Winners Announced!

Winners

We are excited to announce Caples 2016 Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners. Our video presentation below highlights every winner and finalist in each category, shows the videos from Gold winners and gives judges insight into what made the winners worthy of their medals. 

The winners section below also features all of the Gold-winning videos and a list of the Silver and Bronze recipients and the finalists. 

Our top awards this year go to:

Creative Agency
Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand

Courageous Client
The Boys
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for Bond // Pacific Brands Underwear Australia

Best in Show
Football or father?
BBDO Belgium for Remed Pharma

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Awards Presentation

 

GOLD WINNERS

Say No to Spec

Zulu Alpha Kilo

#NoMoreEvictions

Proximity Madrid and PAH (Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca)

#smarteffect

BBDO Portugal - Agência de Publicidade, S.A. and Mercedes-Benz Portugal

Football or father?

BBDO Belgium and Remed Pharma

The Boys

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Pacific Brands Underwear Australia

Game of Balls

M&C Saatchi and Blue Ball Foundation

Solar Stealers

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Origin Energy

#smarteffect

BBDO Portugal - Agência de Publicidade, S.A. and Mercedes-Benz Portugal

Drinkable Advertising

Ogilvy New York and The Coca-Cola Company

Football or father?

BBDO Belgium and Remed Pharma

#NoMoreEvictions

Proximity Madrid and PAH (Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca)

PEDIGREE Found

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and MARS

#NoMoreEvictions

Proximity Madrid and PAH (Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca)

Drinkable Advertising

Ogilvy New York and The Coca-Cola Company

Football or father?

BBDO Belgium and Remed Pharma

#MyFamilyCan

Leo Burnett Melbourne and SPC Ardmona

#NoMoreEvictions

Proximity Madrid and PAH (Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca)

K9FM

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and MARS

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand

The Boys

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and MARS

Football or father?

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and MARS

Agency Self-Promotion — Say No to Spec

Ambient/Guerilla Marketing — #NoMoreEvictions

Ambient/Guerilla Marketing — #smarteffect

Art Direction — Football or father?

Content Marketing — The Boys

Content Marketing — Game of Balls

Content Marketing — Solar Stealers

Content Marketing — #smarteffect

Creative Use of Technology — Drinkable Advertising

Direct Mail, Dimensional — Football or father?

Direct Mail, Dimensional — #NoMoreEvictions

Display advertising - online and mobile — PEDIGREE Found

Integrated Campaign — #NoMoreEvictions

Integrated Campaign — Drinkable Advertising

Launch Campaign — Football or father?

Launch Campaign — #MyFamilyCan

Promotional/Activation Effort — #NoMoreEvictions

Radio — K9FM

Creative Agency of the Year — Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand

Courageous Client of the Year — The Boys

Best in Show — Football or father?

Silver

Ambient/Guerrilla Marketing
Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and Jacob Norremark and Stefan Arnoldus
The Cannes Cab

Content Marketing
Proximity Barcelona and Skoda Spain
70 guardians of winter

Creative Use of Technology
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Origin Energy
Rate My Roof

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and MARS, PEDIGREE
PEDIGREE Found

M&C Saatchi and Australian Cancer Research Foundation
The One Who Will End Cancer

Direct Mail, Dimensional
Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and Bank of New Zealand
Shred

Direct Mail, Flat
LIDA for Women and Women International
Most Important Contact

Direct Response TV
VCCP Spain and LFP (Professional Spanish Football League)
Inverse Goal Celebration

Integrated Campaign
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Origin Energy
Solar Stealers

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and DB Breweries
Brewtroleum

Leo Burnett Melbourne and SPC Ardmona
#MyFamilyCan

Launch Campaign
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Bonds // Pacific Brands Underwear Group
The Boys

Proximity Barcelona and Skoda Spain
70 guardians of winter

Mobile marketing - non-display
OgilvyOne Worldwide and Tim Hortons
Ehmoji

Ogilvy New York and The Coca-Cola Company
Drinkable Advertising

Out-of-home
AMVBBDO and Currys PC World
The Electrical Retailer That Helped People To Get What They Really Wanted For Christmas

Ogilvy New York and The Coca-Cola Company
The Drinkable Billboard

VCCP Spain and Microsoft
Windows

Promotional/Activation Effort
BBDO Belgium and Lidl Belgium
Lidl Blend test

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and DB Breweries
Brewtroleum

