New for Gerety 2020, is an executive jury in multiple locations globally, whose task it is to choose agency and production company of the year from their country. Jacquie Mullany, Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R in Johannesburg has been announced as the ambassador for the South African executive jury.
The Gerety Awards is the latest global advertising award programme to recognise global talent who define and refine the standards to which their craft should be held. ‘South Africa has an incredibly diverse advertising industry, well known globally for producing award-winning work. I’m really excited at the prospect of working with some of my most respected peers to seek out the best we have to offer and share it on the global stage,’ said Mullany.
In addition to Johannesburg, executive jury sessions will be held in Bangkok, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Melbourne and New York. Each city will bring together some of its most respected agency and brand leaders to choose the shortlist, which will be announced mid-June. Shortlists are submitted to an international grand jury of creative experts for final evaluation. Winners are determined based on scores achieved across the board, regardless of product or medium. Entries for the Gerety Awards 2020 open globally on 1 January.