Colleen DeCourcy, co-President and chief creative officer for Wieden+Kennedy will serve as the 2020 Jury Chair of The International ANDY Awards. The announcement was made today by The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the producing organization for the Awards.
Under DeCourcy’s leadership, Wieden+Kennedy has created some of the world’s most provocative creative campaigns of the last decade. She is an outspoken advocate for diversity and gender equity, and in 2018 was instrumental in founding the advertising arm for the TIME’S UP movement. DeCourcy’s ongoing support, insight & leadership have played an instrumental role in the path forward for the 55-year-old ANDY organization, underscoring the power of a creative idea and bringing the notion of bravery to the forefront of the organization’s mission.
“The AD Club and ANDY Awards align with the values Colleen has built a career on – creativity, inclusion, innovation, share of voice, and giving back,” said Gina Grillo, president and CEO of The AD Club. “Through the Club’s Foundation, we support the talent pipeline that attracts, trains, retains and promotes those in our industry reflective of the world we live in. There is no other leader better poised to help us further our mission.”
Over the past few years, chair predecessors Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, Deutsch North America and Nick Law, now Vice President of MarCom Integration, Apple were also invaluable in bringing the ANDY Awards’ mission of transparency and education to the next level.
DeCourcy will lead an integrated jury of industry leaders, innovative marketers and rising stars who will review all submitted work across disciplines and mediums. The ANDY Awards is the only advertising awards program with just one integrated Jury, allowing for rich, holistic dialogue around ideas, craft, innovation, and bravery for each submission. The same integrated jury reviews all of the student work, giving students the unprecedented opportunity to have their work reviewed by the industry’s top creative leaders.
“I value the ANDY Awards for the high level of conversation around the work and the AD Club’s unflagging support of new and diverse voices in the industry,” said DeCourcy. “If access is everything, then nothing compares to The ANDYs.”