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2017

Female duo Sobhani and Janicki head up IPA Best of Health Show judges

Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett has been appointed Chair of Judges for the IPA’s Best of Health Show 2017, the world-renowned industry awards programme that rewards the best in creative healthcare advertising. Sobhani is joined by Diana Janicki, Executive Creative Director TBWA/WorldHealth as Convenor of Judges.

 

The judging panel of leading industry experts also includes Amber Osborne, Senior Art Director at Sudler & Hennessey; winner of the Pip Award at last year’s IPA Best of Health Show for her work on the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund’s Share Your Voice campaign.

List of judges for the IPA Best of Health Show 2017:

  • Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett (Chair)
  • Diana Janicki, Executive Creative Director TBWA/WorldHealth (Convenor)
  • Anke Buchta, Creative Director, Emotive
  • Fabio De Vecchi, Executive Creative Director, Sudler & Hennessey Milan
  • Dick Dunford, Creative Partner, Loooped
  • Fernanda Marth, Creative Director, H4B London
  • Felipe Munhoz, VP, Group Art Supervisor, Area 23 
  • Amber Osborne, Senior Art Director, Sudler & Hennessey
  • Orrin Pollard, Executive Creative Director, Hamell
  • Guy Swimer, Creative Director, McCann Human Care
  • Andrew Spurgeon, Executive Creative Director, Langland
  • Luke Walker, Creative Director, Weber Shandwick

Convenor of Judges, Diana Janicki, who recently outlined her thoughts on the future of healthcare advertising in Creative Review, said; “This year’s judging panel is a great mix of health-network big guns, independents and new kids on the block and I’m very pleased and honoured to be convening such a prestigious and intelligent awards programme.”

All entries for the IPA Best of Health Show 2017 must be received by Friday 25th August. The shortlist will be announced in October, with the new-look Awards ceremony taking place in November. Full details, including all awards categories, are available at bestofhealthshow.com.

 

IPA launches 2017 Best of Health Show with new awards for data and innovation

The IPA has today (29 June) launched the 2017 Best of Health Show, the world-renowned industry awards programme that rewards the best in creative healthcare advertising. This year it has added two new awards to its portfolio, to reward excellence in data and excellence in innovation.
 
As part of the craft category, the new award for Excellence in Data will reward entries that showcase the best in creative application, deployment, visualisation or insight from data. While the award for Excellence in Innovation will reward entries that showcase the best in healthcare innovation communication or technology. The awards tie-in with new IPA President Sarah Golding’s Magic and the Machines agenda that aims to maximise the potential of automation and machine-learning – including the embracing of data and its evaluation - to enhance the advertising industry, while also protecting it from its dark side.
 
The competition will also invite entries for the Pip Award for Young Talent. The Pip is aimed at agency professionals under thirty and requires them to tackle a charitable live brief, which this year has been set by MeeTwo Education, an organisation that supports young people with mental health through an app.
 
Says Convenor of Judges Diana Janicki, Executive Creative Director of TBWA\WorldHealth London: “The addition of these new categories acknowledges the true breadth of creativity that goes into making healthcare advertisements. Our business produces a wealth of truly impressive work – in spite of having to adhere to tight legal guideline – which deserves recognition and reward. I would therefore encourage all healthcare agencies to showcase their credentials and enter this esteemed competition. Let’s showcase our talent to the industry, clients and world at large.”
 
The deadline for entries is 25th August, with early bird discounts available until 4th August. The shortlist will be announced in October, with the new-look Awards ceremony taking place in November.