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Mad Stars reveals complete list of Final Juries for its 16th edition

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA — MAD STARS, the global festival celebrating marketing, advertising, and digital content, has announced the complete list of Final Juries for its prestigious 2023 awards. These esteemed individuals are internationally recognized creative leaders who wield significant influence in the marketing and advertising industry.

The MAD STARS 2023 features esteemed creative, marketing, and digital professionals from around the world as Final Juries & Executive Juries, consisting of 45 experts from 31 countries.

The Final Juries for the MAD STARS 2023 are as follows:


Film, Information Video, Entertainment Video, Viral Video Jury

  • Bruno Bertelli, Global CEO of Le Pub (Executive Jury)
  • Adrian Bosich, Managing Partner & Creative Founder, AIRBAG
  • Alessandra Gomes, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health Brazil
  • Andrew Chu, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy
  • Celeste Dalairac, Regional Group Creative Director, ISLA
  • Eve Pennington, Client Business Lead Africa, OMD South Africa
  • Hiroyo Kanehako, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc.
  • Malgorzata Drozdowska, Creative Partner, FCB&theMilkman
  • Nina East, Group Creative Director, Ogilvy Australia

Print, Design Jury

  • Fabio Seidl, Director – Global Creative Development, Meta (Executive Jury)
  • Issam N. Amrani, Chief Creative Officer, Fledge
  • Kwanghyun Rhee, Executive Creative Director, Daehong Communications
  • Mario Loncar, Senior Copywriter, Leo Burnett
  • Nizar Fawzi Elshorbagi, Creative Director & Co-Founder, New Vision Advertising & Marketing Agency
  • Pradeep Dsouza, Co-Founder & Creative Partner, NineTwentyEight
  • Sangho Kim, Executive Creative Director, TBWA Korea
  • Shohei Okamoto, Art Director, ADK Creative One
  • Tescia Deák, Creative Director, BBH USA

Diverse Insights, Outdoor, SDGS, Pivot, Place Brand, Radio & Audio Jury

  • Sharon Edmondston, Group Creative Director, M&C Saatchi (Executive Jury)
  • Chermine Assadian, Global Creative Lead, Wunderman Thompson
  • Defri Dwipaputra, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Creative
  • Ilho Lee, Executive Creative Director, INNOCEAN
  • Josie Burns, Creative Director, Independent
  • Pancho Gonzalez, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Inbrax
  • Rita Alberti, Creative Director, Dentsu Creative
  • Roman Carlo Olivarez, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Treyna
  • Yubin Bang, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide

Interactive, Integrated, Innovation, Mobile, Data Insight, Social & Influencer Jury

  • Artwell Nwaila, Head of Creative Sub-Saharan Africa, Google (Executive Jury)
  • Areg Safarian, Managing Creative Director & Founder, Iceberg Interactive LLC
  • Becky McOwen-Banks, Director – Creative Global, Creative X, Magnit (Currently at Meta)
  • Dave Bowman, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe AU&NZ
  • Dissara Udomdej, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Yell Advertising Bangkok
  • Edu Pou, Executive Creative Director & Co-Founder, Metacampus
  • Gabriel Lora, Chief Strategy Officer, FCB Mexico
  • Guan Hin Tay, Creative Chairman, BBDO Singapore
  • OG Cai, Chief Creative Officer, BlueFocus Digital

Brand Experience & Activation, Commerce, Strategy, Direct, Media, Pr Jury

  • Chow Kok Keong, Chief Creative Officer, INNOCEAN Indonesia (Executive Jury)
  • Christina Hanson, Chief Executive Officer, OMD USA
  • Eirma Webster, Creative Director, TBWA Singapore
  • Hira Mohibullah, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R KC
  • Ivana Hornicka Paconova, Creative Director, Kreativna Dvojica
  • Joao Flores, Regional Executive Creative Director, APAC, Media.Monks
  • Juan Ciapessoni, Advisor & Investor, Idea Entrepreneur 
  • Kapil Bhimekar, Creative Director, Leo Burnett
  • Paolo Garcia, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe Vietnam     

The MAD STARS are judged in various phases beginning with the preliminary judging stage, which takes place remotely from July 03 to July 16. Finalists will be announced on July 20. Subsequently, the Final Juries will meticulously review all finalists from July 26 to August 06 and remotely meet to select the Grand Prix, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Crystal winners from August 08 to 14. The five Executive Juries will engage in deliberations on-site to reach the final decision in Busan on the “Grand Prix of the Year” just before the awards ceremony on August 22. The awards ceremony is divided into two days, with the opening gala on August 23 and the closing gala on August 25.

The 16th edition of the festival will take place in Busan (Republic of Korea) from August 23 to 25 with conferences, competitions, exhibitions, ceremonies, and parties.

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