The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the largest celebration of creative advertising and communications, is pleased to announce the members of the first five juries participating at this year’s annual event for the Titanium & Integrated, Radio, Press, Outdoor and Film Craft categories.

Commenting on this year’s jury line-up, Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals says, “We are delighted to welcome this group of high calibre professionals to judge entries and award creative excellence in their respective categories. Every year the outcome of the judging process at Cannes Lions sets new benchmarks in creative communications for the global industry. By pulling together this collection of leading names we can expect the outcome of the jury’s deliberations to continue to achieve this.”

Leading these five juries will be  Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, India & South Asia, McCann Worldgroup (Titanium & Integrated Lions); Tony Hertz, Owner & Creative Director, Tony Hertz: Radio & Brand Sound, The Philippines (Radio Lions); Rémi Babinet, Founder and Creative Director, BETC, France (Press Lions); Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President, Lowe Global Creative Council & Co Chairman and CCO Lowe SSP3 Colombia,  (Outdoor Lions) and Brian Carmody, Co-Founder, Smuggler, USA (Film Craft Lions).

Titanium & Integrated
Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, India & South Asia, McCann Worldgroup – Jury President
Alexandre Hervé, Vice President – Executive Creative Director, DDB Paris, France
Anselmo Ramos, Founder, David, Brazil
Gaston Legorburu, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, SapientNitro, Global
Jacki Kelley, CEO North America & President, Global Clients, IPG Mediabrands, Global
Katrien Bottez, Executive Creative Director, Duval Guillaume, Belgium
Kentaro Kimura, Co-CEO, Executive Creative Director, Hakuhodo Kettle, Japan
Kevin Brady, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA
Steve Vranakis, Executive Creative Director, Google Creative Lab, UK
Tor Mhyren, President/Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Grey, Global

Rémi Babinet, Founder and Creative Director, BETC, France – Jury President
Alvin Lim, Group Creative Director, Draftfcb, China
Damisa Ongsiriwattana, Creative Director, JWT Bangkok, Thailand
Damon Stapleton, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Australia
Danilo Boer, VP Senior Creative Director, BBDO New York, USA
Darren Bailes, Executive Creative Director, VCCP, UK
Fernando Tchechenistky, Executive Creative Director, DDB, Argentina
Gabriel Roman, President/General Creative Director, Lowe Ginkgo, Uruguay
Götz Ulmer, Executive Creative Officer, Jung von Matt/Alster, Germany
Juan Silva, Executive Creative Director, Shackleton, Spain
Kalpesh Patankar, Creative Director, Y&R Dubai, UAE
Leslie Sims, Executive Creative Director, McCann NY, USA
Malvika Mehra, National Creative Director & Executive Vice President, Grey Worldwide, India
Marcelo Reis, Creative VP and Partner, Leo Burnett Tailor Made, Brazil
Mariana O'Kelly, Joint Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, South Africa
Maurice Wee, Creative Director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Singapore
Nuno Jerónimo, Partner & Creative Director, O Escritório, Portugal
Volkan Karakasoglu, Creative Director, TBWA\Istanbul, Turkey

Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President, Lowe Global Creative Council & Co Chairman and CCO Lowe SSP3 Colombia – Jury President
Alemsah Ozturk, Chief Happiness Officer, 41? 29!, Turkey
Brett Morris, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Creative Officer, Draftfcb, South Africa
Cristina Tin Sanchez, Executive Creative Director, BBDO Guerrero, The Philippines
Darren Spiller, Executive Creative Director, DDB Group Melbourne, Australia
Eugene Cheong, Chief Creative Officer, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific, Singapore
Gigi Lee, Executive Creative Director, Y&R Malaysia, Malaysia
Gonzalo Ricca, Executive Creative Director, DON, Argentina
Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer, Fallon Worldwide, USA
José Valdir Bianchi, Art Director, Agência Mood, Brazil
Juan Sanchez, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\España, Spain
Keiichi Higuchi, Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan
Kevin Lee, Executive Creative Director/Partner, Leagas Delaney, China
Luis Elizalde, Executive VP Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, Mexico
Matthieu Elkaim, Executive Creative Director, CLM BBDO, France
Stefan Kolle, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Kolle Rebbe, Germany
Tista Sen, National Creative Director & Senior Vice President, JWT India, India
Vicki Maguire, Deputy Executive Creative Director, Grey London, UK

Tony Hertz, Owner & Creative Director, Tony Hertz: Radio & Brand Sound, The Philippines – Jury President
Danny Searle, Chief Creative Office/Vice Chairman BBDO Asia, BBDO, Singapore
Emma Eriksson, Creative/Partner, Le Bureau, Sweden
Felipe Luchi, Creative Vice-President, Lew'Lara\TBWA, Brazil
Jan Leube, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R, Germany
Josh Rabinowitz, EVP/Director of Music, Grey Group, USA
Max König, Creative Director, Simple, Chile
Raf Debraekeleer, Producer – Director, Cobra Radio Brewery, Belgium
Rafael Arnau, Producer, Composer, Sound designer, Rafael Arnau Freelance, Spain
Shane Bradnick, Executive Creative Director, DDB, New Zealand
Simon Blaxland, Owner, Blazland Productions, UK
Tapas Sen, Chief Programming CrOfficer, Radio Mirchi, Entertainment Network, India
Tom Eymundson, Partner, Director, Pirate Group, Canada
Vanessa Pearson, Executive Creative Director, House of Brave, South Africa
Victoria Marie Evensen, Copywriter, Dinamo, Norway
Vince Lagana, Creative Director, Leo Burnett Sydney, Australia

Film Craft
Brian Carmody, Co-Founder, Smuggler, USA – Jury President
Abhijit Chaudhuri, Director, Q.E.D. Films, India
Augusto Gimenez Zapiola, Director, Argentinacine, Argentina
Corey Esse, Managing Director/Executive Producer, Exit Films, Australia
Felipe Vellasco, Director, Sentimental Filme, Brazil
Jenny Gadd, Head of Integrated Production, Johannes Leonardo, USA
Kerstin Heffels, Producer, Heimat, Germany
Martin Loraine, Deputy ECD, AMV BBDO, UK
Pia Dueholm, Executive Agency Producer, INGO Stockholm, Sweden
Roel Welling, Director, Wefilm, The Netherlands
Thierry Buriez, Creative Director, Being, France

With the introduction of the new Product Design category, a total of 17 juries will be judging in Cannes this year. Members of the remaining 12 juries will be announced shortly. Cannes Lions, the world’s leading celebration of creativity in brand communications, will take place 15-21 June at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. For information on how to enter work, or register to attend, please

61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 15-21 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France.

As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 35,500 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, a global benchmark of creative excellence,  for Film, Print, Outdoor, Interactive, Radio, Design, Product Design, Promo & Activation, Film Craft, Mobile, Branded Entertainment and Integrated advertising, as well as the best Media, Direct, PR, Titanium, Creative Effectiveness and Innovation ideas. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals.  More than 12,000 delegates from 95 countries attend a week-long programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks by worldwide thought leaders. As the networking and learning opportunity of the year, Cannes Lions is the must-attend event for anyone involved in brand communications.

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Key Dates:
Delegate registration: Open
Entries: Open
Entries deadline: 28 March 2014
Creative Effectiveness Lions entry deadline: 7 March 2014
60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: 15-21 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France