Dubai Lynx announces full jury line up for 2017 Festival

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2 February 2017 – The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has today released the names of the 57 international jury members set to judge this year’s Awards. Along with the esteemed jury presidents the juries will evaluate entries from across the MENA region and award the coveted Lynx trophies at the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony on 8 March.

Speaking on the jury line up Terry Savage, Chairman, Dubai Lynx said, “Year after year we see the MENA region producing innovative and creative work that generates great results for brands both at home and further afield. This panel of experts from around the world will have the unique opportunity to judge the very best of this work and set the benchmark even higher for the coming year.”

Film, Print, Radio, Print & Outdoor Craft and Direct Jury
Matthew Eastwood, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson, Global – Jury President
Stuart Turner, Executive Creative Director, Havas Worldwide, Australia
Matthias Storath, Managing Director, Executive Creative Director, HEIMAT Berlin, Germany
Karen Ellis, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Singapore
Emma Perkins, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Open, UK
Hedvig Hagwall Bruckner, Copywriter, King, Sweden
Ivan Johnson, Executive Creative Director, 3Verse, South Africa

Promo & Activation, Outdoor, Interactive and Mobile Jury
Rob Doubal, Co-President, Chief Creative Officer, McCann London, UK – Jury President
Bill Yom, Executive Creative Director, Serviceplan, South Korea
Rafael Rizuto, Executive Creative Director, 180LA, USA
Laurent Nuyen, Executive Creative Director, DigitasLBi, France
Zelia Sakhi, Head of Creative, Partner, Mobiento / Deloitte Digital, Sweden
Luis Tauffer, Executive Creative Director, Y&R Warsaw, Poland
Kelsie Van Deman, Head of Interactive Production, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Media Jury
Gerry Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Media, Asia Pacific – Jury President
Dominik Scholta, Managing Partner, Omnicom Media Group, Germany
Vikram Sakhuja, Group Chief Executive Officer, Media & OOH, Madison Communications, India
Robyn Orr, Head of UM International, UM, UK
Kenneth Kaadtmann, Creative Director, Mindshare, Denmark
Mariana Pedemonte, Head of Strategy and Insights & Analytics, Havas Media, Spain

Design Jury
Nathan Reddy, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Grid Worldwide Branding and Design, South Africa – Jury President
Tim Greenhalgh, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, FITCH, Global – UK
Oskar Lübeck, Executive Creative Director, Bold, Sweden
Britt Engelhardt Gundersen, Owner, Creative at Britt Gundersen, Partner at Det Gode Selskab, Britt Gundersen, Denmark
Olivier Dognon, Creative Director, Team Creatif, France
Eva Jung, Creative Director, gobasil, Germany
André Bouwman, Creative Director, Fabrique, The Netherlands

PR Jury
David Brain, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Edelman, APAC / MEA – Jury President
Christiane Schulz, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick, Germany
Kate Matlock, Associate Director, Digital, Ketchum, UK
Katarzyna Fabjaniak, Group Account Director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Poland
Corrado Tomassini, Partner, Board Member, Havas PR Milan, Italy
Archana Jain, Founder, Managing Director, PR Pundit, India
Kjersti Oppen, Managing Director, MSLGROUP, Norway

Branded Content & Entertainment Jury
Fredda Hurwitz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Global – Jury President
Antony Demekhin, Co-Founder, Executive Producer, Ear Candy Shop Inc., US
Zoe Stainsby, Head of Entertainment, Fuse, UK
Malin von Werder, Creative Director, Garbergs Malmö, Sweden
Pablo Muñoz, Chief Executive Officer, FCB SPAIN, Spain
Susan Agliata, Head of YouTube Branded Content Solutions, Google, EMEA – UK
Felix Fenz, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Germany

Film Craft Jury
James Bland, Managing Partner, Executive Producer, Blink Productions, UK – Jury President
Sandrine Huijgen, Creative Partner, Cloudfactory, The Netherlands
Jon Collins, President of Integrated Advertising, Framestore, Global
Rory Hamilton, Founding Partner, Executive Creative Director, Boys and Girls, Ireland
Nadine Baltes, Head of Moving Images/TV, Havas Duesseldorf, Germany
Jax Ostle-Evans, Executive Producer, Stink Studios, UK
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Writer, Director, Opticus Inc, India

Creative Effectiveness Jury
Jean-Paul Burge, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, BBDO Asia, APAC – Singapore – Jury President
Erica Yahr, EVP Executive Strategy Director, McCann HumanCare, US
Manuel Alvarez, Head of Strategy, Blue 449, Spain
Nadja Bellan White, Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Africa
Christian de la Villehuchet, Chief Integration Officer, Havas, Global
Christopher Chalk, Chief Strategy Officer, Cheil London, Global
Anneke Schogt, Managing Director, Influencer Marketing Agency (IMA), The Netherlands

Innovation Jury
Ben Jones, Chief Technology Officer, UK – Jury President
Bill Yom, Executive Creative Director, Serviceplan, South Korea
Zelia Sakhi, Head of Creative, Partner, Mobiento / Deloitte Digital, Sweden
Rafael Rizuto, Executive Creative Director, 180LA, US
Laurent Nuyen, Executive Creative Director, DigitasLBi, France
Robyn Orr, Head of UM International, UM, UK

Integrated Jury
Matthew Eastwood, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson, Global – Jury President
Rob Doubal, Co-President, Chief Creative Officer, McCann London, UK
Gerry Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Media, Asia Pacific
Nathan Reddy, Chief Creative Officer, Founder, Grid Worldwide Branding and Design, South Africa
David Brain, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Edelman, APAC / MEA
Fredda Hurwitz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Global
James Bland, Managing Partner, Executive Producer, Blink Productions, UK

The juries will come together at Dubai Lynx from the 5 – 7 March to deliberate and recognise this year’s winners. The shortlisted work will appear throughout the three day Festival at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena with the winners announced at the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony on 8 March. Further details of how to enter and attend can be found at http://www.dubailynx.com.

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017:
17-24 June 2017, Cannes, France.

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