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Philip Thomas is CEO of Lions Festivals. He began his career as a journalist, working on national and international magazines and newspapers, and editing Empire, the UK’s biggest-selling movie magazine, before moving into publishing.He was Managing Director of FHM Worldwide, taking the UK edit...Read More
Terry Savage is Chairman of Lions Festivals. Its flagship festival, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Prior to his appointment in 2003 as CEO of Cannes Lions, Terry Savage, an Australian natio...Read More
Carolyn Lowery is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals' flagship event, Cannes Lions.Carolyn was appointed to the role of Festival Director in 2006. A veteran of Cannes Lions, Carolyn first joined as a member of the entries team in 1986, progressing to Head of Entries before becoming Operations...Read More
Myriam Coupard is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals in the Asia-Pacific region. She oversees Spikes Asia, The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Asia Festival.She was appointed Festival Director of Spikes Asia when it was launched as a Festival in 2009 and has since e...Read More
Emma Lancaster is the Festival Director for the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity. She joined Lions Festivals in March 2011 and has headed up the company's Festival for the MENA region ever since. Before joining Lions Festivals, Emma worked at Centaur Communications.Read More
Since joining EMAP in 2000, Ray Suitters has worked across the company's whole portfolio of events and publications and currently serves as Commercial Director for Cannes Lions.Starting out in magazine advertising, mainly in the retail space, Ray was quickly appointed Commercial Director across all ...Read More
Rob Dembitz joined Lions Festivals in January 2012 after several years in private equity and venture capital. His role is to develop strategic initiatives for the Lions Festivals business; new festivals, acquisitions, joint ventures, new revenue channels. If you have an idea that you think will help...Read More
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Philip Thomas is CEO of Lions Festivals. He began his career as a journalist, working on national and international magazines and newspapers, and editing Empire, the UK’s biggest-selling movie magazine, before moving into publishing.
He was Managing Director of FHM Worldwide, taking the UK edition of the iconic men's magazine to more than 700,000 per month, establishing it as Europe’s biggest-selling monthly magazine, and launching editions throughout the world.
He was appointed Managing Director of Emap’s Australian and South East Asian division, based in Sydney for three years before returning to the UK, and in November 2006 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The division now runs six Festivals: Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia, Digital Asia and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media.x
Terry Savage is Chairman of Lions Festivals. Its flagship festival, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.
Prior to his appointment in 2003 as CEO of Cannes Lions, Terry Savage, an Australian national, was Executive Chairman of the global cinema advertising company Val Morgan in Australia. Under his leadership, Val Morgan expanded from Australia into New Zealand, USA, South America, Middle East and Asia. During this period he was also President of the international advertising trade body SAWA (Screen Advertising World Association).
Terry was the Australian representative for Cannes Lions for 15 years and during this period, promoted Australian creativity at the international event. He was appointed CEO of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in March 2003, Executive Chairman in 2005 and became Chairman in 2006, taking on a strategic business development role for the division’s six Festivals: Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Asia Festival.
"While process is critical for businesses to function, it is creativity that enables companies and individuals to make the leap into new territories, create new visions and accelerate the growth of their organisations. Cannes Lions and our regional festivals are about spreading the creative vision to help enable people to achieve this. Creativity is a great differentiator and it is our role to ensure more and more companies recognise this in all aspects of their organisations," he explains.
Carolyn Lowery is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals' flagship event, Cannes Lions.
Carolyn was appointed to the role of Festival Director in 2006. A veteran of Cannes Lions, Carolyn first joined as a member of the entries team in 1986, progressing to Head of Entries before becoming Operations Director in 2004.
Myriam Coupard is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals in the Asia-Pacific region. She oversees Spikes Asia, The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Asia Festival.
She was appointed Festival Director of Spikes Asia when it was launched as a Festival in 2009 and has since expanded the role to include managing the other Lions Festivals in the region.
Myriam, a native of France, joined Lions Festivals in 2002 and headed the Delegate Department for five years before taking on the role of Festival Director. She is based in Singapore.x
Emma Lancaster is the Festival Director for the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity. She joined Lions Festivals in March 2011 and has headed up the company's Festival for the MENA region ever since. Before joining Lions Festivals, Emma worked at Centaur Communications.x
Since joining EMAP in 2000, Ray Suitters has worked across the company's whole portfolio of events and publications and currently serves as Commercial Director for Cannes Lions.
Starting out in magazine advertising, mainly in the retail space, Ray was quickly appointed Commercial Director across all of retail titles and associated brand extensions. His next move saw him helping launch the World Retail Congress and World Architecture Festival, where he delivered the highest ever sponsorship numbers at launch.
In 2008, Ray moved to Cannes Lions, where he has substantially grown and developed the commercial team and helped deliver a great number of long-term, profitable relationships with a variety of key partners around the world with clients in media, technology and creative companies.
Ray has now recruited his first two international sales people: based in San Francisco and São Paulo, with ambitious plans to develop this network to provide truly creative solutions to engage with the multiple customers attending the festivals and our related information products.
Rob Dembitz joined Lions Festivals in January 2012 after several years in private equity and venture capital. His role is to develop strategic initiatives for the Lions Festivals business; new festivals, acquisitions, joint ventures, new revenue channels. If you have an idea that you think will help the business grow, he is the person to talk to.
Rob worked as an investment executive at GI Partners and was the Global Director of Planning & Analysis at EMI, as part of Terra Firma's restructuring team.
Rob began his career at eMCSaatchi, which was M&C Saatchi’s new media division. He has a BA(Hons) from Durham University and a MBA from London Business School.x
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce nine projects that have been selected as part of the second Grand Challenges Explorations initiative. Each project will develop an innovative communication approach to changing the global conversation about the impact of development aid.
The creators of the nine projects will each be awarded up to US$100,000 to work on their communications idea and will be mentored by a Cannes Chimera panel made up of representatives of each of the 2012 Cannes Lions Grand Prix winners. The Cannes Chimera will work with the grantees to help develop and hone their initiatives. Grantees are then invited to apply for up to US$ 1 million of additional funding from the Gates Foundation to implement their ideas.
The nine projects from agency and non-profit organisations from around the world are:
BeHere-BeThere Project by Serviceplan, Hamburg, Germany: Using location-based network applications in collaboration with local retail partners, Serviceplan will connect consumers to charity projects in the developing world to raise awareness of development issues and trigger donations from retail locations to specific projects.
Cause Generation: a Platform to Define a Generation's Cause by OgilvyEarth, San Francisco, USA: OgilvyEarth will develop and launch an online platform for university student teams to use to campaign for a single global development cause for their generation, convince their peers to support that cause, and execute an awareness raising project around the winning cause.
Hactivating Development Aid by Coxswain Social Investment Plus, Tunis, Tunisia: The organization will develop an online crowdsourcing program that engages young people around the world and enables them to learn about global development challenges through first-person narratives as well as provide solutions to real-life challenges identified by their peers.
HMKD by Leo Burnett, Chicago, USA: Leo Burnett will develop a plan to create a working stock ticker on the New York Stock Exchange that will track the daily return on investment from development aid to raise awareness that investments in humankind are working.
House Parties: Experiential Marketing for Global Aid by Plan International, Washington, USA: Plan International USA will test a proven marketing model - the House Party - as an engagement tool to build support among the public for international development programs.
