Radio Mercury Awards Announce Sherman Winfield, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R as the 2023 Chief Judge

NEW YORK – December 06, 2022 – The Radio Mercury Awards is pleased to announce Sherman Winfield, executive creative director, VMLY&R, as the 2023 chief judge for the 32nd annual Radio Mercury Awards competition.


In his role as VMLY&R’s executive creative director, Winfield oversees creative efforts for clients including The Coca-Cola Company, YMCA of Metro Atlanta and Sam’s Club, among others. Prior to VMLY&R, Winfield served as the vice president/creative director at Fitzco for clients such as McCormick, Stubb’s, Southern Company and Coca-Cola, where his most noted work during his tenure includes “1,000-Name Celebration,” a :15 radio assignment-turned-national campaign for Share a Coke. Winfield’s work has been recognized and awarded by the Radio Mercury Awards as well as internationally by Cannes, D&AD, One Club, London International Awards and more.

"The Radio Mercury Awards continue to deliver on awarding radio and audio that will ‘set the frequency’ for the future of the medium, and I am honored that I get to serve as chief judge for the 2023 competition,” said Winfield. “I am excited to get a roster of final round judges together to hear the work that showcases the growth in radio and audio.”

“We are excited to have Sherman as this year’s chief judge. He has been a great partner as a final round judge and winner in past years,” said Erica Farber, president and chief executive officer, RAB, and chair of the Radio Creative Fund. “The Radio Mercury Awards team is looking forward to hearing the amazing work that will be entered and to have Sherman at the helm of this year’s awards event.”

Awards categories for the 2023 Radio Mercury Awards will be announced in early January along with Call for Entry guidelines and deadlines. For more information, click here.

About the Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio and audio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 20,000 commercials have competed for close to $3.5 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a nonprofit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.

About VMLY&R
VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies for five consecutive years, VMLY&R is made up of more than 13,000 employees worldwide with principal offices in Kansas City, New York, Detroit, London, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. The agency is behind award-winning campaigns for blue-chip client partners, including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, Intel, New Balance, Pfizer and Wendy's. For more information, visit www.vmlyr.com. VMLY&R is a WPP company (NYSE: WPP).

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