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Canada’s Cannes Lions Awarding and Shortlist Juries 2023

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is pleased to announce the Canadian Cannes Lions awarding and shortlist jurors for 2023. The awarding jurors will be reviewing and awarding the winning work during the festival taking place June 19-23, and the shortlist jury conducts the first round of judging virtually in advance of the festival. 

Canada’s Awarding Jurors are:

  • Creative Commerce – Jury President: Nancy Crimi-Lamana, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Canada
  • Creative Data: Scott Pinkney, SVP, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Hawkeye
  • Creative Effectiveness: Tyler Turnbull, Global CEO, FCB Worldwide
  • Creative Strategy: Jay Chaney, Chief Strategy Officer, Founder, Broken Heart Love Affair
  • Design: Leia Rogers, Executive Creative Director & Partner, Rethink
  • Digital Craft: Kate Bate, Chief Operating Officer, Tendril Design & Forever Co
  • Health & Wellness: Neill Brown, President, IPG Health Canada
  • PR: Andrew Simon, Global Creative Director, Edelman
  • Social & Influencer: Brent Choi, CEO, Angry Butterfly
  • Film: Jordan Doucette, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative
  • Entertainment Lions for Sport: Susan Irving, CMO, Kruger Products Inc.

“We are incredibly proud to have such a diverse and accomplished group of Canadian industry leaders representing Canada in the Cannes Lions jury room,” says Andrew Saunders, Chief Revenue Officer at The Globe and Mail and Chair of the Canadian Cannes Lions Advisory Board. “Their collective expertise and insight will undoubtedly contribute to recognizing and celebrating the best in creativity and innovation from around the world.”

Canada’s Shortlist Jurors are: 

  • Brand Experience & Activation Lions: Doug Muir, Executive Creative Director, PROOF Experiences
  • Direct Lions: Roehl Sanchez, Chief Creative Officer, BIMM
  • Film Craft Lions: Christina Yu, Director/Creative, Merchant Films
  • Industry Craft Lions: Marie-Elaine Benoit, Creative Director, Branding and Design, Sid Lee
  • Media Lions: Helen Galanis, Chief Executive Officer, Initiative Canada
  • Outdoor Lions: Man Wai Wong, VP, Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett Canada

“We’re pleased to announce the appointment of these Canadian leaders as Cannes Lions shortlist jurors,” says Andrew Saunders, Chief Revenue Officer of The Globe and Mail and Chair of the Canadian Cannes Lions Advisory Board. “Their essential role in shaping the competition’s landscape and advancing exceptional creative work will greatly contribute to Canada’s presence on the global stage, as they share their unique perspectives and experiences in the jury rooms”.

Each year, in consultation with the Canadian Cannes Advisory Board, The Globe and Mail submits a juror nomination list comprised of Canada’s industry leaders with Cannes Lions making the final selection. Juries are carefully selected to ensure global representation with a balance of agency, network, holding company, independents, gender and diversity. 

The Globe and Mail has been the official Canadian representative of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity since 2005, hosting the Canadian Young Lions competitions since 2007 and the Marketers competition since 2012.

Strategy Magazine, Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA), and the Canadian Media Directors’ Council (CMDC) also support the competitions as partners of the Canadian Cannes Program.

Twitter: @CannesLionsCAN

About the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world’s leading celebration of creativity in communications and encompasses Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival.

About The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe engages Canadians with award-winning coverage and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle topics. Through its advertising products, Globe Media Group provides unparalleled access to influential audiences within trusted, premium environments, reaching 19 million monthly unique visitors through its Globe Alliance digital network and 2.7 million weekly print readers. Globe Media Group offers end-to-end advertiser solutions across multiple platforms including newspaper, magazines, online, mobile, video and app, as well as custom content and special events.

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