Global 360 by Media Trust, London, UK: Building on its existing programming, Media Trust will produce the first television, online and mobile channel run by young people, which will create and distribute stories about global development.
Mobile-izing the United Voices of Aid Recipients by Environics Trust, Ghaziabad, India: Environics Trust will use an Interactive Voice Response system to collect 10,000 personal narratives about the impact of aid programs in rural India, will disseminate them online and through social media, and then measure how the information changes perceptions among a youth audience.
RADIO8 by Digital Kitchen, Seattle, USA: Digital Kitchen will create a worldwide radio channel for eight-year-old children to provide knowledge, insights and perspectives on the impact of aid through first-person stories, music, and cultural exchanges, with a goal of promoting connections between the developing and the developed world.
Smart Cities: An Interactive Multi-Media and Mapping Platform by Spatial Collective, Nairobi, Kenya: Spatial Collective will create an interactive community platform, accessible via SMS, for citizens to present local development challenges and suggest possible solutions, with a goal of promoting better communication between citizens, service providers, local governments, and members of the international community and improving living conditions for people in developing countries.
"Once again we are seeing some truly inspirational and creative ideas being brought to the table for the better good of the world. I'm particularly proud to see that the global communications industry is rising to the challenge and increasingly engaging with this unique and fantastic initiative," comments Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals. “Having had the privilege to see the first Cannes Chimera in action during the mentorship workshop in Seattle last year, I have no doubt that when these nine grantees convene in Seattle in October, they will be blown away by the experience of working first hand with the most skilled and passionate creative communicators in the business."
The creative challenge "Aid is Working. Tell the World" solicited communications ideas that can help change the global conversation about the impact of investments in foreign aid. Answering to a competitive creative brief for ideas in four specific submission categories: Mobile, Data, Young Audiences and The Progress of Development, the nine new projects were selected from entries submitted from around the world. They were chosen solely on merit - applicants' details are kept confidential - by a review panel comprised of experts from the first Cannes Chimera, winners of the 2011 Cannes Lions Grand Prix, and representatives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These grants are awarded as part of the foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations initiative which fosters innovations that can help overcome the most persistent challenges in global health and development.
"Innovative communications are going to be an important part of solving the world's biggest challenges," said Tom Scott, director of Global Brand & Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "We're thrilled to be partnering with Cannes Lions, which enables us to collaborate directly with the global creative community to find ways to build awareness and support for critical global development problems."
Some of the nine grantees will also be honoured on stage during the four awards ceremonies that take place during the Cannes Lions festival week 16-22 June.
A new global creative challenge will be announced on Monday 17 June at the 60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity during the Cannes Chimera Initiative seminar. An all-star cast, including Chimera Members and previous grantees, will take to the stage to discuss the Cannes Chimera Initiative and launch the next challenge.
The Cannes Chimera Initiative, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, exists to harness great ideas for the good of the world. It is open to anyone from any discipline, from students to communications executives, and from any organisation. Applications are submitted online to Cannes Lions, and initial grants of $100,000 are awarded for the finalists. Successful projects have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to US$1 million to implement their idea.x
Every year, the Festival organisers present The Media Person of the Year Award to a prominent personality who is an influential figure in the development of today's media landscape, ultimately playing an integral part in shaping the future of the industry.
This year, Cannes Lions is proud to honour YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar, who leads the video community that 1 billion people across the globe use to access information, share video, and shape culture.
Founded in 2005, YouTube was acquired by Google the following year. Since taking the role in 2009, Salar has overseen the expansion of YouTube into a global broadcast platform.Â Under his leadership, YouTube's site design and its investments have been reshaped to focus on channels and the emerging content creators behind them. YouTube's usage has been increasing at tremendous rates, to six billion hours of video watched each month, a 50% increase over the past year. YouTube has also launched TrueView, the advertising format whereby advertisers only pay for ads watched, and has doubled the number of advertisers using it in the last year.
Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions says, “YouTube has become a global phenomenon under Salar’s leadership. The statistics say it all: more than one billion unique users a month watch more than six billion hours of video. In 2011, YouTube had more than one trillion views - a simply staggering statistic. But YouTube is more than a formidable communications tool of everyday life. YouTube has become a key way for people throughout the world to share their cultures and stories, helping us understand and connect with one another. And for businesses, YouTube is enabling the next generation of great channels, similar to how cable systems enabled the emergence of modern TV programming and advertising. In the coming years, YouTube will surely become ever-more important to content-creators and advertisers the world over, and so Cannes Lions is delighted to recognise Salar’s achievements and present him with the Media Person of the Year award."
Salar Kamangar says, “Content creators and advertisers alike are building successful YouTube channels that tap into a global community of fans, with more than one million of these channels now earning revenue. I’m delighted to accept this award not just on behalf of YouTube, but on behalf of the artists and producers across the world whose creativity has established YouTube as the global destination for video.”
Google’s ninth employee, Salar's early roles at Google included drafting its first business plan, starting its early legal and finance functions, and helping to found Google's product team. While leading product management for Google's advertising and monetisation products, Salar and his engineering partner designed and launched AdWords, helping the program grow into a business generating billions of dollars a year. Salar also led product management teams for Google's web applications, including Gmail and Docs. Salar earned his bachelor's degree in biological sciences with honours from Stanford University.
Salar Kamangar will be presented with the Media Person of the Year honour on Wednesday 19 June in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.
Previous recipients of the Media Person of the Year Award include, Jack Dorsey, Creator, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Twitter; Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook; Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corporation; Tsuneo Watanabe, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings; Sumner Redstone, Chairman and CEO of Viacom; and Gerald Levin, CEO of AOL Time Warner.
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60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 16-22 June 2013, Cannes, France:
The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France.
As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 34,300 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, a global benchmark of creative excellence, for Film, Print, Outdoor, Interactive, Radio, Design, Promo & Activation, Film Craft, Mobile, Branded Content & Entertainment and Integrated advertising, as well as the best Media, Direct, PR, Titanium and Creative Effectiveness ideas. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. More than 11,000 delegates from 95 countries attend a week-long programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks by worldwide thought leaders. As the networking and learning opportunity of the year, Cannes Lions is the must-attend event for anyone involved in brand communications.
Lions Festivals is the organiser of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival. www.lionsfestivals.com
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Announcing the first five confirmed jury presidents for Spikes Asia 2013.
The jury presidents for the Branded Content & Entertainment, Direct and Promo & Activation, Media, PR and Film, Press, Outdoor, Radio and Integrated categories have now been anounced.
They are as follows:
Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, jury president of the Film, Press, Outdoor and Radio Jury and the Integrated Jury;
Mike Cooper, Worldwide CEO of PHD, jury president of the Media Jury;
Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President, Lowe Global Creative Council & Co Chairman and CCO, Lowe SSP3 Colombia, jury president of the Direct and Promo & Activation Jury;
Lynne Anne Davis, President & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific, jury president of the PR Jury;
Anthony Freedman, Group CEO of Host, jury president of the Branded Content & Entertainment.
