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The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization to support and celebrate the creative community, has announced the 84 finalists from 23 countries for the prestigious Young Guns 20 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.
The complete list of Young Guns 20 finalists can be viewed here.
This year’s winners will be announced online on November 2, 2022, and celebrated at a special in-person event on November 16, 2022 at Sony Hall in New York.
Young Guns is the industry’s only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today’s vanguard of young creatives. This year’s entries were judged by a diverse jury of 96 top creatives — many of whom are past YG winners — from 41 countries.
All Young Guns winners receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class, and have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website. Winners also get a complimentary one-year One Club for Creativity membership, permanent membership in the Young Guns network, a chance to be featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.
Program branding and design of the Cube award itself is reimagined each year by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s YG20 branding and award are designed by Zipeng Zhu (YG13), founder and creative director at Dazzle Studio New York. The font for the YG20 branding is created by NaN Berlin.
Levine/Leavitt Artist In Residence Award
For the ninth consecutive year, international artists management agency and Young Guns sponsor Levine/Leavitt will bestow one talented winner with the Artist In Residence Award.
The honor, to be announced at the November 16 event in New York, is presented annually to a newly crowned Young Gun whose body of work truly stands out, as judged by an advisory board of industry professionals across a range of disciplines. The winner receives a full year of professional development, guidance and mentorship from Levine/Leavitt to help advance their career.
Young Guns 20 and other One Club activities are made possible in part through the generous support of sponsors including Levine/Leavitt and Shutterstock.
Picture Details – Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel with Hon’ble Home Minister of Gujarat, Shri Harshbhai Sanghvi (both in the centre) along with (from left) Mr Manoj Jagyasi, Chief Business Officer and strategic Advisor to board, Bharat24, Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Bharat24, Mr Ajay Kumar, Managing Editor, Bharat24 and Mr RS Sodhi, MD, GCMMF (Amul)
1st India News and Bharat24 celebrated the contribution of Entrepreneurs and Businesses towards the development of Gujarat with Shikhar Samman in a glittering ceremony last evening.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel was the Chief Guest at the elaborate event, who along with the Guest of Honour, Shri Harshbhai Sanghvi, Honb’le Home Minister of Gujarat, gave way the prestigious “Gujarat Shikhar Samman – Pride of Gujarat” awards to the winners across various categories. The event was attended by business luminaries, leading journalists, corporates and elite members of civil society.
The initiative not only reinforced the significant role of entrepreneurs towards state’s economy, but the event also marked panel discussions on key developmental issues including “Rising Gujarat, Badta Bharat” and “Swastha Gujarat, Healthcare Development in Gujarat that hosted esteemed panelists who addressed the issues and deliberated upon way forward strategies.
To Empower IT Leaders to Build Composable Customer Data Stacks and Maximize Tech Investments
New Agreement to Deliver Unbundled Approach to Data Storage and Activation, Giving IT Increased Control
ActionIQ, the leader in customer experience (CX) solutions that deliver actionable insights from customer data, and Teradata (NYSE: TDC) today announced a strategic relationship to integrate AIQ’s new HybridCompute technology with the Teradata VantageCloud analytics and data platform, helping enterprise IT teams maximize the value of existing technology investments, while maintaining seamless experiences for business users.
HybridCompute is a new architecture of the AIQ InfiniteCompute technology - the foundation of the AIQ CX Hub – that allows enterprise IT teams to unbundle their customer data stack and take full control over where data lives and is queried.
With AIQ HybridCompute enabled on the Teradata VantageCloud analytics and data platform, including Teradata VantageCloud Lake – Teradata’s first product built on an all-new, next-generation cloud-native architecture – IT teams will have more choice and control, while business users will have access to secure customer data without costly duplication that can induce errors.
Additional benefits will include:
Enables a holistic, 360-degree view of the customer, regardless of where the customer data resides across an organization, with Teradata VantageCloud
Greater control of where data is stored and queried, increasing security and fortifying governance
Control compute cost between ActionIQ and Teradata
Accelerate deployment of a market leading CX Hub giving business teams the freedom to explore and action on customer data
"As an enterprise multi-cloud analytics and data platform, Teradata VantageCloud is rich with every subset of customer data, providing a complete 360 view,” said Lisa Stewart, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partners and Alliances at Teradata. “By partnering with ActionIQ, we’re able to seamlessly bring this complex customer data into the hands of business decision makers across the organization to help them make faster, more informed decisions.”
InfiniteCompute is the data infrastructure technology that delivers unlimited computational power, making it possible for AIQ to manage and process more data than any other solution available. And with the addition of HybridCompute, enterprise brands can reclaim complete control over their most valuable asset: customer data.
“Teradata’s innovation in data analytics enables clients across industries to accelerate growth of their organizations,” said Justin DeBrabant, Senior Vice President of Product at ActionIQ. “With a long history of collaboration and mutual respect, Teradata amplifies AIQ’s offerings and the combined infrastructure will provide IT and business users unprecedented capabilities to securely manage and activate data across their ecosystem.”
The 20-time Grand Slam champion confirmed that the Laver Cup in London, starting September 23, will be his last tournament on the tour, and his final goodbye to professional tennis.
The decision has drawn all eyes on the championship, and Indian fans can stream it exclusively on SonyLIV.