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
Breast Cream

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and Fonterra Brands NZ, Tip Top
Leave Room For

VCCP Spain and Vans
Broken Bones Records

Radio
Ogilvy New York and The Coca-Cola Company
The Drinkable Radio Spot

Social Media
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Bonds // Pacific Brands Underwear Group
The Boys

Writing for Direct
Verbalisation and Quilliam
#NotAnotherBrother


Bronze

Ambient/Guerrilla Marketing
BBDO Portugal and Mercedes-Benz Portugal
The Smallest Car Dealership Ever

Proximity London and WaterAid
Hope Locker for WaterAid

Art Direction
Jung von Matt AG and Deutscher Fussball Bund
DFB Ehrenrunde (Lap of honor)

Content Marketing
Clemenger BBDO/Proximity and Eastern Bay Road Safety Programme
Jimi's Legend Series

Creative Use of Technology
Proximity London and WaterAid
Hope Locker for WaterAid

Direct Mail, Dimensional
Agentur am Flughafen AG and T. Ruggiero & Söhne AG
Rolling Out To The Property Market

Fusion Co. Ltd. and Glove entertainment.Co., Ltd.
Tying the knot book

Direct Mail, Flat
BBDO Belgium and Vlaamse Parkinson Liga vzw (VPL)
The Write Thing

Direct Response TV
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and MLC
Save Retirement

Young + Shand and Grabaseat
Septemperature

Display advertising - online and mobile
Proximity London and The Economist
Raising Eyebrows. And Subscriptions

VCCP Spain and Worten
Friendly cookies

Email Marketing
DEC BBDO and PROMOTUR - Turismo de Canarias
Gara, the stranger who sends you postcards

Integrated Campaign
BBDO Belgium and Vlaamse Parkinson Liga vzw (VPL)
The Write Thing

Launch Campaign
Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
Breast Cream

MercerBell and World First
Pirates of the High Fees

Stack and Lotus
#itsnotforyou

Mobile marketing - non-display
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Origin Energy
Rate My Roof

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and MARS, PEDIGREE
PEDIGREE Found

Out-of-home
Ogilvy One and Aetna Life Insurance
The 11 Initiative

Promotional/Activation Effort
BBDO Belgium and JCDecaux
JCDecaux Personal Billboards

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and NAB (National Australia Bank)
Fanshake

Social Media
Ogilvy New York and United Nations
Share Humanity

Finalists

Agency Self-Promotion
deepblue networks AG
#addyourcharacter

Proximity Madrid
Past. Present. Proximity

Shackleton
Silent Night

Ambient/Guerrilla Marketing
Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and Volkswagen NZ
Reduce Speed Dial

RAPP and City of El Segundo
Water Warriors

Art Direction
Young + Shand and Mondiale LifePod
Give the gift of life at Christmas

Young + Shand and Steinlager
The Originals

Content Marketing
Atmosphere Proximity and Doctors Without Borders // Medecins Sans Frontieres
Ask Pharma

Clemenger BBDO/Proximity and Inland Revenue
Tax Refund Workout

Contently
Contently Quarterly

Energy BBDO and Wrigley, a Subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated
Extra Gum "Sarah & Juan"

OgilvyOne Madrid and ING DIRECT
16 YEARS FLY BY

Ogilvy New York and Aetna Life Insurance
Dreams Reclaimed

Ogilvy New York and Caterpillar, Inc.
Built For It Trials 2015

Ogilvy New York and UPS
Wishes Delivered

Proximity Madrid and PAH (Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca)
#NoMoreEvictions

Shackleton and FSC Inserta
Capable

Creative Use of Technology
Atomic 212 Group and Double Robotics
Lucy the Robot

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Myer
Wonderful Hold Music

Mate Marketing Technologies - Zenith Optimedia and Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz SUV Experience

OgilvyOne Worldwide and Tim Hortons
Ehmoji

Direct Mail, Dimensional
MercerBell and Australian Securities Exchange
Take control with ASX FlexClear™

The Verdi Group and Carestream Health
CARESTREAM Touch Prime Ultrasound System

Direct Mail, Flat
Agentur am Flughafen AG and Helvetia Versicherungen
BURGLARY WARNING MAILSHOT FOR SWISS INSURANCE COMPANY

Proximity Barcelona and Vileda Ibérica S.A.
The Bad News

Direct Response TV
LIDA and Alzheimer's Society
Walk for Them

Lida and NRMA
Give DIY a Try

Ogilvy New York and Ad Council
The Prediabetes Realtime Test

Email Marketing
Acxiom Impact and HP
THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE: How we helped HP dominate the galaxy.

