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CORRECTING and REPLACING USA TODAY and Gannett Announce U.S. Jurors for 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

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USA TODAY and Gannett, official U.S. representative to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, today announced the jury members chosen to represent the US advertising and communications community at this year’s Festival. The jurors chosen for this prestigious honor will judge more than 37,000 entries from all over the world. Jurors were selected based on a rigorous selection process and each jury contains an even balance of members from around the globe and from a representative spread of agencies, independents and networks.

New in 2015, Cannes Lions launched the Creative Data Lions and expanded the Innovation Lions, both of which will now form a new, two-day Lions Innovation Festival. Similar to Lions Health, it will be part of the 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. For more information, please visit the Lions Innovation website. Cannes Lions is also introducing the Glass Lion: The Lion for Change - which honors work that challenges gender bias and shatters stereotypical images of men and women which remain rooted in marketing messages.

As the official U.S. representative to the 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we are proud to celebrate the creative industry leaders that will represent our nation.

Following are the Cannes Lions 2015 U.S. Cannes Lions jury members:


  • Branded Content & Entertainment Lions:
    Jury President: David Lubars, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Worldwide & Chairman, BBDO North America
    Claudia Cahill, Chief Content Officer, The CONTENT Collective, Omnicom Media Group
    Jesse Coulter, Co-Chief Creative Officer, CAA Marketing, Creative Artists Agency
    Mark Fortner, Managing Partner, Head of Innovation, MediaCom USA
    Ross Martin, EVP, Marketing Strategy and Engagement, Viacom Media Network
    Brendan Gaul, EVP, Global Creative Director and Head of UM/J3 Studios, Universal McCann
  • Creative Effectiveness Lions:
    Jury President: Wendy Clark, President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing, Coca-Cola North America
    Jonny Bauer, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Droga5
    Suresh Nair, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Grey
    Suzanne Powers, Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup
    Matt Weiss, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Havas Worldwide
  • Cyber Lions:
    Chloe Gottlieb, SVP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA
    Will McGinness, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Venables Bell & Partners
  • Design Lions:
    Debbie Millman, Chief Marketing Officer, President of Design, Sterling Brands
    Emily Oberman, Partner, Pentagram
  • Direct Lions:
    Liz Paradise, EVP, Group Creative Director, McKinney
    Mark Wenneker, Chief Creative Officer, Mullen
  • Film Lions:
    President: Tor Myhren, President, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Grey
    Kerry Keenan, Chief Creative Officer, Deutsch NY
    José Mollá, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, The Community
  • Film Craft Lions:
    Jackie Kelman-Bisbee, Partner & Executive Producer, Park Pictures
    Diane McArter, President & Founder, Furlined
  • Glass Lions:
    Jury President: Cindy Gallop, Founder, CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld/MakeLoveNotPorn
    Additional jurors to be announced
  • Media Lions:
    Rori DuBoff, EVP, Global Head of Strategy, Havas Media
    Monica Karo, Chief Executive Officer, US, OMD
    Eileen Kiernan, Global President, J3
    Baba Shetty, Chief Strategy & Media Officer, DigitasLBi
    Jenny Zirinsky, Director, Global Digital Strategy, Omnicom Media Group
  • Mobile Lions:
    Donald Chesnut, Chief Experience Officer, SapientNitro
    Pierre Lipton, Chief Creative Officer, 360i
    Evan Schechtman, Chief Technology Officer, RadicalMedia
  • Outdoor Lions:
    Toygar Bazarkaya, Executive Creative Director, BBDO New York
  • PR Lions:
    Jennifer Cohan, President, Edelman New York
  • Press Lions:
    Tony Calcao, EVP, Executive Creative Director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Product Design Lions:
    President: Dan Formosa, Co-Founder, Smart Design
    Tobias van Schneider, Product Design Lead, Spotify
  • Promo & Activation Lions:
    President: Matt Eastwood, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, JWT
    Brent Anderson, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles
    Natalie Lam, Executive Creative Director, Razorfish
  • Radio Lions:
    Claudio Lima, Chief Creative Officer, Bravo/Y&R Miami
  • Titanium and Integrated Lions:
    President: Mark Fitzloff, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy
    Michael Canning, Group Creative Director, 72andSunny
    John Norman, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, Translation
    Benjamin Palmer, Chairman & Co-founder, The Barbarian Group


  • Creative Data Lions:
    Jury President: David Sable, Global Chief Executive Officer, Y&R
    Mitch Brandow, EVP, Engagement Strategy & Analytics, Energy BBDO
    Todd Cullen, Chief Data Officer, Ogilvy & Mather
    Tom Eslinger, Worldwide Digital Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Innovation Lions:
    Jury President: Nick Law, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
    Alex Gurevich, Partner, Javelin Venture Partner


  • Health & Wellness Lions:
    R. John Fidelino, Executive Creative Director, InterbrandHealth
    Rich Levy, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Health
    Ashley Schofield, Managing Partner, Executive Creative Director, CDM Princeton
  • Pharma Lions:
    Jury President: Rob Rogers, Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer, Sudler
    Stephen Neale, SVP, Executive Creative Director, AbelsonTaylor
    Robin Shapiro, President, Chief Creative Officer, CAHG

Please note there may be additional jurors announced after this release as Cannes Lions confirms final selections. Please visit us at for updates and to learn more about the Cannes Lions Festival, and to stay informed about US jury members, US Young Lions, and other related news.

Founded in 1954, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world's leading celebration of creativity in brand communications. The Cannes Lions Awards are internationally recognized as the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards.


USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY and, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reflect the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY is the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation (including affiliated publications) with an average of nearly 2.7 million daily print circulation (as of AAM quarterly filing December 31, 2014) and reaches a combined 79 million readers monthly across all platforms. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

About Gannett

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 110 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit


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