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2014 OBIE Judges

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Mike Caguin - Chief Judge 
Chief Creative Officer 

As chief creative officer of Colle+McVoy, Mike Caguin has helped transform Colle+McVoy from a quiet, conservative ad shop in the burbs into a vibrant, creatively driven and nationally recognized agency in downtown Minneapolis. Caguin is responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative output, which includes attracting the best talent, building a culture of creativity, building upon the agency’s digital expertise and creating work that makes a difference for clients. Under his leadership, C+M has been recognized both nationally and internationally in some of the industry’s most revered award shows including Communication Arts, The One Show, the Webby Awards, Cannes Lions, the O’Toole Awards, Graphis, OBIEs, AIGA and the Effies.
Prior to becoming C+M’s creative leader, Caguin worked at shops large and small and from coast to coast, including Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners and TBWA\Chiat\Day. His client experience includes Aveda, BMW MINI, Cannondale, Caribou Coffee, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, General Mills, GT Bicycles, Indian Motorcycle, Infiniti, Land O'Lakes, Nestlé Purina, Nissan, Red Wing Shoes, Schwinn and Sun Microsystems.
Besides advertising, running, cycling and triathlons are passions for Caguin. He’s completed 11 marathons, an Ironman and commutes year-round by bike.

Ian Barry
Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director 

Ian Barry started his advertising career at the age of eight when he sent an ad concept to Pepsi-Cola. His idea was politely rejected, but the Marketing Manager sent him a pen and pencil set along with a note stating that, “Someday a creative boy like you will be in the advertising business.”

That prophecy came true, as Barry worked at agencies in New York, Denver, Atlanta, and Richmond before coming to C-K Phoenix in 2000. Along the way, he managed to create some great campaigns for McDonald’s, Burger King, Peter Piper Pizza, RCA, UPS, Dial, Compaq, Florida Citrus, Labatt’s, Aetna, Charter Hospital, University of Phoenix, Wolfgang Puck, Blue Man Group, Toyota, Crystal Springs, Culligan, and MGM Grand Las Vegas.

He has been lucky enough to win both national and international awards at C-K and prior agencies, including a One Show Gold Pencil, Gold and Silver OBIEs, and Communication Arts.

Ian is a dedicated father to his 16-year-old daughter Anna.

David Krupp
Chief Executive Officer 
Kinetic US

As CEO, Kinetic US, David Krupp oversees the development and implementation of effective communications with consumers on the move. He is focused on creating evidence-based solutions which drive competitive advantage on behalf of Kinetics clients. Krupp launched the Chicago office of Kinetic in 2006 to work with Group M agencies and quickly expanded the office remit to include direct appointments with MillerCoors, Western Union, JanSport and Keds. He is proud to support charitable and pro bono causes including the American Red Cross and End Demand.

Prior to Kinetic, Krupp worked at Starcom MediaVest Group in strategic planning overseeing media development and tactical implementation for such iconic brands as Starbucks Coffee Company, Handspring Visor, Allstate Insurance Company, and Natuzzi USA. His work has been awarded with National and Gold Media Plan of the Year honors by OAAA, as well as MediaPost Digital OOH awards.  

Krupp is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He lives in River Forest, IL, with his wife and son.

Paul Livornese
Vice President, Executive Creative Director 
Clear Channel Outdoor

Paul Livornese joined Clear Channel Outdoor-North America in May 2013 as vice president and creative director. He is charged with leading an organizational creative movement to bolster the OOH leader’s influential positioning among all mediums. Livornese’s role at Clear Channel Outdoor is part of a team that is on a full-throttle pace to develop even stronger ties throughout the media-buying community and among advertisers and potential advertisers.

Internally at Clear Channel, Livornese is using his own business acumen to guide and inspire creative talents throughout Clear Channel Outdoor’s 36 markets and 48 of the Top 50 DMAs to “tell an even bigger story” through the immersive and unskippable power of out-of-home media. In short he is channeling his artistic vision to reimagine the creative possibilities that lie in out-of-home.

Livornese came to Clear Channel Outdoor most recently from Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) where he worked as the vice president and creative director for the Lifestyle Communities Group, including Every Day with Rachael Ray, Taste of Home, Healthy Cooking, and more.  Prior to RDA, Livornese worked for PEOPLE Magazine as a group creative director where he oversaw brand identity, consumer and trade advertising and client creative among many other things.  Prior to that, Livornese was the creative director at GQ, and before moving into media, he worked on the agency side of the business at Wells, Rich, Greene Advertising.

A graduate from Parsons School of Design with a B.F.A, Livornese also channels his creativity as songwriter and frontman for his band Ten Ton Man.

Jon Stewart
Group Creative Director
Lowe Campbell-Ewald

Jon Stewart has been with the Lowe Campbell-Ewald for 18 years. Currently he heads up the USAA, Navy and Edward Jones accounts. Like many natives of the greater Detroit area, Stewart possesses a fierce loyalty toward the city and its people. "Detroit has always endured. We outlasted the hardest times. Now more than ever, Detroit is really a focal point of creative expression: Music. Art. Advertising. The city is rising. It's a great place to be, and it's getting better every day." Don't get him started.

David Vawter
Executive Vice President & Creative Chief Officer

After an award-winning, 20-year tour of such powerhouse advertising agencies as McCann-Erickson, FCB and Campbell-Ewald, in 2010 David Vawter returned to his roots and rejoined Louisville’s Doe-Anderson, the agency where  began his career as a junior copywriter in 1985. Since then, the agency has gained over a dozen new client assignments and won major results-based awards including the 2012 David Ogilvy Award for the outstanding use of research in developing breakthrough creative.  Additionally, in 2012 Doe-Anderson and their client Maker’s Mark® Bourbon were inducted into the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s OBIE Hall of Fame, taking their place alongside brands including Apple, Coca-Cola and Nike.

Since he first left Louisville in 1989, Vawter has led international creative teams and developed talked-about, highly effective campaigns for such clients as Blockbuster, Bush’s Beans, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, DaimlerChrysler, Lexmark, Minute Maid, Odwalla, PNC Bank, and Simply Brand juices. He spent several years overseas managing creative for GM’s Opel brand across 12 European countries. He is also among a handful of writers to have one of their TV commercials read into the permanent US Congressional Record.

His work has won nearly every major award in the industry, including CLIO, The One Show, Effie, Andy, ADDY and various write-ups for best and memorable campaigns in Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, Communication Arts, and Lürzer’s Archive, among others.

Doe-Anderson, based in Louisville, is the fourth-oldest advertising agency in the United States, founded in 1915 by Elmer Doe, who was copy chief at J. Walter Thompson in New York.