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Advertising Age's Best Advertising competition is unique among advertising contests in that the jury is made up of agency creatives, advertiser executives and business journalists.

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

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