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2018 One Show Public Relations Jury

Philipp Skrabal




Philipp Skrabal earned his first money working as a graffiti artist in Switzerland in the late 1980s. At the same time he studied at the Zurich College of Art in Switzerland. After several years as an Art Director, he joined Publicis as Creative Director. In two of the following three years, the agency topped the creative rankings and in 2007 was named the ADC's Agency of the Year. From 2008, as Executive Creative Director, Skrabal made a number of major account acquisitions that helped bring about the economic turnaround for the Y&R group in Switzerland. The agency rocketed from No. 4 to the No. 1 of the creative rankings, a position it successfully defended in 2009 and 2010. In between 2010 and 2014, he worked as the Executive Creative Director/Joint Owner at Wirz (BBDO). In this period the agency moved up from 6th to 2nd position in terms of economical size, and the creative ranking. In august 2014 he joined Farner (the leading pr agency in Switzerland) as the Chief Creative Officer and Partner.

Philipp is one of the most awarded creatives in Switzerland. He is the vize president of the ADC Switzerland and a member of the supervisory board at the Ad School Switzerland. In 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2017 he was a member of the jury for the ADC of Europe, in 2011 a member of the jury in Cannes, and 2016 a member of the jury for Eurobest. He was nominated for the title of Swiss Advertising Personality of the Year in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

Philipp Skrabal is married and has three daughters and two sons.




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