"We asked Jimmy Nelson to give a presentation with the theme "Be Real" at our gala award ceremony on June 1st, 2017. We asked for a presentation and received a unique performance. Jimmy is just full of energy that brought all of the 900 marketers and advertising creators to silence. The story is so unique and original that it captivated everyone from the first to the last moment. It was the highlight of our evening. While he is a internationally known photographer and speaker, he remains modest, accessible and relativistic about his own achievements and therefor such a nice person." - Paul Geraeds, Chairman SAN (Stichting Adverteerdersjury Nederland)
The SAN | Stichting Adverteerdersjury (Advertising Jury, The Netherlands) was founded in 1988 with the aim of to use the knowledge and experience of advertisers for a structural contribution to the marketing/communication subject.
Advertisers and agencies will be given the opportunity to submit their best campaigns, which will then be reviewed by a jury team of marketing and communication professionals. The jury members should be employed by an advertiser and have at least five years of work experience in a senior marketing and / or communication function. The total jury consists of more than 220 members.
SAN presents the prestigious SAN Calendar with all submitted campaigns of the previous calendar year, broken down into 11 categories. Campaigns awarded receive an Accent, a beautifully designed stainless steel cube with inscription.
Jimmy was invited to kickstart the awards, with the theme 'BE REAL', with a presentation of his work and experiences which of course have everything to do with being real.
Photos by © Paul Ridderhof