This year's jury was captained by Ron Berger, CEO-creative director, Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG, New York. Other agency judges were John Gerzema, director-account planning, Fallon McElligott, New York; Sally Hogshead, creative partner, Robaire & Hogshead, Venice Beach, Cal. and Steffan Postaer, senior VP-creative director, Leo Burnett Co., Chicago.
Marketer company judges were Chris Clarke, VP-business-to-business advertising, American Express Co.; Jami Dover, VP-sales & marketing group and director, worldwide marketing operations, Intel Corp.; Dwight Garland, VP-advertising, Staples; and Neal Tiles, senior VP-marketing, Fox Sports.
Judges were prohibited from voting on work done by their agency of for their account.
Ad Age editorial staff members on the jury were Scott Donaton, editor; Larry Edwards, managing editor; Bob Garfield and Anthony Vagnoni, editors at large; and Laura Petrecca, reporter. The competition was coordinated by Robert Goldsborough, Ad Age's special projects director. Judging took place April 13 at