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Immediate Release
Date March 28, 2013

Location New York, NY The New York Show Appoints DDB Creatives Across Globe to Judge 2013 New York Festivals Awards New York, NY, March 28, 2013 - DDB Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group (NYSE), today announced its global executives chosen to represent the creative community at this year's 56th annual New York Festivals Awards (NYF). All entries in the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards are judged by a Grand Jury comprised of 400 top-level industry professionals from six continents, who select the work honored in the shows Shortlist. Also, for the third time in its 56-year history, New York Festivals has assembled 30+ prominent worldwide Chief Creative Officers to participate in a live judging session. The Executive Jury, including DDB New York Chief Creative Officer Matt Eastwood, selects ads from the Shortlist during five additional rounds of judging, which will take place in New York City on April 27May 1, to determine the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Grand winners, and the single entry worthy of being named World's Best Idea. Were proud to have our global talent selecting the best of the best in creativity as official representatives sitting on the New York Festivals jury, said Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide. Following are DDBs 2013 New York Festivals jury members: Executive Jury: Matt Eastwood, Chief Creative Officer, DDB New York Branded Entertainment Jurors: Marco Versolato, Executive Creative Director, DDB Brasil

Design Jurors: Zare Kerin, Creative Director, Futura DDB Slovenia Kartik Aiyar, Creative Director, DDB UAE Digital Jurors: Lukas Grossebner, Executive Creative Director, DDB Tribal Vienna Peter Aerts, Creative Director, DDB Belgium Josh Fehr, Creative Director, Tribal DDB Canada Chris Ferguson, Executive Creative Director, Tribal Worldwide New York Direct Jurors: Avital Pinchevsky, Creative Director, DDB South Africa Gongpan Uphathumprungpong, Far East DDB Thailand Zahir Mirza, Creative Director, DDB UAE Film Jurors: Wilson Mateos, Creative Director, DDB Brasil Denise Rossetto, Executive Creative Director, DDB Canada Film Craft Jurors: Will St. Clair, Creative Director, DDB Chicago Integrated Jurors: Matthias Schmidt, MD Creative, DDB Tribal Germany Walter Aregger, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Creative Director, DDB Mexico Outdoor Jurors: Javier Mora, General Creative Director, Tribu DDB Costa Rica Vesa Tujunen, Creative Director, DDB Finland Peter Tordai, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Hungary Ricardo Chadwick, General Creative Director, Fahrenheit DDB Peru Diego Yurkievich, SVP/Executive Creative Director, Alma DDB Miami Print Jurors: Fernando (Cheche) Tchechenistky, Creative Director, DDB Argentina Dylan Harrison, Executive Creative Director, DDB Australia Daryl Gardiner, Associate Creative Director, DDB Canada Dennis May, Managing Director Creative, DDB Tribal Germany Menno Kluin, Executive Creative Director/Head of Art, DDB New York

Radio Jurors: Alfonzo (Fonzi) Diaz, Executive Creative Director, DDB Colombia Woei-Hern Chan, Associate Creative Director, Naga DDB Malaysia

For 56 years, New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has recognized the Worlds Best Advertising and awarded the most innovative work in all media from over 70 countries. Based on feedback from our Executive Jury, Grand Jury, and other industry thought leaders around the world, NYF recently announced a total restructuring of the International Advertising Awards competitions and categories. There will be 14 competitions designed to reflect the current work being produced globally, giving the awards show the most relevant parameters to measure creative communications. About DDB DDB Worldwide ( is one of the worlds largest and most awarded advertising and marketing networks. In 2012, DDB was named Advertising Network of the Year by Campaign, as well as Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year by Strategy magazine. At the prestigious 2012 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB won 82 Lions, the most ever for the network. In addition, The Gunn Report has listed DDB as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for the last 12 years. The agencys clients include Volkswagen, McDonalds, Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, and Exxon Mobil, among others. Founded in 1949, DDB is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries with its flagship office in New York, NY. About Omnicom Group Inc. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE-OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicoms branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. For further information on Omnicom and its brands, please visit ###