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Super Jury 2017

1. Linda Knight ECD TBWA\Chiat\Day LA Los Angeles (AWARD School 1992)
2. James McGrath Creative Chairman Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
3. Margaret Johnson CCO Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco
4. Ted Royer CCO Droga5 New York
5. Eric Quennoy ECD Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
6. Kate Stanners Chairwoman & Global CCO Saatchi & Saatchi
7. Jureeporn Thaidumrong Chairwoman/CCO Grey Bangkok
8. Sarah Barclay Global ECD JWT New York (AWARD School winner 1984)
9. Nick Law  Vice Chairman & Global CCO R/GA New York
10. Ben Priest Founder & Group CCO adam&eveDDB London

Linda Knight, ECD, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA Los Angeles (AWARD School 1992)

Linda began her career in Australia before being hired by Wieden+Kennedy, where she spent almost a decade working in both the Portland and Amsterdam offices prior to starting her freelance career.

As a freelance writer and creative director, she worked with a host of top-tier agencies including R/GA, TBWA\Chiat\Day, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi and CAA, and across several different countries including Australia, UK, US, Japan, China, Brazil, Canada and Argentina.

Over the course of her career, Linda has created large-scale, multi-platform campaigns for brands such as Nike, adidas, Gatorade and Coca-Cola. She has also completed the coveted “sports trifecta,” having created campaigns for the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the World Cup.

In 2015 Linda was appointed ECD at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA working across accounts including Intel, Netflix and The GRAMMYs.


James McGrath, Creative Chairman, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

In the ten years, he has been with Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, James has continued to transform the agency’s creative reputation on a global scale, and currently they are both Cannes Lions and D&AD Global Agency of the Year; and number two on Contagious Pioneers list 2017, ‘Best and Bravest’ Agency in the world. More locally Clemenger BBDO Melbourne are the AWARD Award, Campaign Brief, Mumbrella and AdNews Agency of the Year.

While James has won more than 500 creative awards in his career, it’s the critical balance between creativity and effectiveness that lies at the heart of his driving principal of Applied Creativity. To that end, James has led the agency to win the title of Most Effective Agency numerous times, currently Clemenger BBDO is APAC’s most effective Australian agency.

Margaret Johnson, CCO, Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco

Margaret Johnson is a 20-year veteran of Goodby Silverstein & Partners and leads the agency’s creative department, a position she assumed in 2015 after being named a partner in 2012. In 2016 she was named the agency’s first Chief Creative Officer.

Under her leadership GS&P has architected famous work with a humanitarian edge with Creativity Magazine naming GS&P one of its top 10 “Most Innovative” agencies in 2017. This has included the Tostitos’ “Party Safe” bag that was created to prevent drunk driving after the Super Bowl, DORITOS “No Choice” Chips, which encouraged millennials to register to vote in the 2016 election, “Dreams of Dali," the Oculus Rift experience for the Salvador Dalí Museum, the anticyberbullying campaign “#IAmAWitness” for the Ad Council, the "Unacceptable Acceptance Letters" to combat sexual assault on college campuses, DORITOS Rainbows (the profits of which supported the It Gets Better Project), and the Häagen-Dazs “HD Loves HB” campaign. The latter prompted Congress to conduct hearings on colony collapse disorder. Over the years, she’s been named one of Adweek’s Most Inspiring Chief Creative Officers, an Ad Age Woman to Watch and she's earned places on Business Insider’s Most Creative Women and Most Creative People in Advertising.

Margaret serves on the boards of the One Show and Facebook’s Creative Council. She was a founding member of the 3 Percent Conference and has judged the ANDYs, the CLIOs as well as the prestigious Titanium category of the Cannes Lions. She’s won awards at every major show, including the One Show’s first-ever Green Pencil for the Häagen-Dazs “HD Loves HB” campaign, the Grand Prize Kelly Award for the Häagen-Dazs “Five” campaign, a Cannes Cyber Lion for the Yahoo! outdoor interactive “Bus Stop Derby” and two Lions for Logitech’s “Ivan Cobenk” spot, which was included as one of the CLIO Awards’ 100 all-time World’s Best Commercials. Margaret also produced and directed Dunkumentary, which was featured in the Short Film Corner at Cannes.

Margaret graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BA in journalism and mass communication and earned a degree in art direction at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ted Royer, CCO, Droga5 New York

Since graduating from Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, Ted’s 20-year advertising career has taken him around the world, most notably to Singapore, Argentina, Australia and finally New York City.

In his first year in the business, Ted won more One Show Pencils than any other rookie creative, and since then he has won more than 100 major awards in the industry, including Pencils, Cannes Lions, Webby's and even Facebook Studio’s inaugural Grand Prix.

Ted has been on the worldwide creative boards of both Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis Groupe as Executive Creative Director and regional Creative Director. He was the youngest member in the history of Ogilvy’s council.

He's been at Droga5 since the agency’s early days and has seen the agency grow to over 600 employees. Along the way, Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year 12 times, most recently receiving the nod from Adweek, Advertising Age and Creativity as well as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Droga5 is the only agency to appear on the Advertising Age A-List over seven consecutive years and was named one of Fast Company’s World's Most Innovative Companies in 2013 and 2017.

Eric Quennoy, ECD, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam

Melbourne born Eric Quennoy is the Executive Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam. He has made some nice ads, collected some awards, won some new business, and made some great case studies which boast of outrageously big viewing numbers. He likes his job most of the time, but much prefers time with his wife and two boys.

Kate Stanners, Chairwoman & Global CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi

Kate was appointed Global Chief Creative Officer for the Saatchi & Saatchi global network in April 2016 and was further announced as Chairwoman in September.

