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AME Awards Appoints Deb Ryan as Executive Director, 2 months ago

Ryan previously served as Director of Business Development for TVSquared

AME Awards Appoints Deb Ryan as Executive Director

The AME Awards for the World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness has appointed Deb Ryan to Executive Director of the AME Awards.

“New York Festivals is thrilled to appoint Deb Ryan to lead the AME Awards; we look forward to her leveraging her strategic marketing skills and executive experience to increase the competition’s profile across all regions,” said Michael O’Rourke, President, New York Festivals.

In her new role as Executive Director of the AME Awards, Deb will take on dual roles, responsible for leading both the Midas Awards for the World’s Best Financial Advertising, as well as the AME Awards.  Deb brings 15 years of brand building experience to the AME Awards; her depth of experience includes leadership positions in marketing, account management, corporate communications, new business and sponsorship development

“For the past 22 years, the AME Awards have honoured inspiring creative work that utilises effective solutions to achieve measurable results. I look forward to continuing that impressive legacy while expanding the reach of the competition in all five regions,” said Ryan.

As Executive Director, Ryan will lead all strategic initiatives to expand the AME Awards global presence, including recruiting the international AME Grand Jury comprised of interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, media planners, strategy directors, social media experts, and creatives assembled into five regional juries (North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific).

“AME’s world class jury is paramount to the success of the competition, I’m grateful to all who have participated in previous years, and I am currently in the process of recruiting additional executives from all regions to participate on the 2017 jury,” commented Ryan.

Previously Deb Ryan served as Director of Business Development for TVSquared, guiding prominent brands on their ad spend strategy and its impact.