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Four Indians among Dubai Lynx 2012 jury line-up

Abhijit Avasthi, Jasmin Sohrabji, Alok Nanda and Sunil Gautam to judge the entries for the Awards taking place on March 7

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | January 27, 2012

The Dubai International Advertising Festival, the leading Festival and Awards for creative excellence in the Middle East and North Africa, is pleased to announce the members of the juries responsible for judging and awarding entries into the 6th Dubai Lynx Awards.

A total of 35 international, industry experts will come together in Dubai to judge and debate over the best of the region’s work. Divided into six juries, each led by their own jury president, jury members will this year see entries from 14 categories: Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive, Print & Poster Craft, Film Craft, Design, Integrated and new for this year, PR and Mobile.

"We are delighted to be bringing these international juries to Dubai. As individuals they are knowledgeable and passionate within their fields and together will bring fresh ideas and perspectives in judging the creativity currently coming out of the MENA region. We look forward to welcoming them and seeing which entries they will choose to take home the coveted Lynx trophies," said Emma Lancaster, Festival Director, Dubai Lynx.

The 2012 jury members are:

Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Craft Jury

Ted Royer, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA – Jury President

Scott Lambert, Creative Director, Innocean, Australia

Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt/Fleet, Germany

Abhijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, India

Ivan Johnson, Executive Creative Director, 140 BBDO, South Africa

Carla Romeu, Creative Director, El Laboratorio, Spain

John Pallant, Regional Creative Director, EMEA, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive and Mobile

Gastón Bigio, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Latina and Founder, David, Argentina –Jury President

Nancy Hartley, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro, Australia

Erik Backes, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman, Germany

Odile Crézé, Executive Creative Director, DraftFCB, France

Chris Baylis, Executive Creative Director, Tribal DDB, The Netherlands

Theo Ferreira, Executive Creative Director/Co-Founder, Hello World, South Africa

Nick Darken, Partner | Executive Creative Director, Albion, UK

Media Jury

Jacki Kelley, Global Chief Executive Officer, UM, Global – Jury President

John Sintras, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom MediaVest, Australia

Gino Baeck, Chief Executive Officer, Mindshare, Belgium

Jens Erichsen, Managing Director, Carat, Germany

Jasmin Sohrabji, Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom Media Group, India

Niclas Fröberg, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Tre Kronor Media & Advertising, Sweden

Hugh Cameron, Chief Strategy Officer, PHD Media, UK

Design Jury

Jonathan Ford, Creative Partner, Pearlfisher, UK – Jury President

Tristan Macherel, Executive Creative Director, The Brand Union, France

Alok Nanda, Chief Executive Officer, Alok Nanda & Company, India

Bruno Stucchi, Owner/Creative Director, Dinamomilano, Italy

Rita Baltazar, Partner, Co-Founder and Creative Director, By, Portugal

Jennifer Ehlers, Creative Director, King James RSVP, South Africa

Catrin Vagnemark, Creative Director, BVD Design Bureau, Sweden

PR Jury

Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Hill & Knowlton, UK – Jury President

Cyrille Arcamone, Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, Fleishman-Hillard, France

Tobias Schlösser, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, Ledavi, Germany

Sunil Gautam, Director, Hanmer MSL Communications, India

Giorgio Cattaneo, President, Chief Executive Officer, MY PR, Italy

Catarina Vasconcelos, Managing Director, LPM, Portugal

Christina Saliba, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick, Sweden

Integrated Jury

Ted Royer, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA – Jury President

Gastón Bigio, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Latina and Founder, David, Argentina

Jonathan Ford, Creative Partner, Pearlfisher, UK

Ivan Johnson, Executive Creative Director, 140BBDO, South Africa

Jacki Kelley, Global CEO, UM, Global

Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Hill & Knowlton, UK

John Pallant, Regional Creative Director, EMEA, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

The Dubai International Advertising Festival takes place from 4-6 March with the Dubai Lynx Awards drawing the Festival to a close on 7 March.

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