16 jury presidents for Cannes Lions 2017 have been selected

Cannes Lions on Thursday evening released the names of 16 jury presidents 2017.


Jose Papa, Managing Director of Cannes Lions, said, "We are delighted to present such an impressive team of jury presidents. Each of them has been selected based on their skills and experience in their respective disciplines. Each member of this knows how to recognize creative excellence, as they have all been responsible for award-winning work themselves during their careers."

The individual jury presidents are presented below with a quote. The jury presidents of the categories "Creative Effectiveness", "Entertainment" and "Innovation and Health". will be announced in the coming weeks.

Jury President Cyber Lions:

Colleen DeCourcy, Global Chief Creative Officer, Wieden + Kennedy, Global, says, "This is the 20th year there will be at Cannes and exactly ten years have passed since I last presided over this jury. What I'm looking for in the works is some kind of proof of progress. Have we moved the ball forward? Are we more sure of what means, or less? My hope is to capture a progressive definition of this category that exudes the same kind of urgency and discomfort that it did in the early days."

Jury President Digital Craft Lions:

Henry Cowling, Creative Director, UNIT9, UK, says: "I'm looking forward to sitting down with some of the brightest people in our industry. And to the debates, the passionate defenses, the jealousy and gnawing self-doubt that comes from engaging with the best work in the world. But most of all, I'm looking forward to representing the digital community."

Jury President Direct Lions:

Ted Lim, chief creative officer, Dentsu Brand Agencies, APAC, says, "It's not rocket science. So I'm not going to make it look like that. We're looking for innovative business solutions, will ask: Is this different? Is it going to make a difference? Is it going to move people? Is it going to move business? We're not here to save humanity. But we're also not going to overlook something that reaffirms our belief in humanity. "

Jury President Design Lions:

Sandra Planeta, Founder & Creative Director, Planeta Design, Sweden, says, "I look forward to continuing to establish Design Lions as one of the most significant and influential awards in the industry. For me, it's important to create examples of how good design can deliver results and be part of sustainable development for brand, business and people."

Jury President Film Lions:

Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, Deutsch North America, USA, says, "The chance to explore the best storytelling in a room full of curious minds will be an exciting experience. I wish every creative person could sit in that room with us, because it's always an educational broadening of horizons. It's an honor and privilege to work in this industry and be Prsident of the Film Lions Jury."

Jury President Film Craft Lions:

Robert Galluzzo, Founder/Producer, FINCH, Australia, says, "True film craft is not found in the broad brush strokes, but in the very fine ones. I look forward to an attentive jury that isn't just dazzled by the glitter of the big stuff. "

Jury President Glass Lions:

Wendy Clark, Chief Executive Officer, DDB Worldwide, North America, USA, says, "The Glass Lion challenges our industry to shift and change the culture. Perhaps now more than ever, society needs to hear, experience, feel and move the message of gender equality, understanding and acceptance. I can't think of anything more meaningful than spending my time looking for and awarding work that does just that."

Jury President Media Lions:

Mike Cooper, global CEO of PHD, Global, says: "Media is increasingly key to successful consumer engagement. New media technologies are now seen not only in terms of efficiency, but also as a new, dynamic creative canvas. With this in mind, it is a privilege for me to preside over the media jury this year, and I look forward to viewing and discussing the world's best work with my fellow judges. "

Jury President Mobile Lions:

Andy Hood, Head of Emerging Technologies, AKQA, UK, says: "Stories about artificial intelligence, holograms and robots have become normal. And yet the cell phone remains at the core of our lives, our only constant connection to information we need and people we care about. The continued drive to create more value, more engagement and more wonder in this connection is celebrated at Cannes Lions like nowhere else. It is a privilege to preside over this jury."

Outdoor Lions Jury President:

Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Worldwide, Global, says, "The Outdoor category has grown and evolved into one of the most diverse and exciting. I am honored that Cannes Lions has asked me to be president of this jury and I can't wait to see what the category will have to offer this year.

Jury President Print + Publishing Lions:

Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa, South Africa, says: "This is an exciting time for print. It is a medium in transition, reinventing itself with great energy. Innovation is perceptible everywhere: in the of print with digital, in the invention of unique shipping methods, and in the rise of Kickstarter-funded print magazine startups. Our job as judges is to curate an inspiring portfolio that shows a range of innovative possibilities for the future of print and publishing."

Jury President Promo + Activation Lions:

Stéphane Xiberras, President + Chief Creative Officer, BETC, France, says: "It's an honor to lead the Promo + Activation jury this year. I think it's one of the most exciting Lions, showcasing the best of breakthrough ideas in non-traditional media. I'm really looking forward to seeing work that is original, effective and engaging."

Jury President Product Design Lions:

Ruth Berktold, owner, JA Architektur, Germany, says: "I am very proud to be able to judge the outstanding work that so many companies have created over the past year. For me, being president this year means keeping the jury happy and the judging as objective as possible so that we can find the most meaningful and creative work in the different categories. And with that, an insight into the current zeitgeist and the world's leading products."

Jury President PR Lions:

Karen van Bergen, Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Public Relations Group, USA, says: "I am delighted to serve as the 2017 PR Jury President. We live in a time when authenticity and trust between organizations and stakeholders is more critical and fragile than ever before. That's why public relations plays a critical role for me. I look forward to seeing the outstanding work and working with my panel of judges to select from it those that demonstrate meaningful insight, smart strategy, powerful creativity and, ultimately, measurable business impact."

Jury President Radio Lions:

Mario D'Andrea, President and Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu, Brazil, says, "Being President of the Cannes Lions Radio Jury allows me to choose the most creative kind of radio in the world. I can't think of anything more exciting!"

Titanium and Integrated Lions:

Khai Meng Tham, Co-Chairman + Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Global, says, "I am very excited to work with our Titanium judges to discover the innovations that are the future of our industry and celebrate the fearless pioneers who are leading us there. I'm sure we'll all be honored to be part of the judging panel and look forward to the task ahead."

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