Mike Cooper, worldwide CEO, of Omnicom’s PHD unit, has been named president of the Media Lions jury for the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which will be held June 17-24 in Cannes, France.The Media Lions are one of several advertising and digital media-related categories recognized at Cannes. According to the festival’s promoters, the Media Lions “celebrate the context of creativity. Entries will need to demonstrate an inspiring and innovative implementation of ideas. That is, work which is enhanced and amplified by a game-changing channel strategy.
The presidents of the other Lions awards categories at this year's festival include:
Cyber Lions: Colleen DeCourcy, Global Chief Creative Officer, Wieden + Kennedy.
Digital Craft Lions: Henry Cowling, creative director, UNIT9, UK.
Direct Lions: Ted Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu brand agencies, APAC.
Design Lions: Sandra Planeta, founder and creative director, Planeta Design.
Film Lions: Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, Deutsch North America.
Film Craft Lions: Robert Galluzzo, founder and executive producer, FINCH, Australia.
Glass Lions: Wendy Clark, CEO, DDB Worldwide, North America.
Mobile Lions: Andy Hood, head of emerging technologies, AKQA, UK.
Outdoor Lions: Bruno Bertelli, global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Worldwide.
Print & Publishing Lions: Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa, South Africa.
Promo & Activation Lions: Stéphane Xiberras, president & Chief Creative Officer, BETC, France.
Product Design Lions: Ruth Berktold, owner, YES architecture, Germany.
PR Lions: Karen van Bergen, CEO, Omnicom Public Relations Group.
Radio Lions: Mario D'Andrea, president & Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu, Brazil.
Titanium and Integrated Lions: Khai Meng Tham, co-chairman & worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Global.
The organizers said jury presidents for four other categories -- Creative Effectiveness, Entertainment, Innovation and Health -- will be announced in February.