About the jury presidents:
Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, has, during his 28-year career, explored every corner of the ad business while building brands and agencies on four continents. Khai joined Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific in 2000 as Co-Chairman. While there, he was named Campaign Brief Asia’s ‘Creative Director of the Year’ for seven straight years and was inducted into the Campaign Brief Hall of Fame. Khai moved to New York in 2009 to assume his current post of Worldwide Chief Creative Officer and spark a creative renaissance throughout Ogilvy & Mather. Three years after his arrival, Khai led Ogilvy & Mather to victory at Cannes Lions taking home a Grand Prix, 83 Lions and for the first time in the agency’s history, the Network of the Year award. Considered by Advertising Age to be “one of the world's most influential people in the communications business,” Khai has worked with brands that include American Express, Cadbury’s, China Mobile, Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, H. J. Heinz, IBM, The Economist and Unilever Dove.
About his position as jury president, Khai says, “It’s a great honour to be invited to serve as jury president for the Film, Press, Outdoor, Radio, and Integrated categories at Spikes Asia. After five years away from Asia Pacific, and now with a different lens, I am thrilled with the prospect of curating the great work coming out from this vibrant part of the world.”
Mike Cooper, Worldwide CEO of PHD, started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi London, Mike moved to Asia in 1989 and was responsible for starting what is now Zenith in China in 1990. He joined OMD Asia Pacific in 1997, and was the driving force behind their regional expansion which grew to 26 offices and saw them become the number two media specialist in the region as well as the most awarded media agency in APAC. In 2005 he launched PHD across the Asia Pacific region and a year later was named ‘Regional Head of the Year for Asia’ by Media Magazine. In 2007 he became CEO of PHD Worldwide, responsible for growing the network which today has over 73 offices in 62 countries worldwide, with clients that include Unilever, HP, GSK, VW Group, Elizabeth Arden, Starbucks and Canon.
Talking about his position Mike says, “Having worked in media and marketing in Asia for 19 years I am thrilled to be returning to be Spikes as Media Jury President in 2013. Asia is still the most exciting place to be in the world from a media perspective and I know we’ll be looking at some outstanding work and I will be working alongside some of the region’s best senior media talent. I cannot wait.”
Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President, Lowe Global Creative Council & Co Chairman and CCO, Lowe SSP3 Colombia, became part of the Lowe network over 15 years ago, Lowe SSP3 has become the second largest agency in Colombia and gained recognition as the most consistently creative agency in the market. It was the first Colombian agency to have its work named in the Gunn Report’s most awarded list in the world and earlier this year, it was awarded Advertising Age’s ‘International Agency of the Year’, the first time a Colombian agency has taken this accolade. In 2011, Jose Miguel was appointed to the role of President of Lowe and Partners Global Creative Council and in 2012 he won Colombia’s first Black D&AD pencil, the only one awarded that year. Last year he took home Latin America’s first coveted Titanium Lion for his agency’s work against terrorism in Colombia.
About his role Jose Miguel says: - “Being invited to judge at any of the Lions Festivals is always an honour. Time spent in the judging room serves to remind me what I love about this job and this industry. The work and talent coming out of Asia never fails to surprise and I look forward to seeing what Spikes Asia brings to the fore in 2013.”
Lynne Anne Davis, President & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific, oversees the agency’s operations across 19 owned offices and three brands in 10 countries, which more than doubled revenues organically in the last five years. Under her leadership, FleishmanHillard won “Asia Pacific Network of the Year” honours four times from three celebrated industry organisations for exceptional growth, retention of clients and talent, creative excellence and innovation in new services. Named “Standout Agency” on the 2013 A-List and “Best Places to Work 2012” by Advertising Age, the agency recently launched a major global rebrand to reflect its evolution as a “fully integrated communications company.” With 25 years of PR experience, Lynne Anne is frequently called upon to comment on industry issues by the likes of The Asian Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, CNBC and Working Mother.
Lynne Anne says about her role, “It’s a time of seismic shifts in the industry as public relations has crossed boundaries to apply its undeniable power and influence in a more integrated world. Creativity remains at the heart of the world’s best work and I’m thrilled to be at the coalface of the best of the best in Asia by leading the PR jury for the region’s most revered showcase of creative excellence. I expect to be blown away by the true ingenuity of this year’s most ground-breaking PR campaigns.”
Anthony Freedman, Group CEO of Host, founded the company in 2000, creating an agency that reinvented the agency model and the way that campaigns were developed. By 2008, Host was the largest independent agency in Australia and remained so until 2011 when a partnership with Havas Worldwide was announced. Today Host has offices in Sydney and Singapore and a list of clients that include global brands like Coca-Cola, Lego and Sony Playstation. Anthony began his career in London before moving to Sydney where he joined Spin Communications. In 2007 he co-founded PR and social media agency One Green Bean, which has quickly become the most celebrated agency of its type in Australia. He was elected the inaugural Chairman of The Communications Council in 2010 and heads a board of twelve industry leaders from agencies across Australia.
Commenting on his appointment Anthony says, “There's lots of attention around the world from agencies and brands, on both Branded Content and Asia, so it's extremely exciting to be Jury President of a much talked about category within the pre-eminent Asian awards show.”
Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals, says of the appointments, “This is a great line-up of jury presidents that pays homage to both local knowledge and international excellence. In particular I am delighted to see Tham Khai Meng return to his native Singapore to lead the Film, Press, Outdoor, Radio and Integrated juries, and Mike Cooper return to the region in which he spent so many years. A good look at the history of these five presidents highlights that they are thought leaders and people of extraordinary talent and leadership skills, which Spikes and the region are privileged to have steering the juries in what is the most important awards event in the region.”
Entries for the Spikes Asia Awards opens on 16 May and the Awards Ceremony takes place during the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity on 17 September at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.x
This year a selection of Cannes Lions' world-class content will be streamed live across the globe through Lions Live - a new partnership between Cannes Lions, global media agency network Mindshare and YouTube.
Lions Live will stream one live seminar session per day on the Cannes Lions YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/canneslions for the duration of the Festival, with sessions selected via an open vote by the public. Each streamed session will then be accessible on-demand for a period of two weeks following the Festival. Voting for the session to be streamed will be opened on Friday 24 May 2013 and will close one week before the Festival begins.
"Every year Cannes Lions brings global speakers to its stage and showcases outstanding content that is thought provoking, inspirational and forward-thinking. We’re excited to be taking this live, offering a taste of the Cannes experience to those that are unable to make it to the South of France," Festival CEO Philip Thomas explained.
Nick Emery, CEO at Mindshare, added: “We believe that we work in the most exciting industry in the world and we are delighted to be able to share some of the reason why with the wider marketing world. We believe that marketing has to be fundamentally adaptive to achieve the best results and Lions Live is an experience that adapts, where the viewer’s decide the content.”
Some of the globally renowned speakers that will take to the stage at this year’s Festival include Jenson Button, Lou Reed, Sean Combs, Annie Leibovitz and Jack Black. While industry legends will include Lee Clow, Global Director of Media Arts, TBWA\Worldwide, Chairman, TBWA\Media Arts Lab; Nick Law, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA; Maurice Lévy, Chairman, CEO, Publicis Groupe; Andrew Robertson, President, Chief Executive Officer, BBDO Worldwide; Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP; and James Hilton, Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, AKQA.