Integrated Campaign
AMVBBDO and CURRYS PC WORLD
THE ELECTRICAL RETAILER THAT HELPED PEOPLE TO GET WHAT THEY REALLY WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS

LIDA and Alzheimer's Society
Walk for them

Proximity Barcelona and Skoda Spain
70 guardians of winter

RAPP and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
Toyota Power Up! With Jan

The Bloc
Caregivers Speak Up

Verbalisation and Quilliam
#NotAnotherBrother

Launch Campaign
BBDO and SBS Belgium
Stalker viewed your profile

Ogilvy New York and The Coca-Cola Company
Drinkable Advertising

Loyalty Campaign
LIDA and IKEA
Welcome to Amhult

OgilvyOne Madrid and ING DIRECT
16 YEARS FLY BY

Shackleton and Servicios Financieros Carrefour
Street Santas

Out-of-home
BBDO Belgium and JCDecaux
JCDecaux Personal Billboards

DEC BBDO and PROMOTUR - Turismo de Canarias
The lift that raises your pride

Shackleton and EuroMillones
Selfie with your Grandma

Promotional/Activation Effort
BBDO Belgium and Vlaamse Parkinson Liga vzw (VPL)
The Write Thing

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Victoria
The Rider Reminder

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and Fonterra Brands NZ, Anchor
Anchor Black

Shackleton and Baby Deli
Invisible Box

Wunderman New York and Coca-Cola
7-Eleven and Coca-Cola's Battle of the Can

Young + Shand and Grabaseat
Septemperature

Radio
BBDO Belgium and SBS Belgium
Crime Night

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Myer
Wonderful Hold Music

M&C Saatchi and Vinnies
Vinnies

Social Media
Atmosphere Proximity and Doctors Without Borders // Medecins Sans Frontieres
Ask Pharma

BBDO and SBS Belgium
Stalker viewed your profile

Clemenger BBDO/Proximity and Eastern Bay Road Safety Programme
Jimi's Legend Series

Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and Fonterra Brands New Zealand, Tip Top
Yes Sticks

Los Goodfellas and Greenpeace
Take ownership of Paramo of Pisba

Ogilvy New York and UPS
Wishes Delivered

Proximity Madrid and PAH (Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca)
#NoMoreEvictions

Proximity New Zealand and Toyota New Zealand
Armchair Test Drive

Writing for Direct
Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand and MARS, PEDIGREE
K9FM

LIDA and O2
O2 Poetry

Proximity London and The Economist
Raising Eyebrows. And Subscriptions


About

Caples celebrates the work of the most courageous practitioners in direct marketing: audacious creative leaders and the marketers they champion. Those whose work defines courageous: daring, unique, astounding.  And those who use most every channel at their disposal to boldly ask customers to take action—to advocate, buy, click, share—and then track whether they did.

What else sets Caples apart? It's the only international direct marketing awards for creatives judged exclusively by creatives—leaders from more than 30 agencies around the world who come together to judge entries on three key campaign components: the boldness of the concept, the logic of the execution, and the strength of the outcome. In other words, the most courageous creative solutions to today's toughest marketing challenges.

How long has Caples been around? The Caples Awards was founded in 1978 by Andi Emerson in honor of famed BBDO direct marketing copywriter, John Caples. Emerson, an award-winning copywriter in her own right, wanted to celebrate and reward the power of creativity in direct marketing. Today, The Caples Awards is internationally recognized as one of the premiere direct and digital award shows in the industry.

Entries for Caples 2017 will be open in January. If you would like to receive updates please click here to be added to our mailing list.

If you are interested in being a Caples 2017 judge please click here to fill in an application form. Please keep in mind that applying doesn't guarantee acceptance and a Caples jury member cannot judge two years in a row.

