The Organisers of the 55th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival have announced Cyber and Press juries. Karl Gomes, Executive Creative Director – Digital, Arc Worldwide and Priti Nair, National Creative Director, Grey India have been included as members for Cyber and Press juries respectively.
Whilst judging takes place on site, all Cyber Lions entries can be viewed at the MDAS Cyber lounge and all Press Lions entries can be viewed on interactive kiosks located in the Palais des Festival in Cannes during the Festival week. The winners of these categories will be announced on Wednesday 18 June together with the inaugural Design winners.
The 55th International Advertising Festival will be held 15-21 June 2008 in Cannes, France.The International Advertising Festival – Cannes Lions – is the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals and advertisers as well as the most prestigious annual advertising awards. Each year, over 10,000 visitors from the advertising and allied industries attend this event to celebrate the best of creativity across all media mix, discuss industry issues and network with one another.
Over 25,000 ads from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, honouring the most creative TV/cinema, print, outdoor, interactive, radio, sales promotion, integrated advertising, as well as the best media and direct marketing solutions. A Design category is being launched in 2008. A unique programme of high-profile seminars, workshops and keynote speakers, organised by some of the biggest names in the industry, are also presented.