Group Creative Director
Ogilvy

JOHN LONG has held creative posts in Los Angeles, Austin, and New York. At Ogilvy, he leads creative on a group of accounts including UPS, Philips, IHG, Barclays and Samsung. John came to Ogilvy from Code and Theory, where co-led brand creative and helmed some of the agency’s highest-profile initiatives such as “Peace Whopper” for Burger King and “No Maybes” for Maybelline New York. Prior to Code, he was Creative Director at Huge’s flagship office in Brooklyn where he led the Nestlé, Pizza Hut, DICK’S Sporting Goods and TD Ameritrade accounts. A writer by trade, John has received over two dozen industry awards and has been published in The DrumCampaign and McSweeney’s. He and his wife Jodie live with the two biggest Nintendo fans in the tri- state area, Allen and Thomas, and a treat-addicted Jack Russell/Beagle named Twix in Bedford, New York. 

Judging panel

Tom Stein

Chairman and Chief Client Officer
Stein IAS

Cynthia Scheid

Senior Copywriter
Stein IAS

Aron Tzima

Chief Creative Officer
Knotch

George Hammer

Chief Content Officer
IBM

Gary Slack

Founder
Slack and Company

Nicole Kaplan

SVP, Group Director
Momentum Worldwide

Lynn Bader

Director, North America Agency Relations
LinkedIn

Marc Brownstein

President & CEO
Brownstein Group

Carmel Coscia

VP, Enterprise Marketing, Demand Generation + Enablement
Samsung

Jeff Cruz

EVP, Chief Creative Officer, MRM//McCann Detroit
MRM//McCann

Aaron DaSilva

EVP, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
PJA Advertising

Chris Duffey

Sr. Strategic Business Development Manager, Creative Agencies, Creative Cloud Enterprise 
Adobe

John Long

Group Creative Director
Ogilvy

Peter Powell

Group Creative Director
McCann New York

Chris Steenstra

Chief Administrative Officer
Mower

Anne Swan

Executive Creative Director
Siegel+Gale