According to the awards, 80% of all purchasing decisions are made by women, and award shows have been judged overtly by men over the years. The Gerety Awards aims to set an important distinction when defining the standard to which advertising is held.

2020's executive jury sessions will be held in New York, London, Helsinki, Berlin, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Melbourne, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Bangkok. The juries will choose the Agency and Production Company of the Year from their country, and define the overall shortlist.

The South African executive jury includes:
  • Jacquie Mullany, executive creative director at VMLY&R
  • Mpume Ngobese, MD at Joe Public
  • Sanche Jansen van Rensburg, executive creative director at Avatar
  • Simone Bosman, founder and creative at Osu & Kumalo
  • Neo Segola, executive creative director at FCB Africa
  • Sarah Dexter, CEO at Mullen Lowe
  • Nadia Mohamed, marketing director at McCain
  • Emma Strydom, head of design at Network BBDO
  • Juliet Honey, creative at Freelance
  • Suhana Gordhan, executive creative director at FCB
  • Linda Notelovitz, director / producer and founder at Life Design
  • Liezel Bygate, marketing director at Bliss Brands
  • Monalisa Zwambila, CEO at Riverbed
  • Loli Bishop, producer at Freelance
  • Fiona O Connor, creative director at Havas
All of the 2020 executive juries can be viewed here. Entries are now open with a 20% discount on all entries checked out before Monday, 20 January.

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