2019 Attendees

Gabrielle Levy

McCann New York
New York
, United States of America


1.    Prior to being chosen to participate in this program, what did you know or hear about the LIA Creative LIAisons program?
I am very familiar with LIA, but did not know of Creative LIAsons. It was exciting to learn about such a program, one that invests in and is geared towards empowering young, international talent in a way that transcends cultural and gender barriers.
2.    How did you feel when you were chosen to participate in Creative LIAisons, an exclusive program of 100 attendees aged 21 – 30 from around the world?
It is an incredible opportunity to have access to this caliber of creatives. I was ecstatic when I heard about my inclusion among this esteemed company, and the excitement has only grown since. It is an honor and a privilege; I cannot wait to soak everything in.  
3.    When sitting in on statue discussion judging what do you hope to learn?
I hope to learn more about how to create work that stands out in an oversaturated industry. We have the power to do great work that can, in turn, have powerful impacts. I am eager to explore what special thing puts already great work above the rest and how it is, or can be applied to all types of projects- client facing, non-profit or otherwise.
4.    If you could choose any juror to interview for two minutes, who would it be and why?
I’m incredibly interested in speaking to Fred Levron. The most fulfilling part of my career thus far (and ideally far into the future) is the bridging of my passion for activism with my love of all things media and advertising. His projects such as Destination Pride, and on a more traditionally commercial note- Whopper Detour, have been a source of inspiration and have left lasting impressions on me. However, as someone intimately affected by gun violence (the catalyst for a lot for my work), “The Gun Violence History Book” is perhaps my favorite, and one I would love to discuss further. I’m also extremely interested in discussing with Nancy Crimi Lamanna, the incredible breadth of her socially relevant work, in addition to her role as an inaugural member of “Times Up Advertising”.