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    Cannes Lions announces Press, Outdoor, Media and Direct Juries

    CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications, is pleased to announce the members of the 2012 Press, Outdoor, Media and Direct Lions juries. South Africa is represented on all four juries. Well done to Grant Jacobsen, executive creative director, DDB; Rui Alves, executive creative director, Y&R; Richard Procter, joint managing director, Vizeum, and Peter Khoury, executive creative director, MetropolitanRepublic.
    Cannes Lions announces Press, Outdoor, Media and Direct Juries

    Commenting on this year's appointments, Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions, says, "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."

    Leading these four juries will be: Lo Sheung Yan, JWT's executive creative director, North East Asia and chairman, China, Outdoor Lions Jury president; Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather, Press Lions Jury president; Mainardo de Nardis, CEO of OMD Worldwide, Media Lions Jury president; and Gideon Amichay, former chief creative officer and joint managing partner of Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv, Israel, Direct Lions Jury president

    Press Lions Jury

    Tham Khai Meng, worldwide creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Global - jury president
    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 - jury president
    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, Global - Jury President
    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

    Gideon Amichay, former chief creative officer and joint managing partner of Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv, Israel - Jury President
    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

    The entry deadline has been extended until 6 April 2012. For further information and tips on how to enter go to All entries will be judged in Cannes, France and announced throughout the Festival week, 17-23 June.
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    Key dates 2012:

    Delegate registrations open
    Entries open
    Entries deadline: 6 April 2012
    Festival dates: 17-23 June 2012

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