London ad guru Steve Henry is AdFest’s 2010 new Grand Jury President

AdFest has announced that one of Europe’s most acclaimed advertising creatives, Steve Henry, Founder and former Creative Director of Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury (HHCL) in London, is this year’s new Grand Jury President.

by exchange4media Staff
Published - May 7, 2010 10:51 AM Updated: May 7, 2010 10:51 AM
London ad guru Steve Henry is AdFest’s 2010 new Grand Jury President

AdFest has announced that one of Europe’s most acclaimed advertising creatives, Steve Henry, Founder and former Creative Director of Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury (HHCL) in London, is this year’s new Grand Jury President.

Henry replaces Brazil’s most well-known advertising executive, Washington Olivetto, who is unable to make the new AdFest judging dates from May 24-28, 2010 following the festival’s postponement.

Jimmy Lam, President of the AdFest Working Committee, said, “We are delighted that Steve has been able to step in as AdFest Grand Jury President at such a short notice. We are looking forward to his energy and experience to select the most deserving winners of the Lotus Awards.”

As founder and Creative Director of HHCL, Henry was the youngest person to make Campaign magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame in 2007, which listed 40 of the most influential people in British advertising over the last 50 years.

Henry said, “I consider it a great honour to step in as Grand Jury President at AdFest this year. I have always enjoyed seeing work from Asia. I’ve been interested in the region all my life, at least partly because I was born in Hong Kong. I’m hoping to see rule-breaking work, which, on one hand, is hard because of the economic situation, but, on the other hand, is easier because of all the opportunities brought by new media. I’m looking forward to seeing how Asia, which has a growing and well-deserved reputation for creativity, is faring.”

Henry’s appointment puts the AdFest Lotus Awards judging back on track to be completed by the end of May 2010. Olivetto had expressed his deep regret at not being able to attend AdFest’s new judging session due to prior commitments. Fortunately, the majority of the invited Jury Presidents and Jury members are all available to attend the new dates, so the new judging schedule will go ahead as planned.

AdFest’s main festival event that accompanies the Lotus Awards judging was originally scheduled to take place on March 18-20, 2010. It was cancelled due to political tensions in Bangkok, but is planned to return in 2011.

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