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 for their skills and experience in their respective disciplines. Each member of this knows how to recognize creative excellence, having all been responsible for award-winning work themselves during their careers."
The individual jury presidents are presented below with a quotation. The jury presidents of the categories "Creative Effectiveness", "Entertainment" and "Innovation and Health". will be announced in the coming weeks.
Cyber Lions Jury President:
Colleen DeCourcy, Global Chief Creative Officer, Wieden + Kennedy, Global, says: "This is the 20th year that Cannes will have and it's been exactly ten years 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."
Digital Craft Lions Jury President:
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 defences, 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 are looking for innovative business solutions, will ask: Is it 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 a 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'm looking forward to an attentive jury that isn't just dazzled by the glitter of the big stuff. "
Glass Lions Jury President:
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."
Media Lions Jury President:
Mike Cooper, global CEO of PHD, Global, says: "Media is increasingly the 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 chair the media jury this year and I look forward to viewing and discussing the world's best work with my fellow judges. "
Mobile Lions Jury President:
Andy Hood, Head of Emerging Technologies, AKQA, UK, says: "Stories about artificial intelligence, holograms and robots have become normal. And yet the mobile phone remains at the core of our lives, our only constant connection to information we need and people we care about. The ongoing 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 developed 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 flux, 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 start-ups. Our job as judges is to curate an inspiring portfolio that showcases 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 honour 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 judging as objectively as possible so that we can find the most meaningful and creative work in the various categories. And with that, an insight into the current zeitgeist and the world's leading products."
PR Lions Jury President:
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 impact on business."
Radio Lions Jury President:
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."