Deb Ryan Appointed as Executive Director of AME Awards

Dated: July 27, 2016

The AME Awards for the World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness has appointed Deb Ryan, Executive Director of the AME Awards. In her new role, Ryan 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. Ms. Ryan 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 honored inspiring creative work that utilizes effective solutions to achieve measureable results. I look forward to continuing that impressive legacy while expanding the reach of the competition in all five regions,” said Ms. 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).

Michael O’Rourke, President, New York Festivals, commented, “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.”

Previously, Ryan served as Director of Business Development for TVSquared; guiding prominent brands on their ad spend strategy and its impact. She has also held the following positions:  Director, Digital Marketing & Advertising Partnerships for Smith Hanley Associates, one of the leading big data analytics and IT recruitment agencies and Digital Account Director, for Affinion Group, the leader in global customer engagement.

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