Festivals and award shows happen throughout the year, across the globe. We are proud to recognize many of our VML team members who have been selected as jurors - it’s a testament to their hard work and expertise, and we’re thrilled to see them represent VML on the world advertising stage.

Read on to find out more about the events taking place this in 2024 and which of our team members will be sitting on the juries.

2024 Cannes Lions

Every year in June, Cannes Lions brings the creative community together for a week in Cannes, France – to learn, network, explore and celebrate creativity in advertising and communications.

Taking place from 17–21 June 2024, the Festival is where the world’s greatest creativity gets its moment in the spotlight.

Debbi Vandeven Gray

Debbi Vandeven, Global Chief Creative Officer, has been named the Jury President of the Dan Widen Titanium Lions

Chafic VML Headshot

Chafic Haddad, Chief Creative Officer MENA, will serve as a Juror for the Entertainment Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Christian Sánchez Gray

Christian Sánchez, Executive Creative Director, will serve as a Juror for the Outdoor Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Christina Miller Gray

Christina Miller, EMEA Chief Social Officer, will serve as a Juror for the Social & Influencer Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Josh Loebner Gray

Josh Loebner, Global Head of Inclusive Design, will serve as a Juror for the Innovation Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Manuel Borde

Manuel Borde, Global/NA Chief Creative Officer, Commerce, will serve as a Juror for the Creative Commerce Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Mukund Olety Gray

Mukund Olety, VML India Chief Creative Officer, will serve as a Juror for the Health & Wellness Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Natxo Diaz

Natxo Díaz, Global Head of Craft Health, will serve as a Juror for the Pharma Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Paul Nagy Gray

Paul Nagy, APAC Chief Creative Officer, will serve as a Juror for the Film Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

Sumara Osorio Gray

Sumara Osorio, Chief Content Officer at VML LATAM, VML Chief Strategy Officer at Colgate-Palmolive LATAM and VML Global Social Media Lead at Dell, will serve as a Juror for the Creative Strategy Lions at Cannes Lions 2024

AME Awards

New York Festivals 2024 AME Awards recognize and celebrate creative and effective advertising and marketing campaigns. It focuses on campaigns that not only demonstrate creativity but also deliver tangible and measurable results for world-class brands.

Abbie Baehr

Abbie Baehr, North American Chief Strategy Officer, will serve on the Grand Jury at the AME Awards

Alison Tilling

Alison Tilling, AUNZ Chief Strategy Officer, will serve on the Grand Jury at the AME Awards

Jonathan Faerber

Jonathan Faerber, Head of Strategy at Scholz and Friends, will serve on the Grand Jury at the AME Awards

Raymond Chin

Raymond Chin, Chief Creative Officer for Asia, will serve on the Grand Jury at the AME Awards

Vitor Amos

Vitor Amos, Head of Strategy at VML Brazil, will serve on the Grand Jury at the AME Awards

Clio Awards

The Clio Awards brings together leading creative talent for an exclusive and collaborative judging experience to select the entries that will win the coveted Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Clio statues.

Dawid Szczepaniak Gray

Dawid Szczepaniak, Chief Creative Officer, VML Poland, will serve on the Social Media Jury at the 2024 Clio Awards

Miguel Bemfica Gray

Miguel Bemfica, UAE Chief Creative Officer, will serve on the Audio & Audio Craft Jury at the 2024 Clio Awards

Simona Suman Gray

Simona Suman, VML Germany Chief Creative Officer, will serve on the Public Relations Jury at the 2024 Clio Awards

Clio Health Awards

The Clio Health Awards recognizes creative marketing, advertising, and communications in the fields of physical, mental, and social well-being. Award winners are determined by an industry-specific jury of creative leaders who determine which entries earn the Grand, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Shortlist distinctions.

Natxo Diaz

Natxo Díaz, Global Head of Craft, will serve as a Jury Chair for the Craft Jury at the 2024 Clio Health Awards

Meritxell Ruiz Gray

Meritxell Ruiz, Creative Director, VML Health, will serve on the NextUp Jury at the 2024 Clio Health Awards

Walter Geer

Walter T. Geer III, Chief Experience Design Officer at VML Health, will serve on the Audio, Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, & Innovation Jury at the 2024 Clio Health Awards

D&AD Awards

Each year, D&AD Awards gather the world's best creative work from across the commercial design, advertising, production, and craft disciplines to be judged by more than 330 global creative leaders, practitioners, and innovators.

Manuel Borde

Manuel Borde, Global/NA Chief Creative Officer, Commerce, has been named the Commerce Jury President of the 2024 D&AD Awards

Dubai Lynx Awards

Dubai Lynx has set the creative bar for the MENA region. The Festival brings together decision-makers from the creative marketing community, global speakers, and young talent together.

