Marie-Claire Maalouf to chair Gerety Awards Middle East executive jury
Posted on 2024 Jan,10

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Gerety Awards is now open for entries for its 2024 edition. 

15 locations for the executive jury sessions have also been announced and they include the Middle East, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Madrid, Warsaw, São Paulo, AUNZ, LATAM, and East Asia. 

The Middle East executive jury session will be led by Ambassador and Jury President Marie-Claire Maalouf, ECD Edelman Middle East.

As well as defining the shortlist, the executive jury sessions each select the agency and production company of the year from their country. This is chosen from the entrants of the Portfolio Cut.

What’s new for the 2024 edition is the Works for Good Cut category, which is said will get special attention from the the jury. The highest scoring campaign for environmental and sustainability will be awarded with a special award called the Gerety Earth Prize

"As we gather to celebrate innovation and excellence at the Gerety Awards, I'm eagerly anticipating groundbreaking initiatives, particularly those that harness creativity to solve real business problems and champion sustainable growth. The 'Gerety Earth Prize' embodies the essence of impactful work that not only inspires but also transforms our world for the better. It’s an honor and privilege to be a part of the Grand Jury, and I look forward to celebrating work that raises the standard for positive change," said Laura Maness, Global CEO, Grey Group.

Amani Duncan adds "As a Grand Jury member, I am honored to contribute to this prestigious quest for creative excellence, reshaping advertising standards on a global scale with a powerful perspective that only the Gerety Awards jury can offer. In the spirit of Frances Gerety's enduring legacy, our mission is to showcase the purest gems in advertising, acknowledging the utmost standards of creativity and execution. The introduction of the Gerety Earth Prize this year adds an extra dimension to our pursuit, recognizing work that not only captivates minds but also champions sustainability, reflecting the values that define our collective future."


The Ambassadors leading the executive jury sessions for the 2024 Gerety Awards include:

Marie-Claire Maalouf, Executive Creative Director, Edelman ME, UAE

Anshumani Khanna, Creative Director, BBDO New York, USA

Pamela Savage, SVP Group Creative Director, Area 23, USA

Linda Knight, Chief Creative Officer, Los Angeles, USA

Katrina Encanto, Executive Creative Director, 180 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, Chief Creative Officer, Jung Von Matt, Germany

Regan Warner, Executive Creative Director, McCann London, UK

Melinda Po, CEO, IPG Mediabrands, China

Dagmara Witek-Kuśmider, Chief Creative Director, Publicis Worldwide Poland

Kaitlin Doherty, Co-founder & President The Local Collective, Canada

Mandie van der Merwe, CCO Saatchi&Saatchi Australia

Cécile Lejeune, CEO, VML Paris, France

Ángela Pacheco, Creative Director El Ruso de Rocky, Spain

Joana Mendes, Creative Lead for Latin America/ECD, WPP, Brazil

Laurence Vandeputte, Creative Director, Belgium

Carolina Pinheiro, CEO and Co Founder, Inbrax, Chile