Cannes Lions has chosen its jury presidents for 2020. 53% are women up from 33% in 2019. The Creative Business Transformation Lions will be awarded for the first time awarded in 2020. PR Lions has been refreshed.
Entries to the Cannes Lions Awards open on January 16 2020. Everything you need to know to enter and details on how to attend the Festival are here.
Australia has two 2020 Cannes Lions jury presidents. Digitas Australia and NZ chief data officer, Maurice Riley, is jury president for the Creative Data Lions and Octagon chief client officer international, Ben Hartman, is jury president for the Entertainment Lions for Sport.
The 2020 jury presidents are:
Titanium Lions – Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB, Global
Global chief creative officer of FCB since January 2016, Credle has reignited the network and bolstered its creative reputation. She has been the creative force behind dozens of Lion-winning work, including M&M’s Human and Allstate’s Mayhem. Credle was named as one of Ad Age’s 100 Most Influential Women, Business Insider’s Most Creative Women in Advertising and in 2017, became a Matrix honouree by New York Women in Communications.
Design Lions – Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Design Army, USA
As co-founder and chief creative officer of Design Army, Lefebure leads global brand campaigns for clients including the Hong Kong Ballet, the Academy Awards, PepsiCo, Karl Lagerfeld, Adobe, and The Ritz-Carlton. The Thailand native was named one of Adweek’s Creative 100, Graphic Design USA’s Top 50 People to Watch, and a Rising Star by the Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business. Lefebure has also been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and Fast Company.
Film Lions – Richard Brim, Chief Creative Officer, adam&eveDDB, UK
Since Brim joined adam&eveDDB in 2013, the agency has won seven Grands Prix at Cannes Lions, as well as being named Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2018. In 2019, Brim was awarded AdAge’s Chief Creative Officer of the Year, as well as Campaign Magazine’s Creative of the Year. Recent notable creative highlights for his creative department include the Lion-winning John Lewis Christmas work, Project 84 for Calm, the launch of FIFA 18 and the Marmite Gene Project.
Mobile Lions – Andrew Keller, VP, Global Creative Director, Facebook, Global
Keller has won three Titanium Grands Prix Lions in his career. He leads the development of experiences and creative across all surfaces for Facebook’s business audience around the world. Prior to Facebook, he spent 18 years working with creative agency CP+B. Under his leadership, the agency was named Agency of the Year 13 times by Ad Age and Adweek, as well as Agency of the Decade by Ad Age.
Outdoor Lions – Luiz Sanches, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, AlmapBBDO, Brazil
Sanches has received more awards than any other Brazilian creative, including over 180 Lions at the Festival. In 2018, he also served as President of the Cannes Lions Film Jury. Almap is a four-time Cannes Lions Agency of the Year and the best-performing Brazilian agency in the Festival’s history. In 2013, Sanches became a partner at AlmapBBDO, where he is now Chairman & CCO and serves on BBDO’s Global Creative Board. The Gunn Report once named him the best creative director in the world.
Print & Publishing Lions – Liz Taylor, Global Chief Creative Officer Leo Burnett / Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Publicis Communications NA
Taylor’s creative work has been applauded with many Cannes Lions as well as other awards. Taylor oversees creative globally for Leo Burnett, the third most-awarded creative network in the world (The Gunn Report) and leads creative for Publicis Communications North America. She has been named an Ad Age Woman to Watch and is a member of the Adweek Creative 100, due to her commitment to creative excellence.
Radio & Audio Lions – Ted Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Brand Agencies, Dentsu Aegis Network, APAC
Lim has led creative work that has won an impressive number of Grands Prix Awards at Cannes Lions and in 2017 he stood as the Direct Jury President. He repositioned the work Dentsu Asia-Pacific produces as Innovative Business Solutions and he was selected by AdWeek as one of 2019’s 13 global creative leaders whose ideas are advancing advertising worldwide. His team at Dentsu has produced globally recognised work for global clients including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Zespri, Prudential, Unilever, Adidas, Qantas, Uniqlo and Yamaha.
Digital Craft Lions – Jax Ostle-Evans, Managing Director, Stink Studios, UK
Over the course of her career, Ostle-Evans has won 16 Gold and 15 Silver Lions and other accolades at leading industry awards. She was also a member of the Film Craft Lions Jury in 2015. Ostle-Evans joined Stink Studios London as executive producer and became managing director in 2017. Her combined knowledge of film and digital have enabled her to spearhead many innovative integrated projects, while helping to transition Stink Studios from a digital production company to a strategic and creative agency.
Film Craft Lions – Kerstin Emhoff, President, PRETTYBIRD, USA
Emhoff is co-founder & president of PRETTYBIRD. For over 10 years, PRETTYBIRD has developed a diverse body of work from music videos and advertising to award-winning feature documentaries. Emhoff recently finished producing Ready For War, a feature documentary that premiered in 2019 at TIFF and was acquired by Showtime. Under her leadership, PRETTYBIRD has collected numerous Lions Awards, alongside Grammys and MTV Video Music Awards.
