Meet your judges for the 44th ACE Awards!
Judges from outside of the city, province and country participate to judge Edmonton’s best advertising against international standards.
Don’t miss your chance at meeting them when they’re in town on Tuesday, February 28 at the Judges’ Breakfast! Spots are limited so get your tickets here before they’re sold out.
Learn how our judges evaluate the submissions!
Danielle is a writer and Creative Director at Will in Vancouver. She started her career in Toronto, creating award-winning work for a handful of agencies before moving to Vancouver to do the same at Rethink and then 123w. She is inspired by insight-driven work and great storytelling, and loves finding unexpected ways to solve creative problems. She has two small children who are the reason she doesn’t get enough sleep.
Jeff is an award-winning creative whose resume includes Ogilvy, Juniper Park, TBWA Vancouver, BBDO and most recently lg2 as Creative Director. His work has been recognized by the One Show, Cannes, Hypebeast, ESPN and Billboard. Amongst his favourites are putting former Raptor Delon Wright in a comically oversized suit for Snickers and helping the Regent Park School of Music get sampled on Taylor Swift’s #1 album Lover with Parkscapes.
Prior to becoming Firehouse’s President and Chief Creative Officer, Tripp’s award-winning career included stops at The Martin Agency, Riney & Partners, Fallon NYC and GSD&M. Over the years, Tripp has collected Cannes Lions, D&AD Pencils, EFFIE Awards and produced one of USA Today’s Top 100 Super Bowl Commercials of all time. Under his creative leadership, Firehouse has been recognized by The One Show, The Webbie Awards, Communication Arts, The OBIES and was named AdAge’s Southwest Small Agency of the Year in 2010 and one of AdAge’s Best Places to Work in 2022 and 2023. Tripp also spends some of his spare time restoring old Land Rovers, and then paying someone else to do it correctly.
Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Greg Bolton has worked as a copywriter and creative director at a wide variety of organizations including start-ups, design & production studios, PR firms, and traditional ad agencies. Though he started in digital, he’s since taken on just every kind of project out there — from banner ads to long-form editorial, tv spots to chatbots. He currently leads the marketing copy team at Wealthsimple.
PATTISON Outdoor Advertising[email protected]
Communications ChairPaper Leaf
ACE Awards Co-chairFKA
Explore Edmonton[email protected]
Alberta Motor Association (AMA)
Programming Co-chairHop Skip Media
Sponsorship ChairPATTISON Outdoor Advertising
Ad Auction/ACE on Display ChairREAL Sports Marketing