2010 Rockie Awards – Meet the Judges

Boise Ad Fed Idaho Ad Fed LogosSo you’ve got all of your materials in for the 2010 Rockie Awards, right?  Right?  Well, if not, stop what you’re doing right now and go get it all together.  You’re running out of time.

Now, for everyone else, here are the judges for this year’s show (after the jump):

Brett Craig
In the decade-plus that Brett Craig has worked for TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles, he has helped launch multiple brands including XM Satellite Radio, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3.  He has helped reinvent and rebrand companies like Pepsi and Ballpark Franks, and has worked with iconic companies like Apple, Energizer and Nissan.  Writing positioning lines, such as “Play Beyond,” for PlayStation, and “Every Generation Refreshes the World,” for Pepsi, is all in a day’s work for Brett.  He is no stranger to awards shows, having received recognition in every major awards show around, including The OneShow, Cannes, D&AD and Communication Arts.

Victor Camozzi
Victor Camozzi is a Group Creative Director and has been with GSD&M Idea City for the past ten years.  Victor’s commercials for Southwest Airlines have been honored with some of the top awards in the industry.  He was a leader in the creative launch of the new AT&T, as well as the merger of AT&T and Cingular. He promoted bipartisan solutions to the health care crisis for AARP.  He’s also worked with BMW, 7-Eleven, the US Olympic Committee, Hallmark, Caesars Palace and more.

Prior to joining GSD&M, Victor was part of a creative advertising start-up in San Francisco and worked in Los Angeles at Ogilvy & Mather on accounts such as Paramount Pictures.

Victor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Philosophy from the University of Idaho.

As a hobby, he recently released an album of Texas-style country songs that went top 10 on the European Americana Charts.  Just like his favorite mythical grunge band “Citizen Dick”, he’s big in Belgium.

Joe Shands
Joe Shands has worked for some extraordinary agencies including Cole & Weber (creating campaigns for Doc Martin), Goodby (where he helped launch “Got Milk”), Wieden & Kennedy (creating campaigns for Nike, Diet Coke, Miller Brewing Co, to name a few), and TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles (where he redefined Visa).  Joe has now taken his vast knowledge to Austin Texas and has opened the doors to his own agency, Vendor Inc.

Over the years, Joe’s been Adweeks Art Director of the year (he’s now a writer so…so much for that award) and he’s won every award that there is to be won.

Warren Payne
Warren Payne is partner at PayneSpencer, a marketing communications firm in Kent, Washington, that provides PR, advertising, marketing and editorial services for a wide range of clients, including Fluke Corporation, Amprobe Test Tools, Microsoft Learning, Pomona Electronics and Avanade.

With his business partner, Cathy Spencer, he also writes WineBites, a wine blog.

Warren earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Music from Seattle University and has performed music professionally for many years. He has also worked in marketing positions for several technology companies, including Aldus, Hewlett-Packard, and Real Networks.