USA TODAY Announces U.S. Jurors for 2012 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Mar 08, 2012, 09:49 ET from USA TODAY

MCLEAN, Va., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, official U.S. representative to the 2012 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, today announced the U.S. jurors chosen to represent the American creative community at this year's Festival. The jurors chosen for this prestigious honor will judge more than 28,000 entries from all over the world. Jurors were selected based on a rigorous selection process and each jury contains an even balance of members from around the globe and from a representative spread of agencies, independents and networks.

USA TODAY is proud to be the official U.S. representative to the Cannes Lions 2012 International Festival of Creativity and is pleased to celebrate the American talent that will represent our nation.

Following are the 2012 U.S. Cannes Lions Jury members:

  • U.S. Branded Content & Entertainment Jurors:
    Bill Davenport, Executive Producer, Wieden+Kennedy
    Mary Lisio, SVP Non-Fiction & Branded Entertainment, Scott Free
    Avi Savar, Founding Partner, Big Fuel
    Doug Scott, President, Ogilvy Entertainment
  • U.S. Creative Effectiveness Jurors:
    Lakish Hatalkar, Director, ICME, Novartis Consumer Health
    Tony Kim, President & CEO, Innocean Worldwide
  • U.S. Cyber Jurors:
    Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer, AKQA
    Robert Wong, Executive Creative Director, Google Creative Labs
    Jury President:  Iain Tait, Global Interactive Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy
  • U.S. Design Jurors:
    Todd Tilford, Chief Creative Officer, DraftFCB
  • U.S. Direct Jurors:
    Tim Geoghegan, Integrated Creative Director, Timmovations
    Alfonso Marian, Chief Creative Officer, OgilvyOne
  • U.S. Film Jurors:
    Michael Canning, Creative Director/SVP, Leo Burnett
    Calle Sjoenell, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, BBH
    Jury President:  Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather
  • U.S. Film Craft Jurors:
    Bryan Buckley, Director, Hungry Man
    Diane Jackson, Executive Director of Integrated Production, DDB
  • U.S. Media Jurors:
    Lisa Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom USA
    Steve Piluso, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, PHD
  • U.S. Mobile Jurors:
    Paul Gunning, Global Chief Digital Officer & CEO, Tribal DDB Worldwide
    Laura Marriott, Chief Executive Officer, NeoMedia Technologies
  • U.S. Outdoor Jurors:
    Pablo Buffagni, SVP/Chief Creative Officer, Conill
  • U.S. PR Jurors:
    Dan Bartlett, President & CEO, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
    Marian Salzman, CEO, Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, North America
    Jury President:  Gail Heimann, Vice Chair, Weber Shandwick
  • U.S. Press Jurors:
    Jan Jacobson, Co-Founder, Johannes Leonardo
    Jury President:  Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather
  • U.S. Promo & Activation Jurors:
    Matthew Ryan, Creative Director/Consultant
  • U.S. Radio Jurors:
    Bob Moore, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis USA
  • U.S. Titanium & Integrated Jurors:
    Laura Desmond, Global Chief Executive Officer, Starcom MediaVest Group
    Ted Royer, Executive Creative Director, Droga5
    Rob Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day
    Jury President:  Rob Reilly, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Founded in 1954, the International Festival of Creativity is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. The Cannes Lions Awards are internationally recognized as the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards.

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