June 4, 2007: The world leaders of international advertising will once again convene in New York City June 12 through 14 for the New York Festivals 2007 World's Best Advertising. Donâ€™t miss out on this incomparable opportunity to experience the most innovative advertising campaigns of the year, mingle with top advertising creatives from across the globe and celebrate all things advertising.
At this yearâ€™s three-day celebration New York Festivals will recognize The Worldâ€™s Best WorkTM in television, cinema, outdoor, design, print and radio advertising. This competition draws the best and most creative work from all corners of the world, with finalists from 68 countries. To view the complete shortlist visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/main.taf?p=2,10
The opening reception will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m., in the stunning Samsung Experience Showroom at the Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle, at 58th St. and 8th Ave., third floor). This yearâ€™s awards gala is not to be missed: in addition to a cocktail reception, guests will also have the unique opportunity to try out the latest electronic devices Samsung has to offer while enjoying a special presentation of the worldâ€™s best television advertisements from 1945 to the present. Drawing from the exclusive collection of Michael Demetriades, Executive Director of the International Advertising Competition, this private screening also serves as a celebration of New York Festivalsâ€™ 50th Anniversary.
Both Wednesdayâ€™s and Thursdayâ€™s festivities will be held at The Level Room of the historic Metropolitan Pavilion (123 West 18th Street at 6th Ave., fifth floor) in Chelsea. Beginning at 1 p.m. each day, an exhibit of the 2007 Winning Work will give attendees a chance to experience the award-winning campaigns first hand.
The spotlight will be on the winners of Design, Outdoor & Print advertising on Wednesday evening. Aside from the presentation of medals, the gala will also play a winnersâ€™ showcase highlighting The Worldâ€™s Best WorkTM in these advertising categories.
Thursday evening New York Festivals is pleased to award the best in Television, Cinema & Radio advertising. Winning work will be presented during the gala, as well as awards for the 2007 Agency of the Year and Advertiser of the Year. In conjunction with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), New York Festivals will also be awarding the UN Award for entries that best promote awareness of worldwide health, social and humanitarian issues.
To ensure a truly international competition, this yearâ€™s entries were judged by a panel of senior creative directors from 49 countries. For a full list of this yearâ€™s international panel of judges visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/main.taf?p=2,10.
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About the New York Festivals:
The New York Festivals (NYF) oversees six international awards competitions: Television and Radio Advertising; Design, Print and Outdoor Advertising; Film & Video; Television Programming and Promotions; Radio Programming and Promotions; and now Interactive & Alternative Media. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. In addition, NYF also oversees three stand-alone international competitions: The Midas Awards for financial services communications; the Global Awards for healthcare communications; and the AME Awards for advertising and marketing effectiveness. Founded in 1957, NYF now has representation in 62 countries. For more information, go to: www.newyorkfestivals.com
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