The 2nd annual Brand Film Festival, brought to you by Campaign US and PRWeek, will showcase the year's most artistic, creative and effective branded content films, from YouTube videos to long-form documentaries. This unique gathering honors a new generation of marketing storytellers, while rewarding the brands, agencies, and craftspeople leading the way in their fields.
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Judy began her career as a copywriter, honing her craft at agencies ranging from small independent shops to large multinationals to running her own company. She joined Leo Burnett Toronto in 1999, as Chief Creative Officer, in 2011 added the CEO title for Canada, and in 2016 added the CCO title for North America. Under her direction, Leo Burnett Toronto has been recognized nationally and globally, winning at virtually every show. Highlights include: the first-ever Digital Black Pencil at D&AD in 2006 and the most awarded billboard campaign in the world in 2009. In 2015, she won a second Black Pencil at D&AD, Titanium, Grand Prix and Glass Lion at Cannes, the Emmy for Outstanding Commercial and Always #LikeaAGirl was named by CBS as one of the top three Super Bowl Commercials of all time. The Gunn Report ranked Leo Burnett Toronto, the #1 Agency in Canada and #5 in the world in 2015. In Advertising Age's Awards Report 2015, Judy ranked the #1 CCO in the world. Business Insider ranked Judy #8 in their 30 Most Creative People in Advertising. She was also named to Advertising Age's Creativity50 2014: The Most Creative People of the Year. Along the way, she’s judged top international awards shows including chairing juries at Cannes, The Clios and ADC and most recently on Cannes 2016 Titanium & Integrated jury. In 2016, she joined the Board of Directors of The One Club and The Women's College Hospital Foundation. Everything from Judy’s work ethic to her management style, she learned from years of waiting tables and packing take-out orders at her parents' restaurant.
PJ Pereira is one of the world's most infliential and respected creatives. He holds an Emmy for Oustanding New Approach to a series (Intel's "The Beauty Inside") which was the first time branded content won over regular programming. Pereira is also the uthor of the best-selling book trilogy Deuses de Dois Mundos (Gods of Both Worlds) that launched in Brazil in 2015. In 2016, his agency's documentary feature, presented by client Netscout, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
For more than 25 years, Joe has been one of the most prolific creatives in the world. His copywriting and creative leadership have produced acclaimed work for brands in almost every category and medium. In 2015, GEICO’s “Unskippable” pre-roll campaign took home 12 Cannes Lions, including the Grand Prix in Film. In 2013, “Clouds Over Cuba,” a striking interactive documentary for the JFK Presidential Library, won an Emmy, the first time an ad agency has ever won in the news and documentary category. Joe was just named one of the 50 Most Creative People in the World in 2015 by Ad Age Creativity. The late Mike Hughes, former Martin President, said this when he named Joe CCO in 2012: “Joe’s passion for the work, his unbridled drive to push hard for brilliant creative and his ability to mentor creative talent across all disciplines combine to make him the right guy for this critically important job.”
Ana is SVP, Global Strategy Director at Havas Media LuxHub, a global strategic consultancy working with the top luxury, fashion and lifestyle brands. An experienced strategist with a passion for new things, she earned her doctorate in Sociology at Columbia University and worked at the world's top advertising agencies. Known for her future-facing approach to strategy, she led design of digital brand experiences and business solutions for global fashion brands like Tom Ford, Topshop, PUMA, Replay, The Macallan, Bloomberg Media, Knoll and The Peninsula Hotels. Ana was recognized as one of the top 10 digital strategists in the world by the Guardian, and her writing appeared in Fast Company, Communication Arts, Adweek, AdAge, Campaign, Luxury Daily and the Guardian. She presented at SxSW, Advertising Week, IxDA and Cannes International Festival of Creativity, and guest lectured at Columbia University, School of Visual Arts, Hyper Island and Miami Ad School. You can learn more about her work at www.andjelicaaa.com and follow her on Twitter at @andjelicaaa.