Industry Craft Lions – Jayanta Jenkins, Global Executive Creative Director, Samsung Mobile, Cheil Worldwide, Global
With an industry track record of 17 years as a creative leader, Jenkins is currently responsible for creative direction for Samsung Mobile Communications global account, heading up a dedicated global creative team. Before becoming global executive creative director for Samsung Mobile, Jenkins was Twitter’s global group creative director and more recently the global executive creative director at HP. He was also the global creative lead at Apple’s Beats by Dre.
Entertainment Lions – Jae Goodman, CEO, Observatory (A Stagwell and CAA Company), Global
Goodman is chief executive officer of Observatory, which uses the power of popular culture to create its campaigns. Goodman was the inaugural Entertainment Lions Jury President in 2016, has won four Cannes Lions Grand Prix in four different categories, 26 Lions in total, and has been named as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 1000, Adweek’s Creative 100, Ad Age’s Creativity 50, and PR Week’s Hot List.
Entertainment Lions for Music – Wyclef Jean, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Carnival World Music Group, USA
Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced as a solo superstar and as founder of the Fugees and has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album, The Score. Since then, Jean has released eight albums as a solo artist, that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide. Jean has previously been on the Entertainment Lions for Music jury and now returns in 2020 as President.
Entertainment Lions for Sport – Ben Hartman, Chief Client Officer, International, Octagon, Global
Ben Hartman is the chief client officer, international, for Octagon, a creative agency specialising sports and entertainment. He is viewed as one of the industry’s next generation of leading stars and oversees a team across APAC. Hartman has worked on award-winning campaigns on behalf of brands such as Unilever, Standard Chartered Bank and Mastercard, winning numerous Lions at the Festival. He was also a member of the inaugural Cannes Lions Entertainment Lion for Sport jury.
Brand Experience & Activation Lions – Vicki Maguire, Chief Creative Officer, Havas, UK
Maguire is one of the most awarded creatives in the industry. She is also one of the few creatives to be awarded outside of the industry, picking up a British Comedy Award for The Angina Monologues, a programme that aired on Christmas Day to an audience of 7 million. She is a vocal advocate of diversity and inclusion and as the first female chair of Creative Circle helped to set up the Creative Circle foundation, a charity that helps fund students from diverse backgrounds enter the industry.
Creative Business Transformation Lions – Ronald Ng, Global Chief Creative Officer, Isobar, Global
Ronald Ng leads the creative charge across Isobar’s 85 offices. Joining in 2018, Ng steered Isobar to its most successful year at the 2019 Cannes Lions Festival, reinforcing Isobar’s prowess in Creative Experience and Commerce with a Creative eCommerce Gold Lion for KFC and Isobar China. Ng was previously Global chief creative officer at Digitas where he helped transform its creative offering and won the 2017 Creative Data Grand Prix.
Creative eCommerce Lions – Tiffany Rolfe, EVP Chief Creative Officer, R/GA, USA
Rolfe champions R/GA’s creative vision across its six US offices, working in partnership with Richard Ting, EVP global chief experience officer + US chief creative officer, to lead R/GA’s US creative teams. She was named one of Ad Age’s Women to Watch and is currently on the board of The One Club and the Ad Council Creative Committee. Rolfe is well-known for developing strategic creative solutions that lead to business and cultural impact, and has accumulated 20 years of design and creative experience.
Glass: The Lion for Change – Karen Blackett OBE, WPP UK Country Manager and Chairwoman MediaCom UK & Ireland
Karen Blackett OBE is a business leader with a track record in creating vibrant cultures and consistently delivering business growth and success. With more than 20 years’ media experience, and after an enormously successful period as chief executive officer of MediaCom UK, Karen became the first UK country manager for WPP in January 2018.
Sustainable Development Goals Lions – Eduardo Maruri, VP Global Creative Board & President/CEO Europe, Grey Worldwide, Global
In 2012, Maruri Grey won the first Lion for Ecuador. That Lion, a Gold, sits at the Presidential Palace Museum. In the last 8 years, different offices under his direct creative leadership have accumulated 109 Lions, including 21 Gold, 2 Grands Prix and two Regional Network of the Year recognitions. Maruri is the founder and chief creative officer of Maruri Grey in Ecuador, as well as president & chief executive officer of Grey Latin America, president & chief executive officer of Grey Europe and vice president of the Grey Global Creative Board. Eduardo is a former politician, elected congressman, and member of the Constituent Assembly.
