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Babaeko Appointed To The New York Festival's Grand Jury

Lukmon Oloyede.
Steve Babaeko, Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Creativity Officer of X3M Ideas, Lagos, has been selected by the organizers of the New York Advertising Festival as part of its Grand Jury to select this year’s winners of the International Advertising Awards for Mobile at the prestigious New York Festival.
Babaeko was recently announced having functioned creditably as a member of the 2016 online judging panel for the awards described as the world’s best advertising and creative communications awards.
Steve will attend the 2016 Festival which holds on May 19th and feature creative panel sessions, a cocktail reception, the awards ceremony, and an after-party.
“New York Festivals will welcome award winners, jury members and guests from around the globe to this day long series of events honoring the world’s best advertising minds,” the organizers said in a statement.
As part of the events, four creative panel sessions will take place during the day at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway while the gala will hold at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.
A cocktail reception in the Ertegun Atrium will be followed by the awards ceremony in Rose Theater while a celebratory after-party will be held at Parkview Lounge on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center, to toast all the winners of the world’s best advertising event.
Commenting on the development, Babaeko said: “We are delighted for the honour and global acknowledgement. We sit here doing our thing but technology has made it possible for our footprints to be noticeable on the global space. So, the call to be part of the online jury to shortlist the entries and also be part of the Grand Jury that will select the final winners in our respective categories of this global Advertising Festival – New York Festival, is exciting. I am really delighted”.

Other international advertising practitioners that will function in same capacity as Babaeko at the festival include Gian Lanfranco, Creative Director at McCann, USA, who is on board to judge this year’s International Advertising Awards for Integrated/Mixed Media; Shaun O’Neill, National Business Development Manager at MediaWorks, New Zealand, a part of the Grand Jury 2016 for Radio and Kostas Verveniotis and Strategic Planning Director at The Newton Laboratory, Greece,  is part of the Grand Jury to select this year’s International Advertising Awards for Public & Media Relations.
Others include Martin Cerri, Group Creative Director at Walton Isaacson, USA is on board to judge this year’s International Advertising Awards for Print and Lingxiao Tan, Senior Designer at Red Peak, USA, who is part of the 2016 Grand Jury for Package Design while Jason Kwak, Film Director at Panda Productions, Korea was also added to the Grand Jury 2016 for Film Craft.

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