Jury

Gary’s career path has been perfectly architected for the way marketing works today. He spent his first 15 years at OgilvyOne and MRM Worldwide, learning the craft of direct marketing for clients like Amgen, Aventis, and J&J. He then moved to brand agencies FCB and TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he crafted integrated campaigns for the likes of Abbott, Eli Lilly, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Merck and Pfizer. Along the way, he built two consumer healthcare practices. Most recently, Gary was Managing Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Rosetta, one of the largest interactive agencies in North America, where he worked with such clients as Allergan, Beiersdorf, and MedCo. Today, Gary oversees Arnold’s consumer health and wellness brands, including Sanofi’s diabetes and cholesterol franchises, as well as non-health brands like Volvo Trucks and DCH Auto Group. In his spare time, Gary gives back to the industry that has given him so much. He sits on the Executive Board of the Caples International Awards, the DMA ECHO Awards, and the Ad Council Campaign Review Committee. He is a guest teacher at the 4As and Miami Ad School, and he has been on the jury panel for a variety of industry award shows including Cannes, Effies, Webbys, and more.

Gary Scheiner

EVP, Executive Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide Head of Judging, Caples

A digital native who moved into a through the line role. Experienced in most mediums and has always stood for real brave work that wins the hearts before it wins awards. One of the young and up coming creative hotshots in Asia, who specialises in Social media and Integrated work. Known for being controversial and taking on the industry giants and having them for breakfast.

VJ Anand

Executive Creative Director, BBDO Malaysia

David Bell - Executive Creative Director David is one of Australia’s most respected Creative Directors, having worked in advertising for more than 25 years. Along the way he has collected over 65 Australian and international awards. In March 1999 David established MercerBell with partner Nick Mercer. MercerBell is now one of Australia’s largest Customer Experience agencies and employs over 70 people. David regularly speaks at both local and international industry events, and is often asked to judge at major advertising award shows. He was elected as Chairman of Judges of the Association of Data-Driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA) in 2001 and 2006.

David Bell

Executive Creative Director, MercerBell

Bio coming soon.

Mario Bertieri

CEO, Los Goodfellas

Simon Bloomfield has close to 20 years of direct, digital and integrated creative experience across an extensive range of B2B and B2C sectors. At MercerBell, Simon has been responsible for numerous accounts including MasterCard, Toyota, Foxtel and Qantas Loyalty. Prior to this, he was Creative Group Head on American Express at OgilvyOne for close to 5 years. Beyond the day to day, Simon is an active industry participant, guest lecturing for the ADMA Creative School. Simon is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sculpture by the Sea, Australia’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Simon Bloomfield

Creative Director, MercerBell

Good advertising gets people to buy something. Great advertising makes people want to belong to something. I strive to accomplish the latter. I thrive on tackling tough marketing challenges and delivering creative work that makes clients shout with joy. Literally. Joyous shouting is my KPI. I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing organizations including Microsoft, IBM, L’oreal, Visa, eBay, Xbox LIVE, and The Bermuda Board of Tourism. In addition to being a brand builder I fully admit to being a direct response geek. On a personal note I was raised by a shrink and a zookeeper, which, my friends and colleagues say, "explains a lot."

Jonathan Butts

Executive Creative Director, BlackWing Creative

Bio coming soon.

Ron Copeland

VP Creative Director, Rodgers Townsend/DDB

Suzanne has over 20 years of international, award-winning experience creating groundbreaking integrated solutions for highly recognizable clients at world-class agencies. Suzanne is currently Executive Creative Director at Acxiom, responsible for setting the overall strategy of Acxiom Impact creative agency, advising clients on creative strategy, and leading business development for the agency while strengthening the creative offering and growing the creative business. She has spent most of her career at advertising agencies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA) and three years working in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather).

Suzanne Darmory

Executive Creative Director, Acxiom Impact

Bachelor degree of Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca (Spain) in the specialties of painting, design and Audiovisual. Pilar is currently Creative Director at Proximity Madrid since 2009 and she has worked in agencies such as RMG Connect (JWT), MRM (McCann) and D-Communication. She has worked for Cruzcampo, BMW, Obsidiana, Bankinter, Vodafone, Mercedes, Jazztel, Amena, Smirnoff, J&B, Oral B, Santillana, Asisa, Renault… She was jury at the “El Sol” (most important festival of Spain) in 2012, jury at “El chupete” (International kids communication festival), jury at FIP Festival (Latin American Festival of Promotions & Events) in 2013, jury at Wow Done Awards (most important direct festival of Ukranie) and New York Festivals in 2016. She has been awarded with prizes such as Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Echo Awards, John Caples, El Sol, El ojo de Iberoamerica, Inspirational, Iman Awards in addition to several short list in Cannes, El Sol, Eurobest and Caples.

