The organizers of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity have announced the first presidents that will step up to lead juries during the event.
Graham Fink, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, will head the Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Print Craft jury, as well as the Integrated jury. Fink has created some of advertising’s most iconic images and campaigns including the British Airways’ ‘Face’ commercial, Silk Cut/Benson & Hedges, Land Rover, Dixons, among others.
Philippa Brown, CEO of Omnicom Media Group UK, has been appointed as the Media jury president. Prior to joining OMG UK, she held positions at BBH and DMB&B before joining IPC Media where she held various posts including Managing Director and Group Marketing Director.
Phillippe Meunier, Creative Chief and co-founder at Sid Lee, will lead the Branded Content & Entertainment jury. 20 years ago, Philippe started Sid Lee with the vision of creating a firm that went beyond the traditional and often limiting advertising agency model by developing a multidisciplinary approach they came to define as Commercial Creativity™. The agency has since gone on to be named one of the top three advertising agencies in the world by Advertising Age in 2010. Philippe overseas all the creative output for major international clients including Absolut, adidas, Cirque du Soleil and Red Bull.
The PR jury will be presided over by Gabriela Lungu, Chief Creative Officer UK & EMEA, Weber Shandwick. Gabriela has received over 150 awards and nominations during her career. At Weber Shandwick she is the firm’s first regional Chief Creative Officer, responsible for the creative output for UK and EMEA and an active advocate for building a culture of creativity in PR and award worthy work for clients.
Entries for the awards open on 1 December 2013. The Festival runs from 9-11 March 2014, with the Awards drawing it to a close on 12 March 2014.