The Judges

 

DANIEL ZALDUMBIDE

Dani is a multi-awarded Sr. Copywriter born in the middle of the world (Quito-Ecuador). With more than 10 years of international experience, he has created campaigns and strategies for agencies like Mullen Lowe Delta (currently), DDB Bogotá, Maruri Grey, JWT, BeyenMeyer Amsterdam, among others. His studies on creativity and planning have roots in Madrid, San Francisco, and Buenos Aires with Brother and Miami Ad School. Some of his clients include Discover, Kia Colombia, Primax Colombia, Gatorade, Holcim, Samsung, and J.W. Marriott. // “Creativity with a human heart is my mantra”. 

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PETER HARRIS

Peter is a Creative Director/CW who landed in Atlanta after freezing in Chicago and fighting subway riders in New York. He cut his teeth writing radio and tv ads for insurance companies and banks, which taught him to live his life in perfectly timed :30 increments. His experience includes time at agencies such as Leo Burnett, Code & Theory, and Publicis NY before settling into a warmer climate with his wife, baby-aged son, two golden retrievers, and one cat who thinks she's better than everyone else. 

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CHRISTIAN MONDRAGÓN

Christian is a Senior Copywriter at Dieste Inc, Dallas. He is originally from Colombia and was recognized top 1 copywriter in Colombia by the One Club ranking 2017 and featured on The Glogal Creative Rankings: The Most-Awarded Copywriters in 2016 and 2020 by The Drum.
Since starting his career, he has been behind several award-winning projects such as the Second Chances initiative (2019-2020), for Donate Life California, and The BulletPen Project (2016- 2017), created for the signing of a peace treaty that aimed to end 52 years of war in Colombia. His work has won a variety of awards from Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, LIA, D&AD, New York Festivals, Arts Director Club, Radio Mercury Awards, Effies, Ad Stars, and Young Lions, among others.
Beyond his passion for the business, Christian is writing a book for his beautiful son, Thiago Mondragón, who doesn't give a hoot about his daddy’s rankings in advertising.

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GREG NOBLES

Greg is an award-winning art director and creative director with over 19 years of advertising experience, 12 of those years spent at Leo Burnett in Chicago where he cut his teeth. He spent the last 7 years at Creative Energy helping build up the creative department as a Creative Director. His work experience includes large-scale, national TV productions, branding, sports marketing, interactive consumer experiences, packaged goods, and social media. You may have seen his work for such clients as Texas Pete, Green Mountain Gringo, Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Allstate Insurance, Delta Faucets, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Nintendo, Hallmark, Purina, Disney, PetSmart, McDonald’s, and P&G just to name a few. He believes that the big idea is king and every brand has a unique story to tell. Greg feels his work demonstrates this through creativity, expertise, and versatility, making him a valuable creative for any brief..