Cannes Lions announces the 2016 jury presidents

Digital Crafts added as new Cannes Lions section

Cannes Lions has announced the jury presidents for the 2016 edition which runs from June 18-25, 2016, with new sections dedicated to “digital crafts”, “creative data” and entertainment.

“It’s not easy to win a Lion,” says Philip Thomas, CEO Lions Festivals. “On average our juries will award just 3 percent of more than 40,000 entries. They’re looking for unique work that is creatively exceptional and challenges the norm. What we look for in our presidents is people that have been in this 3 percent time and time again – it’s a significant responsibility leading a Cannes Lions jury and we’re incredibly proud to have such a powerful mix of individuals who know what creative excellence looks like, because they have it in abundance themselves.”

The full list of 2016 Cannes Lions jury presidents:

Creative Effectiveness Lions: Andrew Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, BBDO, Global

Creative Data Lions: Tash Whitmey, Group Chief Executive Officer, Havas helia, Global

Cyber Lions: Chloe Gottlieb, SVP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA, Global

Design Lions: Tristan Macherel, Executive Creative Director, Landor, France

Digital Craft Lions: Wesley ter Haar, Founder & COO, MediaMonks, The Netherlands

Direct Lions: Mark Tutssel, Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide / Creative Chairman, Publicis Communications, Global

Entertainment Lions: Jae Goodman, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Head, CAA Marketing, USA

Entertainment Lions for Music: Josh Rabinowitz, EVP/Director of Music, Grey Group, USA

Film Lions: Joe Alexander, Chief Creative Officer, The Martin Agency, USA

Film Craft Lions: Laura Gregory, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Great Guns, Global

Glass Lion: The Lion for Change: Madeline Di Nonno, Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Global

Health & Wellness Lions: Joshua Prince, President, The CDM Group, USA

Innovation Lions: Emad Tahtouh, Director, Applied Technology, Finch, Australia

Media Lions: Nick Waters, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Dentsu Aegis Network, Asia Pacific

Mobile Lions: Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, Global

Outdoor Lions: Ricardo John, Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson, Brazil

Pharma Lions: Alexandra von Plato, Group President, North America, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, North America

PR Lions: John Clinton, Chair, Canada, North American Head of Creative and Content, Edelman, North America

Print & Publishing Lions: Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director, DDB Group, Singapore

Product Design Lions: Amina Horozic, Lead Industrial Designer, fuseproject, USA

Promo & Activation Lions: Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup, Global

Radio Lions: Tom Eymundson, CEO, Director, Pirate Group Inc., Canada

Titanium and Integrated Lions: Sir John Hegarty, Founder. Creative, BBH, Global

In addition, some 400 jurors will be screening work in the relevant sections. The winners will be revealed and honored during a series of six awards ceremonies which will take place during the festival in Cannes.

But I have a question: what the Smurf is “creative data”? 😉

Award for Macello Serpa

Marcello SerpaCannes Lions also announced that this year it will honour industry great Marcello Serpa (photo) with the Lion of St. Mark at this year’s Festival.

“The Lion of St. Mark recognises individuals who have made significant and outstanding contributions to creativity across our industry,” said Philip Thomas, CEO. “Marcello’s achievements are known the world over, but perhaps most notably he was responsible for taking home Latin America’s first Grand Prix in 1993. He’s since served on juries four times, twice as president, and during his tenure, AlmapBBDO won Agency of the Year three times.”

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