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Lions Health names jury presidents

Kathy Delaney of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness will chair Health & Wellness; Jeremy Perrott of McCann Health will chair Pharma

Lions Health names jury presidents

Kathy Delaney of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness will chair Health & Wellness; Jeremy Perrott of McCann Health will chair Pharma

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 22, 2013

Lions Health, the new two-day festival and awards celebrating creative communications in pharma, healthcare and wellness, taking place on June 13 and 14, 2014 in Cannes, France, has announced that Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, and Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer of McCann Health, have been named as the first ever jury presidents for the inaugural Lions Health festival.

Delaney will lead the Health & Wellness jury, judging consumer products and education & services campaigns. As Global Chief Creative Officer for Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, she implements a bold creative vision, oversees the overall creative product and ensures that the agency is a product-driven organisation.

Prior to Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Delaney was Global Chief Creative Officer of Nitro, where she helped build the business globally, culminating in its sale to global digital consultancy Sapient, and successfully forming SapientNitro. Previously, she spent 12 years at Deutsch, where she served as Chief Creative Officer and President, and helped it grow from a small boutique of $180 million into a $2.5-billion marketing communications company.

Delaney has won numerous awards, and her work is featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent advertising collection. She has also been honoured with the American Advertising Federation Under-40 Hall of Achievement Award, and served as a judge at the 2010 Cannes Lions International Festival.

“I am extremely honoured to accept this position as leader of the jury for these prestigious and exciting new awards. Lions Health is an exciting opportunity to showcase the work that’s pushing the boundaries of creativity in products and services that empower people to lead longer and fuller lives. It will be truly inspiring to see them recognised and I can’t wait to see the work,” Delaney said.

Perrott will chair the Pharma category, judging communication campaigns that are solely for the attention of healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals. Under his watch, in just three years McCann Health has become the most creatively awarded healthcare network in the world three years in a row. Prior to joining McCann Health, Perrott served as Executive Creative Director for McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific. Before that he held top creative posts at McCann Erickson Tokyo, New York, London and Seoul and also served as ECD Global Brands based out of London.

Known as a passionate deliverer of award-winning creative as well as a supporter of creative people and their hidden abilities to achieve, Perrott lives by the rule: "Our job is always to push for better. Work with the best. Deliver the unexpected."

Commenting on his appointment as Pharma jury president, Perrott said, “Our jobs as first-ever Cannes Lions Health presidents is to set the criteria and standard from which all future Lions Health juries will evolve. To have your work judged in this premier festival will be an achievement. To win a Health Lion will be a privilege, to be valued and cherished. But winning a Health Lion will not be easy as it represents the best work on the global stage. There will be no middle ground.”

Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have onboard Kathy and Jeremy as jury presidents in our inaugural year. Leading their respective juries, they will be seeking to elevate creativity in healthcare communications which operates in a highly restrictive framework, ultimately improving worldwide standards of health and well-being.  Their expertise, knowledge and skills will be paramount to Lions Health.”

The Lions Health website ( is now live offering further information on the awards and festival.

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