Health & Wellness Lions – Tom Richards, Chief Creative Officer and Chairman of the Havas Health Global Creative Council, Havas Lynx, Global
In 2018, Havas Lynx Group was crowned Cannes Lions Healthcare Agency of The Year and in 2019 Havas Lynx Group appeared in the UK’s top 10 creative agencies. In an astonishingly short space of time, Richards has grown the creative department to over 100, including 12 hugely talented creative directors. Richards is also chairman of the Havas Health Global creative council and responsible for driving creative standards across the network.
Pharma Lions – Anne de Schweinitz, Global Managing Director, Healthcare, FleishmanHillard, Global
For four years in a row, de Schweinitz has been honoured as one of the most influential people in healthcare communications on Medical Marketing & Media and PR Week’s Health Influencer 50. In 2016, she served on the Pharma Lions Jury and as Healthcare Jury President for the eurobest Awards. de Schweinitz leads an award-winning team of more than 300 healthcare communications specialists around the world at FleishmanHillard’s healthcare arm.
Innovation Lions – Claudia Cristovao, Head of Google Brand Studio, APAC, Google
Cristovao has previously sat on the Titanium Lions jury and returns to lead the Innovation Lions as President in 2020. She has been a guest speaker at both Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia. Cristovao has worked as a writer, brand developer and creative director for a range of global brands including Google, Honda and AMEX. Her projects scan disciplines from art installations to digital experiences to business transformation and her artwork has been exhibited across the world.
Creative Effectiveness Lions – Ann Mukherjee, Chairman & CEO, North America, Pernod Ricard NA, USA
Mukherjee has been the recipient of numerous Lions in her career. She was named by Business Insider as one of the top 100 most innovative CMO’s in the world. She also has been named as an Ad Age Women to Watch, Brand Week Marketer of the Year, and on the Forbes Top 50 Most Influential CMOs list. She was a member of the Cannes Lions Creative Effectiveness Jury in 2017.
Creative Data Lions – Maurice Riley, Chief Data Officer, Digitas, Australia & New Zealand
Riley has led the charge on the development of creative data over the course of his career. He has delivered data-fuelled creative for P&G, BMW, Campbell’s Arnott’s, Virgin Australia, Samsung, and Tourism Australia. Award wins include numerous Lions and he previously served on the Cannes Lions Creative Data Jury. He has been a guest speaker at many conferences around the world.
Creative Strategy Lions – Suzanne Powers, Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup, Global
At McCann Worldgroup, Powers is responsible for the strategic development of the company and its clients’ brands across all regions and agencies. Under her leadership, McCann was ranked the number 1 advertising agency network for creative effectiveness in the 2019 WARC Effective 100 rankings. She is a known advocate for talent ideas and creativity and was named 2019 Chief Strategy Office of the Year by Ad Age.
Direct Lions – Sonal Dabral, Chief Creative Officer, South & SE Asia & Vice Chairman, India, Ogilvy, South & SE Asia
Over his 30-year career, Dabral has led agencies to the top position in three different markets across Asia. At Ogilvy Mumbai, he helped drive it to become India’s Number 1 creative agency. He also led Ogilvy Singapore to become Number 1 in Asia, and the third most awarded office in the world at Cannes Lions 2007 – a first for an Asian agency. He has judged or chaired every major international and regional award show and has spoken at major festivals and events across the globe.
Media Lions – Philippa Brown, Worldwide CEO, PHD, Global
As chief executive officer, Brown oversees the running of the global network at PHD Worldwide, consisting of close to 6,000 staff across 100 offices. Brown took the helm in July 2019. Since then, she has been instrumental in transforming the network’s approach to helping brands create and harness ideas that go beyond expectations, as well as ideas that enable them to make the leap above their competitors and enjoy disproportionate growth.
PR Lions – Gail Heimann, President & CEO, Weber Shandwick, USA
Under Heimann’s leadership, Weber Shandwick has won nearly 100 Lions at the Festival, in partnership with leading brands around the world. Heimann has served on three juries at Cannes Lions: President of the PR Jury in 2012; a member of the inaugural jury for Glass: The Lion for Change in 2014, and a member of the Titanium Lions Jury in 2018. Gail is chairwoman of the PR Council and she sits on the board of The LAGRANT Foundation. She was named PRWeek’s Global Agency Professional of the Year in 2019. Earlier in her career, she was named an Ad Age Woman to Watch.
Social & Influencer Lions – Debbi Vandeven, Global Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Global
Under Vandeven’s leadership, VMLY&R has experienced unprecedented growth and recognition, earning many top awards. At the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the agency received 31 Lions, including two Grands Prix in Glass: The Lion for Change and Social & Influencer categories; 69 shortlists, as well as Agency of the Year in the Reach and Good Tracks.
The Presidents will join their juries at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where the winning work will be awarded and celebrated each evening from 22-26 June 2020.
Find further information about the juries here.