The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has announced that Pancho Cassis, partner and global chief creative officer at DAVID The Agency, has been appointed jury president for the 42nd AWARD Awards.
Chosen by AdWeek as one of most creative people in the world in 2018, Pancho was appointed partner and global chief creative officer of DAVID after a successful past with LOLA MullenLowe and only a month after starting his own agency MAD.
In his first year leading the company, DAVID Miami was named Agency of the Year both at the One Show and the D&AD, and the newly opened DAVID Madrid became the most awarded agency in Spain too. In recent years, he also helped his previous agency LOLA become four times Best Agency in Latin America and be the 9th most awarded agency in the world in the last edition of Cannes Lions.
During his career, he has led the work for popular brands like Burger King, Magnum, Budweiser, Scrabble and created the most talked about campaign during the last world cup in Russia, Hidden Flag.
Awarded his first Gold Lion as a trainee, at age 22, Pancho totals over 50, adding 450 awards, a Black Pencil for the celebrated Moldy Whopper campaign and 36 Grand Prix from some of the most recognized festivals in the world, including the Effies, D&AD, One Show, Clio, amongst others.
Most recently, he was named Creative of the Year in Latin America by El Ojo de Iberoamérica and a member of Ogilvy’s Creative Council.
Commenting on his role as this year’s AWARD Awards Jury President, Pancho says: “Australia is not only one of my favorite countries in the world, but one of my biggest inspirations since I started in advertising. The work is always so fresh! I’m super excited to be there with you choosing the best of the best.”
Says Cam Blackley, chair, AWARD: “It’s a pleasure to announce Pancho Cassis as AWARD Awards Jury President in 2021. He’s a great guy and one of today’s creative giants who’s constantly bringing to life the kind of creative work that makes us all jealous. We couldn‘t be more excited and proud to welcome him and his incredibly high standards.”
The AWARD Awards virtual ceremony will take place on Friday, 21 May 2021.
AWARD would also like to advise that as 2021 is the first year for the new Special Awards, entries for these will be extended until Friday 5 February. For further information please contact email@example.com