Close on the heels of Lynn de Souza being appointed on the Cannes Lions 2009 media jury, more Indians have been announced on various Cannes juries. They include Meera Sharath Chandra, President & National Creative Director, RMG Connect (Cyber Lions), Atul Nath, Managing Director, Candid Marketing (Promo Lions), and Ashish Khazanchi, National Creative Director, Publicis Ambience (Radio Lions). The 56th International Advertising Festival will be held on June 21-27 June 2009.
Judging will take place in Cannes during the Festival week, with the Promo Lions winners being announced on Monday, June 22, the Radio Lions on Tuesday, June 23, and the Cyber winners being honoured on Wednesday, June 24.
Philip Thomas, CEO of the Festival, said, “We are really proud to present more fantastic jury line-ups. It’s an honour to bring together such groups of professionals from all over the world, who are at the top of their game to judge at these global awards.”
Cyber Lions Jury
Jury President for Cyber Lions this year is Lars Bastholm, Chief Digital Creative Officer, Ogilvy North America. The jury members include: Pedro Panigazzi, Executive Creative Director, Publiquest; Mark Ashley-Wilson, Head of Interactive, Three Drunk Monkeys; Andreas Putz, CEO/ Creative Director, Jung von Matt/Donau Vienna; Samuel De Volder, Creative Director, These Days; Eco Moliterno, Creative Vice President, Wunderman; Stéphane Charier, Executive Creative Director, TAXI Montréal; Jonas Linell, Creative Director, LBi Copenhagen; Erkki Izarra, Creative Director & Founding Partner, 358; Iona Macgregor, Concept Director, Nurun; Michael Kutschinski, Executive Creative Director, OgilvyInteractive Worldwide; Meera Sharath Chandra, President & National Creative Director, RMG Connect; Laura Sordi, Copywriter, Saatchi & Saatchi; Koichiro Tanaka, Creative Director, Projector; Yoo Shin Lee, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide; Greg Wood, Creative Director, Publicis Digital; Mathias Friis, Founder & Creative Director, MediaFront; Bartek Golebiowski, Creative Director, Click5; Benjy Choo, Creative Director, Kilo Studio; Hugo Olivera, Digital Executive Creative Director, McCann Erickson; Fredrik Jansson, Creative Director & Senior Partner, Forsman & Bodenfors; Bram de Rooij, Creative Director, Euro RSCG 4D; Iain Tait, Creative Director, Poke; Susan Bonds, President & CEO, 42 Entertainment; Stephen Nesle, and Executive Creative Director, Tribal DDB Worldwide.
Promo Lions Jury
Jury President for Promo Lions 2009 is William Rosen, President & CEO - North America, Arc Worldwide. The jury members include: Tito Loizeau Compte, CEO, Promored Group; Shane Bradnick, Art Director, BMF; Adriaan Van Looy, Creative Director, CRM Factory; Marcelo Heidrich, President, Ponto de Criação Publicidade; Janice Diner, Vice President Strategy & Creative, Syncapse Corp; Michel Duval, Creative Director, Publicis Dialog; Johannes Milla, CEO and Chief Creative Director, Milla und Partner; Atul Nath, Managing Director, Candid Marketing; Yoshiki Seki, Communications Director, Asatsu-DK; Guy Roberts, Creative Director, TBWA/ Whybin Tequila; Vitaly Rasnitsyn, President, Business League Communication Group; Christopher Gotz, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Cape Town; Pablo Muñoz , General Manager, Draftfcb; Hanna Björk, Senior Copywriter, Åkestam Holst; Pius Walker, Creative Director, Walker; Poppe van Pelt, Creative Partner, Selmore; Daniel Hennessy, Executive Creative Director & Partner, Constant, Change & Partners; and Joyce King Thomas, EVP & CEO, McCann Erickson New York.
Radio Lions Jury
Matthew Bull, Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Worldwide is the Jury President for Radio Lions 2009. The jury members include: Gustavo Reyes, General Creative Director & Vice President, Euro RSCG Buenos Aires; Paul Reardon, Senior Copywriter, Clemenger BBDO; François Daubresse, Creative Director, TBWA\Brussels; André Faria, Copywriter, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi; Jenny Smith, Creative Group Head, Target Marketing & Communications; Margarita Olivar, Creative Director, Lowe/SSP3; Torsten Hennings, Radio Producer, Director & Studio Manager, Studio Funk Hamburg; Ashish Khazanchi, National Creative Director, Publicis Ambience; Alessandro Sabini, Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide Italy; James Mok, Executive Creative Director, DraftFCB New Zealand; Hans Martin Rønneseth, Partner/Art Director, SMFB; Rafa Antón, Executive Creative Director, Vitruvio Leo Burnett; Dave Ferrer, Executive Creative Director, JWT Manila; Ewan Paterson, Executive Creative Director & Managing Partner, CHI&Partners; and Ian Reichenthal, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R New York.
Cannes Lions is the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals and advertisers as well as the most prestigious annual advertising awards. More than 10,000 registered delegates from 94 countries and around 12,000 total visitors from the advertising and allied industries attend this event to celebrate the best of creativity across all media mix, discuss industry issues and network with one another. Over 28,000 ads from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival.
Lynn de Souza on Cannes Lions 2009 media jury