Lori is responsible for counseling many of Ketchum's largest clients on content-forward media strategy and providing senior-level guidance for the development and management of highly visual content for brand and corporate storytelling. Prior to joining Ketchum in 2014, Lori spent 28 years as a television producer at ABC, NBC, CBS and in syndicated TV. She has produced compelling stories in every television daypart- including 60 Minutes, the CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, the Today show, Dateline, Nightline and the KATIE show. She is the recipient of a duPont and Emmy awards for her work.
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Ashley Callahan is a member of the PR team at Chick-fil-A, Inc. where she’s charged with leading the company’s content strategy across the brand’s flagship website, Chick-fil-A.com and publishing site, Inside.Chick-fil-A.com. Callahan joined Chick-fil-A from The Coca-Cola Company where she launched the company website and digital magazine, Coca-Cola Journey. In addition to content strategy and brand publishing, Callahan managed Coke’s global social media program for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Prior to Coke, Callahan led strategic communications at a major metro-Atlanta health system. She is an award-winning journalist who reported and anchored at top-rated television stations across the country.
Luanne has spent 20+ years shaping some of the world’s leading brands. As CMO at Virgin America, Luanne leads the airline’s brand strategy, online marketing, public relations, promotions, advertising, social media, in-flight entertainment & technology, website, analytics, creative, agency partners and loyalty teams including the airline's Elevate frequent flyer program and credit card businesses. Before joining Virgin America, Luanne led digital marketing strategy as a consultant for LVMH's Fendi brand and Moleskine notebooks in Europe. Prior, Luanne served as Creative Director at Google, where she managed the brand globally and developed disruptive campaigns bringing Google products directly to consumers and enterprises including Search, Android, Apps, Gmail, YouTube, and Maps. While at Google, Luanne led some of the Company’s landmark brand efforts including the launch of Android, the company's first video campaigns, and the CNN/YouTube presidential debates. Before joining Google in 2006, Luanne led her own successful firm (Mixed Marketing, Inc.), with blue chip clients ranging from Calvin Klein to Netflix and eBay. From 1999 to 2002, she served as a Director of Marketing at Yahoo!, Inc. Luanne served as the VP of Marketing at Joe Boxer Apparel during which time the company was recognized as Marketer of the Year by BrandWeek. Luanne launched her career at various top San Francisco advertising agencies including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and CHB Advertising (now AKQA). Luanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from San Francisco State University. She is on the Board of Directors of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), the parent company of Umpqua Bank, and the SF Travel Association. She's an advisor to iMedia, VentureBeat, Marketers That Matter, non-profit First Graduate, and The Real-Time Academy. Luanne was recognized as one of PR Week's Top Innovators in 2015.
Monica Chun oversees the day-to-day operations of PMK•BNC’s Brand Marketing and Communications division and is responsible for the ideation, development, and execution of integrated marketing and PR campaigns for a wide range of clients. Monica is a strategic marketing professional with over 18 years of agency experience in brand innovation & launch strategy, sponsorships & promotions, strategic brand partnerships, influencer marketing, entertainment outreach, product integration, social media, experiential marketing, branded content and content procurement. Monica has a proven track record of success creating award-winning, integrated marketing programs that drive innovation for various Fortune 500 brands over the years, including Samsung Mobile, Sony PlayStation, Skechers, Nintendo, Gatorade, Jordan Brand and many more. She also has extensive experience launching a number of iconic products across multiple categories and around key cultural moments (i.e. Sundance, Super Bowl, NBA All Star, Oscars, SXSW, etc.). Most recently, Monica negotiated Samsung’s strategic partnerships with “Zoolander 2” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I” and “Part II,” as well as developed and executed Samsung’s experiential strategy and cultural activations at various music festivals.
In a career that’s spanned just over a decade, Ian has laid a foundation for lasting change in an industry that’s constantly—and often frantically—in flux. Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2011, he has produced compelling video for clients including Bank of America, Verizon, Ocean Spray and other leading global brands. Ian is a driving force in Weber Shandwick’s transformation from a public relations firm to an engagement agency. He has been instrumental in the creation, launch, and execution of both Mediaco and GoLive, Weber Shandwick’s forward-charging brand broadcast platforms. With Mediaco and GoLive, the kind of content and production values you would see in major broadcasts are now being brought to brands. At a transformative time in the public relations industry, Ian has focused his energy on helping clients break through the clutter and, in the process, has helped the firm develop strategies for clients to better tell their stories on an ever-increasing scale.
