Our 2018 Judges

Past Judges by Year:
Matt  Murphy

Matt Murphy - Chief Judge

Executive Creative Director and Partner, 72andSunny

Matt pushes the creative limits of 72andSunny by helping lead its commitment to experimentation with art, technology, and entertainment. He’s a born tinkerer, and is always looking for new ways to create opportunities with all of 72andSunny's brand partners. Matt’s passion for partnership has produced unlikely collaborations, including rallying millions of girls to code holiday trees on the White House’s lawn, creating a dual-screen game that turned users’ phones into lightsabers, and promoting a fake athlete to be a company’s “MFCEO.” In his spare time, he’s been known to start various street art and/or guerrilla performance art projects—but that’s a conversation for another time.

Michael  Anderson

Michael Anderson

Creative Director, McGarrah Jessee

A Portfolio Center alum, Michael Anderson began his advertising adventure as an art director with BBDO before moving to Austin some twenty years ago to join GSD&M. Five years later, McGarrah Jessee became Michael’s new creative home in Austin and has been ever since. 

Over his 25+ year career, he’s been fortunate to have worked with some of the best people, communities, clients, and partners in the business, including Shiner Beer, Yeti Coolers, Guitar Center, Whataburger, Austin City Limits, Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Pennzoil, to name a few. Anderson’s work has been recognized by the OBIEs, Lürzer’s Archive, the One Show, the national Addys, Adweek, and Ad Age. And most notably, he with four other creative directors in Austin, is a founding member of the band The Cold Irons.

Rudy Ferrer

Rudy Ferrer

COO, Delta Media, Inc.

Rudy F. Ferrer, COO of Delta Media, Inc. was born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1954.  Rudy arrived in the United States in 1966 with his family.  Always attending schools in the Miami area, he graduated from Miami Senior High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Florida International University in 1983. 

His first job in the OOH industry was as an account executive at TDI in 1983. In 1987, Rudy was named Sales Manager of Hancock Outdoor in Miami. He was named Marketing Director for the West Coast at Shelter Advertising of America, Inc. in 1990. When Shelter Advertising of America, Inc. was purchased by Patrick Media Group, he was promoted to Director of Hispanic Marketing.

In January 1995, he joined Hal W Brown III and opened a Delta Media, Inc. office in Miami.  At the same time Delta International Outdoor Sales, Inc. was created to provide the same services to clients interested in purchasing OOH outside of the United States.

Rudy has been instrumental in bolstering OOH's presence in multicultural communities. He has worked closely with agencies over the years, touting the value of OOH in reaching targeted demographics. He currently serves on the OAAA Multicultural Committee and the Geopath Board of Directors. In 2015, he was inducted into the Outdoor Advertising Association of America Hall of Fame. 

Rudy currently serves as COO of Delta Media, Inc along with Hal W Brown IV (CEO), and Monica Denney (CRO).

Ted  Florea

Ted Florea

Global Chief Strategy Officer, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners

Ted Florea joins KBS from Huge, where he served as Group Vice President, Head of Planning focusing on business development and key clients.

Ted has built purposeful brands throughout his career, tapping into powerful consumer insights to create truly integrated work. As Group Strategy Director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Ted helped create iconic advertising and marketing campaigns for Hyundai, Frito Lay, Netflix, and Chevy. As head of Brand Strategy at Droga5, Ted spearheaded strategy and product development on award winning campaigns for Prudential, Honey Maid, and UNICEF. 

Ted's strategic work has been recognized across multiple Effie and Jay Chiat Planning Awards, the Advertising Research Federation Grand Ogilvy for Cheetos, the Cannes Gold Effectiveness Lion for Honey Maid, and the Titanium Lion for Prudential.

Ted studied Sociology & Anthropology at Swarthmore College and the Social Psychology of Persuasion at the Annenberg School for Communication, U Penn.

He lives with his lovely wife and two ill-behaved cats in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Jayanta  Jenkins

Jayanta Jenkins

Global Group Creative Director, Twitter

Jayanta Jenkins is the Global Group Creative Director at Twitter, where he leads the #Studio team to conceptualize global brand campaigns for Twitter. Prior to this role, he served as global creative director of advertising with Apple/Beats by Dre. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in fashion art advertising, Jayanta began his advertising career at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia. He joined Wieden+Kennedy, where he created integrated campaigns for Nike Basketball, Nike Running, and Powerade. He then worked at TBWA/Chiat/Day on Gatorade. Follow Jayanta on Twitter @Jayanta.

Sergio  Spaccavento

Sergio Spaccavento

Executive Creative Director, Conversion

Sergio Spaccavento is currently the Executive Creative Director at Conversion in Milan, an art director, a copywriter, a scriptwriter, a TV and radio show writer, an advertising teacher, and definitely a mythomaniac.

He started his career doing proper advertising, then he fell in love with new and alternative media—and found out that fun is mixing it all together.

He worked for small, medium, and big agencies on small, medium, and big accounts.

He has been a juror for several local and international awards like Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, Epica, Art Directors Club Italy, Mobius, White Square, Red Apple, Chipshop Award, and many more.

Todd  Turner

Todd Turner

National Creative Director, Adams + Fairway

OOH advertising runs in Todd Turner's veins. He began his career with Adams Outdoor Advertising in 2004, starting as a junior designer and eventually becoming Adams’ Creative Director. When Adams partnered with Fairway Outdoor in 2015, he assumed the role of National Creative Director for Adams + Fairway.

Over the years, Todd has created a plethora of award-winning OOH campaigns for clients small and large, including McDonald’s, Bojangles’, Kwik Trip, and Sonic. Under Todd's leadership, Adams + Fairway has taken home numerous National ADDY and OBIE Awards.

Todd continues to lead the Adams + Fairway creative teams to greater heights, cheers on the Chicago Cubs, and dreams of one day owning a fully restored 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.