Pilar de Giles López

Creative Director, Proximity Madrid

Dan got his start almost 2 decades ago as an art director in the then emerging field of digital. Since then he has expanded his areas of expertise to include CRM and social. Dan has built an extensive portfolio that includes telecommunications, financial, automotive, packaged goods and technology. He has worked on small independent clients and major Canadian brands including RBC, Canada’s largest bank and Rogers, Canada’s premier telecommunications company. Dan brings to his job a perfect balance of creative judgment and strategic business sense and is well respected by his direct reports, his seniors and the agency’s clients.

Dan Gaede

VP, Associate Creative Director, BBDO Canada

Klaartje Galle studied Art at St Lucas Ghent, Art Sciences at the University of Ghent and Master in Design and Advertising at the Academy in Antwerp. During this last education she won a first prize. Klaartje started her professional career at a small Belgian Graphic Design agency, but switched 12 years ago to BBDO in Brussels, as an Art Director. First at Direct BBDO, after a merger at Proximity BBDO and since three years at the integrated BBDO Belgium. These twelve years she acquired a rich experience in all branches of advertising, but also her work has been awarded more than 40 times, including Cannes Lions, John Caples Awards, Eurobest and IMC to name a few. Since one year, is Klaartje Associate Creative Director at BBDO. Together with 3 associated CDs she is leading the creative department at BBDO Belgium for clients as Proximus, Mercedes, Tabasco, Bosch, Douwe Egberts, Axa, SBS Belgium,… Klaartje is an active member of the Belgian ACC Direct Marketing Expert Centre.

Klaartje Galle

Associate Creative Director, BBDO Belgium

After working as an art director and Creative Director Duncan joined others as founding partner of Barraclough Hall Woolston Gray. The agency grew to be one of the largest and most creatively awarded Direct Marketing agencies in the UK and one of the founding members of the Proximity agency network.some years as an As Proximity Worldwide Creative Leader and Worldwide board member, he had responsibility for keeping the network at the forefront of creative excellence. Besides his creative and management responsibilities in London, Duncan spend much of his time as a hands-on Art Director on key agency business. He is a regular judge and many times winner of domestic, European and International awards. He is privileged to have been involved with the John Caples International Awards for many years, is a member of their board and is their Chief European Judge. In 2006, he received Andi Emerson Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service to the Marketing.He has given talks and run inspirational creative training sessions in the UK and worldwide. He left Proximity London is safe hands after 20 years in 2011 and worked with past colleagues at {united}, a values driven agency/consultancy specialising in ‘goodvertising’ (not-for-profit and not-just-for-profit businesses) At present splits his time between creative consultancy projects and working with 2 newly founded creative agencies founded by ex colleagues.

Duncan Gray

Executive Creative Director, Vanilla Pod

Marcus is an awarding-winning copywriter and Creative Director and has recently joined as Group Creative Director for Publicis UK and Publicis Chemistry. Marcus has worked both above and below the line, and is happiest when the idea dictates which side the work goes. He isn’t very comfortable talking in the third person.

Marcus Iles

Group Creative Director, Publicis UK

Frank has a 20-year agency background across a variety of industries including Consumer Goods, Tech & Telecom, Financial Services, Hospitality, B2B, and Healthcare. Prior to joining RAPP, Frank was a key figure in Rosetta’s rise to industry prominence (now Razorfish Global), where he provided Creative leadership and direction for the agency for over 7 years, and through 5 mergers and acquisitions. Frank’s wide-ranging leadership expertise includes building teams and frameworks that help transform brands. His channel expertise range from print, digital, eCommerce, to mobile and social marketing. Frank’s expertise has made a lasting impact on category leading brands like Lenovo, DirecTV, JP Morgan Chase, Time Warner, Wyndham Hotel Group, Nivea, IBM, AT&T, and more.

Frank Iqbal

Chief Creative Officer, RAPP Worldwide

Following art directing punk record sleeves, David joined advertising via London’s D&AD course. David’s punkish prose won praise “Consequently, I became a copywriter - Never mind the bollocks - has remained my copy mantra”. Successive roles with UK agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and BMP led to a CD position in the Middle East, resulting in several London International Advertising Awards. David moved to Grey Istanbul “Our Blendax shampoo campaign - Never mind the bollocks, it’s for hair that turns heads - was incredibly successful, despite the client halving the line”. Whilst CD at Gulf Saatchi & Saatchi, we launched wi-tribe broadband, slogan -- Never mind the bollocks, be on-line with no line - opening four words were cut” David bemoaned. David also worked as CD with DDB (Qatar) and Infinity (Oman). “Our Oman Air positioning - Never mind the bollocks. Fly Sultanate style. - won the account, despite our CEO shortening the line” laments David. David is currently creative partner with CommUnion Bahrain “I look forward to bringing a - no bollocks - approach to judging the Caples awards” declared David.

