Von Matt Chairs Cannes Outdoor Jury

NEW YORK Jean-Remy von Matt, founder and chairman of Jung von Matt in Hamburg, Germany, has been named president of the Outdoor jury at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

“Having such high standards and a strong quest for creative excellence, Jean-Remy is a great creative whose ideas are truly respected. We very much welcome him chairing the Outdoor jury,” said Terry Savage, executive chairman of the festival, in a statement.

This will be the second year that the category will have its own jury. Previously, one group judged both print as well as outdoor.

“I’m proud to chair the jury of outdoor advertising, the toughest challenge for every creative because no other medium meets such distracted consumers,” von Matt said.