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Creative directors from VB&P, Stein IAS and Gyro join BMA’s Global ACE Awards judging panel


By Minda Smiley, Reporter

February 18, 2016 | 3 min read

The Business Marketing Association of New York has announced that The Drum will serve as media partner for its 36th Global ACE Awards - which celebrate creativity in the B2B space - and has revealed its list of judges for the upcoming event.

This year’s judges include Michael Ruby, vice president and executive creative director at Stein IAS; Vito Zarillo, executive creative director at Gyro; and Lee Einhorn, associate partner and creative director at Venables Bells & Partners. The full list of judges can be viewed below.

As global brands continue to prioritize B2B, the Global ACE Awards aim to “provide a compass for the expanding territory.”

Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 9 and winning campaigns will be celebrated on April 28 at 24 Fifth Ave in New York City.

Click here to see a full list 2016 award categories, which include online, mobile, social, print, TV, experiential, and integratred.

Last year, Ogilvy & Mather won ‘Best of Show’ for its Made with IBM work while BBDO’s Childlike Imagination video for GE won in the ‘Campaigns $1 Million and over’ category.

See the list of this year’s judges below:

1. Michael Ruby, VP-executive creative director at Stein IAS

2. Guy Sharman, creative director at Twentysix Digital (UK)

3. Vito Zarrillo, executive creative director at Gyro

4. Lee Einhorn, associate partner and creative director at Venables Bells & Partners

5. Darren Bolton, executive creative director at OgilvyOne Business (UK)

6. Mike Fredrick, VP-executive creative director at Bader Rutter

7. Joe McCormack, chief creative officer at Doremus San Francisco

8. Clive Rohald, executive creative director EMEA at Siegel & Gale

9. Jane Kramer, creative director at Pace Advertising

10. Ira Struebel, senior conceptioner at Wob AG

11. EJ Lee, associate creative director at McCann

12. Kate Daggett, executive creative director at Tenthwave

13. Kelley Fead, EVP-brand practice leader & creative director at Slack and Company

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