( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-03-12 05:39:27 )
Cannes Lions has announced the Jury Presidents selected to lead the juries at the 2020 Festival of Creativity (taking place from 22-26 June 2020). The Presidents are chosen from among the world’s very best industry leaders. Together, they combine a diverse wealth of creative expertise, skill and talent, from both clients and agencies, to benchmark and award global creative excellence and effectiveness that will set the bar for the year ahead.
Among the global spread of elite industry experts, 53% of Presidents are also women for the first time (up from 33% in 2019) – ensuring global female talent is equally represented at the head of the juries. The new Creative Business Transformation Lions will also be awarded in 2020, alongside the refreshed PR Lions.
Simon Cook, Managing Director, Cannes Lions, said, “We’re delighted to present such an impressive global line-up of experts from all over the world. The Cannes Lions Jury Presidents represent the many facets of the creative global industry and will play a fundamental role in defining the creative benchmark on the global stage in 2020. As the uses of creativity expand and diversify, so does the work and so do our expert juries. This year, we have established gender parity in our President line-up as part of our on-going commitment to appoint outstanding global talent that represents the full breadth of our diverse community.”
The 2020 Jury Presidents are announced as follows:
Titanium Lions - Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB, Global
Global CCO of FCB since January 2016, Credle has reignited the network and bolstered its creative reputation. The creative brilliance behind iconic multiple Lion-winning work including M&M's "Human" and Allstate's "Mayhem", Credle has received numerous industry accolades. Named as one of AdAge's "100 Most Influential Women", Business Insider's "Most Creative Women in Advertising" and in 2017, Susan was also named a Matrix honouree by New York Women in Communications.
Design Lions - Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Design Army, USA
Award-winning creative director and savvy business leader, Lefebure is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, leading global brand campaigns for clients including the Hong Kong Ballet, the Academy Awards, PepsiCo, Karl Lagerfeld, Adobe, and The Ritz-Carlton. The Thailand native was named one of Adweek’s Creative100, Graphic Design USA’s Top 50 People to Watch, and a Rising Star by the Washington Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business. Pum has also been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and Fast Company.
Film Lions - Richard Brim, Chief Creative Officer, adam&eveDDB, UK
Since Brim joined adam&eveDDB in 2013, the agency has won seven Grands Prix at Cannes Lions, as well as being named Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2018. In 2019, Brim was awarded AdAge’s Chief Creative Officer of the Year, as well as Campaign Magazine’s Creative of the Year. Recent notable creative highlights for his Creative Department include the Lion-winning John Lewis Christmas work, Project 84 for Calm, the launch of FIFA 18 and the Marmite Gene Project.
Mobile Lions - Andrew Keller, VP, Global Creative Director, Facebook, Global
Keller’s work has been globally recognised at Cannes Lions, picking-up three Titanium Grands Prix Lions in his career. Keller leads the development of experiences and creative across all surfaces for Facebook’s business audience around the world. Prior to Facebook, he spent 18 years working with creative agency CP+B. Under his leadership and tenure, the agency was named Agency of the Year 13 times by Ad Age and Adweek, as well as Agency of the Decade by Ad Age.