Chicago is host on Tuesday, July 21, to New York Festivals International Advertising Award's first world tour showcasing some of the world's best advertising. The event at the Chicago Cultural Center will include an exhibit of award-winning work in the categories of Art & Technique, Avant-Garde, Collateral, Design, Digital & Interactive, Mixed Media, Outdoor, Print, Radio and student competition. In addition, Joe Sedelmaier, an iconic ad director who did some of his finest work for clients such as FedEx, Wendy's and Alaska Airline while he was based in Chicago, will be presented with the NYF 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The NYF event also will include panel discussion on the topics "Is Craft Dead?" and "Social Media: How to Profit from It & Get Clients to Buy Into Social Media." An awards ceremony and cocktail reception will follow the afternoon seminars. For more information about the ticketed event or to order tickets, visit www.newyorkfestivals.com.