Matt Brittin, VP Google, Northern and Central Europe, explained: "Cannes Lions attracts the world's best creatives to share the latest and boldest ideas. As YouTube is the home of so much creativity on the web, it's incredibly exciting that amateur and professional creatives from around the world can tune in to the livestream to be part of this premiere festival of creativity."x
The 2013 recipient of the prestigious Lion of St. Mark award will be advertising legend Lee Clow, Chairman of TBWA\Media Arts Lab and Director of Media Arts, TBWA\Worldwide.
The accolade will honour Lee's long and outstanding contribution to creativity in advertising and communications.
“Lee is a creative icon, a source of inspiration and a genius at telling brand stories in an artful way - and not least a true Californian surfer!” comments Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals. “Remaining true to his beliefs coupled with his fresh approach to work has led him to create some of the greatest campaigns ever made. It is with pride and honour that we present Lee with the Lion of St. Mark for his outstanding contribution to creativity in communications.”
Commenting on the award, Lee Clow says, “I've been to Cannes many times, I've won some awards, but wow, this one is special. What an honour. Just to be in the company of John and Dan makes me proud.”
Lee Clow has been making advertising for more than 40 years. He started at Chiat\Day in Los Angeles, when there were just 10 people and 2 accounts, and has been there ever since. He prefers to think of the industry as Media Arts: words, pictures and telling stories on behalf of brands. “I think if it’s good it will make you feel something. It can make you laugh or cry, it can surprise you or inform you, it can cause curiosity or inspire trust. But you must want to watch it.”
Whether it is the famous ‘1984’ commercial for Apple’s Macintosh, or the crazy Energizer Bunny that keeps going and going, refreshing the world with Pepsi, or celebrating the world of sport for adidas with the Impossible is Nothing campaign, the love you feel for dogs in Pedigree’s Dogs Rule campaign to asking What’s G for Gatorade, it’s all work people want to watch.
And perhaps there’s no better example of Lee’s impact in the industry than his 30+year partnership with Steve Jobs. They created the famous ‘Think Different’ work for the rebirth of Apple in 1997. And during the past 15 years he has helped orchestrate Apple’s move into music with the celebrated silhouettes campaign for iPod and iTunes, and into phones with the re-defining iPhone, and then creating the Mac vs PC campaign before forging a whole new category with iPad.
Lee continues to find the business fun and challenging. He believes we are at the beginning of the most exciting time the “advertising” business has ever seen. Whilst lots of people are talking about the challenge of the multi-media future, he believes it is the biggest opportunity for creative minds since the first Creative Revolution of the 1960s.
Lee believes that “today everything can be considered media. The Internet has changed the way people interact with brands. If you like a brand, you can seek it out. If you don’t like a brand, you can criticise it publicly. So everything a brand does must tell its story in a disruptive and artful way. Then people will decide whether they like your brand or will ignore it.”
Since he began with Chiat\Day and its humble beginnings at a hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the agency has grown to be one of the ten largest global networks and is now one of the most innovative and awarded agency networks in the world.
Lee Clow will be presented with the Lion of St. Mark in Cannes, France, on Saturday 22 June. Previous recipients of the accolade are Dan Wieden (2012) and Sir John Hegarty (2011). The Lion of St. Mark trophy is based upon the original Lions awarded at the Festival which were modelled on the lion statue in St. Mark's Square in Venice, location of the first Festival in 1954 and alternating host city with Cannes before Cannes became the Festival’s permanent home in 1984.x
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity opened today for delegate registrations.
Taking place from 15-17 September at Suntec Singapore, Spikes Asia will offer three days of seminars and forums given by some of the best minds in the business, as well as a showcase of the greatest work coming out of the region, allowing a true absorption into creative excellence. The festival also provides the unrivalled opportunity to network with industry peers from across Asia Pacific with dedicated Spikes Nights, including the fun and much anticipated Networking After Dark, which sees a selection of Singapore’s agencies open their doors for a night of parties. Investing in the future of the industry, the Creative Academy and the Marketers Academy will once again provide intense, targeted learning for young industry talent whilst the Young Spikes Competitions give rising stars the chance to compete in Integrated, Media and Agency Shoot Out competitions with the hope of taking home the gold medal.
New to 2013
Account Executive Academy
A tailored programme for young account executives designed to nurture the relationship between client and agencies in delivering ground-breaking creativity.
This academy is tailored around the importance and effect of creativity in media, inspiring young media professional to embrace new tools and the ever changing industry landscape in delivering strong media strategy for their clients through its implementation.
A competition allowing students the chance to compete to a set brief and be judged and recognised by the industry
Designed to reward technologies and innovations such as apps, tools, programmes, hardware and products which have allowed clients to communicate in a new way or which stand alone as an innovation in their own right.
A series of delegate packages are available. A full registration offering access to all festival events, the awards and after party, offers a special early bird rate of S$825 on packages purchased before 31 July 2013 after which the rate will revert to S$925. Two packages are available to help young industry professionals; priced at S$495 the Young Spikes packages offer young creative professionals (aged 28 years and under) and young marketers (aged 30 years and under) working for client companies, access to unparalleled learning and inspiration. For the up and coming industry talent, the Spikes Student package priced at S$245 is for students aged 23 years and under in full-time education.
“This year’s Festival will continue to build on its growing success with exclusive features that include fantastic networking events, the Innovasia technology zone, the SpikesAlso exhibition, inspiring seminars and targeted forums. Alongside this we will be launching some new initiatives which will make Spikes Asia 2013 both unmissable and the biggest one to date” says Myriam Coupard, Festival Director of Spikes Asia.
The Festival will be brought to a close with a celebration of the region’s work as the winners of the Spikes Asia trophies are revealed during the spectacular Awards Ceremony at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Attendees can then continue the celebrations into the night at the official After Party.
Last year, 1,800 delegates from 23 countries attended Spikes Asia.x
We are pleased to announce the Design, Film Craft, Media, Promo & Activation, and Radio Lions Juries.
These five juries will be led by Jack Klues, Chairman, Vivaki (Media Lions); Joe Pytka, Director, Joseph Pytka Productions, USA (Film Craft Lions); Mary Lewis, Creative Director, Lewis Moberley, United Kingdom (Design Lions); Ralph van Dijk, Founding Creative Director, Eardrum, Australia (Radio Lions); and Rob Schwartz, Global Creative President, TBWA Worldwide, USA (Promo & Activation Lions).
Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals says, “It is a privilege to have an assembly of such esteemed industry professionals in Cannes to judge and award the best work. And we are particularly delighted to count on 11 past Cannes Lions jury presidents amongst the total 308 jury members taking part in this year’s 16 different juries. The time, commitment and integrity applied to their task ahead will have a profound effect on moving the industry forward at a global scale.”
