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4 Indians line up for 2012 Dubai Lynx jury

27-January-2012
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4 Indians line up for 2012 Dubai Lynx jury

The Dubai International Advertising Festival, the leading festival and awards for creative excellence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced the members of the juries responsible for judging and awarding entries for the 6th Dubai Lynx Awards.

A total of 35 international industry experts will come together in Dubai to judge and debate over the best of the region’s work. Divided into six juries, each led by their own jury president, jury members this year will see entries for 14 categories: Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive, Print & Poster Craft, Film Craft, Design, Integrated, and new for this year, PR and Mobile.

This year, there are four Indian advertising and PR professionals in the Dubai Lynx Awards juries. Jasmin Sohrabji, CEO, Omnicom Media Group, is on the Media Jury list. Abhijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, is on the Jury for Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Craft. Alok Nanda, CEO, Alok Nanda & Company, is part of the Design Jury, while Sunil Gautam, Director, Hanmer MSL Communications, is part of the PR Jury.

“We are delighted to be bringing these international juries to Dubai. As individuals, they are knowledgeable and passionate within their fields and together will bring fresh ideas and perspectives in judging the creativity currently coming out of the MENA region. We look forward to welcoming them and seeing which entries they will choose to take home the coveted Lynx trophies,” said Emma Lancaster, Festival Director, Dubai Lynx.

Last date for submission of entries is February 2, 2012.

The 2012 jury members are:

Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Craft Jury
Ted Royer, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA – Jury President
Scott Lambert, Creative Director, Innocean, Australia
Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt/Fleet, Germany
Abhijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, India
Ivan Johnson, Executive Creative Director, 140 BBDO, South Africa
Carla Romeu, Creative Director, El Laboratorio, Spain
John Pallant, Regional Creative Director, EMEA, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive and Mobile Jury
Gastón Bigio, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Latina and Founder, David, Argentina – Jury President
Nancy Hartley, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro, Australia
Erik Backes, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman, Germany
Odile Crézé, Executive Creative Director, DraftFCB, France
Chris Baylis, Executive Creative Director, Tribal DDB, The Netherlands
Theo Ferreira, Executive Creative Director/Co-Founder, Hello World, South Africa
Nick Darken, Partner | Executive Creative Director, Albion, UK

Media Jury
Jacki Kelley, Global Chief Executive Officer, UM, Global – Jury President
John Sintras, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom MediaVest, Australia
Gino Baeck, Chief Executive Officer, Mindshare, Belgium
Jens Erichsen, Managing Director, Carat, Germany
Jasmin Sohrabji, Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom Media Group, India
Niclas Fröberg, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Tre Kronor Media & Advertising, Sweden
Hugh Cameron, Chief Strategy Officer, PHD Media, UK

Design Jury
Jonathan Ford, Creative Partner, Pearlfisher, UK – Jury President
Tristan Macherel, Executive Creative Director, The Brand Union, France
Alok Nanda, Chief Executive Officer, Alok Nanda & Company, India
Bruno Stucchi, Owner/Creative Director, Dinamomilano, Italy
Rita Baltazar, Partner, Co-Founder and Creative Director, By, Portugal
Jennifer Ehlers, Creative Director, King James RSVP, South Africa
Catrin Vagnemark, Creative Director, BVD Design Bureau, Sweden

PR Jury
Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Hill & Knowlton, UK – Jury President
Cyrille Arcamone, Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, Fleishman-Hillard, France
Tobias Schlösser, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, Ledavi, Germany
Sunil Gautam, Director, Hanmer MSL Communications, India
Giorgio Cattaneo, President, Chief Executive Officer, MY PR, Italy
Catarina Vasconcelos, Managing Director, LPM, Portugal
Christina Saliba, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick, Sweden

Integrated Jury
Ted Royer, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA – Jury President
Gastón Bigio, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Latina and Founder, David, Argentina
Jonathan Ford, Creative Partner, Pearlfisher, UK
Ivan Johnson, Executive Creative Director, 140BBDO, South Africa
Jacki Kelley, Global CEO, UM, Global
Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Hill & Knowlton, UK
John Pallant, Regional Creative Director, EMEA, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

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