Seeing Federer return to the court of which he has been a well-deserving king for over 2 decades after his last appearance in Wimbledon 2021, is going to be bittersweet. With his retirement, Laver Cup 2022 will sadly become the last time that the world will witness the four superstars of the tennis world- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray come together in action on one platform.
With an illustrious 24-year long career to his credit that boasts of a record-tying five U.S. Open titles, a record eight men’s singles Wimbledon titles, 20 Grand Slam championship titles, and a whopping 103 ATP singles titles amongst many others, pit is safe to say that Federer has cemented his position as arguably one of the champions of the sport. The court will miss him, but his legacy will live on for years to come.
The Laver Cup 2022 will be telecast live on SONY TEN 1 & SONY TEN 1 HD channels and live streamed on Sony LIV from 23 -25 September.
Zulu Alpha Kilo Earns Gold and Bronze and Wunderman Thompson Argentina Honored with Silver,
DDB Chicago's Archana Mahadevan is DE&I Person of the Year, and VMLY&R Earns DEI Agency of the Year
The New York Festivals announced the DE&I Award winners selected by the NYF DE&I Advisory Board.
The six-person DE&I Advisory Board, chaired by Destiny K. Chambers, VP, Head of Marketing, Lippe Taylor, together selected the 2022 DE&I Award winning entries. The Advisory Board ensured that all entries were judged fairly and thoughtfully using the 4R Framework created by P&G.
The New York Festivals DE&I Awards honor work, individuals and organizations that are taking meaningful steps to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society. The awards celebrate work that supports, protects, represents and uplifts historically underrepresented groups.
The 2022 New York Festivals Advertising Awards DE&I winners include:
* GOLD - "Tough Turban" Zulu Alpha Kilo for Pfaff Harley-Davidson
* SILVER - "Degree Inclusive" Wunderman Thompson Argentina for Unilever
* BRONZE - "Micropedia of Microaggressions" Zulu Alpha Kilo for Black Business and Professional Association, et al.
Alpha Zulu Kilo's Gold-winning "Tough Turban" used innovative thinking to solve a unique problem, by developing an alternative to a motorcycle helmet. With its ground-breaking use of material science and empathy towards the wearer's freedom of cultural expression Tough Turban made sure that Sikh motorcyclists no longer had to choose between their beliefs and their safety. The agency also earned a Bronze for "Micropedia of Microaggressions," a judgment-free online tool providing easy-to-digest information where people can unlearn their unconscious bias and make immediate changes in their daily interactions with others.
"We're honoured to have our creative efforts in DEI recognized for their impact. Hopefully the work in this category inspires other marketers to make more strides in their DEI initiatives." -Zak Mroueh, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Zulu Alpha Kilo
Wunderman Thompson Argentina earned the Silver DE&I Award for their innovative "Degree Inclusive" campaign to launch Unilever's first adaptive deodorant. "Degree Inclusive" revolutionized deodorant design to include everyone, however they are able to move. The product was co-created with the disabled community to design a deodorant that's easier to handle, easier to identify, easier to open and close, and easier to apply.
"This an honor for Wunderman Thompson, especially for WT Argentina. Diversity, equity, inclusion are central values for us which makes this award even more special. Lots of people from around the globe from WT and Unilever worked on this campaign that took more than two years to bring to life. Today we're glad to say that it was just a beginning since we are still working to make this idea grow. It was wonderful to see how the development of this project managed to connect different people with different capabilities, from diverse regions and time zones, working alongside disabled communities. All this to keep on pushing for making the world a more inclusive place to live. From that perspective, having this effort recognized by the DE&I Advisory Board demonstrates that this effort is going in the right direction. Thank you so much."-Victoria Cole CEO Argentina & Chile, Wunderman Thompson
For 2022 VMLY&R earned the title of DE&I Agency of the Year for their commitment to celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in both their hiring and promotion practices and their innovative creative campaigns.
"We are so honored to receive this award recognizing VMLY&R as DE&I Network of the Year. Our people are always our first priority, and awards like this acknowledge the impact of our DE&I work as well as our continued commitment to drive progress across the industry," said Tasha Gilroy, Chief Equity Inclusion and Belonging Officer at VMLY&R.
New York Festivals Advertising Awards and the NYF DE&I Advisory board honored Archana Mahadevan, VP, Strategy Director for DDB Chicago with the 2022 DE&I Person of the Year Award.
Archana Mahadevan is in the midst of a 15-year career that has spanned 2 continents, India, and the US. An award-winning strategist, she has worked with prominent brands including Google, State Farm, La Quinta, and the US Army. As a passionate advocate for DE&I initiatives Archana believes in leading with empathy and making deep connections with people. Within her work, she strives to bring the underrepresented "immigrant gaze" and POV to the world - to create more awareness about immigrants in advertising and their unique plight and challenges. Through the recognition she will gain from the 3 DE&I awards, Archana expects to develop the toolkits, intelligence, network, and strategies to be able to impact worldwide talent in Advertising including immigrants
"I am so excited to be awarded the 3 DE&I person of the year. Inclusion and representation in advertising, specifically for the immigrant community, is a cause very close to my heart and I hope to be able to continue to pay it forward in every way possible and pave the way for peers and next generations." -Archana Mahadevan, VP, Strategy Director, DDB Chicago
View the inspiring DE&I winners: HERE.
To watch a lively discussion with the 2022 NYF DE&I Advisory Board discussing this year's winning DE&I work, visit: