Radio Mercury Awards judges panel named


RAB / Radio Advertising BureauWe have a date for the bestowal of Radio Mercury Awards, a deadline for entries, and now we have the names of the people who will be deciding which entries win.

Regarding the scheduling information, the Radio Advertising Bureau stated, “The 2015 Call for Entry is open for submissions, with a deadline of April 6, 2014. This year’s awards event will take place in New York at Le Poisson Rouge on June 3. Prizes will be awarded in the Agency Production, Radio Station Produced, Student, PSA, Spanish Language, Campaign, Innovation, Integrated Campaign, and Best of Show. For more information on the Radio Mercury Awards, log onto”

The Chief Judge is Jim Elliott, who is the incoming Global Chief Creative Officer for Arnold Worldwide.

“This list of final round judges represents a wide range of creative visionaries from across the country from continuous award-winning agencies,” noted Jim Elliott. “Any creative will tell you that radio is a writer’s medium and the most difficult to create. These exceptional creative thinkers have a passion and appreciation for radio writing and will ensure that the best of the best shine in June.”

“We feel honored and fortunate to have gathered a who’s who of creative minds for this year’s competition,” said Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau and Chair of the Radio Creative Fund. “I know this group will help ensure the mission of the Radio Mercury Awards thrives in 2015, as we award the best creative audio commercials and campaigns over the past year.”

OK, now that we’ve heard how great the panel is, here is the list detailing exactly who they are:

* Sergio Alcocer, chief creative officer, LatinWorks (select clients include: Mars, Lowes, Chevrolet, and Domino’s)
* Justine Armour, creative director, W+K/Portland (select clients include: Old Spice, Nike, Coca-Cola, and P&G)
* Chris Beresford-Hill, executive creative director, BBDO NY (select clients include: Foot Locker, Guinness, AT&T, HBO, and FedEx)
* Pete Harvey, partner, creative director, barrettSF (select clients include: Major League Baseball, Comcast, and the National Basketball Association)
* Jaime Robinson, vice president, executive creative director, Pereira & O’Dell (select clients include: Intel, Toshiba, Mattel, and Skype)
* Marty Senn, executive creative director, senior partner, Carmichael Lynch (select clients include: Subaru, Steak N’ Shake, GNC, and Jack’s Link)
* Nik Studzinski, executive creative director, Droga5 (select clients include: Diet Coke, Motorola, Newcastle, and Prudential)
* Christopher Warmanen, senior vice president, creative director, Leo Burnett Chicago (select clients include: Allstate, Kraft, Toys “R” Us, and PetSmart)