Swede, American Lead Cyber, Media Lions Juries

NEW YORK The 53rd annual International Advertising Festival has named Matias Palm-Jensen, creative president of Farfar in Sweden, and Renetta McCann, CEO of Starcom Media Vest, to head its Cyber Lions and Media Lions juries, respectively.

Both panels will begin judging June 15 in Cannes, France. The Media Lions winners will be named on June 20 and the Cyber Lions winners will be announced the next day.

“Since the introduction of Cyber Lions in 1998 and Media Lions in 1999, these competitions have become the most respected in the industry, and therefore we are delighted and honored to have such international high-caliber jurors, the best in their profession, to judge and honor the work of their peers,” said Terry Savage, executive chairman of the festival.

Joining Palm-Jensen on the Cyber panel are: Fernando Barbella, cd, Ogilvy Interactive, Argentina; Matthew Cumming, cd, digital, M&C Saatchi, Australia; Anitra Eggler, cd, holzhuber/impaction, Austria; Erwin Jansen, managing partner, These Days, Belgium; Ricardo Figueira, cd, Agencia Click, Brazil; Steve Mykolyn, vp, creative director, Taxi, Canada; Lars Cortsen, cd, Framfab, Denmark; Philippe Simonet, co-CEO, ecd, PublicisNet, France; Fabian Sax, cd, Aimaq Rapp Stolle Interactive, Germany; Olaf Czeschner, CCO, Neue Digitale, Germany; Raffaella Bertini, managing director, co-cd, Nurun Italia, Italy; Yasuharu Sasaki, cd, Dentsu, Japan; Hye Won Oh, cd, Cheil Communications, Korea; Jorgen Bohle Bakke, copywriter, TRY Reklamebyra, Norway; Grzegorz Mogilewski, CEO, Max Weber, Poland; Angel Ybanez, president, BetyByte, Spain; Gustav Martner, creative partner, Daddy, Sweden; Sicco Beerda, creative strategist, Euro RSCG 4D, the Netherlands; Seb Royce, cd, Glue London, U.K.; and Colleen DeCourcy, CCO, Organic, U.S.

Serving with McCann on the Media panel are: Gary Hardwick, managing partner, president, Ikon Communications, Australia; Friederike Muller-Wernhart, managing director, MindShare, Austria; Paulo Stephan, media director, Talent Comunicacao e Planejamento, Brazil; Alain Desormiers, president, Touche! Phd., Canada; Martin Osorio, general manager, Mediaedge:cia, Chile; Nelson Garrido, managing director, OMD, Colombia; Marie-Laure Sauty De Chalon, CEO, Aegis Media, France; Marianne Doelz, managing director, Initiative Media, Germany; Ashutosh Srivastava, CEO, South Asia, Group M, India; Oren Yonayov, CEO, United Media, Israel; Riccardo Bandera, founder, managing director, Maxus BBS, Italy; Miki Matsui, ecd, Hakuhodo, Japan; Michael Prentice, strategic director, Meares Taine Creative, New Zealand; Eddie D’Sa, managing partner, Naked Communications, Norway; Fernando Mendes da Cruz, CEO, Media Planning Group, Portugal; Svetlana Shupe, CEO, ZenithOptimedia, Russia; Lucinda Dare, media director, FCB Jhb, South Africa; Banun Erkiran, managing director, MediaCom, Turkey; Derek Morris, vice chairman, ZenithOptimedia, U.K.; and Jim Poh, vp, director, creative content distribution, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, U.S.

Adweek staff report