Golda Aguilar Roldan

Golda Aguilar Roldan, VML Philippines' CEO, will serve on the Creative Effectiveness and Creative Strategy Lynx Jury at the 2024 Dubai Lynx Festival

Marco Bezerra

Marco Bezerra, Executive Creative Director, will serve on the Activation and Creative Lynx Jury at the 2024 Dubai Lynx Festival

Rodrigo Raices

Rodrigo Raices, Creative Director, will serve on the Healthcare Jury at the 2024 Dubai Lynx Festival

Effie Awards

The Effie Awards are known by advertisers and agencies globally as the pre-eminent award in the industry, and recognize any and all forms of marketing that contribute to a brand's success.

Andrew Zipparro Gray

Andrew Zipparro, VP of Strategy, will judge the second round at the 2024 Effie Awards

Audrey Melofchik Gray

Audrey Melofchik, Global Chief Brand Experience Officer, served on the Positive Change-Social Good Effie Final Round Jury at the 2024 Effie Awards

Jon Goynshor Gray

Jon Goynshor, SVP, Global Head of Partnerships, will serve on the jury for the 2024 Effie Awards

Julie Hudson Gray

Julie Hudson, Managing Director of Strategy, will judge the first round at the 2024 Effie Awards

Michael Breen

Michael Breen, VP Group Director, Commerce Strategy, will serve on the Commerce and Shopper Jury at the 2024 Effie Awards

Gerety Awards

The Gerety Awards brings together a jury to select the best in advertising that resonates most with a female audience, creating a benchmark that is relevant to the market reality, all while redefining the standard to which advertising has traditionally been held. The Awards are named for Frances Gerety, the copywriter who in 1948 coined the slogan "A diamond is forever”.

Ana Rocha

Ana Rocha, Executive Creative Director, will serve on the Grand Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Angelica Galvis

Angelica Galvis, VP Head of Art & Design at Commerce, will serve on the Executive Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Cécile Lejeune

Cécile Lejeune, CEO, will serve as an Ambassador at the Gerety Awards 2024

Debbie Ellison

Debbie Ellison, Global Chief Digital Officer, will serve on the Executive Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Eliana Kaplan

Eliana Kaplan, Chief Growth Officer, will serve on the Executive Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Golda Aguilar Roldan

Golda Aguilar Roldan, VML Philippines' CEO, will serve on the Grand Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Julia Dovlatova

Julia Dovlatova, Executive Creative Director, will serve on the Grand Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Karolina Galácz

Karolina Galácz, Executive Creative Director, will serve on the Grand Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Marielle Wilsdorf

Marielle Wilsdorf, Partner & Managing Director at Scholz & Friends, will serve on the Executive Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Natalia Borawska

Natalia Borawska, Creative Director, will serve on the Executive Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Nicole Godoy

Nicole Godoy, Head of Production, will serve on the Executive Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

Sandra Bold

Sandra Bold, Chief Creative Officer, will serve on the Executive Jury at the Gerety Awards 2024

New York Festival Advertising Awards

Advertising Awards honor advertising excellence through 19 competitions in all media from 80+ countries and represent the full spectrum of today’s advertising communications across the world

Emily Sander

Emily Sander, Executive Creative, will serve on the Cutting Edge Executive Jury at the NYF Advertising Awards

Jamie June Hill Gray

Jamie June Hill, Creative Inclusivity Director, will serve on the 2024 Purpose Executive Jury at the NYF Advertising Awards

New York Festival Health Awards

The NYF Health honors excellence in healthcare and pharmaceutical advertising and communications

Joao Jackel

Joao Jackel, Global Group Creative Director, will serve on the Health & Wellness Grand Jury at the NYF Health Awards

Julian Nunez

Julian Nunez, Creative Vice President, will serve on the Health & Wellness Grand Jury at the NYF Health Awards

Khalid Latif

Khalid Latif, Global Executive Creative Director at VML Health, will serve on the Pharma Grand Jury at the NYF Health Awards

Natxo Diaz

Natxo Díaz, Global Head of Craft, will serve on the Pharma Grand Jury at the NYF Health Awards

Nikki Sulentic

Nikki Sulentic, Associate Creative Director at VML Health, will serve on the Pharma Grand Jury at the NYF Health Awards

The One Show

The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising and design and has a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity

Daniel Payan

Daniel Payan, Chief Creative Officer, will serve on the Fusion Pencil Jury at The One Show Awards

Jamie June Hill Gray

Jamie June Hill, Creative Inclusivity Director, will serve on the Fusion Pencil Jury at The One Show Awards