Based in London, Kate is also the Chief Creative Officer for London. She oversees Saatchi & Saatchi’s creative output, the creative talent of the network, and global clients that include Proctor and Gamble, Mondelez, General Mills and HSBC.

Kate has been at Saatchi & Saatchi for 12 years, joining as Executive Creative Director in 2005. She has helped to transform the agency from a traditional advertising model, to a fully integrated, digital and social communications offering; and along the way produced award winning campaigns such as T mobile’s Liverpool Street flash mob, Carlsberg’s Old Lions, Visa’s Running Man and Pampers Pooface.

Prior to Saatchi, Kate set up a communications company, Boy meets Girl, and before that was a Founding Partner of the ground breaking St Lukes in 1995 - famous for its revolutionary working practices, as well as progressive work for clients such as Ikea, Eurostar, BBC, Boots, Midland Bank, Sky television, and many government projects.

Kate started her advertising career at the boutique creative agency GGT, where she worked as an Art Director creating campaigns for Cadbury Creme Egg, as well as Flake, Holsten Pils, Nurofen and Lurpak among many others.

Kate studied Art at Liverpool Art College, leaving with a degree in Graphic Design. She lives in London with her son, Otto, husband David, and dog Rocky. She is an active member of WACL and regularly mentors female creative talent.


Jureeporn Thaidumrong, Chairwoman/CCO, Grey Bangkok

Jureeporn Thaidumrong is indisputably one of the most awarded and renowned Creatives in the advertising industry. More commonly known as “Judee” amongst her peers or “Jeh Ju” (Big Sister) amongst Thai locals.

Judee started out as a copywriter at DY&R Bangkok before joining Leo Burnett, followed by Far East DDB, then Result / Ogilvy & Mather, and later Saatchi & Saatchi as Executive Creative Director.

In almost 30 years of career journey, Judee has become one of the most influential figures to shape Thai advertising. Under her leadership, Results/O&M won Thailand’s first-ever Cannes Gold Lion in 2000, and Saatchi & Saatchi won Thailand’s first-ever D&AD Pencil in 2003.

In 2005, Judee opened her own shop, JEH United, which later merged with Nude Communication as NudeJEH. In this independent venture, Judee has created famous and multi-awarded work, including Smooth-E mini-series commercial, Sylvania “Picnic” TVC and the controversial “Sorry Thailand” long-form TVC that reflected on the nation’s political turmoil in 2010. In 2006, Judee was named Creative of the Year by Hong Kong's Media Marketing Magazine and ranked #1 in Campaign Brief Asia as the Hottest Creative in Asia.

In 2015, NudeJEH joined WPP Network under Grey Group as GREYnJ UNITED where Judee leads as the Chairwoman/CCO. Since then, the agency has given birth to several famously effective campaigns such as BBQ Fulfill, The Waiter’s Mom, and Nautilus Tuna “Break Up” online film.

Judee is also known for her love of animals and nature. She’s currently hosting 56 stray cats and working on a massive reforestation project at Mae Wang, Chiang Mai.

Sarah Barclay, Global ECD, JWT New York (AWARD School winner 1984)

Sarah is a Global Executive Creative Director at JWT New York working across a number of clients. She was born in London, grew up in Sydney and Melbourne and has lived in New York City since before the flat white.

Prior to JWT, she was Global Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi NY, CD at Clemenger BBDO and Art Director at The Campaign Palace, Melbourne.

Sarah has won awards in every major advertising show, including the best TV commercial in 25 years in Australia. She was ranked with her partner as the 10th most awarded creative team in the world before heading to NYC.

She regularly judges the industry’s top shows, has spoken on industry panels, tutored advertising schools and was a contributor to a book about Advertising’s Top Women.

Over the years she has made milk a sexy drink, created songs about manscaping, taken the taboo out of tampon advertising, and stripped a couple for razors.

In the winter, she can usually be found with her husband in Costa Rica or Byron Bay.

Nick Law, Vice Chairman, Global CCO, R/GA New York

As Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, Nick guides R/GA’s strategic and creative vision. He partners with the agency’s senior clients to ensure that R/GA’s wide range of capabilities – business consulting, product and service design, and communications – are equally grounded in creativity, strategy, and technology.

Nick leads an increasingly diverse group of creatives including designers, copywriters, interaction designers, and creative technologists. From these disciplines, he curates and choreographs teams that collaborate on a variety of work, from mobile applications to TV spots and everything in between.

Since joining R/GA in 2001, Nick has worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, and Google. During his tenure, R/GA has become one of the most awarded agencies in the world, winning every major creative accolade, including four Cannes Lion Grand Prix awards, a D&AD Black Pencil, and a GRANDY; and Adweek named R/GA Digital Agency of the Decade and Nike+ as Campaign of the Decade.

Nick has been on every major award show jury (including being named Jury President for the Cannes Innovation Lions) and has twice been named in the Creativity 50, a list of the world’s most influential creative people. He is recognized as an industry thought leader and has been published globally.

Ben Priest, Founder & Group CCO, adam&eveDDB London

He started his career at O&M in 1990, before going on to work at CDP, Lowe Howard-Spink and TBWA. 

In 2004 he joined Rainey Kelly, teaming up with James Murphy and David Golding.

adam&eveDDB formed in 2008 and its clients include John Lewis, VW, Google, Heineken, Harvey Nichols & Marmite.

adam&eveDDB was names Campaign magazine’s Agency of the Year in 2010 and again in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

In 2015 and 2017, adam&eveDDB was also made Ad Age’s International Agency of the Year

The agency has won 7 Grand Prix at Cannes in the last 4 years and was named Cannes Agency of the Year in 2014. It is also the British Arrows Agency of the year for 2013 and 2017.

Ben splits his time between London, Sussex & Selhurst Park.