Ten jury presidents will lead the 2018 juries across 18 Awards categories at Dubai Lynx, including the recently launched Healthcare Award.
“Our juries are at the heart of the Festival, reviewing work from across the MENA region and the jury presidents play an extremely important role in guiding the discussions that define and award the most creative campaigns. Over the past number of years we’ve worked tirelessly to include highly talented women as leaders of these juries and I’m honoured to say that this year we have managed a 50:50 split of male and female jury presidents”, said Jose Papa, Managing Director, Cannes Lions.
The 2018 Jury presidents John Mescall, Global Executive Creative Director, President Global Creative Council, McCann Worldgroup, Global who is the Jury President for Film, Print & Publishing, Radio & Audio, Print & Outdoor Craft, Direct and Integrated categories.
Jason Xenopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, NATIVE VML, South Africa is the Jury President for Branded Content & Entertainment. Creative Effectiveness Jury President is Nadja Bellan-White, EVP, Global Brand Management, Ogilvy & Mather, EMEA.
Sue Daun, Executive Creative Director, Interbrand, UK is the Jury President for Design and Sandrine Huijgen, Creative Partner, Cloudfactory, The Netherlands is for Film Craft.
Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health, Global is the Jury President for Healthcare. The Innovation Jury President is Nadya Powell, Co-Founder, Utopia, UK. The Media Jury President is Cheuk Chiang, Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom Media Group, Asia Pacific and the PR Jury President is Kat Thomas, Global Executive Creative Director & Founder, One Green Bean, Global.
Promo & Activation, Outdoor, Interactive and Mobile Jury President is Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, Global.
“Dubai Lynx is a unique opportunity to see creativity from across the Middle East and over the past number of years we’ve seen some truly exciting work coming from the region.This is the 12th edition of Dubai Lynx and each year the competition intensifies so having these incredibly talented leaders involved helps ensure that the standards are set even higher for the coming year,” commented Ian Fairservice, Vice Chairman, Dubai Lynx.