"The winning work created rich conversation with the other jurors. It's not often you get to be on a jury made up of women from diverse backgrounds," says jury member Nancy Crimi-Lamanna, chief creative officer of FCB in Canada.

"It was a reminder of how much we need different perspectives and experiences when we make the work but also when we award it our highest honours. In the sea of sameness, the Gerety Awards is championing the best of global advertising through the female lens," adds Crimi-Lamanna.

Internationally, the United States was a top Gerety winner overall with 19 total statues. It was followed by
  • Canada with 13
  • the United Kingdom with 12
  • France with 11, and
  • Spain with 7.
The 'Abused News for POWA' (People Opposing Women Abuse) by Joe Public United Johannesburg, was rewarded with a Gold in the 'Works for Good CUT'.

Grand Prix were awarded to Burberry, An Nahar Newspaper, Xbox/Microsoft and Znamkamarada.

A Grand Prix was given in Craft for 'Festive' Burberry by Riff Raff Films.

"This campaign has the opportunity to further dial up Burberry's Brand Salience. I liked the creative presentation as the execution can help to drive mental share / share of mind for the brand in many more buying situations," says Dolapo Otegbayi, executive Jury, Nigeria. 

A Grand Prix was given in Communication for 'The New National Anthem Edition' An Nahar Newspaper by Impact BBDO Dubai.

"The power of a word. The Power of print. This is a reminder of the impact that this traditional medium can have. It became a symbol of female empowerment. This positive change to the National anthem was adopted by a nation, it is both moving and momentous," says Kate Stanners, grand jury, United Kingdom.

A Grand Prix was given in Experience for 'The Birth of Gaming Tourism' Xbox / Microsoft by McCann London.

"This is one of my favourite campaigns. It is unexpected and bold. I like the smart twist on it, the first time promoting games as tourist destinations, providing a fresh angle for the gamers to experience the game at different levels," says Kelly Woh, grand jury, in China. 

Individuals are encouraged to view all the winners at www.geretyawards.com

A Grand Prix, in Works For Good, was given for 'Anticorruption Hackathon' Znamkamarada by WMC Grey Prague.

"A brilliant example of where social media platforms can be used to engage a nation in a positive meaningful way. It's a brilliant example of a call to arms and whereas a society we can come together to solve problems, and in the process create economic societal and political change," concludes Karen Blackett OBE, grand jury in the United Kingdom. 

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