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Mad Stars unveils Executive Juries for 2023

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

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

 Artwell Nwaila, Head of Creative Sub-Saharan Africa at Google (South Africa)


Categories: Interactive, Integrated, Innovation, Mobile, Data Insight, Social & Influencer

 Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Executive Officer of Le Pub, Global Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Worldwide, Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe Italy (Italy)

Categories: Film, Information Video, Entertainment Video, Viral Video

• Chow Kok Keong, Chief Creative Officer at INNOCEAN Indonesia (Indonesia)/

Categories: Brand Experience & Activation, Commerce, Strategy, Direct, Media, PR

• Fabio Seidl, Director of Global Creative Development at Meta (United States)/

Categories: Print, Design

• Sharon Edmondston, Group Creative Director at M&C Saatchi (Australia)/

Categories: Diverse Insights, Outdoor, SDGs (Sustainability Development Goals), PIVOT (Special Category), Place Brand, Radio & Audio

The MAD STARS 2023 features esteemed creative, marketing, and digital professionals from around the world as Preliminary Juries, comprising 318 experts from 73 countries. Additionally, the award brings together Final Juries & Executive Juries, consisting of 45 experts from 31 countries.

The MAD STARS Awards are judged in various phases beginning with the preliminary judging stage, which takes place remotely from June 26 to July 06. A finalist will be announced on July 14. Subsequently, the Final Juries will meticulously review all finalists from July 18 to 27 and remotely meet to select the Grand Prix, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Crystal winners from August 03 to 11. The five Executive Juries will engage in deliberations to reach the final decision in Busan on the ‘Grand Prix of the Year’ just before the awards ceremony on August 21. The awards ceremony is divided into two days, with the opening gala on August 23 and the closing gala on August 25

The MAD STARS 2023 closed submissions on June 15.

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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