LIA Announces Tony Granger to lead the 2013 The NEW Jury

08 February 2013

Press Release
4th February 2013

Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer, Young & Rubicam returns in 2013 as Jury President of one of LIA’s thirteen media. Granger is no stranger to the role of Jury President for LIA, although this is the first time he will be chairing The NEW Jury. A medium that LIA introduced to create a new vocabulary for the industry, new avenues of thought and ideation, and hint at new roles for agencies.

Since arriving at Y&R in 2008, Tony has attracted some of the industry’s best creative talent and fully integrated digital into the agency. He has also built a global creative community in both spirit and practice. As a result, Y&R’s clients — anywhere in the world — get access to precisely the right creative talent they need to create the most appropriate and powerful work.

Creating a collaborative creative culture has resulted in great work and results for clients such as LG, Virgin Atlantic, Land Rover, Dell and Xerox. 

With Tony at the helm, Y&R has earned great industry recognition. Since Tony’s arrival, the agency has moved up in the Gunn Report rankings from #14 to #6, a reflection of the agency’s strong performance at the most prestigious international creative competitions.  At the 2012 Cannes Festival, Y&R enjoyed its best performance ever — the agency was named the #4 Agency Network in the world. Y&R’s agencies won 51 Lions across 14 categories, including a prestigious Titanium/Integrated Lion. In 2010, Y&R was named Network of The Year at LIA. That same year RKCR/Y&R, London was named LIA Agency of the Year.

“I’m really excited to be chairing The NEW Jury. NEW - is a word that is banded around a lot these days, and thankfully so. Where would our industry be without new?” remarked Granger.

Barbara Levy, President of LIA, says of Granger, “We are extremely honoured that Tony has agreed to chair again. In 2007, Tony was LIA Jury President, overseeing our traditional advertising juries. As Granger has morphed Y&R into an agency for the future, it seems quite fitting that he is chairing the medium that looks to the future. Tony’s excitement and belief in the future of this Industry, in a climate where many are questioning its future, makes him the perfect candidate to chair The NEW.”

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28th Annual London International Awards Judging 4th - 12th October 2013, Las Vegas

LIA has established itself as a revolutionary global competition, celebrating creativity, the power of ideas and new technology in all forms of Advertising, Digital and Design. Defining its 28-year history, Barbara Levy, Founder and President of LIA, continues her innovative leadership, meeting the demands of our ever-changing industry. Launched in 1986 with a mission to be different, LIA was the first truly international award, accepting entries in Television, Print and Radio media from around the world. LIA now accepts entries into thirteen unique media types.

LIA Educational Initiative: In 2012, LIA launched the Junior 'Creative Conversations' programme targeted to Young Creatives from around the globe. As a way to give back to the industry, LIA coordinated a week of seminars, conversations, lunches and dinners that were educational and stimulated discussions around the future of Advertising. The entire initiative, including travel, meals and hotel expenses, was fully funded by LIA.

The 2012 ‘Creative Conversations’ speakers included: Ted Royer, Susan Credle, Israel Diaz, Sonal Dabral, Tony Calcao, Jeremy Craigen, Faris Yakob, Neil French, Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, Bob Garfield, Jonathon Ker, Ralph van Dijk, Scott Elias and Phil Growick.

In 2013, 'Creative Conversations' will once again take place at Wynn/Encore, Las Vegas during the week of the LIA Judging Sessions. Seventy carefully selected Junior Creatives from around the globe will attend this intimate, invitation-only event.

LIA will open their Entry System at the end of April with a final deadline at the end of July.

For further information please visit www.liaawards.com or contact:

Rebecca Morgan – VP Marketing & Public Relations 

London International Awards

179 Wardour Street, 3rd Floor, London W1F 8WY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8426 1670; E-mail: beccy@liaawards.com