Bogusky to Head Obie Jury

NEW YORK Alex Bogusky will lead a seven-member jury for the 2005 Obie Awards, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America said today.

Bogusky, executive creative director of Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami, and his staff have won the best in show at the Obies for the past two years. They were recognized for their Mini and Ikea campaigns.

In addition to Bogusky, the jury includes: Connie Garrido, founder of Mindshare’s The Wow Factory in New York; Noel Haan, ecd of Leo Burnett in Chicago; Mike Hughes, president of The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va.; Joel Jauregui, founder of Zonazero in Mexico City; Gary Koepe, ecd of Modernista! in Boston; and Michael Parsons, national creative director of Fairway Outdoor Advertising in Augusta, Ga.

Judging will take place in Miami Beach, Fla., on Feb. 25.

The 63rd Obie Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the 2005 OAAA National Convention and Trade Show in Chicago on May 24.