The creative brilliance responsible for making the iconic M&M’S “human” and for the legendary Allstate’s “Mayhem” campaign once dreamed of a life outside of a suburban neighborhood in the Carolinas after watching Ridley’s Scott’s “Share the Fantasy” spot for Chanel. As Global Chief Creative Officer at FCB, Susan furthers Carter Murray’s ambition to burnish the agency’s creative product and reputation. Susan is one of the industry’s leading creatives and an important voice representing women. She has received numerous industry accolades, including CAF’s Chicago Ad Woman of the Year in 2013, Advertising Age’s 100 Most Influential Women, Business Insider’s Most Creative Women in Advertising and induction into the AAF’s Hall of Achievement.
John Dahl, vice president and executive producer, ESPN Films and Original Content, oversees all aspects of the Peabody and Emmy-winning 30 for 30 documentary film series, including 30 for 30 Shorts. He also heads up development and production of the SEC Storied series. Dahl has been crucial to the success of these series from the beginning, serving as executive producer of documentary production dating back to the launch of ESPN Films in 2008. Since coming to ESPN and producing for SportsCentury, Dahl has won three Peabody Awards and eight Emmys for documentary work.
Casey DePalma is a Senior Manager on the Unilever Media team handling digital engagement and public relations. She oversees the strategic development and execution of PR and social content strategies for Unilever's men's, foods and refreshment brands including Axe, Dove Men+Care, Magnum Ice Cream, Hellmann's, and Degree among others. Casey has been a driving force behind the strategy to introduce and build Unilever brands as more than just utilitarian products, but rather as lifestyle brands connected to passion points like fashion, music and comedy, sparking passionate conversations and recommendations online and offline. Casey received a Master of Arts degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College and a BS in Marketing from Boston College. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.
Caroline is the firm’s chief creative and community officer responsible to maximize our signature g4 community model to deliver Golin’s ambition: brave, relevant work worthy of awe and action. With 20 years of experience delivering creative campaigns for clients including Clif Bar, Humana, Unilever and Mattel among many others, she brings together all four specialties – explorers, creators, connectors and catalysts – to work as one seamless function that combines unique strengths from each group to produce brilliant, award-winning work. Caroline also leads innovation at Golin within each g4 community producing best in class product offerings that drive towards the most relevant work: The Bridge, Bright Collective, Relevance Roadmap, Brand Voice, Delta Set and Relevance Fingerprint.
Marilyn Fancher, Chief Creative Officer of APCO Worldwide, is a well-known creative strategist and director of high-profile brand positioning and strategic communications platforms for clients around the world. Ms. Fancher is the founder of APCO’s global creative and digital practice, with staff in Washington, D.C., New York, Raleigh, Seattle, London, Berlin, Paris and Dubai. Ms. Fancher is an expert storyteller and author of compelling positioning and cross-platform campaign narratives. She leads campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 brands, non-profits, governments and associations. Ms. Fancher has won more than 200 awards for writing, directing, and integrated creative campaigns
Rebecca is a copywriter and creative director, defining brand voice and creative execution for technology and e-commerce clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade. She recently oversaw creative execution for the 2015 StubHub brand refresh and Let Your Fan Out media campaign. Her most memorable moment of production was when NFL legend John Madden appeared unexpectedly at the shoot and corrected how one of the actors was holding a football. Lesson learned. Oh, and if you’re wondering, she’s not related to William. Although, if that’ll score her a freelance gig in Paris with day trips to the Loire Valley, then they’re totally related. Cousins, actually.
Bungalow Media + Entertainment was founded by CEO Robert Friedman, a thirty-year veteran of the entertainment business where he developed, produced, and distributed all forms of filmed and experiential content across traditional and digital media platforms. Friedman has held an array of senior executive positions including President of RadicalMedia & Entertainment; President of AOL, Interactive Marketing, TV, & Ad Sales; Co-Chairman of New Line Cinema in charge of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing and Licensing and President of New Line Television, which he launched for the company. Friedman was an original member of the start-up team at MTV. New Line Films included Lord of the Rings, Austin Powers, Dumb and Dumber, Rush Hour and a full slate of independent films among many others. In addition, Friedman has executive produced a varied mix of TV and films including Travel Channel’s “36 Hours”, Showtime’s “Spring Broke” documentary with Alex Gibney, Grey Gooses “Iconoclasts”, “We the People The Market Basket Effect” documentary, Amazon’s 30 Minute Comedy series “Highston”, The Pilot for “Mad Men”, OWN’S “Master Class” with Oprah Winfrey, and Paul Simon’s “Under African Skies” among many others. Currently, Friedman serves on the boards of AccuWeather, Mount Sinai Health System, Columbia Graduate School of Business, NATPE, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a trustee emeritus of Vassar College.
Tony Fur is a Creative Director within CAA Marketing. Fur has developed content across virtually every aspect of the entertainment landscape, ranging from filmed content and live experiences to mobile gaming and multi-faceted global campaigns. Most recently, he worked with AB-InBev and Blumhouse Productions to introduce Halloween to Argentina; launched a brand platform around human potential for Umpqua Bank; developed a new product with client and partner Diageo; and brought attention to the culture of food with Chipotle. His work has garnered award-winning attention including four Cannes Lions Grand Prixs, four Daytime Emmy Awards, and two Grand Clios, among others.
Chris Garbutt is the Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York and TBWA's Global Creative President. Chris oversees the creative direction for the New York client portfolio as well as the network's global clients including Nissan, McDonald's, adidas and Pernod-Ricard. Chris started his career at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in his native South Africa before moving to TBWA\Paris to become its Executive Creative Director. As ECD, he produced some of the agency’s most celebrated work for Nissan, Absolut, PlayStation and Pedigree. Prior to returning to TBWA, Chris was the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Paris where he created award-winning campaigns for IBM, Coca-Cola, Perrier, Louis Vuitton and Google. Chris has won nearly 100 Cannes Lions in his career, including three Grand Prix awards, as well as top honors in The One Show, D&AD, Webbys, Clios and Art Director’s Club awards. He's not a bad surfer either
Greg Hahn is Chief Creative Officer, BBDO New York. In this role, Greg’s helped BBDO New York become one of the most awarded agencies in the industry. Greg joined BBDO as an ECD in 2005 and has been behind ground breaking work for brands such as HBO, FedEx, AT&T and GE among others. Greg enjoys spending his free time with his wife Mandy and five year old daughter Tuesday. Greg does not enjoy writing about himself in third person. But appreciates you reading this.
As the Head of Consumer Packaged Goods, Kristina’s team partners with CPG companies to design solutions that solve their business challenges. She builds brands digitally across all screens utilizing Google’s search, display, video, social, mobile and programmatic offering. Kristina has been at the forefront of online live streaming brokering the deal between YouTube, VEVO and American Express to create the award winning Unstaged music series. Launched in 2010 and in its 14th installment, Unstaged brings together breakthrough artists playing at landmark venues directed by influential filmmakers using digital and social media to connect the online audience to the live shows in unexpected ways. Kristina joined Google in 2006 when they launched the Google Audio platform. She facilitated in the development of bringing efficiency and accountability to offline media, building the foundation of what is now programmatic radio. Google Audio was a natural fit because she started her career in radio spending over eight years in national and local advertising sales for Clear Channel Communications. Prior to joining the Consumer Packaged Goods team she spent six years working with Financial Services marketers and two years working in the Automotive vertical educating Parts and Services companies on the power of online marketing. A graduate of Syracuse University, Kristina has a B.A. in both Political Science and Broadcast Journalism. She is an active member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) sitting on the founding commission for Digital Media Sales Certification. Her team has received multiple Effie and Webby Awards. Kristina is President of the Executive Board for the Newhouse 44, the heart of the Newhouse Alumni Network and a mentor for the Newhouse School’s Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. A member of Next Gen Angels NYC she has her own consulting company that advises and invests in startups. She enjoys traveling, skiing, yoga and good food accompanied with great wine! You can follow her on twitter @thahn814
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Robin found her niché in transforming brands from the inside out. As a creative director for FleishmanHillard, she is dedicated to the agency’s visual identity amidst 100+ creatives focused on client work. She is responsible for enforcing the firm’s brand strategy and guidelines across its global network. In light of a successful brand refresh, FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s inaugural Global Agency of the Year. Robin has experience with nearly every type of design there is, from paper to pixel, at organizations small and large, including both for- and non-profit. Before joining FleishmanHillard, she led the rebranding of a global dental products company in Chicago, an effort that earned a Rebrand 100 Award.
Alexander Jutkowitz, CEO and founder of Group SJR, is shaping the marketing reality of the future. WPP’s acquisition of SJR in 2013 set the standard for a new breed of agency – a full-service digital consultancy, optimized for an always-on media landscape. Jutkowitz’s creation of high-quality “middleweight” content has propelled SJR to be one of the fastest growing companies within the WPP Group. As CEO of Colloquial, a content marketing firm created with the J. Walter Thompson Company, Jutkowitz is bringing first-class brand publishing to global markets including Australia, Brazil and the U.K. With his latest venture, Truffle Pig, he oversees the development of a next-generation, mobile-first marketing agency with Snapchat and the Daily Mail. Jutkowitz is vice-chairman and chief global strategist at WPP subsidiary H+K Strategies, on the board of directors of The Ad Council and a member of the board of trustees at Claremont Graduate University.
Recently launched Kovert Creative with partner Joseph Assad. Kovert Creative is a bi-coastal, creatively-driven agency bringing together brands and talent in the core areas of Digital Services, Personal Representation, Brand Marketing & Communications. Day to day Kay oversees the marketing and media for clients including Amy Poehler, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Simmons, Tracy Morgan, Will Arnett and more.
Quinn is currently the Senior Brand Director for Heineken in the US where he gets to blend his two passions together, brand building and a great pint of brew. He joined Heineken USA in 2013 as the Brand Director on Newcastle Brown Ale where he was named an Adweek Brand Genius and one of Ad Age’s Creativity 50 for his role on the “No Bollocks” campaign. Prior to Heineken, Quinn worked at PepsiCo and General Mills in Brand Management and Shopper Marketing leadership functions. Quinn spent several years in the advertising industry prior to making the move to the client side. Quinn received his BA from Gettysburg College in Political Science and Spanish and his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in Marketing and Strategy. When not selling or drinking beer, Quinn can be found teaching his two daughters to yell “Go Blue” during Michigan athletic events, and occasionally running a marathon for no apparent reason.
Joanne has more than 25 years of experience in brand development and advertising on brands such as Buitoni, First Energy, GE Lighting, KeyBank, Nesquik, Ohio Lottery, Ovaltine, Troy-Bilt. She holds numerous national, regional and local awards for marketing excellence, including the prestigious American Association of Advertising Agencies’ O’Toole Award, Communication Arts, The One Show, Print, Telly and national ADDY Awards. Joanne was inducted into the American Advertising Federation of Cleveland’s Hall of Fame in 2015. She belongs to the American Advertising Federation – Cleveland and The One Club for Art & Copy in New York, and has taught advertising copywriting at Kent State University. She has served on the boards of Greater Public, The Center for Arts Inspired Learning and WKSU. She currently serves on the Lifebanc board, is the the EVP for MAGNET Global and serves on the advisory committee for the Cleveland High School for Digital Arts.
Alex Krawitz heads up content development at Firstborn, leading a team made up of directors, creatives, designers, creative producers, editors, motion graphic artists and CG artists. This team is the driving force behind groundbreaking visual content for multiple screens and platforms for brands like Mountain Dew, Patrón and Rolex, to name just a few. For Alex, innovation is always top of mind, which is why his team collaborates closely with the developer team to create first in class interactive experiences that push the boundaries of traditional storytelling.
