associate creative director
MRM//McCann

The Brazilian National Soccer team’s motto is what motivates Erick Stossel to create: “joga bonito/play beautifully”. Because for him, it’s not just about scoring the goal. It’s about scoring the goal in a way nobody has seen before. It’s about that unexpected move that makes the audience go nuts. And it’s about not being afraid to take the risk but getting excited with what could happen when you do. That’s why Erick has always pursued the new for brands like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, IBM, UNICEF, Hellmann’s, Johnson & Johnson, Whirlpool, Accenture and USPS.

Erick isn’t working when he’s creating, he’s having fun. And the reason why he’s smiling all the time is that he’s already imagining the faces people will make when he says the crazy idea that just came up in his head. But it’s not just advertising that makes Erick smile. He smiles when he’s playing, dribbling and scoring amazing goals on the soccer field as well.

He’s smiling when he’s playing beautifully, no matter where.

 

Judging panel

Amber Wing

senior art director
MRM//McCann

Amy Carvajal

executive creative director
Wunderman Thompson New York

Anthony Reeves

chief creative officer
Wunderman

Chris Duffey

strategic development manager
Adobe

Dominic Al-Samarraie

Group Creative Director
Wunderman Thompson New York

Douglas Brundage

vp of strategy & executive creative director
Team Epiphany

EJ McNulty

executive creative director
Wunderman

Erick Stossel

associate creative director
MRM//McCann

Fitz Maro

Creative Technology Lead
Pinterest

Jason Marks

executive creative director
POSSIBLE

Josh Horowitz

founder & ceo
Fake Love

Kyle O'Brien

Creative Works Editor
The Drum

Lizzie Wilson

associate creative director
McCann New York

Matt Creamer

group creative director
FORSMAN & BODENFORS

Matt Ross

Head of YouTube Creative
YouTube

Mark Fallows

founder
Fabrica Collective

Pete Johnson

executive creative director
Deutsch NY

Reuben Webb

chief creative officer 
Stein IAS

Roberto Danino

creative director
BBDO NY

Roxanne White

Creative Director
OLIVER Agency

Sandi Harari

evp creative director
Barker

Tyler Deangelo

executive creative director
StrawberryFrog

Valerie Carlson

executive creative director
POSSIBLE

Vinesh Gayadin

Art Director
Ueno