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Apex Awards announces 2019 jury

The Apex Awards has announced its jury for the 2019 competition.

The 2019 Apex Awards judges is tasked with the significant responsibility of combing through entries to identify and award the ‘work that works’.

Since inception by the ACA in 1995, the Apex Awards has been the profession’s highest – and only – award for communications campaign performance excellence in an industry that is constantly refining and redefining creativity.

The jury will be screening entries for campaigns that rose above the clutter, had extensive reach and communicated via mediums that delivered on campaign objectives. The rigorous adjudication process spans three rounds during which submissions are judged against specific criteria including rigour, degree of difficulty, clarity of evidence, compelling case, and insight.

“Winning an Apex award delivers evidence of the profession’s contribution to business success. It reinforces the value we provide as an industry and affirms our contribution within the context of the broader economy. This heavyweight adjudication panel is entrusted with identifying and bringing to the fore those campaigns that truly delivered on brand objectives and impacted the bottom line,” says Mathe Okaba, CEO of the Association of Communications and Advertising (ACA)

Apart from being an essential business tool that affixes value to credentials for agencies, marketers and leading brands, winning an Apex award is a definitive demonstration that great ideas generate great results.

Apex recognises the creative work that worked; the campaigns that manifested effectiveness in creativity that extends beyond words and pictures to creative intellect and intellectual property that is the currency of the profession.

The 2019 Apex Awards jury:

Ivan MorokeChief executive officerKantar, Insights Division
Gareth LeckGroup chief executive officerJoe Public United
Mathe OkabaChief executive officerACA
Ana CarrapichanoGroup managing directorMediology
Daniel NaidooDirectorGendel Interactive
Fran LuckinExecutive creative directorGrey SA
Ismail JoomaHead of strategyVML
Jason HarrisonManaging directorM&C Saatchi Abel
Kagiso MusiGroup managing directorMeta Media
Katlego MoutlanaHead of strategyMortimer Harvey
Leigh TaylerStrategic directorJoe Public United
Lwandile QokweniChief strategic officerMEC Global
Mick BloreChief executive officerWolves
Natalie BothaCreative development directorKantar, Insights Division
Neil HiggsIndependent consultantRetired ex TNS Global
Refilwe MalulekeManaging directorYellowwood
Roxy MaqacheChief executive officerDesert Arabia
Su-Lise TessendorfGeneral manager: Brand, strategy and commsNando’s
Thabang SkwambaneManaging directorFCB, Johannesburg
Thulani SibekoChief marketing officerStandard Bank
Tlalane NtuliChief operations officerYalu SA
Zayd AbrahamsHead of brandFNB

Winners will be announced at the Apex awards gala dinner to be held at The Venue @ The Houghton Hotel on the 11 July 2019.

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