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Cannes to have Dan Wieden as Jury President

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Cannes to have Dan Wieden as Jury President

Dan Wieden, Chief Creative Officer and CEO of Wieden+Kennedy Portland, New York, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, will be the President of the Cannes 2003 Film and Press & Outdoor juries as per the organizers of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival considered as prestigious as Oscars by the ad community.

It is the first time Wieden has accepted to sit on an international jury in the past decade. Roger Hatchuel, the chairman of the festival announced "we are absolutely delighted that he will be doing so on the 50th Anniversary of Cannes Lions". "Actually, I wanted to hand out the very first gold Lion, but I was only six years old at the time. I'm really honoured. If they'd waited much longer, I would have been too old to lift one", commented Wieden in a lighter vein.

He is responsible for the success of Wieden+Kennedy, one of the world's top creative agency. It's his love for going against the grain and seeing what happens when you mix things up that has spawned consistently revolutionary work for clients such as Nike, Miller Brewing and ESPN.

Cannes Lions festival is the largest gathering of worldwide marketing and advertising professionals, as well as the most prestigious advertising awards. Each year, about 8,000 delegates from the advertising and allied industries attend this event to celebrate the crème de la crème of creativity in all major media, discuss industry issues and network with one another. The winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion awards, honouring the most creative TV/cinema, print, outdoor and online advertising, as well as the best media and direct marketing solutions.

The 50th International Advertising Festival will be held 15-21 June 2003 in Cannes, France.


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