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Purchase Tickets to the 2014 New York Show!


Get inspired during provocative panel discussions from industry leaders. Network with some of the world's top advertising professionals at happy-hours and cocktail parties. Honor the winners at the prestigious Awards Gala at the New York Public Library. Mingle with old and new friends at the exclusive after-party.

DATE: Thursday, May 1, 2014
VENUE: New York City Public Library, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street
FEATURING: Creative Panel sessions and The New York Show™ Award Presentation of the 2014 New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising™.  


Creative Panel Sessions, May 1st - $35 for one / $75 for three

The New York Show™ Award Presentation / Gala, May 1st - $295
(includes The New York Show, cocktail reception and after party)

All Access Pass, May 1st - $350
(includes all three creative panel sessions, The New York Show, cocktail reception and after party)


Students & Teachers: Register for Complimentary Panel Session Tickets!


Ticket questions? Email us at: tickets at newyorkfestivals dot com


All events take place at the Stephen A. Schwartzman Building of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, unless otherwise noted. All times, topics, and participants are subject to change.

CREATIVE PANEL SESSIONS in the South Court Auditorium
10:00am-11:00am Advertising: Why So Many Men? Creative session sponsored by AWNY
When 91% of women say that advertisers don’t understand them, why aren’t there more women in the industry? What are the obstacles, impediments and legacies that are holding women back? How do we best support each other and identify the men who are equally passionate about changing the game? Join this provocative panel of women and men, and walk away with tangible insights and perspectives that you can put into practice today.

1. Jean Batthany, GCD SVP - DDB Chicago
2. Cindy Gallop, IfWeRanTheWorld & MakeLoveNotPorn
3. Karen Gereffi, Senior Art Director - Johannes Leonardo
4. Kevin McKeon, Partner and ECD - StrawberryFrog
5. Terri Meyer, Co-founder & Co-president - The Terri & Sandy Solution
6. Mat Zucker, Global ECD - Razorfish
7. Alison Gragnano, ECD-Ogilvy
Moderator: Arwa Mahdawi, Strategy Director, North America - Contagious Communications
11:30am-12:30pm Brave New Brand Stories: Technology & Branded Content Living Happily Ever After
Brands are employing a one-two punch to engage consumers with creative messaging and stories that might not look like advertising, but still promote the brand. Marrying technology and branded content, agencies are enlisting a vast arsenal of tools to seamlessly deliver the message—Gravity’s personalization engine, Blippar’s ability to turn your mobile phone into a lens that recognizes images and supplies an interactive view of your world, Twitter’s Amplify, Custom API’s, and more…
Join us for this session exploring how brands that are first adopters leverage content and technology to create a powerful brand experience.

1. Bridget Jung, Chief Creative Officer Paris & Regional Creative Director for Europe West - DigitasLBi
2. Christian Haas, Executive Creative Director & Partner - Goodby Silverstein & Partners
3. Natalie Bokenham, SVP, Managing Partner, Digital - Universal McCann
4. Gaston Legorburu, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer – SapientNitro
5. Harry Kargman, CEO - Kargo
6. Lisa Hu, VP & General Manager - Blippar
Moderator: Michael Schiferl, Executive VP/Director of Media Relations - Weber Shandwick
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch Break
 2:00pm-3:00pm Mentors & Apprentices: The Learning Curve Is Now More Like A Circle
The basic principles of advertising aren't much different now than they were when that first red triangle was stamped onto a keg of Bass Ale in the 19th century. It’s easy to see how 21st-century technology is changing the way we go about employing those basics, but what effect is it having on the mentor-apprentice relationship? Industry veterans have a lock on the principals, but the young creatives they’re hiring are starting their careers better informed and more prepared than ever before—and most likely better versed than their bosses in the technology they’ll be using.
This panel will examine this shift in the knowledge dynamic, and how it's creating a synergy where everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to offer.

1. Whitney Fishman, Senior Director of Innovation & Consumer Technology - MEC Global
2. “Pops” KV Sridhar, Chief Creative Officer India Sub Continent - Leo Burnett
3. Jesse Missad, Director, Connected Platforms: Mobility & Device - PHD NY
4. Jimmy Smith, CEO & Chief Creative Officer - Amusement Park Entertainment
5. Rich Greco, Head of Design - Droga5
6. Raymond Braun, YouTube Marketing Manager - Google
Moderator: Michael Schiferl, Executive VP/Director of Media Relations - Weber Shandwick
7:00pm-8:00pm Cocktail Hors d'oeuvres - Print Exhibit, Astor Hall
8:30pm-10:30pm Awards Presentation - Celeste Bartos Forum
Special appearance by recording artist, Jetta
11:00pm-1:00am After Party at The Bryant Park Hotel - Cocktails, Goodbyes and High Fives for a job well done!