Design Lions Jury
Mary Lewis, Creative Director, Lewis Moberley, United Kingdom – Jury President
Adam Scott, Creative Officer, FreeState, United Kingdom
Bhupal Ramnathkar, Chairman & Founder, Umbrella Design, India
Borja Borrero, Executive Creative Director, Interbrand, Spain
Conor Brady, Global Creative Director, Huge, USA
Eugene Bay, Chairman, VBAT, The Netherlands
Gustavo Greco, Creative Director, Greco Design, Brazil
Heath Lowe, Founding Partner & Creative Director, Special Group, New Zealand
Heinrich Paravicini, Chief Creative Officer, Mutabor, Germany
Helena Stendahl Hägg, Design Director & Senior Creative Partner, Identity Works, Sweden
Joanne Thomas, Creative Director – Design, The Jupiter Drawing Room, South Africa
Karl Heiselman, Chief Executive Officer, Wolff Olins, USA
Katrin Oeding, Creative Director, Studio Oeding, Germany
Lara Palmer, Art Director & Creative Director, Lara Palmer Advertising, Canada
Luciano Deos, Founder & CEO, Gad, Brazil
Nicolas Capéran, Creative Director, W&Cie, France
Pann Lim, Creative Director, Kinetic, Singapore
Pedro Albuquerque, Designer & Partner, Albuquerque, Portugal
Polly Chu, Chief Creative Officer, JWT, China
Tony Charlton, Creative Director & Managing Partner, Elmwood Melbourne, Australia
Yasuharu Sasaki, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan
Film Craft Lions Jury
Joe Pytka, Director, Joseph Pytka Productions, USA – Jury President
Abhinay Deo, Director, Ramesh Deo Production, India
Christopher O'Reilly, Executive Creative Director & Co-Founder, Nexus, UK
Elissa Singstock, Executive Producer, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jasper Thomlinson, Executive Producer, Caviar, USA
João Daniel Tikhomiroff, Filmmaker, Executive Chairman/Partner, Mixer, Brazil
Maxime Boiron, Chief Executive Officer, \ELSE, France
Michael Ritchie, Managing Director & Executive Producer, Revolver / Will O'Rourke, Australia
Nicolas Perez Veiga, Director & Founder, Primo, Argentina
Sebastian Strasser, Director, Radical Media / Stink / Wanda, Germany
Media Lions Jury
Jack Klues, Chairman, Vivaki – Jury President & Awarding Jury
Andrew Reinholds, Managing Partner, OMD, New Zealand
Brian Terkelsen, Chief Executive Officer, MediaVest Group, USA
Cheuk Chiang, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, PHD – Awarding Jury
Christof Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer, Aegis Media Group, Switzerland
David Castiglioni, Chief Executive Officer, Arena Media, Argentina
David Rodríguez, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Starcom MediaVest Group, Colombia
Dawn Rowlands, Chief Executive Officer, Aegis Media, South Africa
Dominique Delport, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Havas Media – Awarding Jury
Doug Ray, Global President, Carat – Awarding Jury
Francisco Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer, UM Mexico
Francisco Hojas Bauzá, Managing Director, Havas Media, Chile
Hugh Cameron, Chief Strategy Officer, PHD Media, UK
Hugo Llebrés, Managing Director, MEC, Spain
Ike Kwon, President & CEO, Innocean Worldwide Europe, Europe
Jim Elms, Global Chief Executive Officer, Initiative Worldwide – Awarding Jury
Jim Vail, President, RJ Palmer, USA – Awarding Jury
John Steedman, Executive Chairman, Group M, Australia
Karen Nayler, Chief Exective Officer, Mindshare, Canada
Lawrence Teherani-Ami, Global Media Director, Wieden+Kennedy, Global
Lior Grintz, Media & Managing Director, Havas Media, Israel
Marco Muraglia, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom MediaVest Group, Italy
Masaki Mikami, Corporate Officer, Hakuhodo-DY Media Partners, Japan – Awarding Jury
Melanie Varley, Global Chief Strategy Officer, MEC Global – Awarding Jury
Nathalie Peters, Managing Director, Mediabrands Audience Platforms, The Netherlands
Paulo Cesar Queiroz, CO President, DDB, Brazil
Richard Dunmall, Global Chief Executive Officer, Naked Communications – Awarding Jury
Rikke Grundtvig, Strategic Director, Vizeum, Denmark
Rupert McPetrie, Chief Executive Officer, ZenithOptimedia Russia and CEE, Russia
Sasha Savic, Chief Executive Officer, Mediacom, USA
Sean Healy, Global Planning Director, ZenithOptimedia, Global
Shashi Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, Mediabrands, India
Sonja Klein, Managing Director, OMG, France
Susanne Koll, Chief Executive Officer, OmnicomMediaGroup, Austria
Sven Traichel, Chief Executive Officer, Havas Media, Germany
Sylvie Irzi, Managing Partner, Initiative, Belgium
Tomás Gonzalez-Quijano, Chief Executive Officer, Mindshare, Portugal
Tracy de Groose, Chief Executive Officer, Carat, UK
Urban Hilding, Chief Executive Officer, Initiative Universal Media (IUM), Sweden
Xu Yongping, Director, Shanghai Media Group, China
Young Tak Jung, Head of Media Division, Innocean Worldwide, South Korea
Promo & Activation Lions
Rob Schwartz, Global Creative President, TBWA Worldwide, USA – Jury President
Anu Niemonen, Senior Creative, Hasan & Partners, Finland
Arno Lindemann, Chief Creative Officer, Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Germany
Ben Coulson, Chief Creative Officer, George Patterson Y&R, Australia
Bruno Lambertini, Founder & CEO, Circus Marketing, Mexico
Diana Rossi, Creative Director, Alpha 245, Switzerland
Fredrik Josefsson, Creative Director, Åkestam Holst, Sweden
Georges Mohammed-Cherif, President, Buzzman, France
Jaime Rosado, VP Regional Creative Director for Puerto Rico & Caribbean, JWT San Juan, Puerto Rico
John Davenport, Executive Creative Director, Ireland/Davenport, South Africa
John Treacy, Executive Creative Director, Elvis, United Kingdom
Karen Howe, Senior Vice President & Creative Director, One Advertising, Canada
Katya Bazilevskaya, Chief Commerical Officer & Co-Founder, Look at Media, Russia
Levi Slavin, Creative Director, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand
Lode Schaeffer, Creative Director & Owner, Indie, The Netherlands
Luca Pannese, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Italy
Mario D'Andrea, Chief Creative Officer, Fischer & Friends, Brazil
Mark Taylor, VP/Executive Creative Director, Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, USA
Min Soora, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Nicolas Courant, Executive Creative Director, Memac Ogilvy Label, Tunisia
Papón Ricciarelli, Executive Creative Director & Founder, Don, Argentina
Rafael Rodriguez-Galobart, Chief Creative Officer, Gap's, Spain
Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wirzcraft International Entertainment, India
Stijn Gansemans, Creative Partner, Dallas Antwerp, Belgium
Takeshi Nozoe, Creative Director, Hakuhodo, Japan
Ralph van Dijk, Founding Creative Director, Eardrum, Australia – Jury President
Akshay Kapnadak, Executive Creative Director, McCann Mumbai, India
Beto Nahmad, Executive Creative Director, VCCP, Spain
Chuck Rachford, Global Creative Director, DDB, USA
Dagmar Kollstrøm, Copywriter & Founding Partner, Ernö, Norway
Jean-François Bernier, President & Creative Director, Alfred, Canada
João Livi, Chief Creative Officer, Talent, Brazil
Malin von Werder, Creative Director, Garbergs, Sweden
Martin Vinacur, President & Executive Creative Director, AldeA Santiago, Chile
Mike Schalit, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, South Africa
Philip Maes, Creative Partner & Copywriter, Ph. M. Radio, Belgium
Ralf Heuel, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Grabarz & Partner, Germany
Regan Grafton, Executive Creative Director, Draftfcb, New Zealand
Russell Ramsey, Executive Creative Director, JWT, United Kingdom
Troy Lim, Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore
The extended deadline for submitting entries is 19 April. For information and tips on how to enter please visit http://www.canneslions.com/awards/. Judging and announcements of the shortlisted and winning work will take place in Cannes, France, during the festival week 16-22 June.x
We are pleased to announce the members of a further six juries participating at this year’s Festival: the Branded Content & Entertainment, Cyber, Direct, Mobile, Outdoor and PR Lions juries.
