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New York Festivals 2020 AME Awards announces APAC jurors

The AME Awards for advertising and marketing effectiveness organised by the New York Festivals, honours ad campaigns that triumph in both creativity and effectiveness. A particular entry can earn an AME Award in its own region and on the world stage, all Gold medal-winning entries in each region move on to compete for a Regional Platinum Award. All entries that earn an AME Award are featured on WARC. AME’s partnership with WARC allows effective winning work to be presented on WARC’s case study archive.

The AME Awards International Grand Jury consists of interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, media planners, strategy directors, social media experts, and creative personnel. Here is a full list of jurors from India.

1. Keerthi Raju

Keerthi J Raju has 12 years of experience in digital marketing, direct marketing, social media management and event management. During her account management career, she has worked with clients from various industries like IT, Technology, Fashion, Pharma, Banking and FMCG.

Keerthi Raju
Keerthi Raju

2. KV "Pops" Sridhar

Prior to starting his own venture, he was the chief creative officer of Sapient Nitro and Leo Burnett India. He has close to 40 years in the world of advertising and has been a part of many awards juries including Cannes, One Show, D&AD, New York Festivals, London Festivals, AdFest and A-Lister Hollywood Awards, in addition to being a TEDx speaker. He is also the author of a book titled “30 Second Thrillers” which focuses on the world of advertising.

KV Sridhar
KV Sridhar

3. John Thangaraj

In a career spanning close to two decades, Thangaraj has worked across different forms of marketing communication from brand marketing and consumer research to media and strategic planning. Some of the brands that he has previously worked with include adidas, GSK, Unilever, LG, Whirlpool, PepsiCo, Domino’s, Expedia, Yum!, National Geographic and many more. For the past three and a half years, he has been working as the national planning director of FCB Ulka in New Delhi.

John Thangaraj
John Thangaraj