Sat on the Advertising jury for 2015.
The entries for the ADC 94th Annual Awards will be chaired and juried by talented and inspiring leaders in design, illustration, advertising, interactive, photography and motion. These top industry talents will be responsible for upholding the standard of ADC’s ongoing commitment to award work that meets the highest standards of art and craft in today’s visual communications industries.
Sat on the Grand Jury judging panel for the 2015 International Advertising Awards.
McCann Johannesburg’s chief creative officer, Pierre Odendaal, has been invited to be part of the exclusive Creative Jury for the 2014 MENA Cristal Festival. The festival gathers 750 advertising professionals and advertisers from the Middle East and North Africa. The MENA Cristal Awards are recognised in the most important international and regional rankings.
South African born and raised Pierre Odendaal started his career at a turbulent time in his nation’s history. Politics were changing, new mediums were blossoming, and things like ‘digital’ — heck, even things like ‘Photoshop’ — had little meaning to the South African advertising industry. But Pierre was a curious child, fascinated by technology and design, and that curiosity turned into a career that has spanned more than twenty years and four continents.
New Creative Social book just launched, Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief; Advertising’s Next Generation. Comprising 31 chapters by 35 brilliant authors. Pierre Odendaal, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Johannesburg and McCann Worldgroup Africa.
My submission is called, "Creativity: From Art to Intelligence".
PORTFOLIO NIGHT CREATIVE BITES
Portfolio Night Creative Bites interview by Pierre Odendaal.