Fronting these juries are Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman & CEO of R/GA (Cyber Lions); David Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer Europe of Ketchum (PR Lions); Mark Tutssel, Worldwide Chief Creative of Leo Burnett (Direct Lions); Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer/VP of AKQA USA & Asia (Mobile Lions); Scott Donaton, President & Chief Executive Officer of Ensemble (Branded Content & Entertainment Lions); and Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer of Y&R (Outdoor Lions).
Commenting on the jury line-up, Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals says, “The magnitude of winning a Lion is very much due to the calibre of the professionals judging the work. This is undoubtedly a formidable group of industry experts held in high regard by the industry.”
Branded Content Lions Jury
Scott Donaton, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ensemble, USA - Jury President
Angela Courtin, Chief Creative Officer, Aegis Media Americas and President, The Story Lab, Global
Anthony Freedman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Host, Australia
Arício Fortes, Creative Director, Africa, Brazil
Brian Dilorenzo, Chief Production Officer, McCann Worldgroup, USA
Chantal Rickards, Head of Programming & Branded Content EMEA, MEC, UK
David Lang, President, Mindshare Entertainment, North America, USA
Fred Levron, Digital & Branded Content Creative Director and Executive Director, Ogilvy & Mather, France
Jae Goodman, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Head, CAA Marketing, USA
Jimmy Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Creative Officer, Amusement Park Entertainment, USA
John McCarus, Senior Vice President Brand Content, Digitas, Global
Mark Bullingham, Managing Director EMEA, Fuse Sport & Entertainment, UK
Pat Connolly, Vice President Marketing, Condé Nast, Global
Sirena Liu, President, Filmworks China Entertainment Marketing, China
Teddy Lynn, EVP Director of Content, BBDO, USA
Yuki Kishi, Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan
Cyber Lions Jury
Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman & CEO, R/GA, Global - Jury President
Alvin Chiang, Chief Marketing Officer, Renren, China
Bradley Eldridge, Executive Creative Director, Soap Creative, Australia
Bridget Jung, Chief Creative Director, Digitas Paris, France
Carlton D'Silva, Chief Creative Officer, Hungama Digital Services, India
Changsoo (Charles) Cho, Digital Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Clarence Chiew, Creative Director, Iris, Singapore
David Orlic, Creative Director, Volontaire, Sweden
David Petermann, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman Pxp, Austria
Emiliana Torrens, Chief Executive Officer Buenos Aires, Conrad Caine, Argentina
Elke Klinkhammer, Executive Creative Director, Razorfish, Germany
Flo Heiss, Executive Creative Director, Dare, United Kingdom
Gert Pauwels, Creative Director Online & Brand Activation, TBWA Group Brussels, Belgium
Jacco Ter Schegget, President, Tribal DDB Europe, The Netherlands
James Hilton, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, AKQA, United Kingdom
José Henrique Borghi, Chief Executive Officer, Borghi Lowe, Brazil
Masaru Kitakaze, Executive Creative Director, Hakuhodo, Japan
Neil Heymann, Group Creative Director, Droga5, USA
Nellie Kim, Creative Director, john st., Canada
Ulises Valencia, Vice President Creative & Co-Founder, Grupo W, Mexico
Paul Catmur, Creative Managing Partner, Barnes, Catmur & Friends, New Zealand
Piotr Chrobot, Regional Creative Director EMEA, Saatchi & Saatchi Digital/Interactive Solutions, Poland
Saharath Sawadatikom, Managing Director, Executive Creative Director & Partner, CJ Worx, Thailand
Susan Bonds, Chief Executive Officer, 42 Entertainment, USA
Xavi Caparrós, Strategic Creative Director, DoubleYou, Spain
Direct Lions Jury
Mark Tutssel, Worldwide Chief Creative, Leo Burnett, Global - Jury President
Adrian Botan, VP Creative Excellence CEE, McCann Erickson, Romania
Alex Schmid, Chief Executive Officer, Dachcom.Dialog, Switzerland
Alexander Schill, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Serviceplan Group, Germany
Anna Qvennerstedt, Creative Chairman, Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden
Antonio Navas, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand
Dave Bowman, Executive Creative Director, Whybin\TBWA, Australia
Emma de la Fosse, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvyone, United Kingdom
Georg Warga, Executive Creative Director, Goodstein & Partners, China
Nicolás Pimentel, Innovation Director, +Castro, Argentina
Hadas Liwer, Chief Creative Officer, JWT Israel
John Immesoete, Chief Creative Officer, The Ryan Partnership, USA
Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director, DDB Group, Singapore
Juju Basu, Senior Vice President & Executive Creative Director, Contract, India
Justin Gomes, Creative Director, FoxP2, South Africa
Manuel Roque, Executive Creative Director & Founder, Pepper, Portugal
Marcio Salem, President, Creative Director, Salem, Brazil
Paolo Dematteis, Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Italy
Pablo Alzugaray, Chief Executive Officer, Shackleton, Spain
Phil Hewson, Creative Director, Draftfcb, Austria
Sherri Maxwell, Executive Creative Director & Founder, Creative Underground, Hong Kong
Thijs de Boer, Creative Director, Havas Worldwide Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tom Berth, Associate Creative Director, Publicis Brussels, Belgium
Trish Wheaton, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Wunderman and Managing Partner, Global New Business, Y&R Advertising, Wunderman/Y&R, Canada
Valérie Lévy-Harrar, Executive Creative Director, Proximity BBDO, France
Yoshiki Seki, Senior Planning Director, ADK, Japan
Mobile Lions Jury
Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer/VP, AKQA, USA & Asia - Jury President
Christopher Miller, Chief Digital Officer, Draftfcb, USA
Dirk Freytag, Chief Executive Officer, YOC, Germany
Gaston Legorburu, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, SapientNitro, Global
Hiroki Nakamura, Founder, Creative Director, Party, Japan
HyeRan Park, Chief Marketing Communications Officer, SK Telecom Co., South Korea
Justin Baird, Partner, Jumptank, Australia
Magnus Jacobsson, Creative Director / Partner, DDB Stockholm, Sweden
Martin Lange, Executive Marketing Director -Digital Strategy, Ogilvy & Mather, Global
Matias Palm-Jensen, Chief Innovation Officer, McCann Erickson EMEA, Europe
Michel Lent, Managing Director, Pereira & O'Dell, Brazil
Scott Seaborn, Executive Creative Director, XS2, UK
Outdoor Lions Jury
Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer, Y&R, GLOBAL - Jury President
Anne-Cecile Tauleigne, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi + Duke, France
Armin Jochum, Chief Creative Officer, Board Member and Partner, Trautman, Heuman, Jochum and Keper, Germany
Ben Welsh, Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi, Australia
Dave Henderson, Executive Creative Director, DLKW Lowe, United Kingdom
David Guerrero, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Guerrero, The Philippines
Ean Hwa Huang, Partner & Executive Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup, Malaysia
Farrokh Madon, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R, Singapore
Fran Luckin, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ilkay Gürpınar, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Istanbul, Turkey
Juan Carlos Ortiz, President & Chief Executive Officer, DDB Latina, Colombia
Marcelo Vergara, Chief Creative Officer LATAM, Publicis, Argentina
Márcio Ribas, Creative Director, Neogama BBH, Brazil
Mariano Duhalde, Chief Creative Director, Havas Worldwide, Spain
Prathap Suthan, Chief Creative Officer & Managing Partner, Bang in the Middle, India
Sarah Barclay, Executive Creative Director, JWT, USA
Yiyang Hei, Founder & Creative Director, SenseTeam, China
Yoshimitsu Sawamoto, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan
Yosu Arangüena, Executive Creative Director, Made, Mexico
PR Lions Jury
David Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Ketchum, United Kingdom - Jury President
Allan McCrea Steele, President & CEO, Edelman, Argentina
Andrew Greenlees, Vice President & Partner, CDN, Brazil
Cesare Valli, Chairman & CEO H+K Italy and Southern Central Europe Region, Italy and
Head of Financial Services, Hill & Knowlton Strategies, EMEA
Dilip Cherian, Consulting Partner, Perfect Relations, India
Emmanuel Goedseels, Managing Director, Whyte Corporate Affairs, Belgium
