Six Indians are among the global jury announced by Cannes Lions who have been entrusted to recognise the world’s best creative marketing for the International Festival of Creativity, which will run from June 20-24.
Here are the six Indians who have been made a part of the 290-member strong jury panel which will decide the winners in various categories:
Divya Karani, CEO, Media South Asia, dentsu, is a part of the Media Lions jury.
Sameer Satpathy, Divisional Chief Executive-Personal Care, ITC, India has been a part of the jury for Creative Effectiveness Lions.
Sanchita Roy, Head of Strategy, Havas Media Group, India is a part of the Creative Strategy Lions jury.
Geet Rathi, Creative Director/Design Director, TBWA\India, India has been made a part of the jury for Design Lions.
Rufina FR, Director - Communication, Boehringer Ingelheim, India will be a part of the Health & Wellness jury.
Kainaz Karmakar, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy, India, has been made a part of the jury for Print and Publishing Lions.
As per Cannes Lions, first-time brands to join the juries include Ford, Frito-Lay, Peloton, Riot Games, Kansas City Chiefs, Salesforce and WeTransfer, with representation from other top global brands including AB InBev, Adobe, Apple, Disney, Doconomy, GSK, Mars Wrigley, Mastercard, Pepsico, Red Bull, The New York Times and Unilever.
The platforms and entertainment companies represented are: Amazon, Google, Google Zoo, Pinterest, Snap, Spotify, TikTok, Netflix and Meta.
Among the many global networks represented this time are: Accenture Song, BETC, DDB, dentsu, FCB, Hakuhodo, Omnicom, Publicis Worldwide, Rethink, Serviceplan and VMLY&R. Specialist agencies include: Coffee & TV, Just Global, Inc., Merkle B2B, Pickle Music, Proto, Stein, SYZYGY and Translation.
Simon Cook, CEO, Lions, commented, “We are delighted to welcome such an immensely talented set of jurors to benchmark creative excellence at Cannes Lions this year. Our juries play a pivotal role in recognising the world’s best creative marketing and championing the work that will pave the way forward for the global industry. We’re extremely proud to be able to bring together a diverse group of individuals to reflect the evolving industry landscape and we thank them for their time and dedication.”
This year, Lions juries will return to Cannes to complete their judging at the Festival. Speaking about the judging process, Susie Walker, VP Awards and Insight, Lions, said, “To resume in-person judging this year, truly amplifies the judging experience for each jury member. 2022 is set to be a hugely exciting festival, with the introduction of a new award, the Creative B2B Lions, as well as a refreshed take on the Creative Commerce Lions and the Media Lions. We are grateful to all of our jury members and look forward to welcoming them back to Cannes.”
Further information on the Lions Awards, the Festival and Lions Membership can be found at canneslions.com.