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John Mescall joins the LIA 2013 Integration Jury Panel

03 July 2013


Release Date: 3rd July 2013


John Mescall, Executive Creative Director - McCann Melbourne joins and completes the LIA Integration Jury, chaired by Mark Tutssel. He is the 6th Australian to be announced on the LIA 2013 Jury, a true reflection of Australia’s great creative talent pool.

John ranks as one of Australia’s most successful and respected creatives. Previously he was Executive Creative Director at SMART and Creative Director at JWT. He has been recognized and awarded both as a Creative Director and as a Writer at all the major International and Regional Awards Competitions. He is also the only Australian creative director to have had work awarded in TED Ads Worth Spreading. In addition to McCann’s wonderful current clients, John’s extensive experience includes adidas, Kraft, Nestle, Nike, Rolex, Shell and Ford.

He joins fellow Jurors from Australia and New Zealand; Ben Coulson, John Mescall, Michael Ritchie, Ralph Van Dijk, Matty Burton, Anna Fawcett and George McKenzie.

Barbara Levy, President of LIA says of John’s appointment “We are absolutely thrilled that John has agreed to join the Integration Panel this year and we must mention and congratulate him on his recent honours for the Metro Campaign “Dumb Ways to Die”. It really is quite an extraordinary achievement and we look forward to welcoming him in Las Vegas in October.”

The full International Jury can be viewed on the LIA Website: www.liaawards.com

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28th London International Awards Judging and ‘Creative Conversations’
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 Creative’s 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 Creative’s from around the globe will attend this intimate, invitation-only event.


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

Rebecca Morgan – Head of PR and Marketing

London International Awards

179 Wardour Street, 3rd Floor, London W1F 8WY, United Kingdom


Telephone: +44 20 8426 1670; E-mail: beccy@liaawards.com