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Cannes Lions names Canadian marketing and advertising professionals to the 2016 Festival juries

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, unveiled the names of the Canadian advertising professions who have been selected as Jurors for the 2016 Festival.

The following Jurors will join 400 members of the creative communications industries on the Cannes Lions Juries to evaluate over 40,000 entries entered into the Festival:

  • Claude Auchu – Partner, Vice-President, Creative Director, LG2 – DESIGN LIONS
  • Brent Choi – Chief Creative Officer, J Walter Thompson – CYBER LIONS
  • Nancy Crimi-Lamanna – VP, Creative Director, FCB – FILM LIONS
  • Steph Mackie – Owner & Creative Director, Mackie Biernacki – DIRECT LIONS
  • Philippe Meunier – Creative Chief, Co-Founder, Sid Lee – PROMO LIONS
  • Ann Stewart – President, Maxus – MEDIA LIONS
  • Melanie Johnson – President, DDB Canada – CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS

In addition, Cannes Lions recently announced the appointment of the following Canadians to serve as Jury Presidents for 2016:

  • John Clinton – Chair, Canada, North American Head of Creative and Content, Edelman, North America – PR LIONS JURY PRESIDENT
  • Tom Eymundson – CEO, Director, Pirate Group Inc. – RADIO LIONS JURY PRESIDENT

“We’re pleased to see strong representation from Canada once again on the Cannes Lions Juries, as well as the recognition of two Jury Presidents,” said Andrew Saunders, Chair of the Canadian Cannes Advisory Board and Chief Revenue Officer at The Globe and Mail. “Cannes has a rigorous selection process for the juries, but the talent and expertise in the Canadian marketing and advertising industry is second-to-none. That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting this initiative, to ensure that our Canadian talent continues to be showcased on the global stage.”

In consultation with the Canadian Cannes Advisory Board, The Globe and Mail submitted nominations to the Festival in November 2015 for each category. Selected Jurors must be award-winning and representative of countries that are entering Cannes Lions.

For more information about The Globe and Mail’s Cannes Lions program, visit

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