#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Markus Maczey
Four global creative leaders are heading for South Africa in August for the annual Loeries Creative Week in Durban. The four will head up key jury panels as well as speak at the DStv Seminar of Creativity...
Loeries 19 May 2017
Markus Maczey, CCO of the Plan.Net Group and president of the 2017 Loeries’ digital and interactive judging panel.
Maczey’s work has been recognised at the top global advertising awards: Cannes Lions, D&AD, LIA, Eurobest, Webby and more.
As a result, Maczey is excited to head up the 2017 Loeries’ digital and interactive judging panel as he feels:
Development of the creative industry in Africa and the Middle East is remarkable.I chatted to him about his judging expectations, how he’s preparing himself for the task of judging the best work from Africa and the Middle East and the importance of this year’s Loeries’ theme: simply judging the work…
Liam Wielopolski, chief creative officer at DDB SA, shares the essence of this year's Loeries campaign and what the 2017 Loerie Awards judged on...
Leigh Andrews 17 Feb 2017
Wow, it means a lot to me. I feel very honoured to be selected not just for the jury but to be a jury president. It’s great and I’m looking so forward to this! It will also be a big point in my career, and I hope I’ll meet the expectations.
As I said, I believe the standard of the African and Middle-Eastern creativity is extremely high. So I hope to see a lot of fresh and highly creative cases that might not have been seen in the big global award shows. And – of course – having a lot of fruitful discussions around them. I mean, the best our small, worldwide creative community can do is to collaborate with each other and get inspiration from all over the world; to get out of ‘the box’.
Technology, storytelling, craft and the combination of those. These days, we have so many new possibilities to be creative and there are so many new ways of telling a story. We’re in a time where we can redefine creativity in advertising through technology, new platforms or human behaviours. It’s a really exciting time, so I hope to be overwhelmed by the new solutions that have been found for conventional briefings.
I can’t say… simply because I expect the unexpected!
Here’s hoping we exceed those expectations! Remember that ticket sales are now open for Loeries Creative Week Durban, taking place from 14 to 21 August 2017. Keep an eye on our Loeries special section for the latest updates.
About Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She is passionate about issues of inclusion, equality and diversity, the only SA finalist shortlisted for the Women in Marketing #WIMawards2017, and can be reached at .