David Jeffery

Creative Director, CommUnion

Paula has over 20 years experience as an award-winning Creative Director and Copywriter, as an integrated and through the line specialist. She has won nearly 100 international and national creative awards, and has been honoured to be an awards judge many times - the highlights being an ADMA Creative Chair, and a Cannes Lions and D&AD Juror. She has worked across every industry category, on Australian, regional and global accounts. The longest periods of her career have been spent working at JWT Singapore, DDB Rapp Melbourne and M&C Saatchi LIDA Sydney.

Paula Keamy

Associate Creative Director, M&C Saatchi LIDA Sydney

Creative Director who lives at the intersection of storytelling and technology.

Jeremy Kinder

Group Creative Director, Wunderman

Born, raised, educated in the UK and trained in Sydney, Australia. His career started at M&C Saatchi, Sydney, back then, one of world’s leading direct agencies and later, Clemenger BBDO/Proximity, OgilvyOne Sydney, Havas and Naked. In May 2014, he returned to the OgilvyOne fold as Creative Director for the Vietnam office in Ho Chi Minh City. His work has been recognised at ADMA, AWARD, Caples, Echo, One Show and Directory Magazine, and in 2015 OgilvyOne, Vietnam became 1 of just 3 winners globally of the Cannes Chimera Initiative. He’s had the honour of judging ADMA, AWARD, Caples, Smarties MMA Awards and mentored students as the 2011–2012 Co-Head of the Australian Industry’s AWARD School.

Adrian McNamara

Creative Director, OgilvyOne Worldwide (Vietnam)

Nick began his career in London longer ago than he cares to admit. He was Creative Director of Proximity London when the global network was initiated. He was Creative Director of TBWA/GGT when the agency came second in the global Won Report. He moved to New York ten years ago as Chief Creative Officer of Wunderman NY. More recently, he has become Executive Creative Director of Roar. Over the years, Nick has been fortunate to work with smart clients and great brands in just about every sector of the industry. He has won some awards and would like to win a few more.

Nick Moore

Executive Creative Director, Roar

In his 22-year advertising career, Matt has lent his creative expertise to a huge range of clients including the SF Giants, Michelob ULTRA, Intel, Taco Bell, Visa and Amnesty International. His work has covered every medium across nearly every client category. Matt launched Arson in 2014 to serve as a nimble, creative agency that Bay Area companies desired. Prior to Arson, Matt served as Creative Director at digital shop Anthem! and oversaw creative at T3’s San Francisco office. He’s been Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi S and worked at several large Bay Area shops such as Digitas and DMB&B/Highway One.

Matt Morin

Co-Founder/Creative Director, Arson

Beto Nahmad was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a Media Technician, and studied Film and Advertising in the port city of Buenos Aires. He began his career in Agulla and Baccetti, then he moved to Barcelona where he worked in some of the world’s most important agencies, including: Publicis Casadevall & Pedreño, Tandem DDB, JWT and Delvico. After eight years in Barcelona he moved to Madrid to work in DRAFTFCB as Executive Creative Director and Director of Innovation Team where he developed digital campaigns, experiential marketing and branded content. He recently founded the Spanish office of one of the top 10 agencies in the UK, "VCCP". In just one year VCCP SPAIN was the most awarded spanish agency in Cannes Lions and the most importants festivals. Besides advertising, he writes and directs short films. His latest film "Bon Appetit" just finished successfully the festival circuit with "Official Selections" in different cities and a few international awards.

Beto Nahmad

Executive Creative Director, VCCP SPAIN

With over 28 years of experience working in New York, the UK and Toronto, Scott is a leading Creative Strategist, Brand Ambassador and Relationship Marketer. Scott was brought in to lead the Publicis Hawkeye CRM practice in Toronto, bringing his experience and deep understanding of consumer insights and creative strategy to drive powerful marketing ideas. Before helping launch Publicis Hawkeye in January 2015, Scott had the privilege of working at Ogilvy One for 10 years and DRAFTFCB/Rivet for 8. He also co-founded Mosaic Direct + Interactive, where he spent 6 years. Most recently, Scott spent 4 years deepening his digital expertise at BBDO/Proximity.

