Cannes 2012: Press, Outdoor, Media and Direct juries unveiled

Cannes: unveils jury members
Cannes: unveils jury members

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has unveiled the members of the 2012 Press, Outdoor, Media and Direct Lions juries, led by representatives from JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, OMD Worldwide and Y&R Interactive.

President of the Outdoor jury is Lo Sheung Yan, executive creative director at JWT, North East Asia and chairman, China. The Press jury president is Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather Global.

Media jury president is Mainardo de Nardis, chief executive of OMD Worldwide, while Direct will be led by Gideon Amichay, former chief creative officer and joint managing partner of Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv, Israel.

UK jurors within the latest groups to be announced include: Paul Silburn, creative partner of Saatchi & Saatchi in Outdoor; Steve Jones, creative partner of AMV BBDO, in Press; Karen Blackett, chief executive officer of MediaCom and Alex Altman, chief executive officer of Initiative, in Media; and Caitlin Ryan, executive creative director of Proximity London, in Direct.

Earlier this month, president of the PR Lions category was revealed as Gail Heimann, global vice chair of Weber Shandwick, and president of Promo & Activation is Nick Worthington, creative chairman of Colenso BBDO New Zealand.

Rob McLennan, executive creative director of Network BBDO, South Africa, will take the helm of the Radio Lions Jury. Heading up the Film Craft jury is Ivan Zacharias, director of Stink, UK, while Bruce Duckworth, creative director of Turner Duckworth, UK, will lead this year's design jury.

Philip Thomas, chief executive of Cannes Lions, said: "At the core of Cannes Lions is the work, which every year leaves thousands of international delegates inspired, enthused, and more knowledgeable.

"Our juries play a vital part in showcasing the best in creativity and communications on a global scale and we’re looking forward to bringing these exceptionally talented people together in Cannes to do just this."

Elsewhere, Guardian News and Media is currently conducting a nationwide search to find the brightest new stars in media and advertising through a UK national young creative competition, in which candidates will be receiveing a brief today (23 March) and have this weekend to respond to and prepare their pitches for a judging panel.

The Cannes Young Lions competition is open to all advertising professionals aged 28 or under, working across print, cyber, marketing and media. The winners of the Guardian's competition will go on to represent the UK in Cannes.

The 59th Cannes held between 17-23 June is expected to showcase more than 28,800 entries and be attended by almost 9,500 delegates from 95 countries.

Press Lions Jury

Tham Khai Meng, worldwide creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Global
Pablo Alvarez Travieso, executive creative director, JWT, Argentina
Nigel Dawson, creative director, Grey, Australia
Manir Fadel, creative vice president, Lew'Lara\ TBWA, Brazil
Wendy Chan, creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi, China
Javier Mora, executive creative director, Tribu DDB, Costa Rica
Jorge Carreno, creative director, Young & Rubicam, France
Stephan Vogel, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Germany
Raj Kamble, chief creative officer, BBH, India
Duarte Pinheiro Melo, creative director, Draftfcb, Portugal
Chris Chiu, founder/chief creative officer, Ren Partnership, Singapore
Grant Jacobsen, executive creative director, DDB, South Africa
Ekhi Mendibil, general creative director, Euro RSCG, Spain
Thidarat Nitikijphaiboon, creative director, McCann Worldgroup, Thailand
Yasar Akbas, founding partner & president, HappyPeopleProject, Turkey
Komal Bedi Sohal, executive creative director, Lowe MENA, UAE
Steve Jones, creative partner, AMV BBDO, UK
Jan Jacobs, co-founder, Johannes Leonardo, USA

Outdoor Lions Jury

Sheung Yan Lo, executive creative director, JWT North East Asia, China
Javier Campopiano, regional general creative director, Draftfcb, Argentina
Luke Chess, creative director, Clemenger BBDO, Australia
Wilson Mateos, creative director, DDB Brazil
Lucho Correa, creative director, Owner, Lip, Colombia
Susan Westre, executive creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, France
Jan Rexhausen, executive creative director, Jung von Matt/Fleet, Germany
Vikram Gaikwad, partner & executive creative director, Creativeland Asia, India
Ricky Pesik, managing director, Satucitra, Indonesia
Kentaro Ichiki, creative director, Hakuhodo, Japan
Ng Heok Seong, executive creative director, Euro RSCG, Malaysia
José Manuel Techera, creative vice president, JWT, Mexico
Ajay Thrivikraman, executive creative director, Publicis, Singapore
Rui Alves, executive creative director, Y&R, South Africa
Guille Viglione, executive creative director, Dimension, Spain
Merlee Jayme, chairman, chief creative officer, DDB DM9 Jayme Syfu, The Philippines
Elif Onay, president & chief executive officer, Draftfbc, Turkey
Paul Silburn, creative partner, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK
Pablo Buffagni, chief creative officer, Grupo Gallegos, USA

