Advertising Festival has announced that Dominic Proctor, Worldwide Chief Executive Officer of MindShare, will chair next year’s Media Lions jury.
Since September 1997, when Dominic launched MindShare Worldwide, the company has grown to become one of the world’s largest media investment management companies with 6,000 employees in a network of 96 agencies around the world.
Dominic started his career in 1979 and worked in various advertising agencies before joining J Walter Thompson. In 1989 he became Media Director of JWT London before going into general management and becoming Managing Director in 1991 and Chief Executive in December 1992. He held this position for five years, during which time he also had a seat on the Board of JWT Worldwide.
Philip Thomas, Festival CEO said, “Cannes Lions Presidents are world leaders and global thinkers, and we are delighted to have someone of Dominic’s outstanding record in developing the media space worldwide chairing the Media Lions jury. His accomplishments and breadth of experience speak for themselves, and we very much look forward to working with him.”
Commenting on his appointment, Dominic Proctor said, “This is a fantastic time to be a media professional because our role has never been more important to our clients. The time is right to celebrate that fact and to build on it for the future. The Cannes Media Lions give us that chance, so I am delighted to be heading the jury.”
The Festival introduced Media Lions in 1999 to honour excellence in media strategy, planning and execution as well as offering an ideal networking platform for key players in the Media industry.