Cannes Podcast: What’s It Really Like to Be on an Award Jury? Y&R CEO David Sable Tells All

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Y&R Global CEO David Sable has been on numerous Cannes Lions juries and served as president three times.
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CANNES, France—For 99 percent of the year, they are hard-sparring rivals. But then for a few long days, they’re locked in a room and made to work together.

What holds together these star creatives turned ad award jurors? Mutual respect and a good jury president, says Y&R Global CEO David Sable. He should know, since he’s one of the very few industry executives who have served as Cannes Lions jury presidents three times.

We sat down with Sable at this week’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for a podcast chat about the secret life of the award show juror. Sable shares the unique pressures and demands of being a global juror, along with his views on what makes a great jury president.

You can stream the special episode of our podcast, “Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad,” below or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play.