About

ANDY

The International ANDY Awards

The goal of the competition is to honor creativity in advertising throughout the world, recognize the contributions of individuals and companies who create the work and encourage raising the standards of craftsmanship in the industry.

For more than 50 years, the International ANDY Awards have recognized the brave process of creativity. As the most sought-after awards for creative excellence in advertising, the ANDYs continually raise standards for craftsmanship in the industry around the world.

Founded in 1964, the ANDYs honor global creativity in advertising, and recognize the contributions of individuals and companies who continually innovate, experiment and inspire with novel approaches to communication. Judged by a hand-selected jury of globally renowned creative leaders, awards are given to both single entries and campaign executions, distinguished by product, service or technique category.

In addition to admiration and respect from their peers, entrants are eligible to win Bronze, Silver and Gold ANDY Awards. ANDY Award winners also compete for the ANDY’s highest honor, the GRANDY. In addition to gaining prominence within the industry, the GRANDY winner receives a cash prize of $50,000.

All Public Service Gold ANDY winners are eligible for the Richard T. O’Reilly Award (named in memory of the National Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America), the title of the best PSA of the year and a donation of $10,000 directly to the charity the winning work was created to promote.

All winners (with the exception of PSA work) are considered for the annual Bravery Award recognizing the marketer for their courage and allowing for innovative and courageous ideas to help evolve our industry. The Glenn C. Smith Award and Scholarship, named in honor of a past ANDY Chairman, is given to the best in show student winner. The winner of the Student Competition receives a $10,000 scholarship.

Produced by The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the ANDYs are one of the only not-for-profit award shows in the industry, with proceeds going directly to The ADVERTISING Club Foundation to help fund its education and diversity initiatives. The Foundation is committed to supporting and cultivating talent entering the Advertising and Marketing industry and promoting inclusion and work force diversity.  In 2017, along with Cannes Lions and D&AD, the ANDYs have committed to banning work that promotes gender bias from the show, standing with Madonna Badger of Badger & Winters and the #WomenNotObjects initiative.

 

Management Team

Gina Grillo

President & CEO

Gina Grillo

President & CEO

Gina has had an impact on every aspect of the organization. In her 20 years at The ADVERTISING Club, she has effectively achieved higher standards by establishing events of career building, educational value; sustaining and growing perennial programs such as Magazine Day know NY Media Day and The International ANDY Awards; strengthening industry dialogue on pertinent, timely issues; and maintaining the Club’s critical commitment to the Foundation (its philanthropic arm which supports the education and mentoring of young people entering the industry).

Her achievements also include bringing profitable, exciting sponsors from the music and media fields to the ANDY Show, supporting MEDIACTION (which “gives back” to the business through agency/client/media alliances), launching Digital Action, overseeing ADVERTISING Week’s Stars of Madison Avenue/Advertising Person of the Year luncheon, and addressing smaller but essential interests like the Small Business Forum and the Young Professionals unit. In the past five years, the ANDY Awards has garnered greater stature and buzz on her watch than in its 40 years of existence.

Before joining The AD Club, Gina worked at Y&R and MTV Networks. A St. John’s University graduate and native New Yorker, she resides here with her husband and three children.

Lucy Truglio

Director

Lucy Truglio

Director

In her role, Lucy leads The International ANDY Awards, a highly respected creative competition which is produced by The AD Club and recognized as a predictor for the global awards season.  Over her tenure at the Club, she’s touched various areas including Membership retention, early development of the i’mPART Diversity Movement, and special event production.  In addition to direction of the ANDYs, she also works closely with the President & CEO on managing the Club’s profile and awareness in terms of press engagement and opportunities.

Before joining the organization, Lucy’s background was in PR managing a versatile roster of clients at the NJ based firm FitzMedia, Inc.

She was educated at Cabrini College, graduating with a dual B.A. in English / Communications.  Creative writing is a passion and while enrolled at Cabrini, two of her original pieces were published nationally.

Lucy is a native of Hoboken, NJ where her entrepreneurial spirit was born watching her family run butcher shop “Truglio’s Meat Market” flourish for 65 years and counting.  In her personal time, you can often find Lucy supporting NYC’s live theatre scene at on and off Broadway productions and events.

Ariel Blakeman

Manager

Ariel Blakeman

Manager

In her role, Ariel works on brand management, media partnerships, and event production for The International ANDY Awards. In addition, she helps to execute all Professional Development programs and initiatives for The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the industry’s leading organization, providing members access to a network of thought leaders, the fuel for creativity, greater diversity, and the best training for professional development.

Originally from Colorado, Ariel graduated from The Hugh Downs School at Arizona State University with a degree in Communications and Gender Studies. She joined the team in 2013.