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Dubai Lynx 2011 Picks Two Judges From India

R Gowthaman appointed media jury; Bhupal Ramnathkar makes it to the design jury.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 1, 2011

The 4th Dubai International Advertising Festival, the leading festival and awards for creative advertising and communications in the Middle East and Africa, has announced the names that will make up the 2011 juries.

Two judges from India have been named among a total of 28 jury members who will come together in Dubai to view the entries, deliberate and award the most outstanding work that the region has to offer.

Gowthaman Ragothaman, Leader – South Asia, Mindshare, India will be judging the work in Media category while Bhupal Ramnathkar, Founder & Chairman, Umbrella Design has been appointed jury member for Design category.

Dubai Lynx had earlier appointed Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman & Regional ECD APAC, McCann Erickson Worldgroup as the Jury President for 6 categories - Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Craft and Integrated.

Divided into four juries and led by their jury president, they will judge a total of 12 entry categories; Design, Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive, Media, Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Integrated, Print & Outdoor Craft and Film Craft.

“We are seeing some exceptional work coming out of the MENA region at the moment, making it essential to have a world class team of global judges on board. This is a very strong line-up and we know that together they will judge the work using their knowledge, understanding and passion,” said Steve Lane, Festival Director.

The complete list of 2011 Juries is as follows:

Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Craft Jury Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman & Regional ECD APAC, McCann Erickson Worldgroup, India – Jury President Richard Brim, Creative Director, Leo Burnett, UK Valérie Chidlovsky, Senior Copywriter, BETC Euro RSCG, France Bridget Johnson, Creative Director, Ogilvy, South Africa Simon Langley, Executive Creative Director, 303 Sydney, Australia Scott Lewis, Executive Creative Director, JWT, USA Eric Schoeffler, Chief Creative Officer, Tribal DDB, Germany

Direct, Promo & Activation and Interactive Jury Armin Jochum, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt, Germany – Jury President Ben Callis, Creative Director, SapientNitro, UK Dagan Cohen, Executive Creative Director, Draftfcb, The Netherlands Ghislain de Villoutreys, Executive Creative Director, JWT, France Connie Lo, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Hong Kong Damian Royce, Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO, Australia Pipo Virgós, Creative Director, Shackleton, Spain

Media Jury Mike Cooper, Worldwide CEO, PHD, Global – Jury President Eric Bader, Chief Strategy Officer, Initiative, USA Kristian Barnes, Group Managing Director, MPG/MediaContacts, Australia Davy Caluwaerts, Creative Communications Director, Zenith Optimedia, Belgium Gowthaman Ragothaman, Leader – South Asia, Mindshare, India Amanda Koutra, Managing Director, Carat, Sweden Jochen Lenhard, Managing Director, Mediaplus, Germany Design Jury Rodney Fitch, Founder of Fitch, Rodney Fitch Ltd., UK - Jury President Henrique Cayatte, Designer & Teacher, Henrique Cayatte Design, Portugal Francis Gosset, Strategic Planning Director, Malherbe Design, France Richard Hart, Design Director, Disturbance Design, South Africa Claudia Neri, Design Director/President, Teikna Design, Italy Barbro Ohlson Smith, Creative Director, Ohlsonsmith, Sweden Bhupal Ramnathkar, Founder & Chairman, Umbrella Design, India

Integrated Jury (made up of members from other juries, including all jury presidents) Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman & Regional ECD APAC, McCann Erickson Worldgroup, India – Jury President Armin Jochum, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt, Germany Mike Cooper, Worldwide CEO, PHD, Global Rodney Fitch, Founder of Fitch, Rodney Fitch Ltd., UK Simon Langley, Executive Creative Director, 303 Sydney, Australia Bridget Johnson, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, South Africa Scott Lewis, Executive Creative Director, JWT, USA

The 2011 winners will be revealed at the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony taking place on 30 March at the Madinat Arena, Dubai.

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