Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman and regional executive creative director, McCann Erickson (Asia Pacific) has made it to the list of 25 jurors for the Andy Awards.
The Awards for the first time, decided to bring innovators from inside and outside the industry together and crowdsource the jury selection process.
The Andy Awards are now accepting entries at www.andyawards.com and the final call for work is on January 4, 2010.
The past six weeks of voting saw Joshi compete with 99 other nominees from all over the globe. This list also included Piyush Pandey, regional chairman, Ogilvy & Mather and Agnello Dias, founder and chief creative officer, Taproot India.
The results were announced by the Awards co-chairs Ty Monatgue, co-president and chief creative officer, JWT North America and Michael Lebowitz, founder and CEO, of Brooklyn, NY-based digital agency Big Spaceship.
Montague said, "Elect The Jury was an important step for the industry to take. The future of our business involves collaboration, disrupting the traditional way of doing things, and cultivating ideas from around the world from many different disciplines. I think Elect The Jury has us pointed in the right direction."
Gina Grillo, executive director of the Advertising Club of New York and producer of The Andys said, "Besides being a showcase for the best work in the world that engages advertising’s finest talent, The Andy Awards has always evolved with the leadership and passion of the creative community. So for 2010, we wanted to do something that’s never been done by any other award show. Thanks to Ty and Michael, we were able to change the game with Elect The Jury."
Besides Joshi, others who've made it to the jury are as follows:
Suzana Apelbaum, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, REDE
Remi Babinet, Founder & Global Creative Director, BETC Euro RSCG
Hashem Bajwa, Executive Director of Digital Strategy, Droga5
Jeff Benjamin, Executive Creative Director/Interactive, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Rick Boyko, Director, VCU Brandcenter
Juan Cabral, Creative Director, Fallon London
Rebecca Carrasco, Partner & Executive Creative Director, Colman/Rasic/Carrasco
Mimi Cook, Creative Director, Apple
Shepard Fairey, Graphic Designer/Graffiti Artist
Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, Arnold Worldwide
Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer, Y&R
Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer, AKQA
Alessandra Lariu, Senior Vice President, Digital Group Creative Director, McCann NY
Nick Law, Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
Jose Molla, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, la comunidad
Bob Moore, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis
PJ Pereira, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Pereira & O’Dell
Leo Premutico, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Johannes Leonardo
Ashley Ringrose, Co-Founder, Soap Creative
Vivian Rosenthal, Co-Founder, Tronic Studios
Rob Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day
Mark Tutssel, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Erik Vervroegen, Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Mark Waites, Founding Partner & Joint Creative Director, Mother/London