Tahaab Rais brings his creative insights and talents to the 2016 Midas Award Grand Jury. He's the most awarded strategist in MENA, he's ranked 1 among Top Strategic Planning Directors worldwide in The Directory Big Won Rankings. As Regional Head of Strategic Planning, FP7/MENA, UAE he leads marketing, content and connections strategy for FP7 across 14 markets in the MENA region, with a focus on creatively driven marketing solutions that win hearts, minds, respect and profits. Tahaab’s work has made regional brands like Emirates NBD, Daman and SmartLife globally renowned and global brands like Coca-Cola, MasterCard, HSBC, Nestle and L'Oreal regionally relatable.
In this week's Grand Jury Spotlight interview the Midas Awards spent a few minutes with Bill Girouard, SVP, Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide USA. In his 20 year career, Bill hasworked on such prominent brands as McDonald's to Aston Martin and everything in between. His most notable work of late is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's, "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. His award-winning campaigns have garnered trophies at Midas, Cannes, Effies, Clios to name a few.
In this week's Grand Jury Spotlight interview the Midas Awards spent a few minutes with Kirti Srikant, Vice President, Head of Brand & Advertising, OppenheimerFunds. Kirti oversees brand marketing, advertising, media strategy, brand sponsorships, and agency relationships.
This week’s Grand Jury interview shines the spotlight on Leslie Hanson, Senior Designer, Seamless / Grubhub USA. Leslie brings his award-winning creative talents to the 2016 Midas Grand Jury. He has built his background in advertising and marketing-focused design from Susquehanna University to work with Mack Industries, Levinson Trachtenberg, Kaplan Inc, Seamless and Grubhub Inc.
This week the Midas Awards shines the spotlight on Liam Wielopolski, Chief Creative Officer, DDB South Africa. Liam cut his teeth on prominent global brands including Guinness Land Rover, Virgin Atlantic Airways and P&G and responsible for holding the creative bar not only at DDB in Johannesburg, but the rest of Africa and the Middle East as well.
This week the Midas Awards shines the spotlight on Gregory Yates, Chief Marketing Officer for RICG®, an NYC based agency focused on modern analytics, journey personalization, creative and neuroscience marketing applications. In his 20 years in the industry, Mr. Yates has built new brands and rescued stale brands falling out of vogue.
2017 Grand Jury member, Andrew Phillips is Marketing Director at National Health Insurance - Daman. He has over 20 years experience in marketing and communications and has held senior positions for prominent companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Thurya Telecommunications Company. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Applied Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.
In this week's Grand Jury Spotlight interview the Midas Awards spent a few minutes with David Martin, Joint Managing Director for London-based M Worldwide. David has worked with leading brands and retailers in more than 22 countries. His expertise in the financial services sector has led him to work with such prominent financial services brands including Halifax, Lloyds Bank, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Skipton Building Society and Swinton Insurance.
This year’s Midas Awards Grand Jury, comprised of international executives from financial and creative marketing disciplines, shortlisted 278 entries showcasing creative excellence submitted from 24 countries around the globe. With an impressive 23% increase this year, prominent brands and international agencies recognize the importance of being honored for creative excellence by the Midas Awards.
FP7 / DXB (A part of McCann Worldgroup) and MediaVest Spark earned the Midas Award for Innovation for “The AC Vests” for client Emirates NBD. This special award honors the highest scoring entry that showcases a leading-edge idea or execution.
FP7/DXB (Part of McCann Worldgroup) earned the coveted 2016 Grand Midas Award for “A Priceless Delivery” for client MasterCard. The award-winning campaign partnered MasterCard Priceless Causes with Salma, an innovation in food relief, that sources high-quality and securely-packaged food to create an interactive wall in Dubai Mall. The wall gave people an immersive and priceless experience when they bought a meal and metaphorically delivered it to the children through the interactive wall allowing Salma to deliver 400,000 meals and counting to displaced children and their families in the Middle East. “A Priceless Delivery” also earned 5 Midas Gold Ingots, 2 Silver Ingots and 2 Midas Certificates.
Paul Cartlich is Senior Creative Editor/Producer for Giaronomo Productions. During his career, he’s been responsible for several high profile television and film campaigns ranging from The Walking Dead Comicon trailers for seasons 1, 4 & 5, TV Campaigns for Breaking Bad and Mad Men along with trailers for Filth and Louder Than Bombs. Paul is also the editor behind the critically acclaimed Rust and Bone trailer.
Each year the Midas Awards for the World’s Best Financial Advertising enlists award-winning creatives from prominent global agencies and brands to participate in a live judging session in New York City These sessions are comprised of industry experts representing the top creative minds in the field of financial advertising gathered together to review creative Collateral and Direct entries from around the globe and to select the 2016 Midas Awards Shortlist.
The 2016 Midas Awards welcomes Pancho González, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder of Inbrax Chile to the 2016 Midas Grand Jury. Throughout his career, Pancho has worked with prominent international brands like Cencosud, Domino’s Pizza, 3M, Jumbo Hypermarkets, Duracell, Sony Ericsson, BancoEstado, Amnesty International, Natura, Movistar, Blockbuster, Publimetro, Unilever, KFC, British Airways, Bata, Tramontina and Parmalat among others. He’s been ranked as the number 3 overall Chilean creative director by Lüerzer’s Archive and with more than 100 national and international recognitions, Pancho is one of the most influential creatives in his market.
The Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Financial Advertising℠ polled its international network of agency and industry creatives inviting them to weigh in on how Britain’s historic exit from the European Union will impact the ad world.
The 2016 Midas Awards kicks off this year’s competition with Midas Awards newly appointed Executive Director, Deb Ryan at the helm. Ms. Ryan will evaluate the Midas Award competition, recruit prominent industry executives to serve on the 2016 Grand Jury as well as forge strategic alliances to benefit the competition and its entrants while expanding its global reach.