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Jody Lange has been an award-winning writer, creative director, and marketing strategist for several decades, two of those at Burson-Marsteller. She is Chief Creative Officer within the firm's creative and digital agency. In 2006 she earned her Masters in Communications Planning and Information Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Jody’s expertise in human-centered interaction and service design, information architecture, and the interplay between graphic design and language makes her an invaluable resource throughout the Burson-Marsteller global network. She has been privileged to work directly for giants of advertising and public relations, including Ed Ney, Jerry Della Femina, and now Harold Burson.
Scott Lewis, Executive Creative Director, applies his 25+ years of experience in the fields of creative communications to the integrated brand-building work he and his teams deliver. A New Hampshire native, Scott built the foundation of his advertising career in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where he gained expertise in the fine (and not so fine) art of advertising, direct, and digital marketing. Scott has put his love for understanding how things work together with an ability to collaborate as a team. This has enabled him to build creative departments, and launch campaigns borne from strategic insight that span all relevant channels and draw a clear and measureable response from their audience.
Let's see. I have one of those jobs that most people didn't know existed. I get to dream up new ideas and work with some of the best creatives in the business to bring them to life for some pretty amazing companies. We're always on the hunt for the next great idea; pushing ourselves to create something interesting and memorable; but always having the work we do actually mean something. I love it all but secretly hold dear those accounts that make lives better for others.
Lisa Mann is Executive Vice President of Marketing at KIND Snacks, the fastest-growing U.S. snack company that’s on a mission to make the world a little kinder, one snack and act at a time. In this role, Lisa oversees brand and product marketing to drive equity growth through insightful, strategic and innovative consumer programming. A pioneering global leader, Lisa is defining the next-generation CMO role through continuously evolving unconventional marketing strategies and experiences. Prior to KIND, she led marketing for companies ranging in size from global players to small and emerging businesses. Most recently, Lisa served as Senior Vice President at Kraft/Mondelez, leading the company’s Global Gum Category team. Previously, Lisa led the marketing for Kraft Nabisco’s iconic cookie category, Oreo and Chips Ahoy, where she oversaw the Oreo 100th Birthday campaign which included the Cannes Lions Grand Prix award winner “Oreo Daily Twist,” the 100-day campaign that propelled the brand to the center of the cultural dialogue. Lisa holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University. In 2015, she was named among AdAge’s “Women to Watch.”
Matt pushes the creative limits of 72andSunny by helping lead the company’s commitment to experimentation with art, technology, and entertainment. He currently leads the creative charge on all things Google and is a driving force behind some of 72andSunny's most standout work. When Matt is not finding new and interesting ways to work with brands to solve creative problems, he can be found helping his babe of a wife tend to their kale garden and/or dreaming up his next art project.
As a Co-Anchor and Weatherman on NBC’s Today Show, along with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer, Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (over 32 million viewers per week) every weekday morning as America prepares for work. Al is also an accomplished television producer. He is CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE), a thriving multimedia company producing quality programming for traditional TV channels as well as OTT and digital platforms. In 2015, ARE established Roker Labs to partner with cutting edge media companies interested in exploring the ever changing way in which people consume content, including live streaming platforms like Periscope, YouNow, Meerkat and Facebook Mentions.
Mary is the President at United Entertainment Group, a global sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency part of the Daniel J. Edelman family of companies. She oversees the firm’s sports, sponsorship and experiential offering. She brings more than 25 years industry expertise in providing strategic counsel and oversight for some of the world’s largest brand, leagues, corporate sponsors, teams and media companies. She advises numerous c-suite executives on positioning, high-level strategy and issues management. Mary spent five years at the National Football League, where she handled corporate communications on behalf of NFL Enterprises, the media development and technology arm of the NFL and its 32 teams.