Media Lions Jury

Mainardo de Nardis, chief executive officer, OMD Worldwide,
Roberto Hernandez, vice president & general manager, Concept Media, Argentina
Daniel Johns, national chief executive officer, Ikon, Australia
Andreas Weiss, chief executive officer, Aegis Media, Austria
Gino Baeck, chief executive officer, Mindshare, Belgium
Gustavo Gaion, media vice president, Y&R, Brazil
Sunni Boot, chief executive officer, ZenithOptimedia, Canada
Annetta Cembrano, chief executive officer, MediaCom, Chile
Thomas Wong, chief executive officer, MPG Greater China
Andrea Suarez, chief operating officer Worldmarkets, UM / MediaBrands, Colombia
Bertrand Beaudichon, vice president, Omnicom Media Group, France
Manfred Kluge, chief executive officer, Omnicom Media Group, Germany
Sudha Natrajan, chief executive officer, Lintas Initiative Media, India
Gabi Attal, chief executive officer, Zenith Media, Israel
Isabelle Harvie-Watt Clavarino, chief executive officer & country manager, Havas Media, Italy
Tetsuya Uchida, executive producer, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Japan
Sung Woo, global media director, Cheil Worldwide, Korea
Sylvain Chevalier, chief executive officer, MPG, Mexico
Louise Bond, chief executive officer, Spark PHD, New Zealand
Andre Andrade, chief executive officer, Aegis Media Iberia, Portugal
Neil Hardwick, chief executive officer, GroupM, Russia
Richard Procter, joint managing director, Vizeum, South Africa
Jaime López-Francos, chief executive officer, Ymedia, Spain
Liv Sandberg, group client service director, Starcom, Sweden
Cosima Giannachi, chief executive officer/country leader, Mindshare, Switzerland
Andé Roof, managing partner, De Media Maatschap, The Netherlands
Karen Blackett, chief executive officer, MediaCom, UK
Alex Altman, chief executive officer, Initiative, UK
Lisa Donohue, chief executive officer, Starcom, USA
Steven Piluso, EVP, chief strategy officer, PHD, USA
Damian Winstanley, managing director, OMD International, Global

Direct Lions Jury

Avnon Amichay / Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv, Israel
Gideon Amichay, former chief creative officer and joint managing partner of Shalmor Francisco di Paola, chief operating officer, di Paola, Argentina
Duncan Marshall, executive creative director, Droga5, Australia
Dieter Pivrnec, executive creative director, Lowe GGK, Austria
Kristof Snels, creative director, LDV United, Belgium
Carlos Domingos, chief creative officer, Age Isobar, Brazil
Johnny Tan, executive creative director, BBH, China
Kelly Zettel, group creative director, Leo Burnett, Canada
Olivier Apers, creative director, BETC, France
Christoph Everke, executive creative director, Serviceplan, Germany
Edmund Choe, co-president, TBWA\Greater China, Hong Kong
Manish Bhatt, founding director, Scarecrow Communications, India
Davide Boscacci, associate creative director, JWT, Italy
Minoru Yashima, senior planning director, ADK, Japan
Dave King, executive creative director, M&C Saatchi, New Zealand
André Rabanea, chief creative officer, Torke, Portugal
Dinu Panescu, group creative director, McCann Erickson, Romania
Thomas Yang, creative director, DDB, Singapore
Peter Khoury, executive creative director, MetropolitanRepublic, South Africa
Susana Pérez Bermejo, creative director, Orbital Proximity, Spain
Andreas Ullenius, executive creative director, Åkestam.Holst, Sweden
Karin Lang, managing director, head of dialogue, Publicis Communications, Switzerland
Marq Strooy, creative director, DEAR, The Netherlands
Caitlin Ryan, executive creative director, Proximity London, UK
Alfonso Marian, chief creative officer, OgilvyOne, USA
Tim Geoghegan, executive creative director, Timmovations, USA

Gail Heimann, Global Vice Chair of Weber Shandwick, will lead the judging of the PR Lions category

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