The Ad Club has announced the names of the judges for the 54th annual Hatch Awards for excellence in creative branding and marketing.
The organization is leaving no stone unturned this year
in terms of recognition. Awards will be presented in a whopping 71 categories covering practically every major mode of communication including TV, radio, print and digital. There's even a
Hatch Award for Best Annual Report.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including Chris Barth, senior creative writer, Contagious; Kevin Bauer, creative director, POSSIBLE; Otto
Bell, creative director, Ogilvy Entertainment; William Gelner, managing partner, 180LA; Julie Gordon, freelance creative director, 16stars; Mary Knight, executive creative director, Hydrogen; Nick
Mrozowski, executive creative director, Adweek; Clara Mulligan, design director, Creature; Iain Nevill, creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi; Nick Panyotopoulos, associate creative director, 360i;
JoonYong Park, chief creative officer, Firstborn; Dianne Rella, freelance creative director; Michael Ruby, executive creative director, Stein IAS; Alex Russell, senior creative director, BBDO Atlanta;
and Luke Simmons, director of branded entertainment, Electus.
Deadline for submissions was May 12. The Hatch Awards will be handed out at a ceremony on Nov. 6 at the House of