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Lions Health announces inaugural jury line-up

The Pharma jury will be led by Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer of McCann Health, while the Health & Wellness jury is chaired by Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | January 21, 2014


Lions Health, the new global festival and awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, to be held at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France, from June 13-14, 2014, has announce the members of the first ever Pharma and Health & Wellness juries participating at this year’s inaugural event.

The Pharma jury, led by Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer of McCann Health, will judge entries in Pharma Communications to Healthcare Professionals and to Non-Healthcare Professionals; while the Health & Wellness jury, chaired by Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, will look at entries in Health & Wellness Consumer Products and Education & Services.

Both juries will first vote to arrive at a shortlist before entering discussions to decide which pieces of work are worthy of being elevated to prize winning status and presented with a coveted Health Lion.

Vineet Bhagchandani, Group Chief Creative Officer & VP Operations, Aakanksha Healthcare, is the only Indian in the juries.

Commenting on the Lions Health jury line-up, Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals, said, “We very much look forward to welcoming to Cannes this esteemed group of professional healthcare communicators who truly represent the global nature of the industry. They are all passionate about the importance of creative excellence in communications, and as such, the outcome of the judging process will not only set the benchmark for Lions Health going forward but also have an impact on the future of healthcare communications around the world. It will be an exciting few days.”

Pharma Lions Jury

Jeremy Perrott, Global Creative Director, McCann Health, Global – Jury President Alexandra von Plato, President and Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Global Andrew Spurgeon, Creative Director, Langland, UK Bruce Rooke, Chief Creativity Officer, GSW Worldwide, Global Hugh Fitzhardinge, Creative Director, Ward6, Australia Joshua Prince, Chief Creative Officer, The CDM Group, USA Laura Schoen, President Global Healthcare and Chair Latin America, Weber Shandwick, Global/Latin America Mauro Arruda, Managing Director, Chief Creative, Havas Life São Paulo, Brazil Pierre Loo, Regional Professional Director – Creative, Red Fuse, Hong Kong Vineet Bhagchandani, Group Chief Creative Officer & Vice President Operations, Aakanksha Healthcare, India

Health and Wellness Lions Jury

Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Global – Jury President Carolyn Paul, Global Managing Director, Health and European Health Practice Chair, Edelman, Global/Europe Christian Bauman, Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, H4B Chelsea, USA Denis Mamo, Executive Creative Director, UrsaClemenger, Australia Dick Dunford, Creative Partner, Loooped, UK Elizabeth Elfenbein, Partner, The CementBloc, USA Jacqueline Nolan, Executive Creative Director, Digitas Health, USA Julian Astin, Creative Director, ICC LOWE, Switzerland Merlee Cruz-Jayme, Chair/Chief Creative Officer, DDB/DM9 Jayme Syfu, The Philippines Mike Rogers, Creative Partner, Serviceplan Group for Innovative Communication, Germany Pete Smith, Regional Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, China Peter Henshaw, Creative Director, inVentiv Health Europe, UK Rob Rogers, Chief Creative Officer, Sudler, USA Rui Piranda, Executive Creative Director, Giovanni + DraftFCB, Brazil

The first Lions Health Festival, offering two days of not-to-be-missed thought-provoking content, inspiring screenings and exhibitions of all the latest healthcare marketing communications from around the world, as well as networking opportunities, will culminate in the first Lions Health trophies being presented to the winners at a dedicated awards ceremony taking place in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Saturday, June 14.

Special Awards will also be given to the Network of the Year and the Agency of the Year, both of which will be calculated by a points system based on shortlisted and winning work. Following this, the official Lions Health Gala will bring the Festival to a close.

Information on how to enter work or register to attend Lions Health, can be found herewww.lions-health.com


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