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International heavyweights to speak at the Loeries seminar

 International heavyweights to speak at the Loeries seminar

This year, the Loeries Judging migrates to Cape Town’s iconic City Hall and becomes part of Creative Week CT (15 to 23 September).  The week includes a seminar on Friday 21 September, which promises to inspire its audience with insights from a selection of top global brand leaders – including the Loeries four international jury chairmen.

The seminar is a fantastic opportunity for agencies and marketers to hear about the latest trends in brand communication from international leaders.

The full-day seminar is open to everyone and tickets can be purchased from the Loeries website ( Seminar tickets are exclusively for the seminar and do not include access to the award ceremonies nor other functions during Creative Week Cape Town.

Seminar Speakers:

TV & Radio Chairman: Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer of Young & Rubicam

South African-born Tony Granger, now the Global Chief Creative Officer of Young & Rubicam, believes in the magic of ideas and their power to transform brands and agencies. He started his career as an assistant art director at Grey, then left South Africa in 2000 and continued to work on breakthrough communication, such as the legendary ‘Got Milk?!’ campaign.

To date, Tony has won numerous industry awards including Y&R New York’s 2010 title for the most awarded agency in the US and the second most awarded agency worldwide. The Young & Rubicam global network has also been named Network of the Year by Dubai Lynx, Art Directors Club, London International Awards and EPICA.

When asked about coming to Cape Townin September, Tony says, “I always look forward to coming home toSouth Africa. And every time I do, I am delighted by our industry’s people, culture and work.”

Tony has also served as president of several international advertising juries including Cannes Lions and CLIOs.

Direct, PR & Live Events Chairman: Alex Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer of  Serviceplan Gruppe

Alex Schill took just nine years to work his way from junior copywriter to Chief Creative Officer of Springer & Jacoby inGermany. He left Springer & Jacoby in 2006 to become Global Chief Creative Officer at Serviceplan Gruppe – the biggest independent agency in Europe, which includes Serviceplan, Mediaplus and Plan.Net.

Within just five years Alex has put Serviceplan on the map, landing them second place in the German Creative Ranking (Big Won 2011), as well as ninth place worldwide.

Alex, who has over 30 Cannes Lions under his belt, was voted best German CCO and third best globally. He also judged at Cannes last year and was recently ranked 6th in the PIAFYS world ranking of creative directors. He says, “Coming to SA to chair the Loeries is a big honour for me. I am more than curious to experience the work of agencies that face a truly unique market.”

More recently, Serviceplan Gruppe took home Best in Show at the 2012 One Show Design Awards for their solar annual report, which can only be read in direct sunlight.

Print Communication Chairman: David Nobay, Creative Director of Droga5 Australia

David Nobay started as a junior copywriter inLondonat the age of 19 and became the youngest Creative Group Head in the Ogilvy & Mather Direct network only a year later. By 27, he had launched his own agency Wells Nobay McDowall inMelbournewhich became one ofAustralia’s most awarded integrated agencies of the 90’s.

In 2008, he launched Droga5 Sydney with David Droga and within a year received the title ‘Agency of the Year’ by B&T Magazine. Nobay has also been ranked as the most awarded Creative Director inAustralasiaand listed in Archive Magazine’s Top Ten most published copywriters of the last millennium.

“Having had the privilege to work alongside great South African talent like Tony Granger, Jan Jacobs and Porky over the years, I’ve been dying to come to your shores for a long time. I can’t think of a better way to see everything I’ve heard about in action, than helping to judge this year’s Loeries,” says Nobay, who has sat on various judging panels including Cannes, D&AD, London Festivals, Dubai Lynx, Young Guns and Art Director’s Club, to name a few.

Design Chairman: Chris Lee, Creative Director of Asylum Singapore

Chris Lee is the Creative Director at Asylum Singapore, which has become one of the most respected creative companies in the world with a reputation for challenging the design status quo. His work has won numerous awards in Singapore and on the international scene. He also ranks as one of Singapore’s most influential Creative Directors and was the recipient of Designer of the Year at Singapore’s President’s Design Award.

Chris has served as a juror at international awards such as The One Show, D&AD and as Design chairman at Creative Circle Awards. As founder and president of The Design Society, which aims to promote visual culture through exhibitions, workshops and education in Singapore, Chris has a gift of bringing out the best in young designers.

When asked about his invitation to chair the Loeries Communication Design panel, Chris said, “I’m extremely excited to be coming to South Africa for the first time and to be able to judge amongst the best designers there. I’m sure there’ll be great works awaiting!”

Seminar Details

Venue: City Hall, Cape Town

Date: Friday 21 September 2012

Time: All day (times to be announced)

Registration: Thursday 20 & Friday 21 September

Standard tickets: R500

Student tickets: R150

Standard ticket bookings should be made directly at Student tickets should be booked with the Loeries office (contact or 011 326 0304).



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