James Wright, Managing Director, Red Agency, Australia
Jane Sweeney, Managing Director, Porter Novelli, New Zealand
Jennifer Scott, Global Managing Director - Strategy & Planning, Ogilvy PR, USA/Global
Katarzyna Przewuska, Chief Operating Officer, Havas Worldwide, Poland
Kevin Craig, Managing Director, PLMR, United Kingdom
Koichiro Shima, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Creative Director & Editor, Hakuhodo Kettle, Japan
Marcelo Arango, Head of Strategy, Sancho BBDO, Colombia
Miguel Moreira Rato, Managing Partner, M Public Relations, Portugal
Mirko Kaminski, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, achtung!, Germany
Nancy Seliger, EVP & Senior Partner, Global Client Relations, Fleishman-Hillard, USA/Global
Pascal Beucler, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, MSL Group, France
Pia Grahn, Managing Director, McCann Relations, Sweden
Preben Carlsen, Managing Director, Trigger, Norway
Rami Yehudiha, Chief Executive Officer, Lead, Israel
Rose de la Pascua, Chair of Spain & Executive Vice President Europe, Weber Shandwick, Spain
Announcing the line-up of the first five juries participating in this year’s event for the Creative Effectiveness, Film, Innovation, Press and Titanium & Integrated Lions categories.
Commenting on this year’s appointments, Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals says, “The work is at the very heart of Cannes Lions so it is fitting to have such an exceptional jury line-up from around the world. The outcome of their deliberations is crucial to inspiring and advancing the global creative communications industry. We very much look forward to welcoming them all to Cannes in June.
Leading these five juries will be Dan Wieden, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Wieden + Kennedy (Titanium & Integrated Lions); David Droga, Founder & Creative Chairman of Droga5 (Innovation Lions); Sir John Hegarty, Worldwide Creative Director & Founder of BBH (Film Lions); Marcello Serpa, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of ALMAP/BBDO, Brazil (Press Lions); and Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus of Ogilvy & Mather, USA (Creative Effectiveness Lions).
Creative Effectiveness Lions Jury
Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather, USA – Jury President
Bob O'Leary, Head of Global Marketing - Consumer, Citi, Global
Bridget Angear, Joint Chief Strategic Officer, AMVBBDO, UK
Claire Yan-Sun Chai, Senior Vice President, Marketing Division, Kia Motors, South Korea
Eileen Campbell, Global Chief Executive Officer, Millward Brown, Global
Gabriel Maloneay, Founder, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Cravero, Argentina
Giles Hedger, Group Managing Director & Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett, UK
Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice President, Global Advertising Strategy & Content Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company, Global
Karina Wilsher, Partner & President, Anomaly New York, USA
Lori Senecal, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal, Global
Luis di Como, Senior Vice President, Global Media, Unilever, Global
Orlando Hooper-Greenhill, Director of Global Planning, JWT, Global
Pully Chau, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, DraftFCB, China
Russ Mitchinson, Planning Partner, DDB Sydney, Australia
Sally Dickenson, Chief Executive Officer, BrandScience, Global
Sandeep Kaul, SBU Chief Executive - Personal Care, ITC Limited, India
Sir John Hegarty, Worldwide Creative Director & Founder, BBH Global – Jury President
Akira Kagami, Executive Advisor, Drill, Japan
Alistair King, Chief Creative Officer, King James Group, South Africa
Ant Keogh, Executive Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, Australia
Carlo Cavallone, Executive Creative Director, 72andsunny, The Netherlands
Fabio Fernandes, Partner, President & Creative Director, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Brazil
Frank Hollingworth, Creative Director, King, Sweden
Guido Heffels, Owner, Executive Creative Director, Heimat Werbeagentur, Germany
Jean-Christophe Royer, Senior Copywriter, BETC, FRANCE
Joaquín Cubría, Executive Creative Director, David, Argentina
Juan Sevilla Moreno, Global Creative Director, Lola Madrid, Spain
Judy John, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, Canada
Jureeporn Thaidamrong, Creative Chairwoman, nudeJEH, Thailand
Katrien Bottez, Executive Creative Director, Duval Guillaume Modem, Belgium
Lisa Bennett, EVP/Creative, DDB North America, USA
Miguel Angel Ruiz Reyes, Vice President Creative Services, Ogilvy & Mather, Mexico
Peter Souter, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, TBWA, United Kingdom
Russell Barrett, Managing Partner (Creative), BBH, India
Simon Wooller, Executive Creative Director, Halbye Kaag, JWT, Denmark
Stein Simonsen, Creative Director, McCann Oslo, Norway
Tor Myhren, President & Chief Creative, Grey New York, USA
Vicky Gitto, Executive Vice President & Group ECD, Y&R, Italy
David Droga, Founder & Creative Chairman, Droga5, Global – Jury President
Aaron Koblin, Executive Creative Director, Google, USA
Ben Richards, Creative Strategist & Design Lead, Microsoft UK
Emad Tahtouh, Director of Creative Technology, 37 Degrees, Australia
Francisco Saboya, Director, President & CEO, Núcleo de Gestão Porto Digital, Brazil
Mark D'Arcy, Director of Global Creative Solutions, Facebook, Global
Mike Parker, Chief Digital Officer, McCann, Global
Morihiro Harano, Creative Director, Mori, Japan
Mooly Eden, Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation, Israel
Simon Bond, Chief Marketing Officer, BBDO, Global
Marcello Serpa, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, ALMAP/BBDO, Brazil – Jury President
Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group, Singapore
Ayse Bali, Chief Creative Director, Rafineri, Turkey
Damian Kepel, President & General Creative Director, Kepel & Mata, Argentina
Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, Chief Creative Officer,Jung von Matt/Fleet, Germany
Dylan Harrison, Executive Creative Director, DDB, Australia
Elspeth Lynn, Group Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi, UK
Flavio Pantigoso, Executive Creative Director, Y&R, Peru
Johnny Tan, Executive Creative Director, BBH, China
Mohamed Oudaha, Creative Director, Leo Burnett Dubai, UAE
Paul Warner, Founder & Chief Creative Strategist, Metropolitan Republic, South Africa
Paul Waters, Creative Partner, Babel, France
Ricardo John, Chief Creative Officer, JWT, Brazil
Santosh Padhi, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Taproot, India
Siscu Molina, Chief Creative Officer, Tiempo BBDO, Spain
Steve Simpson, Chief Creative Officer - North America, Ogilvy & Mather, USA
Susana Albuquerque, Creative Director, Ammirati Puris Lintas, Portugal
Thirasak Tanapatanakul, Worldwide Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Creative Juice, Thailand
Titanium & Integrated Lions
Dan Wieden, Co-Founder & Chairman, Wieden + Kennedy, Global – Jury President
David Lubars, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO North America, USA
Ed Ulbrich, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Domain, USA
Erik Vervroegen, International Creative Director, Publicis Worldwide, Global
Howard Draft, Executive Chairman, DraftFCB, USA
Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President, Lowe Global Creative Council and Co-Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Lowe SSP3, Colombia
Leonardo Premutico, Co-Founder, Johannes Leonardo, USA
Margaret Johnson, Executive Creative Director & Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, USA
Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman & Creative Director - South Asia, Ogilvy & Mather, India
Susan Credle, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, USA
Yuya Furukawa, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan
A total of 16 juries will be judging in Cannes this year. Members of the remaining 11 juries will be announced shortly. The entry deadline has been extended until 12 April. For further information and tips on how to enter please visit http://www.canneslions.com/awards/. Delegates will also have the unique opportunity to witness the shortlisted entrants of the new Innovation Lions category presenting their technology to the jury in Cannes on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June.x
This year a two-stage judging process will be introduced to the Media Lions category, which rewards excellence in tactical media planning and placement.
