NEW YORK David Lubars, chairman and CCO of BBDO North America, has been named president of the Film and Press juries for the 2009 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.
"I'm humbled to be chosen for this prestigious position," Lubars said.
BBDO for the past two years has been named network of the year at Cannes. Last year, it won both the Outdoor and Promo Grand Prix for its multi-platform "HBO Voyeur" effort.
Cannes Lions CEO Phil Thomas called Lubars "a visionary whose boundless creativity is an inspiration to us all."
In 2006, Lubars served as president of the Titanium Lions jury at Cannes. He has helmed BBDO since 2004.
The 2009 Cannes Lions Festival will be held June 21-27 in Cannes, France.