Terry Savage, Cannes festival chairman, comments in a statement,”Young & Rubicam’s rising up the agency ranks in the last couple of years is a testament to Tony’s incredible talent, his belief in the power of creativity and brilliant leadership. Chairing both the Film and Press juries is a highly demanding role, which Tony will no doubt excel in and relish.”
Granger adds in the announce, “This is a great honor. Cannes Lions is the most prestigious global awards show in our industry – it gives us the chance to highlight what is possible while inspiring us to leap forward. It’s the celebration of creativity in all forms of communication, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
As we all know, Granger joined Y&R in 2007 after spending five years at Saatchi & Saatchi (though technically, he couldn’t assume his role until the following year).