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JURIES : JUDY JOHN, EDELMAN’S GLOBAL CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, IS GRAND JURY PRESIDENT OF ADFEST 2020

The driving force behind the Always #LikeAGirl campaign, Judy John, is joining ADFEST 2020 as Grand Jury President.

 

John joined Edelman as its first-ever Global Chief Creative Officer in April 2019 after 19 years at Leo Burnett, where she was Chief Creative Officer for North America and CEO for Canada.

 

“It goes without saying that Judy brings formidable credentials to our jury. Not only is she the visionary behind the #LikeAGirl phenomenon, she now sits at the new frontier of earned creative ideas, making her the perfect person to lead our inaugural PR Lotus category,” explains ADFEST President Jimmy Lam.

 

In addition to her role as Grand Jury President, John will lead the eCommerce Lotus, Media Lotus & PR Lotus categories as Jury President. 

 

She says: “It’s such an honor to be the Grand Jury President of ADFEST, one of the most respected creative shows in the region. I’m always inspired by how the community in Asia finds surprisingly creative ways to solve problems and create opportunities for clients. I’m equally excited to be Jury President of ADFEST’s inaugural PR category in light of my new role and my passion for ideas that earn attention, change behavior and make us act.”

 

Based in Toronto, John now leads a team of over 600 creatives and planners globally. She is driving the Edelman’s focus on ‘earned creative’ – ideas that are earned at the core, social by design.

 

In life before Leo Burnett, she worked at a mix of independent and multinational agencies including Chiat/Day, Roche & Partners, BBDO, Taxi and Ogilvy. She ranked as the number one Chief Creative Officer in the world in the 2015 AdAge Awards Report, and made Business Insider’s 30 Most Creative People in Advertising ranking of 2014. In 2019, she was named on Gold House’s A100 List of the most influential Asians in culture.

 

Along the way, she’s won awards at virtually every advertising show – including an Emmy for Outstanding Commercial in 2015. 

2 October,2019            
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