Scott Pinkney

VP, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Hawkeye

Robin Riggs is an award winning creative director, strategist and copywriter. She believes the best creative comes from understanding the heart and the mind of the consumer and following their responses. Her extensive brand experience enables her to elevate and differentiate an organization’s brand and mission from the competition while building strong connections with donors. Robin speaks regularly at national and regional conferences for the DMA, DMA Nonprofit Federation, DMFA, NCDC and AFP. She serves on the Ethics Committee of the DMANP Advisory Board. For the last six years, Robin has won top creative awards for print and digital copy writing.

Robin Riggs

Chief Creative Officer, RobbinsKersten Direct

Matthias is a digital creative with many years’ experience in digitally-driven communication. His clients include BMW, Telefonica O2, MINI, Munich Re and the German energy giant EON. His work has won awards at both national and international level, combining creative excellence with the innovative integration of different channels. Since starting out as a copywriter at the German-based digital creative agency Interone in 2003, Matthias has fostered the development of campaigns, platforms, content strategies and digital innovation projects, with the focus firmly on not only providing top creative quality, but also on guaranteeing tangible user benefits.

Matthias Schafer

CCO, Interone

I'm a 36 years old guy from Slovakia, central Europe. Started in small graphic studio, later worked in Creo/Young & Rubicam for 7 years. Currently in an in-house ad-agency at Eset, IT Security vendor. I love daring and provocative advertising and ideas that have legs. Married, no kids.

Juraj Schrantz

Creative director, Eset

Bio coming soon.

Birgit Schwarz-Hickey

Assistant Professor/Creative, FIT

Aleksandra has a twenty-year advertising career in integrated marketing, from both the strategy and creative point of view. She built her expertise in Euro RSCG, Saatchi&Saatchi and Wunderman, working on both local and global brands. She was also a founder and the managing director of Lowe Activation – the direct marketing branch of the group – and also head of direct marketing in Lowe’s Eastern European lighthouse. Her portfolio includes domestic as well as global brands such as Citibank, Procter&Gamble, Unilever, Carlsberg, Nestle, Peugeot, Suzuki, Nokia, Philip Morris, Hewlett Packard, and many others. She served as marketing adviser to the Polish Ministry of Environment, running advertising campaigns on climate change. Before moving to NYC, for five years she ran her own boutique creative agency promoting European food products in foreign markets. She developed her skills as a food stylist working on various productions for international integrated campaigns, including working with the Mike Colameco Food Show for the PBS television network in the US.

Aleksandra Trochimiuk

Strategy & Creative Director, Momentum Communication Group

Glynn started off his career at Delaney’s as a art director. After 4 years he became one of the youngest Creative Directors in SA. In 2000 – Glynn started his own agency at the age of 26 – The Old Shanghai Firecracker Factory In 2002 – Glynn sold TOSFF to international group IPG/FCB In 2008 – Glynn merged all its creative divisions (CRM, Direct, Web and Traditional) into one single studio, heading up a fully integrated studio till 2010. Glynn was part of the FCB Board, the FCB Holding Board, FCB Creative Exco and worked on various international and local brands. In 2002 Glynn started the Haas Collective, Haas the Afrikaans word for “rabbit”. The collective consist of one of Cape Towns top restaurants and coffee shops, a Gallery that represents some of SA’s finest talent and a boutique advertising agency that managed to secure some great blue chip brands, all under one roof. Glynn heads up the Cape Peninsula University of Technology advisory board and a representative of the world famous advertising brand school, Vega. Glynn has won various local and international advertising awards, been a judge for Caples for the last 4 years, and judged at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, Loeries, Pendorings and Assegai awards. Other interests are hiking, camping, the outdoors and to top it all off a bit of a fitness fanatic and a lover of beautiful cars.

Glynn Venter

Founder, The Haas Collective

For 15 years Tim has plied his trade at some of Australia and NZ’s hottest ad shops. And has won more than a few awards for creative and effective excellence. He’s also judged award shows in four countries; Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, and the USA. When not creating ground-breaking advertising, you’ll find Tim tutoring grads, finishing off yet another writing degree, running laps, or trying to write about himself in the (less pretentious) third person. Tim and his wife are blessed with two wonderful boys, Cael and Declan; Tim happily describes them as his greatest creative achievements to date.

Tim Wood

Creative Director, Young & Shand

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