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Jury Chair Effie Romania 2021: Neal Davies, ex-CEO Effie Worldwide

Jury Chair Romanian Effie Awards 2021: Neal Davies, ex-CEO Effie Worldwide & CEO BBDO Dublin

“I am extremely excited to be working with the team in Romania once more. I have enjoyed two previous engagements in Romania in the past and I look forward to diving in again. My only regret is that this time will be online without the chance to visit Bucharest. ”

Neal has had a 30+ year career as a client, an agency lead and as an industry figure on both sides of the Atlantic.

Before joining BBDO Dublin as CEO in 2017, Neal was CEO of Effie Worldwide in New York, the global industry body that sets the gold standard for marketing effectiveness. Since leaving Effie Worldwide, he has stayed involved by chairing Global and Regional Effie judging panels.

He began his client-side marketing career with Kodak before joining ad agency Simons Palmer in London. A move to the USA from 1999 to 2017 saw him hold senior positions at Chiat Day, McCann and TBWA Worldwide, before co-founding Naked Communications in New York. 

He is an experienced marketer, with a Grand Effie win alongside his creative trophies and is a member of the Academy of the Marketing Hall of Fame.

Neal will also lead the Effie 2021 Scoring Committee – a structure formed to set the nominees and the winners of the competition.

Effie Scoring Committee’s members are Neal Davies, Jury Chair Effie 2021, Irina Pencea, President of the 2021 Organizing Committee, Cristina Osiescu, NielsenIQ România și Miruna Dumitriu, Deloitte România.

Romanian Effie Awards 2021 is an IAA Romania & UAPR project, presented by Kaufland, Coca-Cola and George. First intelligent banking.

Strategic Partners: Deloitte & Nielsen

Creative Partner: Leo Burnett Romania

Traditional partner: The Institute

Media Partners: PRO TV, BIZ, IQads, Smark & Pagina de Media

Press Monitoring Partner: MediaTrust Romania