Agency | Los Angeles
     

     
     "In advertising and marketing, one thing has stayed the same for decades: telling entertaining stories is what it’s about. But today the possibilities and channels are endless. The A-List Hollywood Award therefore is a perfect fit for our times."
     
    Stefan Kolle | Founder & Chief Creative Officer | Kolle Rebbe | Hamburg 
     

     
     “Awards shows have two purposes: to reward the remarkable, but even more importantly to show the way forward for our industry. So I'm hoping that we not only get to award some great pieces, but also select a body of work that inspires agencies and clients alike with the possibilities that branded entertainment brings.”
     
    John Mescall | Executive Creative Director | McCann | Melbourne
     
     
    "Today, we are only limited by our imagination, but our imagination knows no boundaries. This show provokes and celebrates just that." 
     
    Tham Khai Meng | Worldwide Chief Creative Officer | Ogilvy & Mather | New York 
     

     
    "It says A-List. It says Hollywood. It says awards. All I have to do is decide what I'm going to wear." 
     
    Gerry Moira | Chairman & Director of Creativity | Havas Worldwide | London
     

     
    "We're not in the information age, we're in the entertainment age. Brands that get that will win.” 
     
    William Gelner | CCO & Managing Partner | 180LA | Los Angeles
     

     
    "The A-List Hollywood Awards sit at today’s critical intersection of entertainment and commerce. Bringing those two worlds together with class is an art form. I’m excited to celebrate the best." 
     
    Jay Benjamin | Chief Creative Officer | Leo Burnett | New York
     
     
    “It's about time branded entertainment- one of the fastest-growing marketing practices - got the creative recognition it deserves.” 
     
    Rob Donnell | Founder & President | Brand Arc | Los Angeles
     

     
     "I'm honored to be on the jury for the 2014 A-List Hollywood Awards! I can't wait to celebrate the best of the best in advertising and entertainment."
     
    Mark J. Marraccini | Head of Development | Kids at Play | Los Angeles
     
     
    There are so many great creative pieces being done that bring advertising, marketing and entertainment together. Wonderful thought that leads to some truly remarkable, entertaining work. The A-List Hollywood Awards allows us to take a step back and celebrate this great work around us, and give accolades to those who have inspired us all to be better creative artists.
     
    Brien Holman | ECD / Partner | Royale | Los Angeles
     
     
    "The best marketing content doesn't interrupt consumers. Rather, it becomes that which they're most interested in. The marriage of advertising and entertainment is the very embodiment of that principle." 
     
    Greg Braun | Executive Creative Director | Innocean | Huntington Beach
     

     
     "Our industry already dabbed with entertainment way back in the day, somewhere along the way it lost that focus.  Now we have plenty of reasons to celebrate this resurgence, and I really look forward to being part of an award show that has entertainment at it's core. "
     
    Jaime Mandelbaum | Chief Creative Officer | Y&R | Prague
     

     
     "The A-List Hollywood Awards stand out as a unique way to celebrate the brands that have learned how to entertain us."
     
    Neil Robinson | Founding Partner | Zeus Jones | San Francisco
     

     
     "We should be striving for the day all advertising is considered valuable because it's entertaining. Any show that keeps us on that course is bloody exciting indeed. Count me in."
     
    Paul Nagy | Executive Creative Director | Clemenger BBDO | Sydney
     

     
     "There is branded entertainment and there are brands that entertain, I'll be looking for the latter." 
     
    Pelle Sjoenell | Executive Creative Director | BBH | Los Angeles 
     

     
      “Thanks to YouTube and SNSs, nowadays there are no borders between advertising and entertainment. The A-List Hollywood Awards reflect the times we live in. Can’t wait to see what is purely fun!”
     
    Masako Okamura | Creative Director | Dentsu | Tokyo
     


     "Finally advertisers start to realise that content is king. The A-List Hollywood Awards will will make them also realise that great content is entertainment."
     
    Willem Van Den Hoof | Founder & CCO | Make Lemonade | Brussels
     

     
    "We used to say Branded Entertainment is the future of advertising. It's actually the present. The A-List Hollywood Awards is what every International ad show should be doing: celebrating brands who have demonstrated the ability to entertain and engage their consumers; and, as a result, totally reinvent their brand with its consumers."
     
    Fred Levron | ECD/CD Digital & Branded Content | Ogilvy & Mather | Paris
     

     
    "Folks don't wanna be sold to, they want to be entertained. No matter what screen they view it on, the stuff they choose to spend time with has to be good, and only the most entertaining stuff will win. The A-List Hollywood Awards will be a great chance to see who is doing it best."
     
    Conway Williamson | CCO | Erwin Penland | New York  
     

     
    2013 JURY
     
    Olivier Altmann | Publicis Worldwide |Paris
     

     
      
    Filip Nilsson | Forsman & Bodenfors | Gothenburg
     

     
      
    Stéphane Xiberras | BETC | Paris
     

     
      
    Pete Favat | Arnold Worldwide | Boston
     

     
      
    Till Diestel | Serviceplan Group | Hamburg
     

     
     
    Paul Banham | FP7 | Dubai
     

     
     
    Jayanta Jenkins | TBWA\Chiat\Day | Los Angeles
     

     
     
    Yuya Furukawa | Dentsu | Tokyo
     

     
     
    Matt Murphy | 72andSunny | Los Angeles
     

     
     
    Roopak Saluja | Bang Bang Films | Mumbai
     

     
     
    Matt Ian | Deutsch | Los Angeles
     

     
     
    Ralf Heuel | Grabarz & Partner | Hamburg
     

     
     
    Damien Eley | Mistress | Los Angeles
     

     
     
    Martin Drust | thjnk ag berlin | Düsseldorf Hamburg
     

     
     
    José Azanza Arias | Wunderman | Buenos Aires
     

     
     
    2012 JURY
     
    Ted Royer | Droga5  | New York
     

     
     
    Philip Andrew | Clemenger BBDO | New Zealand
     

     
     
    Steve Clay |  Grey Group | Asia-Pacific
     

     
     
    Daniel Comar | OgilvyAction | Asia-Pacific 
     

     
     
    CK Tan | Ogilvy & Mather | Malaysia
     

     
     
    Josh Rose | Weber Shandwick | Los Angeles
     

     
     
    Cedric Devitt | LBi | New York
     

     
     
    Pancho Gonzalez | Inbrax | Chile
     

     
     
    Sompat Trisadikun | Leo Burnett Group | Thailand
     
     

     
     
     
     
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