Kaleeta McDade

Kaleeta McDade, Global Chief Experience Design Officer, will serve on the Creative Use of Data + Creative Use of Technology Jury at The One Show Awards

Karolina Galácz

Karolina Galácz, Executive Creative Director, will serve on the Interactive Online & Mobile Jury at The One Show Awards

Laura Mignott Gray

Laura Mignott, Global Chief Experiential Officer, will serve on the Experiential Immersive + Integrated Jury at The One Show

Natxo Diaz

Natxo Díaz, Global Head of Craft Health, will serve on the Health & Wellness + Pharma Jury at The One Show Awards

Nino Goldberg

Nino Goldberg, CCO LATAM, will serve on the Creative Effectiveness Jury at The One Show Awards

Robyn Bergmann

Robyn Bergmann, Creative Director, will serve on the Cultural Driver Jury at The One Show Awards

Tom Murphy Gray

Tom Murphy, Chief Creative Officer, will serve on the Out of Home + Print & Promotional Jury at The One Show Awards

PHNX Awards

AdForum PHNX is the world’s most accessible and democratic awards show, allowing people with a diverse range of skills from every corner of our industry to celebrate creative talent and outstanding ideas

  • Ana Sofía Chávez Calle, Senior Copywriter at VML Health
  • Andres Astorquiza, Creative Director
  • Anthony Pineda, Art Director
  • Debi Buonomo, Senior Creative Copywriter
  • Diego Kertesz, Senior Creative Copywriter
  • Elvira Arzubialde, CEO at VML Health Spain
  • Emmanuelle Mehta, Group Business Director
  • Fred Aramis, Creative Director
  • Fernando Villalvazo, Copywriter
  • Henry Mandelbaum, Senior Copywriter
  • Ilaria Di Piero, Deputy Creative Director
  • Jhona Gibson, Creative Director
  • Jonathan Mcvinish, Executive Creative Director
  • Juan Vargas, Head of Art at VML Health
  • Kocsi David, Creative Art Director
  • Min-Lung Wu, ECD
  • Mohanad Aldeeb, Art Director
  • Mukund Olety, Chief Creative Officer
  • Nicolas Geahchan, ECD
  • Orsolya Heuthaler, Strategist
  • Phoecus Lee, Executive Creative Director
  • Sebastian Gutierrez Sierra, VP Planning
  • Shashank Lanjekar, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Tamás Ádám, Creative Copywriter
  • Victor Amaya, Creative Director
  • Xavier Lagos, Associate Creative Director

Spikes Asia Awards

The region's oldest and most prestigious award for creative advertising. The awards serve as the definitive benchmark for not only creative excellence but also for marketing strategy and effectiveness in Asia-Pacific.

Didi Pirinyuang

Didi Pirinyuang, Chief Creative Officer, will serve on the Print & Publishing, Radio & Audio Jury at the Spikes Asia Awards

Feiyan Shen

Feiyan Shen, Managing Director, will serve on the Healthcare Jury at the Spikes Asia Awards

Jake Barrow

Jake Barrow, Group Creative Director, will serve on the Brand Experience & Activation, Creative Commerce Jury at the Spikes Asia Awards

Additional Jury Members

Our additional jury members bring their unique perspectives and industry expertise to the forefront, contributing their invaluable insights to shows around the world. Our extraordinary panel of additional jury members plays a crucial role in recognizing and celebrating creativity in all its forms. Meet the minds behind the scenes who, with their discerning eyes, contribute to shaping the narrative of excellence in the advertising world.

Heather Physioc Gray

Heather Physioc, Chief Discoverability Officer, will serve on the SEO Jury at the 2024 Friends of Search Awards

Laura Mignott Gray

Laura Mignott, Global Chief Experiential Officer, will serve on the 2024 Jury at the 16th Annual Shorty Awards

Beth Carroll Gray

Beth Carroll, Head of Social Media, will serve on the 2024 Jury at the 16th Annual Shorty Awards

Rafael Pitanguy

Rafael Pitanguy, Global Deputy CCO, will serve on the Global Jury at the ANDY Awards

Niraj Zaveri

Niraj Zaveri, Executive Creative Director, will serve on the Fusion Cube Jury at the ADC Awards

Joanna Sroka Gray

Joanna Sroka, Associate Creative Director, VML Poland will serve on the Digital Jury at the Young Creatives Cannes 2024

Garret Bader Gray

Garret Bader, Associate Director of Strategy, will serve on the Jury at the Reggie Awards

Jack Mc Namara Gray

Jack McNamara, Associate Creative Director, will serve on the Student Commercial Jury at the AICP Awards

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