Australia’s pre-eminent creative industries body, the Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD), is delighted to announce Glenn Cole, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of 72andSunny, has been appointed Chairman of Judges for the 38th AWARD Awards.

Cole’s long list of accomplishments includes being named several times in the Advertising Age Creativity 50, being awarded Cannes Best in Show, winning Agency of the Year from Advertising Age, Adweek, The Drum and ThinkLA, as well as entering the Clios Hall of Fame, the One Club Board of Directors and the University of Oregon SOJC Hall of Achievement.

Under Cole’s leadership, 72andSunny has scooped the Campaign of the Year prize multiple times for OK Google (Webby People’s Choice), Activision’s Destiny launch (ThinkLA), Samsung ‘The Next Best Thing is Here’ (ThinkLA) and Call of Duty Black Ops II (Webby People’s Choice).

Cole has also spearheaded notable campaigns such as ‘K-Swiss Signs Kenny Powers’, ‘Unhate’ for United Colours of Benetton, and the Samsung ‘Oscars Selfie’. 72andSunny has twice been named on the Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list and twice on Advertising Age’s Best Places to Work list.

AWARD Chairman Wilf Sweetland commented: “Glenn Cole inspires his partners and clients by showing how taking big creative swings can drive business results. Glenn leads a culture that values the creative identity in everyone, and sets the standard for innovation.

“We are therefore delighted to welcome Glenn to Australia as Chairman of the 38th AWARD Awards. He brings with him a wealth and diversity of knowledge and an international perspective that will ensure a world-class assessment of entries. We look forward to sharing some of our region’s greatest creative work with him.”

Glenn Cole, Founder and Creative Co-Chair of 72andSunny added: “AWARD Awards not only raises the bar for great work, it focuses on creativity’s potential to turbocharge business. I’m also excited to spend some time in Sydney which, from my experience, offers some of the best culture and creative talent in the world.”

The AWARD Awards are renowned for recognising the finest creative minds from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. In its 38th year, the ceremony will take place on Friday 26th May 2017, as part of Semi Permanent.