The Gerety Awards announces its South African jury


The Gerety 2020 jury includes more than 170 agency and brand leaders from 30 different countries.

The Gerety jury chooses the best in advertising through the female lens. Knowing that 80% of all purchasing decisions are made by women and that award shows have been judged overtly by men over the years. The Gerety Awards sets an important distinction when defining the standard to which advertising should be held

This year’s executive jury sessions will be held in New York, London, Helsinki, Berlin, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Melbourne, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. As well as defining the overall shortlist these juries will choose the agency and production company of the year from their country.

The South African executive jury includes;

Jacquie Mullany, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R

Mpume Ngobese, MD, Joe Public

Sanche Jansen van Rensburg, Executive Creative Director, Avatar

Simone Bosman, Founder and Creative, Osu & Kumalo

Neo Segola, Executive Creative Director, FCB Africa

Sarah Dexter, CEO, Mullen Lowe

Nadia Mohamed, Marketing Director, McCain

Emma Strydom, Head of Design, Network BBDO

Juliet Honey, Creative, Freelance

Suhana Gordhan, Executive Creative Director, FCB

Linda Notelovitz, Director / Producer and founder, Life Design

Liezel Bygate, Marketing Director, Bliss Brands

Monalisa Zwambila, CEO, Riverbed

Loli Bishop, Producer, Freelance

Fiona O Connor, Creative Director, Havas

See all of the 2020 executive juries here

Now open for entries with a 20% discount on all entries checked out before January 20, 2020.

Named for Frances Gerety, the copywriter who coined the slogan “A diamond is forever,”  the Gerety Awards sets the very highest benchmark for creativity in advertising. All types of media can be entered into any of the Gerety Awards 10 categories called CUTS, (like a diamond) Media, Innovation, Entertainment, Communication, Craft, Experience, Works for Good, Health, Pharma and Portfolios. All advertising works broadcast between January 2019 and the deadline are eligible for entry and the works are judged on two criteria: originality of the idea and its execution.

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