During the first round of voting to determine the shortlist, the jury, made up of 40 media specialists from around the world, will meet in Cannes spending three-days judging in eight sub-groups of five people each. One of the five members in each of the eight sub-groups will be part of the awarding jury. Jack Klues, Chairman of VivaKi, who has been named as the jury president, will spend time with each sub-group but will not vote during this first round.
At the second voting stage, the shortlist will be judged by the Awarding Jury made up of the eight media industry leaders and the jury president. Over a further three days they will vote on the shortlist, discuss and award the Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze Media Lions. The Awarding Jury will comprise of the following members:
Jack Klues, Chairman, Vivaki – Jury President
Cheuk Chiang, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, OMG
Doug Ray, Global President, Carat
Jim Elms, Chief Executive Officer, Initiative Worldwide
Dominique Delport, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Havas Media
Melanie Varley, Global Chief Strategy Officer, MEC Global
Richard Dunmall, Global Chief Executive Officer, Naked Communications
Jim Vail, President, RJ Palmer, USA
Masaki Mikami, Corporate Officer, Hakuhodo-DY Media Partners, Japan
“Winning a Lion is one of the highest recognitions in the industry and can be life-changing both for the individuals winning the award and for their company. We constantly consult with industry leaders and review the feedback from our jury presidents and jury members to ensure that our categories reflect changes in the industry and that our judging procedures uphold the huge honour of winning a Lion,” says Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals.
The Media Lions jury's voting will be based on 3 criteria: Insight, Strategy and the Idea (35%); Media Execution (30%); and Results and Effectiveness (35%)
At all marking stages, a judge’s vote will not be counted for any entry submitted by his or her own company(ies) in his or her own country. Votes from judges with a regional or global role will also be removed accordingly. Entries in the charities and public services categories are excluded from winning the Grand Prix but are eligible to win the Grand Prix for Good.
Already announced are changes to the Media Agency of the Year award, which can only be won by a Media agency that accumulates the most points in Media Lions. Though advertising agencies and other agencies may enter and win Media Lions, they cannot compete for the Media Agency of the Year award.x
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(c) subject to your consent, sending you newsletters and/or alerts and information regarding Emap’s or any third party's future services (in all formats to which you have consented eg post, email, text); and
(d) for generating aggregated statistics about users, traffic patterns etc of the Emap website(s) and other services and developing Emap’s marketing plans.
4.2 Emap may also disclose your information (subject in each case to the requirements of the DPA) as follows:
(a) if you have given your consent for Emap to do so, to other selected organisations to enable them to contact you or send you information by post, telephone and/or email;
(b) to any service providers, sub-contractors and agents appointed by Emap to perform the above functions on its behalf and in accordance with its instructions;
(c) to third parties selected by Emap as part of aggregated and anonymised statistics about users, traffic patterns etc of the Emap website(s);
(d) to such individuals and/or bodies as necessary to ensure Emap's compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal proceeding or governmental request;
(e) (where you post material that does or may constitute a criminal offence, breach the rights of a third party, give rise to a civil action or breach the Terms & Conditions of the applicable website and as otherwise necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Emap and its customers), to any relevant authority or third party requiring Emap to disclose the identity of or locate anyone posting such material on an Emap website; and
(f) to any individual making a subject information request to Emap.
4.3 In the event that Emap (or a relevant part of Emap) is acquired by or merges with another company, your personal information may be passed to the purchasing/merging company amongst the transferred business assets. This will enable your relationship to continue with the relevant Emap business despite the change of ownership. Your personal information may also be passed (on a confidential basis) to companies with whom Emap is negotiating such a sale/merger as part of the verification exercise carried out on Emap by the third party.
When you visit an Emap website(s), Emap uses “cookie” technology try to make that experience simple, personalised and meaningful. Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the internet e.g. smart phone, tablet or other mobile device when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about you're use of the website. A number of cookies Emap use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.
(a) create a specific log-in session for a visitor to an Emap website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
(b) recognise when a visitor to an Emap website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
(c) customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website;
(d) store your product selections to the shopping basket;
(e) collect statistical information about how our visitors use the website(s) so that we can improve the website(s) and learn which parts are most popular to visitors.
Some of the cookies used by Emap websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on an Emap website(s) you may not be able to take full advantage of the website(s) if you do so.
(a) Name: SESSIONTOKEN
Purpose: Used to remember the user for 30 days if they’ve chosen the ‘remember me’ option on login.
(b) Name: CFID & CFTOKEN
Purpose: These are used to identify a user only during their session. They are deleted at the end of a user’s visit.
Third Party cookies:
(a) Name: Messageid, memberid, urlid, groupid
Purpose: These are used to track click-through and purchases from our eshots.
(b) Name: WT_FPC
Purpose: WebTrends uses a cookie to track the number of unique users of this website. It tells us whether the website has a small number of regular visitors or a large number of infrequent visitors. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this website.
(c) Name: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site by Google Analytics. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Please be aware that Emap does not control and is not responsible for websites that are referred to or linked from its own websites and that use of your personal information on these websites is not subject to this Privacy & Cookies Policy.
7.1 To access certain parts of the Emap websites, Emap may require you to register and provide certain information about yourself.
7.2 You are reminded that in addition to the provisions of this Privacy & Cookies Policy, where you register you also agree to:
(a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the relevant registration form (such information being the "Registration Data"); and
(b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it fully up to date.