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Gerety Awards rebrands, announces 2021 jury

Gerety has announced a brand refresh and new website along with its 2021 jury, featuring Odette van der Haar, CEO of The Exponential Company and presenter of Business Beat South Africa as the South African representative...
The new look comes from London-based brand storytelling studio, Here.We.Go. “It has been a pleasure to work on this change-making brand," says founder, Louise Sloper. "As a jury member of the inaugural Gerety Awards myself, its mission to level-up the voices of many incredible female creatives was something we were keen to highlight in the brand refresh.

"We have worked on the UX and visual elements of the new website, giving the jury members prominence. You’re basically hit with a wall of names, which challenges the status quo of many other awards schemes.

"The tone-of-voice is feminine but confident, elegant but edgy.

"It was important to retain some of the original branding, such as the strong purple palette, whilst updating elements such as the logo. The concept of light refraction and the brilliance of a perfectly cut diamond reflects the quality of the awards and the women who are part of it. The beauty that happens in the detail was important to the work.”

Odette van der Haar
Odette van der Haar

The 2021 Grand Jury member representing South Africa is Odette van der Haar, CEO of The Exponential Company and presenter of Business Beat South Africa.

With its mission of changing the narrative around female leadership by reinforcing the value in the female vision of advertising, the 2021 Gerety Awards will continue to define the standard to which advertising should be held and show clients the best way to target the world’s most powerful consumers.

There will be a total of 10 executive judging sessions held around the world, the ambassadors are:
  • Kirsten Rutherford, group creative director, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, USA
  • Elizabeth Valleau, global creative lead, Facebook, UK
  • Kaitlin Doherty, MD, The Local Collective, Canada
  • Uma Rudd Chia, creative director, Weber Shandwick, Singapore
  • Gbemi Adekanmbi, founder, For Creative Girls, Nigeria
  • Valentina Amenta, creative director FCB, Italy
  • Karolina Galácz, creative director DDB Budapest, Hungary
  • Antoinette Hoes, strategy lead, Germany
  • Fabienne Fiorucci, creative director, France
  • Ingrid Bragemann, executive director Tantor Films, Chile
  • Maribel Maneiro, creative director Raya, Chile

Here.We.Go designer George Stockley notes, “There are 58 facets on a brilliant-cut diamond, which you may not always notice, but they are important. This attention to detail is also what makes Gerety so well cut… The ‘critical angle’ of 24.4 degrees has been carefully applied throughout the brand system, and the story of the diamond is always being told. Right down to the primary colour inspired by the shade of a diamond polishing wheel”.

Gerety’s co-founder Lucia Ongay concludes: “The attention to detail has really blown us away. The brand refresh re-emphasises the Gerety purpose and is a perfect showcase for the 2021 jury and beyond.”

The Gerety Awards will announce the full Executive Jury and open for entries in January. See all of the Grand Jury and Ambassadors at
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