Jason serves as Executive Creative Director at RPA, where he spearheads all forms of creative for Honda Automotive, North America. Adweek recently picked Jason as one of the Top 30 Creative Directors in the country. While at RPA, Jason has led Honda’s Cannes Gold-winning “Project Drive-In,” an effort to save the American drive-in, as well as the “Matthew’s Day Off” 2012 Super Bowl ad, which was named one of the all-time best Super Bowl spots by the NY Post and Entertainment Weekly. His latest endeavors include the Honda short film “Paper” and establishing the Honda Road Readers program, an app that provides free children’s audiobooks to all Honda drivers. Prior to RPA, Jason was Creative Director at TBWA\Media Arts Lab, where he was the driving force behind Apple’s iconic “Mac vs. PC” campaign in three different countries. It won the Cannes Gold Lion, the Cyber Lion, the Grand Effie, numerous One Show Gold Pencils and was declared “Campaign of the Decade” by Adweek and one of the Top 10 Campaigns of the Century by AdAge. Recently, Jason wrote his first book, Look at Me When I’m Talking to You: Building Brand Attraction in an Age of Brand Aversion and released it in a completely unique way – on Instagram. It was covered by Adweek and several industry publications, and several big brands and top agency folks followed the daily installments.
Tiffany is Partner/Chief Content Officer of The Pub, an agency that helps brands and native creators create content together. Pub clients include YouTube, E! Entertainment Television, MoMA and Microsoft. The Pub has collaborated with some of today’s most interesting content creators such as Bethany Mota, Hank Green, Epic Rap Battles, and Dude Perfect. Prior, Tiffany was VP/ECD at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. AT CP+B, Tiffany led and created business-changing work for clients such as MINI, Old Navy, American Express, and VW. Tiffany’s work has received top awards and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Advertising Age and more.
Jon Ruby is the SVP, Creative Director at MullenLowe. He returned to Boston for a second tour of duty after spending thirteen years in Toronto, New York and, you guessed it, Boston. While working at agencies like Publicis NY and BBDO Toronto, he built global brands such as M&M’s, PepsiCo, Heineken, Starbucks, Gillette and Alka-Seltzer. At MullenLowe, Jon has produced award-winning work for Google, Airbnb, American Greetings and National Geographic. In his spare time, he desperately wishes he had more spare time.
Four-time Emmy winner and former ABC News Business Correspondent Betsy Stark is Managing Director of Content and Media Strategy at Ogilvy Public Relations. A talented interviewer, writer and producer, PR Week named her a “game changer” for the journalistic, high-quality content she creates for Ogilvy’s clients, including a 13-part video series for the Government of Mexico, honored with a Gold Sabre.
Jimmie Stone is a creative leader and cultural architect who have worked to awaken brands to creativity and purpose for over 15 years. As the driving force behind the creative shift at Edelman New York and a Board of Directors of the ADC of NY, Stone is a passionate and inspiring visionary among a sea of industry change. As executive creative director of Edelman NY, Jimmie has led wins and breakthrough work with cross-practice collaboration, with top tier brands like Unilever, Energizer, eBay and Samsung amongst others. He is responsible for the growth of Edelman’s creative team and its content offerings, including building a real-time response social media newsroom, experience design group and video content production team in just less than two years.
Damian Totman is the creative leader of the global marketing Studio inside Bloomberg LP, headquartered in New York. This is a 100% independent creative shop – delivering end-to end, world class work across all businesses and brands in the Bloomberg universe. Prior to Bloomberg, Damian ran his own agency, focused on fashion and luxury clients such as Ralph Lauren. In his 25 year career, Damian has led and implemented campaigns and creative projects for powerful brands such as HSBC, Smirnoff, Shell and The Diamond Trading Company – working for the world’s most prestigious creative firms.
Kate Watts is Managing Director of Huge’s Washington, DC office where she leads the growth and development of the agency in the capital region. Kate has led engagement delivery for many of the company’s client initiatives including Audi, PepsiCo, and Turner Broadcasting. In 2015, Kate was named "Top Women in Digital" by Cynopsis Media. Prior to Huge, Kate was VP, Program Director at Digitas, and Director, Production at Hanft, Raboy & Partners. She is the cofounder of a software development startup that was acquired by MySQL in 2003. Kate received a BA in Political Science and History from Colby College.
