As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, more than 28,800 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival by various juries. The members of the Promo & Activation, Cyber, Radio, Creative Effectiveness, Design, PR, Press, Outdoor, Media, Direct, and Titanium and Integrated juries have been announced. All jury members will convene in Cannes to view, discuss and award the work.
The Promo & Activation Lions jury; led by Nick Worthington, Creative Chairman, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand as jury president; comprises of Manuel Rivero y Hornos, CEO & General Creative Director, Human Argentina; Steve Coll, Executive Creative Director, Euro RSCG, Australia; Koenraad Lefever, Art Director, Duval Guillaume Modem, Belgium; Anselmo Ramos, Vice President, Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Brazil; Brian Sheppard, Co-Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Canada; Damon Crepin-Burr, Group Chief Creative Officer, Fullsix Group, France; Minna Lavola, Senior Creative & Partner, TBWA\Helsinki, Finland; Sascha Hanke, Executive Creative Director, Kolle Rebbe, Germany; Pratap Bose, Chief Operating Officer, DDB Mudra Group, India; Raffaella Bertini, Head of Digital Planning, Leagus Delaney, Italy; Masaya Shimizu, Planning Director, Dentsu, Japan; Dmitry Bodrenko, Managing Partner, Action, Russia; Livio Tronchin, Creative Director, Derrick, South Africa; Pablo Perez-Solero, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Bungalow25, Spain; Ulrika Good, Senior Copywriter, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Sweden; Andreas Mädler, Creative Director, JWT/Fabrikant, Switzerland; Richard Gorodecky, Executive Creative Director, Amsterdam Worldwide, The Netherlands; Rooney Carruthers, Founding Partner, VCCP, UK; Matthew Ryan, Creative Director, 4th Amendment, USA; and Christoph Becker, Global CEO & Chief Creative Officer, gyro, Global.
This year also sees the introduction of two new categories, the Branded Content & Entertainment, which is being presided over by Avi Savar, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Big Fuel; and the Mobile category, which is being presided over by Tom Eslinger, Digital Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwid. Branded Content & Entertainment category aims to demonstrate how a brand has successfully worked independently or in association with a content producer or publisher to develop and create or co-create entertaining and engaging content for their audience, while the Mobile Lions will reward the best work which lives on or is activated by a mobile device, app or mobile web.
Commenting on the festival, Philip Thomas, CEO, Cannes Lions said: "Cannes Lions is a global event on a huge scale and it is therefore imperative that the people judging the thousands of entries are representative of this. It's always exciting uniting exceptionally talented people from all corners of the world and watching them work together to set new precedents in the creative and communications industries. It will be a pleasure to welcome them to Cannes in June."