Ari Weiss is the Chief Creative Officer at BBH NY. Since joining the agency in 2011, BBH NY has found its way onto Creativity’s coveted A-List and was named Webby Agency of the Year, both firsts for the NY agency. He helped transform AXE from adolescence to adulthood overnight with his “Susan Glenn” campaign and penned the line “Greatness Awaits” for PlayStation helping transform the brand from third place to first place with the largest console launch in gaming history. In March of 2015 he was named to AdAge’s prestigious 40 under 40 list. Before joining BBH NY, Ari learned his craft by way of Cliff Freeman & Partners, Saatchi & Saatchi NY, BBDO NY, Wieden & Kennedy Portland, Goodby Silverstein & Partners and 180 Los Angeles. Ari lives in Tribeca with his beautiful wife and his daughter Layla and son Luca, accomplishments that dwarf his pride for any of his advertising accomplishments.
Other jury members:
Anne Becker, Senior Director, Marketing, Partnerships & Communications, Tribeca Film Institute
Jamie Byrne, Director, YouTube Creators / VR / Revenue, YouTube
Colleen DeCourcy, Global Co-Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy
Jose Molla, Founder & Creative Director, The Community
Commander and Ursula: A Love Story
FedEx with Alley Cat Group
Malak and the Boat
UNICEF and 180LA with House of Colors
The Holiday Odyssey
Target, 72andSunny, and Method with Interrogate and Haworth Media
Bryce Harper Virtual Reality Experience
Gatorade and OMD with The Mill, VML, and FleishmanHillard
Hold Your Breath
SunTrust and StrawberryFrog with MJZ and 22 Squared
Audi and MediaCom with Bandito Brothers
The Longest Night
Philips and The New York Times, T Brand Studio with Spindle and Carat
Intel and The Grammys Present "The Lady Gaga Experience"
Intel and OMD with Prettybird, Greenlight, and Zeno Group
Business Unusual Official Movie
Marriott International/Renaissance Hotels with Substance Over Hype, Marriott Content Studio, MEC/ BMF Media, and Ballantines PR
French Kiss Official Film
Marriott International with Sander/Moses Production, Marriott Content Studio, MEC, and Grey PR
Philips and Ogilvy & Mather London with Tool of North America, Carat London, and One Voice
FirstEnergy and Marcus Thomas with Think Media Studios
Gatorade | VICE Sports Win From Within Short Film Series | Abby Wambach's Journey from Rochester to the World Stage
Gatorade and Vice Sports with OMD and The Content Collective
S. Pellegrino and Tastemade with Deep Focus
Revlon and MediaCom with AR New York, MediaCom, and Lippe Taylor
Say No To Spec
Zulu Alpha Kilo with zulubot
In Search of The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet
Kathryn Kane and Michael Kulich and Norton by Symantec with Caviar Los Angeles and Grey San Francisco
Lily & the Snowman
Cineplex and Zulu Alpha Kilo with Hornet and HD Media
Melco Crown Entertainment with RacPac Entertainment, DDB, GroupM, FleishmanHillard and SPRG
The Home-buying Process in Plain English with Elizabeth Banks
realtor.com and Pereira & O'Dell New York with Uber Production
A Portrait on Paper: Russell Paige
Domtar and Ogilvy Los Angeles with Eastward and Ogilvy Public Relations
More Than Brains
University of Phoenix and 180LA with The Corner Shop and OMD
Strayer University and MediaCom with WhoSay
Pepsi + EMPIRE Partnership
Pepsi and OMD
Beyond Laughter & Tears: A Journey of Hope
Avanir Pharmaceuticals and W2O Group with Madpix Films and AbelsonTaylor
Out the Monster
Orexo and StrawberryFrog with Madison Media and Spark Media
The Making of Naglazyme
BioMarin and Chandler Chicco Agency with Great Jones Productions
Unmasking a Killer.
NewYork-Presbyterian and Seiden Advertising with Dutch Uncle
The True Story of the Wish That Created a Global Movement
Make-A-Wish America with Relentless
The Nerdery's Top Row Club
Now We're Newtons
Mondelez and Weber Shandwick with Pet Gorilla
The Brand Film Festival
PRWeek and Campaign US's Brand Film Festival showcases the year's most artistic, creative and effective branded content films.
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As a result of the first annual Brand Film Festival's incredible success, industry leading brands PRWeek and Campaign are introducing the festival to London.
Brand Film Festival London will showcase the best of Europe's branded content films, from YouTube videos to long-form documentaries.
Visit the Brand Film Festival London website.